Lecturer in Economics

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£34,520 - £47,722
29 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Lecturer in Economics (2 Posts)
Academic School/Department: ABS, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £34,520 - £47,722
Grade: 8/9
Basis: Full-Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 1 May 2018  
Interview Date: TBC
Reference: R180170

Aston Business School of Aston University is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014. Aston Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University was an early signatory to the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is at the forefront of responsible management education. The School has a thriving research culture and strong demand from well-qualified students for all its undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.

The Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department has also vital interest in new businesses. We host the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and other large scale entrepreneurship research projects. We also manage the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in the UK, the largest study of entrepreneurial attitudes and activity. The recent established LBGGP focus on applied research on international trade, productivity and skills issues, and the link between infrastructure and productivity of the UK. 

We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest in providing research, teaching and impact leadership in the field of applied international economics, applied industrial economics, applied regional economics or economic geography, and economics in general.

You will influence the future direction of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship department in areas of research, development of taught programmes, PhD and DBA supervision and external engagement. We give preference to the candidates who will actively contribute to the research agenda of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for British Prosperity (LBGGP) in the field of international trade, productivity issues of the UK, and bridge economics with some of the other themes already strongly represented within the department: applied economics, entrepreneurship and small business, international business, and/or finance.
You should demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for you field and hold a PhD in economics. You will have extensive research experience and scholarship in applied international economics, applied industrial economics, applied regional economics or economic geography, and/or economics in general, with achievements reflected in a growing reputation and some evidence of an ability to publish. You will contribute to teaching in both economics and econometrics modules.

For lecturer posts, the minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years with the possibility of transfer to a continuing appointment
For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department,
Dr Chris Jones; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3036; email:

For enquiries concerned with research in EFE and the LBGGP, please contact Professor Jun Du, Director of LBGGP,, Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3340; 
Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

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