Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics

Deadline: 03.03.2024

BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is ranked among the top business schools in Europe combining internationally recognized research and a wide range of educational offerings from bachelor to master and doctoral degree programmes as well as executive programmes. BI’s mission is to build the knowledge economy by empowering people and improving business. BI has 20 000 students, more than 300 000 alumni, and a number of academic and business partnerships and networks both nationally and internationally. BI holds the three most prestigious international quality accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. BI is organised as an independent foundation whose purpose is teaching and research. All profits are used to strengthen BI's academic- and learning environment.

Job Description

Professors Sydnee Caldwell (UC Berkeley), Ingrid Haegele (LMU) and Andreas Kostøl (BI Norwegian Business school) are recruiting a 3-year postdoc position at the BI Norwegian Business School within the area on human resource practices and wage -inequality.

The position and project are based in Oslo at BI Norwegian Business School, department of Economics with collaborating partners from Ludwig Maximillian University in Munch, UC Berkeley and the National Bureau of Economics Research.

There will be project meetings in Norway, Germany and the US.

The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with Caldwell, Haegele and Kostøl on a set of research projects which rely on survey and administrative data. They will assist with the design and implementation of large-scale surveys, as well as with data analysis and writing.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in Economics with a strong quantitative background including experience with administrative data and interest in labor or personnel economics. The ideal candidate is fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Norwegian is not expected or required. Experience with survey data is a plus, but not required.

Desired start date: 1st September 2024.

Application procedure

Qualifications will be evaluated according to the usual rules for academic positions at universities and specialized university institutions, as well as BI provisions for appointment and promotion.

Candidates interested in this position must submit their application electronically through the “Send application” button, and upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV and publication list
  • Certificate from the highest degree obtained
  • Scientific works and pedagogical dissemination articles.
  • Other documentation that may be important for assessing the level of competence

Work may not be submitted after the deadline.

Qualified applicants may be called in for an interview, trial lecture or seminar presentation. BI Norwegian Business School reserves the right not to appoint applicants who are academically qualified if they are found not to satisfy other explicit requirements with respect to pedagogical skills, teaching experience, work experience in or in cooperation with the business sector or interpersonal skills.

What we can offer

The position normally offers membership in BIs collective pension scheme.

  • Competitive salary
  • A good working environment at one of Scandinavia's leading business schools.
  • Good research support and publication remuneration.
  • Supportive professional environment.

Further information

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