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Lecturers (Teaching & Scholarship)

Economics and Related Studies
42,155 - 51,805 a year
Grade 7
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
21 or 23 February 2023
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Role Description


The Department of Economics and Related Studies is ranked among the top 100 economics departments in the world and top 10 in the UK. As one of the largest economics departments in the country, we offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching. Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective.

We are seeking to make several appointments for Teaching & Scholarship Lecturers to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The posts are available from 1 August 2023.

The fields of the positions are open.  We are keen to receive applications from excellent candidates with expertise that can challenge our students and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.

Your role will be to consolidate and extend the international reputation of the department within a world-class and vibrant teaching environment.

You will have a strong commitment to the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning with the potential to shape practice across the Department and beyond. We offer a collegiate, supportive environment, led by a community of academics who are leaders in their fields, and are dedicated to delivering high quality research, teaching and outreach.

You will develop and lead lectures and seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervise students, set and mark assessments and examinations, supervise and mark BSc and MSc dissertations and undertake a range of associated administrative/managerial responsibilities.

A PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economics or a related discipline is essential.


  • Design and deliver effective teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Develop and apply innovative/appropriate techniques, strategies and materials for teaching, learning, assessment and feedback, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Carry out on-going curriculum review, including teaching content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies
  • Undertake effectively a range of administrative/managerial responsibilities   

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • PhD in Economics or related discipline.
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification, or willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • Advanced IT knowledge/specialist knowledge of subject area to design/develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support, across different levels of academic activity.
  • Evidence of successful planning and teaching design across a range of modules, and of lecturing, leading seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques and methodologies; experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse/engage students.
  • Highly developed communication skills; ability to present specialist material in a logical, coherent and interesting manner, to students/fellow specialists.
  • Ability to teach at any level within area of expertise, and across a range of subjects at an introductory level.
  • Ability to innovate in teaching and learning and obtain new knowledge by theoretical and/or practical methods.
  • Ability to disseminate scholarly work; presenting papers at conferences/workshops, publishing articles/papers in academic journals.

Interview date: 21 or 23 February 2023

For informal enquiries: contact the department on

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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