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Current Vacancies and Opportunities

Chief Executive - Pro Bono Economics
Application deadline: noon 16 November 2015

Pro Bono Economics matches highly skilled economist volunteers with charities who need their expertise. They are now looking for a new Chief Executive to lead the charity in the next phase of its growth and development. Kai Adams, who leads the Charities and Social Enterprise Practice at Green Park, is leading on the recruitment. Please click here for information regarding the role and how to apply.

Migration Advisory Committee Member

Location: Central London
Time commitment: The expected time commitment is 24 days per year
Remuneration: £275 per day

Do you want to play a key role in advising the Government on a range of migration policy related issues?

If so, this role is an exceptional opportunity to deliver high quality evidence-based, economics focused reports and advice to ensure that government policy and strategy in relation to migration and employment is based on the best possible evidence and analysis.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is responsible for providing transparent, independent advice to the Government on migration issues. Its reports cover issues including:
• the impacts of immigration
• the limits on immigration under the points based system
• skills shortages within occupations
We are seeking candidates with strong written skills, quantitative analytical skills and the ability to work as part of a team and build effective working relationships with a wide range of groups. The successful candidate will also possess expertise in economics, preferably labour markets and be able to demonstrate the application of economics in a practical context.
This will be a three year fixed term appointment and is offered on an ‘as required’ basis.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click:
The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 02 December.

Three Lectureships in Economics - University of St Andrews.
School of Economics & Finance, Salary: Grade 7/or negotiable, Start Date: 1 September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter
The School of Economics & Finance is part of Scotland's first university, with an established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. The School is research-led, with a focus on outstanding research and teaching in all areas of Economics and Finance, having being ranked joint tenth in outputs at the 2014 Research Excellence framework.

We are now seeking to fill up to three Lectureships (Assistant Professor equivalent) in Economics, with no restriction on the field. You are expected to have a PhD in Economics, Finance or related fields at the time of appointment, and the clear potential to become an outstanding researcher and teacher.

Salaries are negotiable and commensurate with level and experience.

The posts should be taken up on or before 1 September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School will be available at the Spanish Economic Association meeting in Girona on 10-12 December 2015, the ASSA meetings in San Francisco on 3-5 January 2016, and the 2015 RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting & Job Market in London on 8-9 January 2016.Please submit your application, job market paper, CV and reference letters through

Economist volunteers     Pro Bono Economics, UK

Pro Bono Economicsis a charity set up to provide charities with economist volunteers who help with analysis and data. It has also sought to help the economics profession volunteer and support an effective charitable sector. By using economists and drawing on their professional expertise PBE wants to ensure that the analysis done for charities is rigorous. They need continuing support from economist volunteers - read more and get in touch here  if you are willing and able to spend a couple of days scoping a project, or half a day peer reviewing a piece of analysis, or if you would like to be part of a team who can work on producing a piece of analysis over the course of many months — the input will vary according to the complexity of the analysis and the size of the team.  Read more in the Newsletter

Lectureships (Assistant Professorships) in Economics: University of Edinburgh  
The School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for two positions of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Economics in any field.

We are looking for candidates with strong research potential and a commitment to high-quality teaching. Candidates must hold a PhD in Economics or be in the final stage of their Ph.D. training, and must be able to demonstrate an existing or developing record of research with potential for publication in leading peer-reviewed journals in economics. Preliminary meetings will be held at the ASSA/AEA meetings in San Francisco in January 2016.

To apply, all candidates must complete the following two steps of application (in any order) by November 30, 2015 (5pm, UK time), otherwise applications will not be considered.

Step 1. Candidates must apply formally online via the University of Edinburgh recruitment website (, vacancy reference 034702).

Step 2. In addition, candidates must submit supporting documents (including a cover letter specifying interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, sample of research, and any other relevant materials), and arrange for three letters of recommendation via the Econ Job Market website.

Further particulars are available at, vacancy reference 034702.

Informational URL: School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh
For more information, email:

Current Links

Government Economic Service (GES)
The GES is the UK’s largest recruiter of economists, with over 1400 professionals in more than 30 Departments and Agencies. We are involved in all aspects of Government policy. Joining the GES as a Fast Stream Economist can give you a wide range of career options, and allows you to make a visible impact on life in the UK and beyond. Read more about working for the GES here.

International Monetary Fund Economist Program (EP).
The EP is an entry-level program for talented macroeconomists interested in pursuing a career in international economics and finance. It is a 3-year program specifically designed to enable participants to quickly gain operational experience and further develop macroeconomics expertise. EPs are given full professional responsibilities to carry out operations-related analysis, and to apply their studies and research to policy work that impacts the Fund's member countries.  Details here.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Economists

Have you got what it takes to explain economics to foreign policy makers? The FCO recruits economists who can apply their skills to policy issues in international macroeconomics, financial markets and trade and development.
FCO More details  Applying for Assistant Economist jobs.

Other Job resources:

EconJobMarket This is the official job-market site of the EEA, Econometric Society and used by the RES for its annual PhD Meetings & Jobmarket.
Job Openings for Economists targeted to the comprehensive needs of all participants in the annual economics job market cycle.
JobsInAcademia is an international academic job board and recruitment resource designed to introduce academics to universities and research institutions worldwide in order to facilitate the hiring process for both sides.Jobseekers can browse and search for job ads without registering. It is also possible to upload CVs and receive personalised jobs by email free of charge. If you are an employer and want to advertise jobs, register in the ‘Employers’ section on the website; this is free as well. JobsInAcademia
AcademicKeys Higher education positions in Economics is a worldwide directory of Economics researchers where you can browse Economics conferences and jobs.
One of the best resources for graduating economists in the UK to find work. Listing jobs in academia, the private sector, government and international organizations.
Economist Jobs
Economist Jobs is a specialist site for jobs in economics and carries all the latest economics jobs across a range of sectors, locations and
Economics Research Network
: The Economics Research Network, part of SSRN, hosts the Professional Job Openings has been launched to help organisations across the world access global pools of talent for their recruitment needs. They specialise in vacancies in the academic and research sector, at every stage of the academic career path, from post doc and research positions, to lecturer jobs, professorial appointments and president/vice chancellor roles.Global Academy Jobs
Jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK & abroad.
Inomics Popular site listing jobs in economics at all levels in the UK & Europe
QS Academic International Mobility Lists academic jobs in many countries and also provides authoritative information to university researchers and teachers considering relocating to new country.
The Gateway
 -  is an independent business and careers newspaper read by the most ambitious and business focused of today’s students providing no-nonsense advice on getting into a chosen career.
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
 - Graduate Job advice and all the graduate recruitment industry knowledge you need from recruitment professionals who understand the competitive nature of the graduate job market and graduate schemes.

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