Lecturer in Economics and Related Studies

University of York Department of Economics and Related Studies

Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Department:Economics and Related Studies
Based at:University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work:Full-time
Contract status:Open
Salary:40,322 - 49,553 a year
Interview Date:26/08/2021
Posted Date:17/05/2021
Apply by:20/06/2021
Job Reference:9395

Role Description


The Department of Economics and Related Studies is ranked among the top 100 economics departments in the world and top 10 in the UK.  As one of the largest economics departments in the country, we offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching.  Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective.

We are seeking to make an appointment for a Teaching & Scholarship Lecturer to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  The post is available from the 1 September 2021.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with interests in the fields of development economics, economic history, health economics, labour economics and/or macroeconomics.

Your role will be to consolidate and extend the international reputation of the department within a world-class and vibrant research and teaching environment.

You will have a strong commitment to the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning.  We offer a collegiate, supportive environment, led by a community of academics who are leaders in their fields, and who are dedicated to delivering high quality research, teaching and outreach.

 You will develop and lead lectures and seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate students.  You will supervise students and set and mark assessments and examinations.  You will supervise and mark BSc and MSc dissertations and undertake a range of associated administrative and managerial responsibilities.

A PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economics or a related discipline is essential.


  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of graduate and postgraduate teaching
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • To carry out on-going curriculum review, including teaching content and materials and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economics or a related discipline is essential.  Plus, appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications, or a willingness to complete PGCAP.
  • You will have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, using a range of media.

You will have the ability to:

  • Innovate in teaching and learning, demonstrating enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Teach at any level within area of expertise, and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level.
  • Present specialist material in a logical, coherent ad interesting manner, both to students and fellow specialists.
  • Obtain new knowledge by theoretical and/or practical methods.
  • Disseminate scholarly work, e.g. presenting papers at conferences and workshops, development of websites.

You will be able to evidence:

  • Teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate or postgraduate level or in a similar context.
  • Using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • Successful planning and teaching design across a range of modules.
  • Lecturing, leading seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Online Interviews: 26 August 2021

For informal enquiries:   contact the Department Manager, sarah.maynard@york.ac.uk

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