Lecturer in Economics

  • Kingston University
  • Kingston upon Thames, GB
  • Academia
  • 3 weeks remaining

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate as lecturer, who has (or, can demonstrate the potential to establish) an internationally excellent track record in research and play a key role in the delivery of high quality and student-centred education in our core UG/PG courses. They will contribute to student-support/tutoring and participate in administrative/academic management tasks as required, and will be involved in the development of the curricula. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the supervision of taught as well as research students and contribute fully to the life and work of the Department/School.
While we welcome strong applications in any field of economics, preference will be given to candidates who can substantially contribute to thrust areas of the two research groups, PERG and AERG, contributing to their research activities and contributing to the department’s REF submission. The appointee will be expected to fully engage in the ongoing development of the Department’s research profile by maintaining a personal programme of research-cum-scholarship and will be supported with opportunities for personal/professional development.

The Person

The applicant will have

  • PhD (economics) or equivalent
  • Teaching experience in HE commensurate to stage of career
  • Established/developing research profile commensurate to stage of career

The position is open to candidates across any field in economics. We particularly seek a research active person who is committed in delivering a rewarding and stimulating experience to our students and can substantially contribute to a department that is committed to a problem-oriented and pluralist approach to economics comprising of staff with both mainstream and heterodox expertise in economics who work in collaboration with each other. The ideal candidate will be able to relate to our research areas/groups. The Department is committed to providing students with an excellent experience in our degrees and values strong communication skills and dedication to pedagogy and teaching innovation.

The Faculty

Economics is one of the five departments in the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. The School has an active research culture, reflected in a strong track record of attracting research funding. It currently hosts around 75 PhD students, 21 of them in Economics. Each Department comprises a number of sub-disciplinary research groups; in Economics, these include the Political-Economy Research Group (PERG) and the Applied-Econometrics Research Group (AERG). The department has a track record of excellent research and has previously won grants from INET and ILO. It has a regular research seminar series and has hosted academic workshops/conferences on wage-led growth, economic-development and financial crises. There is also an emphasis on working across disciplinary boundaries through the School’s interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Communities, Identity and Difference (CResCID).
The department offers degrees in Economics, Business Economics, Financial Economics and boasts of providing excellent learning experience and overall student satisfaction as reflected in the 2017 NSS, where Business Economics had 100% overall satisfaction. It also offers a range of well-established postgraduate programs in Political-Economy, Financial-Economics, Development & International-Economics and International-Politics & Economics. It is part of the renowned Erasmus-Mundus Master’s program on EPOG.

Further information

This is a full-time, permanent position, with a salary band of £37,889 to £41,172.

For any queries relating to this vacancy, please contact Homagni Choudhury: Head of Department – Economics on .
Interviews are likely to be held in the last week of July.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.


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