Chair in Macroeconomics, Queen’s University Belfast

Queen's Management School at Queen's University Belfast is seeking to strengthen further its academic reputation by appointing a Professor of Macroeconomics to provide leadership in the field of macroeconomic research and education in line with the School’s strategy; teach general economics and macroeconomics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the School’s administration and external engagement activities.

This is an important position within the Economics Group at Queen’s Management School. At a time of growth, the successful candidate has the potential to shape and strengthen the future direction of the Group from both a research and teaching perspective, including the future hiring of two additional lectureships in macroeconomics in the Economics Group and assuming leadership regarding the teaching of macroeconomics in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Queen's Management School's Economics Group currently has three core areas of research specialisation: economic theory, applied economics and historical economics. The intention is that the new postholder would establish and lead a new research specialisation in macroeconomics, applied macroeconomics, macroeconomic policy and/or a related specialism.

While this is an opportunity to create a new research group, the postholder will be able to build on existing strengths in the School. This includes the Queen's University Centre for Economic History, which hosts research projects in macroeconomic history and monetary/financial history. The School also host the Centre for Health Research at the Management School, which conducts policy-relevant research in health, development, labour and demographic economics. And the School houses Northern Ireland's node of the Productivity Institute.

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