JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

The University of Manchester

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The School of Social Sciences
Economics Discipline Area
Teaching Focused Lectureship in Economics (2 year fixed term contract)

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455566
Date Posted: 05/31/2016
Date Inactive: 06/28/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Teaching Focused Lectureship in Economics (2 year fixed term contract)
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Salary Range: £34576- £47801
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University invites applications for one of three, two year, Teaching Focused Lectureships in the area of Economics, tenable from 1 August 2016 (negotiable) to further improve the quality of teaching, and to fulfil the University’s teaching and learning agenda.

A later start date, up to January 2017, is possible, but will likely mean an 18-20 month contract rather than a 24 month contract.

The salary will be within the range of £34576 to £47801 for a Lectureship depending on experience and qualifications.

The Economics Discipline Area offers high quality research led teaching to a large number of students at all levels from introductory undergraduates to advanced research students.

We seek applications from any area of Economics but particularly welcome applications from candidates able to teach in the areas of Development Economics, Micro/Business Economics, or Econometrics.

We wish to appoint innovative, engaging and dynamic University lecturers who will be able to enhance the quality of our teaching by delivering research-informed teaching at all levels; contributing to improving the student experience at Manchester. Innovation in teaching and the ability to use a virtual learning environment are particularly welcome.

While these positions are teaching-focused, the successful candidates will be expected to have an active, ongoing research agenda in an area of economics which fits with our current research strategy.

Successful candidates for this post must be able to collaborate closely with colleagues in research and teaching, be willing to take due share of pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and above all, commit to the ideas of collegiality and academic integrity.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Martyn Andrews, Head of Economics (martyn.andrews@manchester.ac.uk)

The closing date is to be confirmed but is likely to be at the end of June 2016 with interviews scheduled for the 19th and 20th July 2016.

There are TWO application stages that MUST be completed, as follows:

a) Stage 1: Submit the following documents through JOE’s online application system:
• A covering letter of application, quoting the post reference number and your primary research area, including a 500-word (max) statement which summarizes your past and current research and how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed on the Further Particulars.
• Your CV/Resume.
• Sample(s) of written research papers.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
• THREE letters of recommendation, sent by your nominated referees. (Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that these letters are submitted by the closing date and the University reserves the right to nominate additional referees if deemed necessary.)

b) Stage 2: Visit our recruitment system at www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/ and complete the following sections/details, on-line, by clicking the “Apply for Job” button: (there may be a slight delay between the post being advertised on JOE and being on the University jobs board)
•Personal, Education, Employment, Referees and Equal Opportunities
• DO NOT UPLOAD ANY OTHER SUPPORTING INFORMATION (eg, CV/Resume)
If you are unable to apply on-line please request an application form by calling 0161 275 8838 (HR team recruitment line number).

If you have not been contacted by the end of July 2016 you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in The University of Manchester, and we hope that this will not deter you from applying for other positions in the future.

Job Description
The principal duties of the person appointed are to:

• Undertake high quality, research-informed teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level as required by the Head of Economics.
• Undertake administrative responsibilities and academic service as required by the Head of Economics.
• Supervise undergraduate and/or Masters dissertations, or similar student research projects, as required.
• Maintain and develop materials and resources on the University’s virtual learning environment.
• Contribute, where appropriate, to the planning and development of programmes or course units.
• Maintain and develop the knowledge and capacity required for effective research-informed teaching in Economics and/or Econometrics, for example through publications in peer reviewed professional journals, textbooks, software or equivalent, and disseminate those works at domestic or international seminars/workshops/conferences, as appropriate.
• Develop, where appropriate, innovative approaches to teaching.
• Seek (possibly in conjunction with other members of the Economics discipline area) external funding to support pedagogic research related to the teaching of Economics.

Person Specification
Essential:

• Possession, or near completion, of a PhD in Economics or related field
• Experience of delivering high quality undergraduate and/or postgraduate research-informed teaching in economics, or the clear potential to do so.
• Ability to pursue own teaching agenda and collaborate with others on research-informed teaching and related activities, and to undertake administrative duties as required.
• Excellent presentational and interpersonal skills.

Desirable:

• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas Microeconomics/ Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
  • Application Deadline Has Passed