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University Lecturer & Reader


The Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge seeks applications for a University Lectureship ("Assistant Professor") and Readership ("Associate Professor") available from 2 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty is particularly interested in candidates with an established record of research in either microeconomics, macroeconomics, development or financial economics/finance.

The successful applicant for the readership will have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and a demonstrated record of research excellence, as evidenced by important publications, such as in top economics journals. Furthermore, the successful candidate will have a strong track record in teaching at a higher education institution.

For the University Lectureship, the successful applicant will - or is expected to have by September 2019 - a PhD in a relevant specialist subject. The successful candidate for the University Lecturer will either have publications in top international economic journals, or clearly has shown promise of the capacity of doing so. The successful candidate is also expected to have a strong track record in teaching at a higher education institution.

Appointments are subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge. Applications should include:

  • A signed application cover sheet (CHRIS/6) (Parts I and III only). Please state clearly which post you are applying for.
  • A Curriculum vitae.
  • An outline of research plans.
  • A Full list of publications.
  • Three sample pieces of major work.
  • Teaching and research interests.

Three letters of reference will be sought upon receipt of application.

For the position of University Lecturer, the current pensionable stipends are: £40,792-£51,630 (Lecturer, University Grade 9). In exceptional circumstances, subject to budgetary approval, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role to a total of up to £72K for a period of 5 years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

For the position of Reader, the current pensionable stipends are: £61,618 (Reader, University Grade 11). In exceptional circumstances, subject to budgetary approval, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role to a total of up to £85K for a period of 5 years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

The successful candidates will be expected to undertake teaching (which may be in the form of lectures, seminars and classes) and will also be expected to act as an examiner, as directed by the Faculty Board. They will also be expected to undertake research with a view to publication in the best international journals and to undertake administrative tasks as directed by the Faculty Board.

They should be able to demonstrate a potential for an effective contribution to teaching and to their subject in areas other than teaching, such as the management of research, general contribution to their discipline and administration. They should also have achieved or demonstrated a potential to achieve international recognition for their research.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Queries may be directed to the Secretary of the Select Committee econappt@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JH17695 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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