University of Oslo, (UiO) - Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Economics is thelargest and highest ranked institute for economic research in Norway. The Department offers Bachelor's and Masters's programmes, as well as a doctoral programme with approximately 40 students. The department hosts a Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance (ESOP) and a Centre for Public Economics, Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS).

Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Deadline 24.05.2018

Job description

Assistant professorships (“postdoc”) are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia.
The opening is a research position for three to four years with some teaching and administrative duties. The position is associated with the ERC Consolidator Grant "Conservation" headed by Professor Bård Harstad.

Qualification requirements and Personal Skills

We are searching for a candidate with research experience on environmental economics, and it is valuable with experience on both applied theory and empirical methods.
Applicants will be assessed on scientific merits, teaching and personal qualities, as well as the Department's teaching obligations and academic development.

At the time of application candidates from foreign educational institutions must have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree within five months after the closing date. Candidates from Norwegian educational institutions must have submitted their doctoral dissertations for evaluation before the closing date. Confirmation from the relevant institution, that requirements are (or will be) met, should accompany the application.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

We offer

  • salary NOK 600 200 – 650 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • Mentor programme
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 numbers of academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • Letters of Recommendation

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

An interview will be a part of the appointment process, and candidates may be invited to give a seminar.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution. According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Head of Department Steinar Holden, phone number: +47 22 85 51 56,

Head of Administration Merethe Aase, phone number: +47 22 85 51 25,

Apply for position

Søknadsfrist: 24.05.2018

Kontakt: Steinar Holden (Head of Department)
Telefon: +47 22 85 51 56

Kontakt 2: Merethe Aase (Head of Administration)
Telefon: +47 22 85 51 25