Lecturer in Economics (Macroeconomics)

Requisition ID:  26878

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  27 Mar 2024



Lecturer grade F: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum

Lecturer grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 24 April 2024




The Role


The Economics Group within Newcastle University Business School has over 35 full-time research and teaching staff. We are a collegiate and generalist group. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality, and we attract highly qualified students to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


The Group hosts a vibrant research community that promotes research around all areas of economics, especially in the following sub-themes:


• Applied Time Series Econometrics

• Behavioural and Experimental Economics

• Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk

• Finance, Financial Economics and Financial Econometrics

• Labour, Health, Education and Development Economics

• Macroeconomics, Policies and Institutions in Open Economic Systems

• Spatial, Urban, Regional, International and Industrial Economics


Group members have active funded projects in a range of areas including the Creative Industries and their internationalisation, Education, Development, Energy, Environmental, and Rural Economics. The Group also hosts a state-of-the-art Behavioural Research Laboratory.


The Group is expanding at pace and has recently appointed several lecturers, a reader and a named chair. We now have a further lecturer position, and we invite applications from strong candidates, committed to collegiality, with expertise in macroeconomics.


You will hold, or be close to obtaining, a relevant PhD and will be able to demonstrate a capacity to publish in journals of international standing. You will also have: (i) A clear and viable strategy for sustained future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and (ii) the ability to teach economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets Science.


Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution and the Newcastle University Business School is home to 4000 students and is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This is testament to our reputation for our world leading Research and Teaching.


Newcastle University is a world class, research-intensive, civic university. We play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Formal applications should include a curriculum vitae and a job market paper. Questions about the Economics Group or the hiring process can be addressed to Professor John Sessions, Head of Economics (john.sessions@newcastle.ac.uk) or Professor Nils Braakmann, Deputy Head of Economics (nils.braakmann@newcastle.ac.uk).


For more information about Economics at Newcastle, please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/.


You will contribute to the research profile of the Economics Subject Group in Newcastle University Business School by publishing in internationally recognised journals, demonstrating research impact, and securing external research funding. Additionally, you will develop and deliver programmes at Newcastle University Business School, ensuring an outstanding teaching experience for our students.


Key Accountabilities


Teaching & Learning

  • To provide high quality teaching and learning and student support
  • Mentor and support students throughout their studies in the role of personal tutor
  • Set and mark assessment of modules in accordance with University standards and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Contribute to curriculum development
  • Ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research intensive, research excellent academic environment
  • Provide education for life, that engages, challenges and supports our students to discover and fulfil their potential both while they are studying with us and once they have graduated



  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour in Economics
  • Contribute to the research profile of the Business School by publishing high quality outputs
  • Pursue external funding
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems and engage with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work
  • Supervise PGR (postgraduate research) students in a research-led university



  • Contribute to the Business School Vision, Mission and Strategy
  • Operate as an active citizen in the Business School community
  • To have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility and sustainability
  • To support the Business School’s global activities and development
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks to support your area of teaching, and/or research, and/or engagement for example, recruitment or research team leadership
  • Take responsibility for a defined management or administrative role such as Module Leader, Year Tutor, Degree Programme Director, Research Director, Outreach Co-ordinator
  • Contribute to the Business School’s international programme and professional body accreditations
  • Contribute to the wider work of the School, Faculty and University through input to project teams, working groups and committees


The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification as outlined below.


Lecturer Grade F

  • Evidence or the potential to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students
  • Ability to deliver research-led teaching, making effective use of technology to enhance learning
  • Evidence or potential for internationalising the curricula
  • Ability to develop and secure research funding
  • Experience of or capability to publish international and world-leading research
  • Ability to engage with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research
  • Evidence of developing an international research profile
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the research of the Economics Subject Group
  • Ability to supervise PGR students
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary working
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills
  • Demonstration of successful team working
  • Personal resilience in a context of change and fast paced environment
  • Ability to contribute to the Business School Vision and Strategy
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to ethics, responsibility and sustainability
  • Experience of working in, or with, business, the third sector and/or policy (Desirable)


Lecturer Grade G


In addition to providing evidence of your previous experience of the criteria above, to be considered for a Grade G Lectureship you must also meet the follow criteria:

  • A sustained international/established research and innovation profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publications
  • Evidence of developing and securing grant capture
  • A track record of engaging with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research
  • Evidence of effective use of disciplinary and proactive research and a developed international research profile
  • Evidence of your contributions to the Economic discipline 
  • Experience of attracting and supervising PGR students
  • Supervision of undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Substantial experience of designing and delivering high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities for students
  • Ability to undertake a management and leadership role
  • Evidence of active academic citizenship




Lecturer Grade F

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • PhD (or equivalent) at or near completion (strictly within three months of submission at time of application) in a relevant subject
  • A relevant Professional Body Membership as appropriate to the subject area (Desirable)
  • HE teaching qualification (or equivalent experience) (Desirable)


Lecturer Grade G


In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • Completed PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26878