Senior Lecturers, Associate/Full Professors of Environmental Economics

University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Job description

Land, Environment, Economics & Policy Institute  (Economics department)

The Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) aims to develop knowledge and understanding to inform governments, businesses and communities about how natural capital and the environment are managed and used; how policy should be better designed, appraised and evaluated; and consequent impact upon the environment, the economy and people. 

The Institute builds upon an established and internationally acclaimed track record of research excellence which has attracted millions of pounds of funding. Together with its international research partners, LEEP brings together research leaders and experts from the diversity of economic and natural sciences needed to provide an integrated understanding of the ways in which these complex systems interact.

This extraordinary breadth and depth of perspectives on the relationship between the environment, the economy and people, gives LEEP a unique perspective on major research challenges. LEEP specialises in cutting edge research across a variety of fields including:

  • integrated modelling of natural, economic and social systems;
  • Economic Valuation of environment related public and private good;
  • the economics of natural capital and ecosystem services;
  • the incorporation of the natural environment within decision making;
  • identifying the best uses of and investments in scarce natural resources;
  • bringing the complexities of real world locations into analyses, conservation and society;
  • impacts of climate change on environments and land use;
  • people and pollution;
  • agricultural and environmental economics and wellbeing.

LEEP places great emphasis upon its engagement with knowledge users in government and the business sector, delivering high impact in translating research into policy and investment action.

The Institute is developing a teaching programme designed to deliver the interdisciplinary researchers and decision makers of tomorrow. This programme is intended to equip students with the range of highly marketable skills required to ensure excellent employability into the future.

Take the LEEP - Join us!

We are looking to expand our LEEP institute and want to hire world class Academics to help drive and shape the future of the LEEP Institute as well as the Economics department. We are recruiting for Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors and Full Professors.

The incoming academics will contribute to extending the research, learning and teaching, and public profile of the LEEP and the Economics department, particularly in areas related or complementary to existing work on the application of economic analysis to policy and/or business activity that affects the natural environment and associated applied economics.

These appointments will be for Research and Teaching posts. Please see the links below for the full job descriptions and person specifications:

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Associate Professor
  • Full Professor

About you

For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Economics or related areas and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A track record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research 
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in ABS four-star refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges
  • Strong connections with business, government and/or civil society organisations
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

For Professorial level appointments, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • Strong research leadership
  • Be a leading authority in your academic field with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding as principal investigator and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators.
  • Have experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for your subject area
  • Contribute to the development of our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.

You must possess expertise complementary to the research focus and methods of LEEP, including: applied economics using quantitative research methods; and high-quality economics applied to the environment.

LEEP Annual conference

We are hosting our Annual LEEP conference on 24th and 25th June in Exeter. This will be a great opportunity to meet members of LEEP and the Economics department and to find out more about our new job opportunities.   

Application details

This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be assessed and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period. As part of this rolling programme of recruitment we would like to highlight that we have held interview times on the 26th June 2019 to coincide with the LEEP annual conference. This will allow us to hold formal interviews for applicants applying in advance who are also attending the LEEP conference. The recruitment programme will continue for the foreseeable future and other interview dates will become available. 

  • Please indicate on your application form which level position you are applying to.
  • For an informal and confidential discussion regarding the posts please contact Professor Ian Bateman (email: ). 

What we can offer you 

As well as a competitive salary we offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working 
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England.

Department of Economics

LEEP is homed within the Department of Economics which is a vibrant and stimulating research environment, pursuing research of international excellence and committed to training the next generation of economists. 

The academics in the Economics Department are a dynamic and highly research active group with a strong tradition of interaction and collaboration among the faculty. Their research covers a broad spectrum of themes including behavioural and experimental economics, development economics, economic theory, environmental economics, public economics, macroeconomics and econometrics and has attracted funding from bodies such as the British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT), the Leverhulme Trust and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  

University of Exeter Business School (UEBS)

The University of Exeter Business School has risen to become one of the UK's leading institutions. Sustained investment and a genuine commitment to excellence in both research and education is creating an innovative and dynamic community addressing the major challenges confronting businesses and society. Nearly 300 academic and professional colleagues are working together to continue this trajectory, aspiring to be a global centre of excellence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.