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1 Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Deadline: 20.11.2019

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

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 the largest 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).

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The position is a four-year research position with limited teaching and administrative duties. In Norway, assistant professorships are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia.

The position is partially financed by the ERC Starting Grant “Value Judgments and Redistribution Policies” (VALURED), headed by Associate Professor Paolo Piacquadio.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Applicants will be assessed based on scientific merits, teaching, and personal qualities. Priority is given to candidates with research interest in theoretical and/or empirical aspects of taxation and welfare economics.

Candidates from Norwegian educational institutions must have submitted their doctoral dissertations for evaluation before February 1st, 2020. Candidates from foreign educational institutions must have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree within September 1st 2020. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

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How to apply

Candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the position by uploading the relevant information at https://www.econjobmarket.org/ by November 15, 2019. The final deadline is November 20, 2019.

Applications should include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A complete list of papers and publications
  • Up to three research papers
  • Letters of Recommendation

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

After a preliminary screening process, selected candidates will be invited to provide additional information and complete their application through the university online application system before February 1, 2020. For practical reasons, we will not be able to respond to candidates who are not invited to complete their application.

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

Application deadline:

  • November 20, 2019: registration at EconJobMarket
  • February 1, 2020: registration at the UiO online application system (upon invitation only)

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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

  • Principal Investigator of VALURED Paolo G. Piacquadio, email: [email protected], Telephone: +47 22 85 72 37
  • Head of Administration Merethe Aase, email: [email protected], Telephone: +47 22 85 51 25
  • Head of Department Steinar Holden, email: [email protected], Telephone: +47 22 85 51 56

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