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Professor / Associate Professor in Urban Economics
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF35327

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/08/2021

Job live date: 29/07/2021

Salary: £52,560 to £66,537 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Professor)

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Real Estate & Planning

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

The Department of Real Estate and Planning is a world-leading teaching and research institution with strength in real estate finance and investment.

The Department of Real Estate and Planning is a world-leading teaching and research institution in the field. We are seeking to appoint a Professor / Associate Professor in Urban Economics to lead and strengthen this subject area.  

This post is aimed at an active 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 resources allocation. 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.

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 and 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 apply 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

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Real Estate & Planning

Contact role:

Professor of Finance and Real Estate

Contact name:

Prof. Gianluca Marcato 

Contact name:

Dr. Chen Zheng

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. 


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