Lecturer in Economics

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£33,943 to £46,924 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
17 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Economics
Aston Business School
Salary:  £33,943 to £46,924 per annum
Grade:  Grade 8 and Grade 9
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 May 2017
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R170135

Aston Business School ranks amongst the top 100 universities worldwide in business and economics, according to the Times Higher Education 2016-2017 University Rankings. It is 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, jointly 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 advisors and is an expert in 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, and by its strong presence on the newly launched Keypath online programme.

Applicants should have a doctorate in economics. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals at the national and international level in economics 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 online, and 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 Ioannidis, Associate Dean, Aston Business School at

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Provisional date for interviews for the shortlisted candidates will fall between 12th and 23rd of June 2017.