UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND (UWE)

Associate Professor in Economics

Location
Bristol (GB)
Salary
£48,327 - £57,674
Posted
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate Professor in Economics
Ref:1632927

Department: Accounting, Economics & Finance
Campus/location: Frenchay campus
Salary band: I - £48,327 - £57,674
Duration of post: Permanent
Post is open to: External and internal candidates
Closing date: 23 Apr 2017

Job overview

Associate Professors are defined by their growing distinction, standing and leadership in their subject, discipline, and/or practice. With the support of senior staff they will contribute towards the maintenance and enhancement of the University’s reputation for research, knowledge exchange, teaching and scholarship through their developing contribution to the collective endeavours and through their own research, external engagement and teaching.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor to play a leadership role in research/knowledge exchange and curriculum development in economics within the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

UWE economics is home to some of the most creative and inspirational researchers who are changing the way economics is understood and taught. One of our greatest strengths is our ability to think about issues from novel and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The department promotes pluralism in economics education and research. The Economics Group has adopted an ethos of relevant economists, doing relevant economics; and the Group’s ethos extends to our philosophy of teaching and learning: we aim to enable students to develop to become informed, practical economists. Our programmes are academically challenging and vocationally relevant.

The post holder will be expected to build on an already strong academic research profile, develop innovative teaching, bring in external research income, support research and knowledge exchange projects and engage with external stakeholders.

We would welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any field of economics in an academic and/or professional context where there is a demonstrable potential for externally funded research, knowledge exchange, business engagement, and potential synergy with established research strengths in the Faculty and University. In particular, we would welcome applications from those with an interest in one or more of the following:

  • International monetary systems and financial institutions
  • Labour and migration
  • Spatial and regional economics
  • Critical macroeconomics
  • Economics for sustainability
  • Data analysis, methodology and evaluation
  • Economic education

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 30 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Frenchay:

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.