Lecturer in Economics

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£33,943 to £38,183 per annum
06 Apr 2017
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06 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Economics
Aston Business School
Salary:  £33,943 to £38,183 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 April 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 31 May 2017
Reference:  R170097

Aston Business School (ABS) is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014, and accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.  It has a thriving research culture, convenient location and, experiences strong demand from well-qualified students for a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.

The Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship group is a factor in this success. It is strong in economics; chairs in the area contributing to various branches of economics are: David Bailey, Christos Iannidis, Jun Du, Mark Hart, and Tomasz Mickiewicz. In addition, there are a number of other colleagues with strong interest in economics.

  • Prof. Mark Hart, jointy with Warwick University, leads the ESRC-financed Enterprise Research Centre (£2 million budget for 2016-2017), with several other colleagues from the group involved. The centre is a focus for research on economics of entrepreneurship and small business growth in the UK (
  • Prof. Jun Du leads the UK productivity theme as part of the Enterprise Research Centre (
  • Prof. David Bailey is one of the leading government advisor and expert on industrial economics
  • The growing importance of economics within ABS and its reputation is reflected in the success of the newly launched MSc programme in Business Economics and Finance led by Dr. Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal.

We hope to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for professional development.

Applicants should have a doctorate in economics. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals at the national and international level on entrepreneurship themes is expected, and where (and only where) evidence of it is strong, we will consider applicants whose PhD has not  yet been formally awarded. Some experience with funded research and also with business contact will be seen as an advantage.

Once appointed, an applicant will be expected to apply for research funding. Past experience of being a CI (or PI) on externally funded  projects will therefore be considered an advantage.

In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate effective and innovative teaching practice. Amongst others, a successful applicant will contribute to economics modules on undergraduate and postgraduate level.
For an informal discussion about this role contact Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz (Head of Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship group) at, or Professor Christos Ioanndis, Associate Dean, Aston Business School at 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. 

Provisional date for interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be 31st of May 2017.