Professor of Microeconomics/Econometrics

University of Kent - School of Economics

The School of Economics invites applications from scholars of international distinction for a Professorial appointment in Applied Microeconomics or Microeconometrics at the University of Kent. We particularly welcome candidates who possess a strong command of micro-econometrics and whose work demonstrates excellence in the application of econometric technique to microeconomic research questions.

This post is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to make his or her mark on Economics at Kent and the wider world. The post holder will be tasked with providing a focus and leadership in applied microeconomics research in the School and to work with colleagues to develop the Microeconomics research group at Kent.

As Professor of Microeconomics/Econometrics you will:

  • Provide academic leadership in the areas of research, administration and teaching
  • Publish articles of internationally-recognised quality in the highest quality ‘field’ and ‘general’ refereed academic journals
  • Offer high quality teaching through lectures, seminars and the supervision of research students, as required

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in applied microeconomics / microeconometrics or related sub-discipline (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of world-leading and internationally excellent applied microeconomics / microeconometrics research including publication in top ‘field’ and ‘general’ economics peer refereed academic journals
  • Relevant teaching experience in lectures and seminars and an ability to create innovations in teaching methods and practices

School of Economics

The School has a strong research culture having been placed 16th in RAE 2008 and 21st on Research Power in REF 2014. The School is proud that it is both highly ranked and regarded in the UK and the School has significant ambitions to further develop on its core strengths and reputation. Our reputation extends into teaching and learning and we have ensured that the School has been placed highly in a number of external league tables and is keen to retain this strong performance.

The School currently has a faculty of 36 staff and is home to approximately 650 Undergraduate, 30 Masters and 40 PhD students.

A number of strong new appointments have been made in recent years and this has led to a growing reputation in several fields of research. In particular, applied microeconomics and microeconomic theory, macroeconomics and finance, economic development, behavioural economics and networks, agricultural economics and the School has strong links to European and international research organisations and contributes to important economic policy debates. The School is seeking to further develop this research base and to build additional capacity in applied microeconomics and econometrics. The School of Economics also plays a core role in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Further Information

The successful candidate's research and leadership will further develop the School and the applied microeconomics research area in particular. You will have a clear international profile, a reputation for excellence and an outstanding record of publications and research grant capture and your work should have demonstrable impact in both academia and society.

You will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the School’s research strategy, to be active in attracting research funding, and to play an appropriate role in teaching. A proven ability to provide leadership (such as outstanding publications and attracting funding) in applied micro and micro-econometrics research is essential and you will be asked to contribute toward the wider goals of the School.

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