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Professor/Associate Professor in Urban Economics
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF40932

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 06/06/2022

Job live date: 19/04/2022

Salary: From £52,560 per annum, with final renumeration package dependent on skills and experience

Employment type: AR-Academic (Professor)

Department: Henley Business School

Division: International Business & Strategy

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

Henley Business School (University of Reading) is seeking to appoint 4 new academic faculty members at different levels to strengthen our world-leading department of Real Estate and Planning in this new phase of expansion. In particular we are seeking to appoint:

Particularly for this post, we are seeking to appoint a Professor / Associate Professor in Urban Economics to lead and strengthen this subject area where we recently recruited 2 Lecturers (Assistant Professors in US system). It represents a key area where we will also continue to grow and invest in over the next few years.

Therefore, this post is aimed at an active senior researcher with an established record of internationally recognised publications. Within the department, Henley Business School and the University of Reading there will be plenty of opportunities to develop and carry out original and impactful research supported by effective mechanisms of resource allocations. We provide the environment for researchers to work collaboratively as well as individually.  We have a vibrant student community (incl. 20+ PhD students), and the successful candidate will teach and lead modules, across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We have also recently added an ExecEd offer, with opportunities to engage with business and policy makers.

As our teaching approach is normally research led, we welcome applicants with research interest in areas related to the broader field of economics and urban / real estate markets. Some examples of key areas of expertise and research (among others) are:

  • Urban Economics
  • Spatial Economics
  • Economic Geography
  • Real Estate Economics

You will have: 

  • A PhD in Economics, Finance, or Real Estate. 
  • A proven track record of internationally recognized research
  • Demonstrable skills in high-quality teaching in one (or more) of the areas above
  • Experience in leadership roles in research and/or teaching​​​​​​​

Key documents in your online application 

  • Supporting Statement including: 
  • Why you are applying for this position and what makes you an outstanding candidate. 
  • How you will contribute to the Department of Real Estate and Planning and Henley Business School 
  • A concise research statement with your short- and long-term plans.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a publication record. 
  • Separate to your online application please email one lead published article as an example of research quality (in PDF format) to before the closing date. 

Please refer to job description at the end of this page for further details.  

Presentations and Interviews to be held 21st June 2022

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Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Department Administrator

Contact role:

Head of Real Estate & Planning 

Contact name:

Abbie Chessell

Contact name:

Prof. Gianluca Marcato 

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 3616

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 8178 

Contact email:

Contact email: ​​​​​​​

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


The closing date for this job has now passed.


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