Associate Professor/Professor in Economics

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
14 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor/Professor in Economics

Faculty of Business and Law

Ref: BAL/22/13351

Salary: Competitive

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Grade: 8 or 9

Closing date: 02/10/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Full Time

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

The Accounting and Financial Management Department at Northumbria University is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to join its Economics Subject Group as Professor of Economics. The role-holder will be expected to demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of their subject and associated colleagues), through contribution to their discipline and to the communal life and work of their Faculty and the wider University. This will involve undertaking a specific management portfolio within the Department and, more generally, the Faculty. Beyond the discipline and University, the successful candidate will work to bring significant change within practice, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to delivering the Faculty’s strategic priorities, which include the integration of high quality research, excellent teaching, and the provision and inclusiveness of leadership on a range of diverse portfolios within an academic context.

The role holder will lead and contribute to research activities, increasing the level of inclusiveness in the subject group and delivering appropriate research outputs, income generation and impact as agreed by the department's Research leadership team.  We are interested in hearing from candidates from all areas of economics, particularly from those who can demonstrate expertise in environmental economics and applied micro-econometrics. S/he must demonstrate an outstanding profile and a robust research agenda; evidence of previous research funding success are also essential. The role-holder will assist the Head of Department and the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in their academic field.

If you would like to discuss this position in more details please contact Professor Ignazio Cabras, Head of Department (

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us

Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance.  To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.  

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance

Please note this vacancy will close on 02/10/2022