Thank you for your interest in joining Kingston University.

We are seeking two Economics Professors in the School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences which forms part of the Faculty of Business & Social Sciences. These roles will offer you an exceptional opportunity to join Kingston University during an exciting but challenging time in higher education.

At Kingston University we are passionate about the power of education to transform lives. We strive for our students to be sought after for their academic achievements, and their ability to shape society and contribute to the economy.

We are committed to opening up higher education to the whole community – indeed, it is an essential part of our ethos. A significant percentage of our students come from homes where they are the first generation to attend a university. Our students come from rich cultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds, many domestic students are London-based, with many commuting from home. Our international students come to study with us from around the world.

We consider research to be integral to our distinctiveness, success and sustainability. It plays a vital part in contributing to the quality of our learning and teaching. Our research has helped shape government policy in the United Kingdom and is making important contributions to public life across the globe, responding to the major scientific and intellectual challenges of today. We continue to expand our research reputation through fostering a collaborative, outward-looking research culture across the Institution.

The University has an international outlook and commitment to cultural diversity. We have a vibrant student community from more than 140 countries. Our graduates have an unrivalled reputation for starting their own businesses – among the top in the country – and we encourage all students to take an enterprising approach to their future careers.

These are challenging times across higher education. We recognised the changing environment some time ago and are now in the final stages of reshaping our University to deliver for our staff and students in a more dynamic and demanding sector. Our enhanced academic performance is reflected in our growing position in the market. We have transformed behaviours and ways of working to instil the high-performing culture that will allow us the capacity and creativity to thrive.

We are seeking candidates who will help us continue our journey. You will need the professional and personal commitment to help enhance our impact and reputation ensuring we provide the best possible educational experience for Kingston University’s students. We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Jill Schofield, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Introduction from Professor Javier Ortega, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Economics

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