Sunday, September 19, 2021


News Byte Article

NEW: Professor / Associate Professor in Urban Economics (ref: SRF35327)
Posted: 8/24/2021

The Department of Real Estate and Planning is seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor in Urban Economics as a strategic move to develop and lead this key subject area for us going forward.

This post is aimed at a senior academic with an active and high-quality research agenda, a world leading publication record and whose teaching abilities include subjects in urban economics / real estate economics. 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 resource allocations. 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 lead this area with further investments in the future.

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

Application deadline: 31 August 2021 (5pm UK time)

Interview date: TBC

The successful candidate will be expected to take a position at the earliest convenience (preferably by January 2022).


  • 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

The link to a full job description can be found here:

For further information or discussion, please contact Prof. Gianluca Marcato (Head of Department, or Dr Chen Zheng (Professor of Finance and Real Estate,

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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