Posted on: 11 January, 2019
Application deadline: January 17, 2019

Associate Professor in Economics (Research), Swansea University, Wales

Job Number:  AC03306

Advertising Department:  School of Management

Contract Type:  Permanent

Closing Date:  17-01-2019

Salary: £50,132 to £58,089 per annum. (pro-rata if part time) together with USS pension benefits, if required.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

The Role:

Our stunning waterfront campuses, located close to the Gower Peninsular (the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), makes us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world. Our multicultural community provides a global perspective enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers. In REF2014, the Department of Economics submitted to the Business and Management Panel, along with the rest of the School of Management in Swansea. The School was ranked nationally in the top 30 and in the top 10 for 4* (world-leading) research impact. Three of the four submitted impact case studies came from the Department of Economics, showing our commitment to making world class impact

Swansea University is making a significant investment in the Department of Economics. We are seeking to strengthen further our research activities by building on, complementing and/or expanding research areas already in existence within the department. We have particular strengths in labour economics, macroeconomics, regional economics, monetary economics and data analysis, value interdisciplinary research and believe in the importance of obtaining external funds to support our research.

Swansea University is a research-led university that thrives on exploration and discovery, offering a balance of excellent teaching and research. The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth in the last 10 years and we achieved 26th position in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework league table in 2014.

The Department of Economics is located within the fast-growing School of Management. We are located at the University’s £450 million Bay Campus, where our School of Management building provides outstanding facilities with its own media suite. The School is home to the innovation hubs of some of our industry partners, such as Fujitsu, whilst several spinout companies are also resident.

In 2018, we will be opening our new Centre for Regional Innovation in the heart of the city, with space for student start-ups as well as our research centres, partners and think-tanks. Our position at the heart of the Swansea Bay region £500million Deal allows our School to deliver first-rate education through collaboration, innovation and fresh thinking.

The Application Process:

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application 3 separate documents:

1. a Curriculum Vitae; 2. a publication list; 3. a statement detailing your research strategy.

The School of Management currently has an under-representation of women in senior academic positions. We particularly welcome applications from women for this position.

Swansea University has been formally recognised for its commitment to promoting gender equality by attaining the prestigious Athena SWAN silver institutional award in the latest review round by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

Athena SWAN Silver award logo

For further information please contact Professor Donald Webber Department Head at  or;

If you would like to discuss your query with a female member of academic staff please contact Dr Katrina Pritchard Athena Swan Lead for the School of Management and Director of Learning and Teaching

If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the application process please contact

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 19 March 2019

Available documents

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