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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics - Behavioural/Experimental Economics

Requisition ID:  24719
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  16-Nov-2022

 

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.

 

What’s in it for you? 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.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community 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.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global 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 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.

 

Salary:

Lecturer Grade F: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum
 

Closing Date: 03 January 2023

 

The Department of Economics within Newcastle University Business School has 35 full-time research and teaching staff. We are a collegiate and generalist department with expertise in all areas of economics. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality and attract high qualified students to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

 

The Department has a vibrant Research Community that promotes research around all areas of economics and, 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 

 

Department 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 Department has a long tradition in informing public sector policy formation and also hosts a state-of-the-art Behavioural Research Laboratory.

The Department is expanding at pace and has recently appointed several lecturers, a reader and a named chair. We now have a further position opening, at either lecturer or senior lecturer level, and we invite applications from strong candidates, committed to collegiately, with expertise in behavioural / experimental economics.

 

For the lecturer position, 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. For the senior lecturer position, you will have a relevant PhD and a record of publishing in journals of international standing. For both positions, you will 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. Home to 4000 students, the School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS.

 

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.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university that actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. 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.

 

Formal applications should include a curriculum vitae and a job market paper. Informal enquiries about the Behavioural/Experimental Group may be addressed to Professor Susan Chilton (susan.chilton@newcastle.ac.uk)  or Dr. Jytte Seested Nielsen (jytte.nielsen@newcastle.ac.uk).

 

General questions about the Department of Economics 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 here.

 

 

The Role

 

To contribute to the research profile of the Department of Economics by publishing in internationally recognised journals, demonstrating research impact, and securing external research funding. To develop and deliver programmes in the Department of Economics  and deliver an outstanding teaching experience to our students.

 

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 research profile of the Department of Economics 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 Economics and ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research-intensive academic environment
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research-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 Economics modules
  • Support students throughout their studies in the role of personal tutor
  • Set and mark assessment of modules in accordance with University standards and utilise online and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Contribute to curriculum review and development
  • Operate as an active citizen in the Economics community

In addition for Senior Lecturer level:

  • Attract, supervise and examine postgraduate research students
  • As a senior colleague, make a positive citizenship contribution to the Department of Economics
  • Contribute to the leadership of the Department of Economics’ research and teaching strategies
  • The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description

 

Person Specification (Essential)

  • PhD in Economics or relevant discipline at or near completion -i.e. strictly within three months of submission
  • Able and willing to undertake independent, international quality research in Behavioural/Experimental Economics
  • Able and willing to contribute to the high-quality teaching on the Economic undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Able and willing to contribute to the administration and general life of the Department of Economics

In addition for Senior Lecturer level:

  • A sustained international research profile as evidenced by, for example, a track record of world-leading publications; securing external research funding; engaging with external stakeholders
  • Experience of supervising research students to completion

 

Qualifications

  • A completed, or near complete, PhD in Economics or related area
  • A good Honours degree in a relevant subject

In addition for Senior Lecturer level:

  • Higher Education Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • A completed PhD in Economics or related area
     

 

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 24719