Professor in Economics

Durham, United Kingdom
starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher based on experience
Nov 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Dec 31, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Economics
Vacancy Reference    Econ21-1

Dynamic and vibrant, Durham University Business School is one of Durham University’s four Faculties and is comprised of three research-intensive departments: Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing. Known for its global reputation, its impact on policy and practice and its strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability, the School aims to be a leading European business school with a strong global presence by 2027, The School currently has 180 academic and teaching staff, with plans and resource commitments to grow to 230 by 2027. In addition, 11 funded research centres (https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/research/research-centres/) blend leading theoretical perspectives with a strong emphasis on impact and engagement with practice, noted in www.durham.ac.uk/business. The school’s student population is around 4000, across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.  

Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. Our associated mission is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. We pursue this mission by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines and around the world. 

In support of our aim to build upon and improve our success, the Faculty is developing existing strengths including investing in world-leading research and its future leadership. We welcome applications from scholars in all sub-fields in Economics, although our emphasis will mainly be on Behavioural Economics, Economic Theory, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics and Development Economics. Notable characteristics will be drive, vision and talent to further strengthen our research activity and environment. We are looking for future colleagues who will lead and contribute to the development of world-class publications, securing appropriate external funding and to support the delivery of research-led programmes, delivering an outstanding education. As such, the Faculty seeks to make professorial appointments within the Department of Economics and Finance.

Our department is part of the triple-accredited Business School, home to academics whose research is internationally renowned for intellectual rigour and for the benefits it brings to the society. You will be working with colleagues in our research centres of excellence specialised in areas such as Banking, Institutions and Development, Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance, Economics Analysis and Mechanisms, Quantitative Research in Finance and Economics, and Experimental Methods in Business Research, Environmental and Energy Economics and have the opportunity to work with others across the School and wider University. You will have an opportunity to teach and supervise our excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctoral researchers. We work closely with business partners around the world, sharing insights, supporting innovation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders. More details about our research, teaching, and business connections can be found on our website; https://www.dur.ac.uk/economics.finance/

About Durham University: Established in 1832, Durham University is the third oldest university in the UK and is listed as a top-5 UK and top-100 global university. Located in the historic city of Durham, it is a dynamic and highly selective research university that enrols nearly 18,500 students. Durham University is also a member of the distinguished Russell Group Universities in the UK. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base an academic career.