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Lecturer in Transport Economics

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in transport economics or related areas (e.g. health or regulated industries)? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of the economics of rail transport as this is a strong focus of our research and future investment. However, we also welcome applicants with experience in any area of transport economics where the methodologies can be applied to rail or from those with relevant methodological experience gained in related areas such as regulated industries or health.

Joining an internationally-leading team of applied transport economists and working with Professor Andrew Smith and colleagues, you will contribute to the teaching provision and research in transport economics. Policy impact is at the core of our research. For example, our rail research on cost efficiency, marginal cost and infrastructure pricing has been used extensively by policy and industry bodies including Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and the European Commission. More widely, we have also played a central role in developing the UK Department for Transport's WebTAG appraisal guidelines, key elements of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook (PDFH), and appraisal methods for the EU and World Bank.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across the University, you will join the Economics and Appraisal Research Group, whose interests cover multiple transport mode applications and methodological areas. One key focus in respect of the EU and UK Research Council funding agenda is the analysis of the costs and benefits of transport innovation and investment (particularly rail). We are currently engaged in several Horizon 2020 and EPSRC projects which combine transport economics, econometric and appraisal methodologies with wider technology based research.

With a PhD in a relevant discipline, you will have experience of teaching in a higher education setting, in addition to a strong upward research trajectory evidenced by metrics such as high-quality peer-reviewed publications (indicating international significance) and income generation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andrew Smith, Professor of Transport Performance and Economics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6654  email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £39,324 to £46,924 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 February 2017
Reference:  ENVTR1038
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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