Professor/Associate Professor of Economics

Heriot-Watt University


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    14 March 2022

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    Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University is a leading research-led university and provider of education with global reach. Edinburgh Business School is part of the School of Social Sciences and is one of five academic schools at Heriot-Watt University. The School has a strong presence in the University’s international campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia and comprises of seven academic disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Law, Operations Management and Logistics, and Strategy and Enterprises.

We are now seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor in Economics to contribute to the university’s mission to maintain the upward trajectory of the economics group towards world-class status.

You will be an experienced academic, at either Professor or Associate Professor level, ideally (but not necessarily) working in macroeconomics, financial economics, or environmental and energy economics and will bring a strong or growing research and funding track record.

You will lead and co-ordinate research and scholarship activities in Economics across the University, and provide leadership in the planning, organisation and development of learning and teaching activities.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to mentor and develop more junior members of the team, excellent communication skills and a collegiate approach.

Edinburgh Business School has significant growth plans in place, with ambitions to become one of the top 50 Business Schools internationally by 2030 and is investing significantly in academic talent to achieve this.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the top ranked economics teaching departments in the UK, within a highly collaborative and supportive School, on an upward trajectory. We welcome applications from candidates at Professor or Associate Professor level. This position could also provide the opportunity for candidates at Associate Professor level to move into their first Professorial role.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our university community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns.

Use our total rewards calculator: to see the value of benefits provided by Heriot-Watt University.

Further Information

This executive search process is being managed by GatenbySanderson. For an informal conversation please contact Jude Watters on 07594 250060 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Monday 14th March

Longlist Meeting

Short Listing

Final Panel

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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