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Associate Professor in Economics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£57,696 to £72,018
Closing date
26 Dec 2023


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £72,018
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 December 2023
Reference:  2269523CC-R

The Department of Economics at the University of Southampton is inviting applications for the role of Associate Professor. While we are open to applications from all fields of economics, we are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong orientation towards policy-relevant, applied economics.

The University of Southampton holds a position in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is acknowledged as one of the UK’s premier research-intensive universities. Our Economics Department has established itself through consistent research in both applied and theoretical dimensions in all principal areas of Economics. Our research is organized across four interconnected groups, namely applied economics, econometrics, economic theory/experimental economics, and macroeconomics. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), our department received high ratings, particularly noting our research environment, impact initiatives, and the quality of our research outputs.

The successful candidate will assume a role with significant responsibilities, including leading initiatives within their field of expertise, particularly if it aligns with applied economics, and furthering the Department's strategic interests. This entails cultivating a purposeful research program with an emphasis on policy relevance, achieving publications in respected journals, driving grant applications, engaging in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, guiding Masters and PhD students, and contributing to the administrative functions of the Department.

If your professional aspirations align with blending economic theory with hands-on, policy-oriented research, and you are prepared to make meaningful contributions in the realm of economics, we welcome your application.

Successful applicants should have a PhD in Economics or an equivalent qualification and be able to satisfy all the essential criteria detailed in the job description. The successful candidate will be expected to start in April 2024 but a later starting date may be negotiable. 

What we can offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). 

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome candidates from any and all backgrounds, who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment.

You will be working in

  • An outstanding and collegiate research and education environment. 
  • An institution that has a Silver Athena SWAN award, a Bronze Race Equality Charter award, and a very firm commitment to enhancing diversity.

We aim for an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are committed to further improving gender equality and diversity in our department. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Gerhard Riener – ( or Head of Department, Dr Emanuela Lotti (

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