Research Fellow in the Economics of Trade Policy Ref 9183

School/department: Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy, University of Sussex Business School
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term to 31 March 2025 (based on 01 Jan 2023 start date)
Reference: 9183
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 22 July 2022
Closing date: 06 September 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: expected to be on 28 September 2022
Expected start date: ASAP, certainly by 01 January 2023   

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an economist experienced in the use of firm-level data for international trade research and also enthusiastic to work on the interface of trade policy and climate policy to join a new multi-million-pound ESRC-funded Research Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP). The Centre spans four departments in Sussex plus universities in all four UK nations, and comprises scholars from economics, law, business management, politics and international relations.

She/he will be based in the Department of Economics in the University of Sussex Business School and located in the University’s Jubilee Building. The post is an early career research position. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the work of the research team, and also to develop their research skills with support from more experienced members of staff.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential to conduct high quality research in the economics of international trade, and to be able to communicate it clearly in writing and verbally.

The Research Fellows will be part of the CITP’s Early Career Researcher cohort for which the Centre will organise various professional development activities. They will also form part of a large group of trade scholars in Sussex which, as well as CITP, includes faculty and also Research Fellows in the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO). Collaboration and team working will be central to the work of both the CITP and the UKTPO, so being able to work closely with colleagues in a fast-moving and exciting area is important. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing unit undertaking advanced research on international trade and trade policy.

For details beyond those below please contact L Alan Winters ( ), Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Applicants should apply online at

This opportunity is being advertised with two other posts for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in the Economics of Trade Policy for the CITP – references:  9182 and 9184. Because they are different, separate applications are required, but please indicate in your application if you have applied for one or both of the other posts.  

Please submit a covering letter, your curriculum vitae, any teaching evaluations and your research papers and please also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted via

Candidates should also download and complete a Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your personal details and equal opportunities form by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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