Associate Professor (tenure track) in Fintech at the Department of Economics

Deadline: 15.10.2022

University of Bergen

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Position as Associate professor

The Department of Economics at the University of Bergen, Norway, invites applications for a tenure-track (7 years) position as Associate Professor in the Fintech area of Finance. Towards the end of the period, the candidate will be evaluated for a tenured position as a Full Professor according to national and internal guidelines and requirements.

The Department of Economics offers bachelor, master and PhD degrees in economics, and a civil engineering degree in Computer Science and Economics. Research and teaching at the Department cover a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines. The Department is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Work tasks/research field:

We are looking for an excellent economist with a PhD in finance or economics. The degree should normally be from the last five years. The Associate Professor will be expected to teach and supervise at all levels and to engage in other tasks at the department.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD in finance or economics.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated ability to publish research at a high international level in the Fintech area of Finance, and have a promising pipeline of working papers.
  • Examples of research areas include P2P lending, Cryptocurrencies, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and Central bank digital currencies (CBDC).
  • Personal and collaborative skills will be taken into consideration.
  • Educational competence as outlined below.
  • The successful applicant must be able to teach courses at both graduate and undergraduate level at the department.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of appointment. Norwegian courses are offered by the University of Bergen.

Educational competence

Basic pedagogical training and experience in the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor (link). This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, he/she will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

The application should include a teaching portfolio that provides an overview of teaching experience and pedagocical qualifications as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level.

We can offer:

  • A friendly and professionally challenging working environment
  • Annual salary of NOK 661 400 – 728 100 (pay grade 70-75, code 1011) before taxes in the Norwegian government salary scale. Further increase in salary will depend on performance and seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and excellent welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant life and extraordinary nature.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A short (maximum 2 pages) research statement with a plan for research during the employment period
  • Academic papers (up to 5)
  • CV including a complete list of publications, working papers and work in progress and document career interruptions due to maternity, paternity, long-term illness or national service since the PhD.
  • Certified copies of diplomas for highest degree and other relevant certificates
  • A teaching portfolio documenting training/experience in course development, different teaching activities, grading, student evaluations and tutoring. Please fill in this form and upload with your application
  • Two reference letters should be sent to the Head of Department.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

The closing date is October 15, 2022.

The application must be marked with: Reference 22/9808

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable from the:

  • Head of the Department, Professor Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, e-mail: [email protected] or phone: +47 55 58 92 21

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior Executive Officer Pernille Hole, e-mail: [email protected] or phone +47 55 58 90 02.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

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