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Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)

Economics and Related Studies
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
39,609 - 48,676 a year
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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 in the top 10 in the UK.  These Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) positions will further strengthen and promote excellence in teaching and learning in microeconomics, finance and development economics, contributing to teaching in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

The positions are available from the 7 January 2019 until mid-December 2020 and are full time positions.

The Role

Focusing in the areas of microeconomics, finance and development economics.  You will teach and mark at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, develop module content and materials, lead lectures, seminars and practical’s, supervise students, set and mark assessments/examinations, supervise and mark BSc and MSc dissertations.  You will also undertake a range of associated administrative and managerial responsibilities.  You will be joining a collegiate environment led by a community of academics, dedicated to delivering high quality teaching, research and outreach.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economics or a related discipline, is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of the relevant subject areas to design, develop and deliver teaching to Economics students. Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques and methodologies and the ability to provide learning support to students.
  • Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context.  Evidence of lecturing, leading seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Ability to teach at any level within area of expertise, and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level, and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment in the process of teaching.
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage with a wide ranging audience using a range of media, and advanced and specialist IT knowledge.
  • Displays creativity, initiative and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching, learning support and scholarly activities.  Attention to detail and commitment to high quality.

We are interested in speaking with candidates who have a strong commitment to the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Jo Swaffield, or the Department Manager, Sarah Maynard,  You may also contact HR Recruitment on

Closing date: 25 November 2018

Interviews are scheduled to be held in York on 14 December 2018

Vacancy reference: 7113

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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