Lecturer in Economics

SOAS University of London

London, UK

44,292 to £52,176

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Full time (35 hours per week – 1FTE)

This post is fixed-term for 3 years (1st September 2019 to 31st August 2022)

The role and its responsibilities

The Department of Economics invites applications for the post of Lecturer available from 1st September 2019.This is a replacement post for Professor Jan Toporowski who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. The Department is looking to recruit a talented economist with an excellent research record or outstanding research potential, and knowledge of pluralist methodological approaches. S/he will be expected to teach a course on Advanced Macroeconomic Theory and Policy at the MSc level and macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. Teaching and research expertise in pluralist economic perspectives or on the economies in the regions that SOAS covers would be an additional advantage.

Skills and Experience

You will have a PhD in Economics and a strong record of (or potential for) excellence in research and REF-relevant publications. Additionally, you will show an enthusiasm for teaching and an interest in the mission of SOAS and the Department of Economics.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Ulrich Volz, uv1@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4721.

Competitive Benefits Package:

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is the country’s leading department of pluralist economics, specialising in development economics, political economy, industrial policy, and finance and development. Research is pursued on a variety of topics and is unique in its depth and range of regional coverage. A special feature of the Department is the engagement of its staff in the study of heterodox political economy. The Department has a lively seminar and events programme and research clusters are active in areas such as: Industrial Development and Policy; Money, Finance and Development; Feminist Political Economy and Development; Food, Nutrition and Health in Development; and International Financial Institutions, Neoliberalism and Knowledge. In addition, the Department has strength in economic theory, financial economics, institutional economics, international economics and econometrics.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form and provide a copy of your CV together with a supporting statement. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Closing date: 29 May 2019

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 17 June 2019.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.


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