Chair in Economics (with title, Daniel Jack Chair of Political Economy for exceptional candidates)
Professor of Economics, to specialise in Applied Micro-Econometrics and/or Big Data, will be expected to undertake and promote world-class research and to provide leadership within the subject of Economics. Exceptional candidates will be accorded the Daniel Jack Chair of Political Economy. The successful candidate will play a key role in leading innovative research with great potential for impact on policy and participation in interdisciplinary research initiatives, and in enhancing the experience of learning and teaching for our students.
1. To provide research leadership in the Adam Smith Business School specifically in the area of Applied Micro-Econometrics with emphasis on big data, surveys and measurement, and to contribute actively to enhancing the Adam Smith Business School’s research profile in future national research assessments and international rankings.
2. To sustain high quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to seek funding for the same through grant applications to Research Councils, etc.
3. To encourage research students of high calibre to undertake doctoral research in the Adam Smith Business School and to supervise them to completion.
4. To provide research direction for more junior staff in the Adam Smith Business School and, where possible, engage in collaborative research, thereby promoting the development of its research base.
5. To take a leading role in the design and delivery of postgraduate programmes and courses (including new research-led programmes and courses).
6. To undertake such teaching, supervision, and assessment duties as the Head of Subject Area assigns.
7. To act in a senior role within the School in leadership, administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of Adam Smith Business School, including mentoring of colleagues, in accordance with the School’s strategy and objectives.
8. To represent the Subject Area/ School /College/University in external activities and events as required.
9. To foster an atmosphere of collegiality.
10. To develop links with the economics profession, with relevant national and international governmental and regulatory organisations and with the policy community in general with a view to enhance the Subject Area’s profile.
11. To engage in professional development as appropriate.
12. To foster collaboration in research and teaching with other units of the University.
13. To manage projects and bring them in on time and on budget.
14. To contribute to the management of the Subject Area and show academic leadership in implementing and/or influencing University policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 A PhD in a relevant discipline related to the Subject Area of Economics, particularly in Applied Micro-Econometrics or equivalent research experience
A2 Comprehensive knowledge of current research within one or more sub-disciplines of Applied Micro-Econometrics
A3 An established international reputation and extensive record of published research of international quality in key Economics journals
A4 A track record of research income generation from a range of sources
B1 Additional higher degree in a relevant discipline related to the Subject Area of Applied Micro-Econometrics
C1 Have demonstrated academic leadership internationally in research, teaching and Applied Micro-Econometrics
C2 Ability to integrate into the Economics Subject Area
C3 Ability to demonstrate the potential to establish, lead and maintain a research group, either autonomously or in collaboration with others in the discipline
C4 Demonstrate a genuine interest in providing research leadership
C5 Excellent organisational skills
C6 Ability to work independently and as part of a team
C7 Ability to foster collegiality
C8 Excellent international research profile
C9 Clear future research plans
C10 Experience in supervising PhD candidates
D1 Interest in the research areas of strength in the Subject Area of Applied Micro-Econometrics
D2 Potential to foster collaboration in research with other Subject Areas in the Business School and the College of Social Sciences
E1 International reputation as a leading researcher in Applied Micro-Econometrics. Evidence of this will be given by:
i. an established track record of publication in high quality refereed journals and the ability to make a significant contribution to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF)
ii. proven record of extensive academic and research leadership within the field of Applied Micro-Econometrics
iii. proven record of research management and mentoring skills
iv. experience in doctoral training and supervision
E2 Ability to demonstrate the potential to communicate research to the academic, professional and policy communities
E3 Broad teaching and administrative experience across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including programme development
E4 Consistent success in obtaining high levels of research funding, in particular from the research councils, from government departments or industry and from international sources
F1 Involvement in cross-area and multidisciplinary research
The appointment will actively contribute to the School’s research strategy, as well as to international and national research developments and will also contribute at a senior level within the School as appropriate.
Planning and Organising
Manage and provide leadership in research and administration within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Prepare and present applications for research funding.
Plan and organise seminars and conferences.
Organise research meetings on various scales from small group meetings upwards.
Take decisions relating to research methodology and submission of grant applications.
Take decisions on the appropriate choice of journal(s) for research outputs that will maximise REF scores for the School as appropriate.
Ensure that research is reported in a manner that will provide evidence of impact.
Decide on short-term and longer term research objectives for supervisees, as appropriate.
Act as a mentor to new researchers and assist other academic staff on their progress/direction in appropriate areas of research.
Contribute to School decision-making on research and teaching as required.
Prioritise personal and, where appropriate, group research work in accordance
with agreed School/College objectives.
Head of School, VP and Head of College, College Dean of Research, research leaders in other Colleges and relevant University research networks.
Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective research.
Research students/postdoctoral researchers to oversee and advise on research.
College Research Managers, Business Development Manager and finance staff for exchange of information relating to status of grant applications and finances.
Key international researchers in subject related research.
Relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding.
Addressing practical, ethical and/or political issues arising in pursuit of agreed research objectives.
Assisting designated research students to resolve problems regarding their Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in responding imaginatively to strategic challenges in research.