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Reader/Professor in Applied Microeconomics - QMUL24106

Department: School of Economics & Finance
Salary: From £55,840 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL24106
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Feb-2021
Closing date: 30-Apr-2022

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About the role

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London invites applications from scholars of international distinction for appointments in Applied Microeconomics. The position can be filled at the level of Reader or Professor (equivalent to Associate Professor and Full Professor).

About You

You will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the School’s research strategies, to be active in attracting research income and generating research impact, and to play a full role in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as in PhD supervision. You must have a postgraduate and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience, together with a track record of high-quality research appropriate to the level of appointment, and clear and ambitious plans for future research. You should also have experience of delivering teaching and assessment. Candidates at the Professor level are expected to show evidence of scientific leadership in their field and an ability to contribute to the strategic development of the School including mentoring junior colleagues.

About the School

The School of Economics and Finance is highly regarded as one of the top economics and finance departments in the UK and ranks 1st among research-intensive London institutions for overall student satisfaction in Economics, according to the 2019 National Student Survey. We are renowned for excellence in research, teaching, and student experience. The applied micro group has specific expertise in the areas of Labour Economics, Political Economy, Development, Public and Health Economics.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The posts are based at the Mile End Campus in London. They are full time, permanent appointments, with an expected start date of September 202 and search will be ongoing until the position is filled. Salaries are internationally competitive and not less than £55,840 per annum (Reader) inclusive of London Allowance, with the potential for significant market supplement to reflect current market conditions. Professorial salaries will be commensurate with level, skills and experience.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from women, BAME and other applicants who are currently underrepresented in the School.

Application process

Candidates must complete an on-line application form on this link. Please indicate the level of the role you are applying for in the application form. Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled, and no later than April 30, 2022.

For Informal enquiries about the position please contact Marco Manacorda at

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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