Lecturer in Economics

Department of Accountancy and Governance

Location:  Curzon Building

Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 November 2023


The College of Accountancy, Finance and Economics is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Economics. As an expert in economics, the post holder will have the capacity to teach across a range of areas.  Candidates should be at the forefront of their discipline and should be able to inspire students and colleagues alike with enthusiasm for their subject area. The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD or be nearing completion. Although all areas of Economics will be considered, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in economic history, international trade and environmental economics.


Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities, and want outstanding academics to join us in taking us on the next stage of our exciting journey.  

We are continuing to invest in new academic roles across the full range of subjects and disciplines that we offer in all four of our Faculties .

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation. In recognition of this we are looking to recruit exceptional academic staff who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, as makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators.

There has never been a better time to join us. Come and be part of the next exciting stage of our journey – apply now.


In our Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS), we strive to be at the cutting-edge of new ideas, by challenging our staff and students to excel in research and their studies. Our emphasis is on practice-oriented teaching, applied research and consultancy – and we encourage our students to get involved in the real-world application of their learning from the moment they join us.

We want our students to develop and draw upon the very latest knowledge in their fields through engagement with the world beyond the University – which in turn delivers benefit back to wider society. Whether it’s our in-house Law Clinic, our Business Advice Centre, Marketing Agency or Social Impact Hub, our students and the expert staff who support them work to meet the needs of those in our community who may otherwise be unable to unlock expert help.

Our business provision has a unique relationship with the extraordinary city in which it is rooted, renowned for its entrepreneurial and commercial focus throughout its teaching, research and enterprise activity. 

Our law teaching is informed by the belief that a balanced view makes better legal professionals. Students do not just learn about law, they advocate it, and they do not just focus on professional practice, but seek to actively break down barriers to social justice and human rights throughout the world. Through focusing on the vulnerable in our society, staff and students are engaged in making a difference through their legal knowledge and practice. 

And throughout our Social Sciences programmes, students and academics work together across disciplines to develop insights into society. From understanding crime and punishment, to the exploration of social structures and change, our staff and students embrace a radical yet practical agenda aimed at positively impacting on society, both locally and globally.


Please click on the ‘Apply’ button to be redirected to our website and complete the Application Form.

In support of your application, we will ask you to provide:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages offering an overview of your career and expertise, and how that experience makes you the ideal candidate for this role.
  • An up-to-date CV including your publication list and research and/or consultancy activity.
  • A copy of two of your publications or outputs, or digital links to them where possible. If providing digital links, please include these on your cover letter document.

For guidance on the above, please refer to the Application Guidance document below.


At the heart of our 2025 Strategy  is our mission is to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.

Our heritage of making through innovation and its application through knowledge exchange, and of creative research and practice, today finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning. Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio. 

Research by our staff and students creates new knowledge, catalyses innovation, and has global impact. Through our research, we make new discoveries and deliver benefit to culture, industry, society, and the environment. Ground-breaking projects include changing health and care guidelines, improving policy and practice regarding Islamophobia, optimising energy efficient homes, promoting human dignity worldwide, improving critical care nursing, and exploring issues faced by jazz musicians. 


Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities.  Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community. By working together, combining our many different backgrounds and life experiences, we will empower each other to reach our full potential. 

You can read more about Birmingham City University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion here .

Further details:   Job Description – Lecturer      Guidance for Applicants

If you need guidance in completing the application form, please contact [email protected] . Likewise, if this is your first time applying for an academic vacancy in the UK and you would like guidance in completing your application, please do get in touch with us. Please be aware that due to a high volume of vacancies currently advertised, there may be a delay in responding to you. 

Birmingham City University is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity at every level in the workplace. Applications are welcome from all candidates, regardless of their personal characteristics, background, or beliefs.

BCU Values  underpin how we work in achieving the ambitions set out in our Strategy and Priorities, and are the principles that unite the way we work together and for our students.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do. This commitment is enshrined in our BCU Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.

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