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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics

Requisition ID:  2281

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845.00 - £68,251.00 

Closing Date: 3 March 2020

The Role


We seek to appoint a number of Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Economics (T&R) or (T&S) who can contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and who are committed to the success and development of Newcastle University Business School. Individuals with research and scholarly interests in the Future of Work and developing future leaders, who care about nurturing academic colleagues and students to reach their potential and who connect with organisations are encouraged to apply.


For the T&R route, you must have a PhD in a related area and the ability to: secure external research funding, publish in internationally recognized journals and conduct research with the potential to create impact. You will be able to demonstrate research excellence/potential as evidenced by high quality publications and excellence in education and teaching. We particularly welcome applicants with research interests in macroeconomics, labour, health and urban economics and in applied econometrics (machine learning/data science). For the T&S route, you will need a relevant professional qualification, the demonstrated capacity to lead, manage and deliver outstanding teaching and management of programmes in higher education, contribute scholarly outputs and educational citizenship in the School.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Professor Bartosz Gebka, Subject Group Head of Economics (bartosz.gebka@newcastle.ac.uk) or Professor John Sessions, Deputy Subject Group Head of Economics (john.sessions@newcastle.ac.uk). For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities


  • Contribute to the Business School Vision and Strategy and the interdisciplinary themes of the Future of Work and leading on leadership;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to the Business School’s Triple Accreditation and Professional Body Accreditations;
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research (T&R) or practice (T&S) based solutions to real-world problems and engage with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work;
  • To have a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and student support;
  • Provide high quality teaching of modules within the Business School and NUL;
  • Coach 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;
  • Operate as an active citizen in the Business School community;

Teaching & Research (T&R) Specific Responsibilities:

  • To pursue external funding;
  • Contribute to the research profile of the Business School and NUL by publishing in high quality journals, demonstrating impact and winning external research funding;
  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the subject area of Economics and ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research intensive, research excellent academic environment;

Teaching & Scholarship (T&S) Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the scholarly and practice profile of the Business School and NUL by engaging in scholarly research and activities, impact, practice, CPD and external funding;


The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description.


Person Specification


Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Evidence of potential to contribute to the Business School and NUL Vision and Strategy
  • Evidence of the ability to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary (Economics) knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students.
  • Evidence of or potential for internationalising the curricula
  • Make effective use of technology to enhance learning
  • Evidence of effective use of discplinary and proactive scholarship and a developing scholarly and practice national profile (T&S only)
  • Evidence of/potential to develop and secure external grant capture (T&R only)
  • Evidence of/potential to develop and secure external impact (T&S only)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills
  • Evidence of potential active citizenship in a Business School
  • Experience or potential for undertaking a management and leadership role
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility and sustainability


In addition for Senior Lecturer level:

  • Experience of holistic, integrated programme-level design of learning, teaching and assessment strategies, to deliver learning opportunities that engage, challenge and inspire our students
  • Evidence of internationalising the curricula
  • An established research profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publication (T&R only)
  • A track record of securing external research funding (T&R only)
  • Evidence of/potential to develop and secure external funding for scholarly and practice activities (T&S only)
  • A track record of engaging with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research (T&R) and practice (T&S)
  • Experience of supervising research students to completion (T&R only)
  • Evidence of effective use of discplinary and proactive scholarship and a developing scholarly and practice national profile (T&S only)
  • Skills in organisation and leadership necessary for undertaking a management and leadership role (e.g. in teaching and learning, research, impact or external engagement)




  • A good Honours degree in a relevant subject (T&R, T&S)
  • PhD (or equivalent) at or near completion in a relevant subject (T&R)
  • At least one of the following: (i) a relevant professional qualification or Masters degree; (ii) a PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject (T&S)
  • A profile with currency which meets external accreditation bodies criteria (T&R, T&S)


In addition for Senior Lecturer level:

  • HE Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience) (T&R, T&S)
  • PhD (or equivalent) (T&R)


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 2281