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Professor in Economics

Salary:   Professorial
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 April 2023
Interview Date:   Thursday 01 June 2023
Reference:  A3577-R

The Department of Economics at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) seeks to recruit a full-time Professor in Economics. This appointment aims to further strengthen the academic excellence and reputation of the Department and extend its research activities. The post is open to any sub discipline of Economics, with a preference for candidates whose research interests complement existing strengths in the department – labour, education, development and health economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics, industrial organisation and economic theory, political economy and international trade. The successful candidate for this Chair position will have the opportunity to build a research team through the appointment of a linked lectureship and PhD student, or through an equivalent research development package.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department, to maintain a high-quality research agenda that reaches out to external networks of collaborators as well as contributing to research activity within the Department. This will include participating in externally funded collaborative research projects as well as seeking funding for one’s own projects. Candidates should have already established an excellent track record, including recent publications in internationally recognised journals, PhD supervision, success in programme development and curriculum innovation, and experience of administrative duties. Applications from researchers whose work has impact on society, for example through influencing policy or practice, is very welcome.

LUMS is a leading UK management school. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK for research power. We are one of a select group of management schools accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.   As an influential management school, we recognise that we have a responsibility to help make the world a better place through our research and to transform the lives of our students. Join us as we fulfil our responsibility to deliver research, teaching and engagement that makes a positive impact on society. You will be part of a community using academic excellence to respond to societal needs, find solutions to research grand challenges, and help develop the responsible managers of the future. For more information on joining our community, go to

We pursue an equal-opportunity, family-friendly human resources policy. In line with our policy, we would like to expressly invite applications from qualified persons in all diversity groups and we are able to facilitate applications from dual-career couples. 

Applications will be reviewed starting on 7th May 2023 until the position is filled. The appointment will start at a mutually agreed date. To apply online please click the apply button below. Please submit a cover letter, a copy of your CV and the names of three referees. 

Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Themis Pavlidis (, Head of the Economics Department and Chair of the recruiting committee.  

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