Professor of Economics

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University of Leicester
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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The University of Leicester is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as a Professor in Economics with first class academic leadership and management skills and an excellent track record in research. You will have an international research reputation and be expected to provide leadership in the area of Economics: developing research collaborations, attracting grant funding, attending and organising conferences and seminars, enhancing impact activity and the research profile of the School, commensurate with your level of seniority.

You will contribute and take a leading role in the delivery, development and coordination of the School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning curriculums as well as the supervision of postgraduate researchers. You will help drive the School’s impact and engagement agenda and will interact with business, the policymaking sector and/or other relevant stakeholders to help maximise the School’s contribution to societal and economic wellbeing.

You will be responsible to the Head of Department and Dean of ULSB and will provide leadership within the School whilst undertake research, scholarship, teaching and administration and other activities supporting the work of the School in line with the School strategy.

The successful candidate will join a department that has an international profile for its research across the broad areas of economics, with particular strengths in theoretical and applied microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and finance. You will work as part of a vibrant team alongside colleagues within the University of Leicester Business School (ULSB) and across the University, and will play a key role in the School’s continued success and future ambitions.

About you

With a PhD and an established international reputation as a scholar, you will be able to demonstrate research and teaching achievement in Economics. You will be able to evidence this through external grant capture, publications in peer reviewed journals and other relevant outputs.

With a track record of training and mentoring research students and experience of building effective collaborative relationships, you will have a clear future research plan and a commitment to high quality teaching, ensuring our students get the best experience possible.

For more information on the role and its responsibilities please see the Job Summary Form.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Don Egginton, Head of Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at de61@leicester.ac.uk.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 08 July 2022.

The University of Leicester prides itself on the diversity of its student population and on being an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from candidates who represent the diversity of our student population, local communities and wider society. In particular, we welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as this is a staff group currently underrepresented in the University.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.


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