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University of Exeter Business School

The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. The University has more than 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 154 different countries. We are one of the UK’s top 12 and global top 150 universities and have been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

We support our academic staff to achieve more than they ever thought possible, recruiting the very best talent from around the world. Academics from multiple disciplines work together to challenge conventional thinking about the world we want to live in and seek ways to change it for the better.

In the University of Exeter Business School, our research and teaching impacts on the most fundamental challenges facing the world today – climate change and biodiversity loss, digital transformation, income and gender inequality. We are a learning community of staff, students and alumni that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We rank highly in UK and International league tables and we are ranked number one in the UK for graduate employability.

The Department of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School is a research-oriented department devoted to teaching excellence. We are committed to high quality research with economic and societal impact and research-led, engaging education which helps students attain the highest standards and realize their potential to make an impact on the world. We are seeking to fill multiple professorial posts. This hiring follows three years of successful junior as well as more senior recruiting and forms part of a continued expansion and investment into Economics at the University of Exeter.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in Economics with a particular interest in Applied Economics. Preference will be given to researchers with strong empirical skills. Methodologically, we welcome econometric, reduced-form, calibration, semi-structural or fully structural applied approaches as well as advanced programming skills using data that is experimental, quasi-experimental, observational (including administrative and spatial / GIS) or considered “big data” (including satellite/climate data, network and social media data).

We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy.
  • We offer a supportive study leave policy and ample research time.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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