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Join our highly acclaimed Economics department

We’re recruiting Senior Lecturers / Lecturers within Applied (Micro-) Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Macroeconometrics and Financial Econometrics.

Be part of our success story

An excellent opportunity to work alongside our inclusive team of academic leaders who are committed to Education and Research with expertise across the breadth of economics.

We offer expertise across all the main sub-disciplines of economics as well as a large variety of international collaborations. Our commitment to research excellence includes a clear aspiration to make a significant impact on society and to further its understanding of key economic issues.

We're expanding our ambitious team

Find out more about our research environment and our five research groups

Our diverse and research active department is led by Dr Peter Postl

Research Groups

Our research activities cover all the mainstream fields of economics. At the same time, our departmental research activities are structured around five research groups and four specialist research themes:

Our research has a widespread impact on society which is documented through numerous impact cases and we are contributing to various large-scale national and international funded research projects including TRU3D GLAMURS, Econadapt and Nudge-it. Our Innovation and Productivity, Social Determinants of Health, Governance of Institutions and Systems, and Sustainable living research themes bring together colleagues from different research groups to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today.

Our research themes and groups regularly organise visits to Bath by excellent speakers and distinguished visitors, as the following recent events illustrate: European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) Annual Conference 2019; Innovation & Productivity Workshop 2018 and 2019, Governance of Institutions & Systems workshop 2019; Department Seminars 2018 and 2019; Money, Macro & Finance (MMF) Conference 2016; and many more


Our research aims to create significant impact on society and advance our understanding of a variety of key economic issues, such as pensions, the minimum wage, economic cycles, financial markets, sustainability, governance and political economy, and policies to tackle obesity.

The results of REF2014 confirm that the research carried out at the Department of Economics in Bath is of excellent quality.

An example of our research

Dr Kerry Papps is a labour economist, working mostly in the areas of personnel economics and sports economics. He joined the University of Bath in 2011 and became a senior lecturer in 2013.


Find out how you can apply for one of these roles.

As a department we encourage collegiality and are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed to our fullest potential. We therefore especially welcome applicants who share our ethos.

We invite applications from all sub-fields of economics, but are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in our research themes and groups (listed above)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Successful candidates at Lecturer level will have demonstrable potential in research (both in terms of publications and grant capture) as well as high quality teaching.

For more information and to apply online visit:

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Essential criteria include:

  • a strong record in publishing high quality research and engagement with research grants and/or contracts;
  • evidence of excellent and innovative teaching;
  • the ability to play a leading role in one or more of our five research groups.

For more information and to apply online please visit:


If successful, you will join the University of Bath's leading Department of Economics', academic team.

Come and meet us

First stage interviews will take place at the 2019 European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. If you are attending the fair we would encourage you to come and meet with us; it would be great to see you there!

Fly Outs

Following the initial meetings in Rotterdam, we will invite candidates to the University of Bath throughout January and early February 2020 however should we not appoint or if you are unable to attend due to travel difficulties we may conduct further rounds of flyouts.


We want you to get to know us as much as we want to get to know you. This is why we have designed each flyout and recruitment day to provide you with multiple opportunities to demonstrate your expertise and allow you to get a flavour for what it would be like to work here.

Each event during our recruitment days is scheduled to last for up to an hour and there will be time between for transit, refreshments and reflection. You will be asked to:

  • give a seminar to an academic audience
  • attend a panel interview with the Dean of our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • meet with key members of the Department

You will also have the option of a guided University tour.


Following your interview you will be notified of our decision within 1 week of your interview.

Working at Bath

Enjoy an exciting and rewarding career at the University.

Overlooking the UNESCO Heritage city of Bath, the University is a safe and pleasant place to work for. We are committed to personal and professional development, and our beautifully landscaped campus offers a real community feel to staff and students alike.

Our undergraduate degrees are ranked in the top ten in The Complete University Guide 2020 and in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 Our graduates have excellent employment prospects due to our longstanding industry placements scheme.


There are many benefits available to staff working for the University.

Our staff have access to a range of our facilities, and are entitled to an excellent variety of benefits:

  • 39 days holiday (including bank holidays and discretionary days)
  • a flexible working environment
  • a very generous pension scheme
  • an exciting and engaging place to work, committed to personal and professional development
  • use of our cycle to work scheme
  • discounts from local and national businesses
  • world-class sports training village and gym facilities on-site
  • interest free loans for public transport season tickets
  • assistance with relocation. Terms and conditions apply; further details can be found here

Contact Details

Please do get in touch if you have any informal enquiries or if you would like to find out more information about the European Job Market and where to find us.