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Professor of Development Economics
Oxford Road

Job reference: HUM-021319

Location: Oxford Road

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/04/2023

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Economics

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 August 2023

School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences

The Department of Economics at the University of Manchester is a research-oriented department with a commitment to high-quality teaching. The Department is relatively large and has expertise across a wide range of areas of economics; it has a proud tradition in Development Economics (Sir Arthur Lewis, 1979 Nobel Laureate in Economics, was the Stanley Jevons Professor of Political Economy at Manchester from 1948 to 1957).

The Department is seeking to make a senior (Professorial) appointment in Development Economics to provide strategic leadership for our active and expanding group of early-career researchers in this field, and to further enhance our research profile in this area.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching activities at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, both directly via lecturing and/or tutoring in their own field and more broadly, but also in helping to develop the Department’s Development Economics portfolio at the course and programme level.

Applicants should have experience of delivering research-informed teaching at an institution of higher education or should be able to demonstrate the clear potential to do so.

The successful applicant will have some pastoral and administrative responsibilities and, above all, a commitment to academic integrity and collegiality.

To apply, please follow the link below. Please upload (i) a covering letter, (ii) your CV, and (iii) a sample of your recent research in the additional information field.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Chris Wallace, Head of Department


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.