Lecturer in Economics (2 Posts)

Academic School/Department: ABS, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £32,548 - £47,722

Grade: 8/9

Basis: Full-Time

Closing Date:  28 April 

Interview Date: Early June


Aston Business School seeks to appoint a 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.

The holder of this post 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 Business Prosperity (LBGCBP) 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.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for their fields. We expect candidates to 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.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results. 

We anticipate that the successful candidate will have experience and aspiration to draw external funding for research, either from governmental sources or from industry. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to teaching in both economics and econometrics modules.

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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.

Members of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department at Aston Business School include two professors of economics and a significant number of other colleagues working in the field. The group has also vital interest in new businesses. It hosts the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and other large-scale entrepreneurship research projects. It manages 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.

Aston University is one of only three Universities in the UK to hold the Small Business Charter gold award, in recognition of the support offered to SMEs. For the last four years Aston has delivered the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. In 2015 it organized the first ever Pitchfest event outside of London, a pitching competition for SMEs to increase the profile of their businesses in front of a national audience of investors.

Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second largest city with convenient airport and transportation links. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department,

Dr Chris Jones; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3036; email: C.JONES2@aston.ac.uk. For enquiries concerned with research in EFE and the LBGCBP, please contact Professor Jun Du, Director of LBGGP, j.du@aston.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3340;

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online.