Chair of Economics

Job Description

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) and the fourth oldest university in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has over 30,000 students from nearly 150 countries, and more than 8,000 employees. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, coming sixth nationally for research power in the 2014 REF. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of over £783 million.

Housed within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the highly successful Department of Political Economy is the only academic department of its kind in the UK. Teaching and research in the department is informed by an understanding of the interdependence between economic and political institutions. As part of ambitious growth plans, the Department is now recruiting a Chair in Economics to join this unique and interdisciplinary enterprise. The successful applicant will be an outstanding scholar in the field of Economics with a proven track record of successful academic scholarship.

As Chair of Economics, you will combine excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, have a track record of attracting funded research, and a significant publication profile to make a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework. The successful candidate will also contribute to the intellectual and strategic leadership of the Department, ensuring the delivery of world-leading research and teaching in a thriving inter-disciplinary setting. The Department welcomes applications from candidates with expertise in any aspect of Economics that coheres with the political economy focus of our teaching and research.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th March 2018. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

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