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2-3 positions in Economics

Deadline: 20.01.2023

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).

Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Tenured Associate Professor

Job description

The Department of Economics invites applicants for 2-3 positions, either tenure-track (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) or tenured Associate Professor. The positions are general research positions including teaching and administrative duties. We encourage applications in all areas in economics and finance. The Department would like to strengthen its competence in economic theory, and we especially encourage candidates with a background in this area to apply.

A tenure-track position is a fulltime position for a period of seven years, including teaching duties and some administration. A formal midway evaluation will be held in the fourth year of the tenure-track period. At the end of the fixed-term period, the candidate will be evaluated for a tenured position according to the Department’s criteria, specified in the employment contract.

Associate Professors with tenure may apply for promotion to a professorship according to the guidelines of the Faculty of Social Science.

More about the position

We are looking for candidates with potential for outstanding research and teaching of high quality.

Candidates for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) SKO 1352 or Associate Professor position SKO 1011) should have achieved a PhD degree no earlier than 2018 (additional time may be allowed for leave related to childbirth or adoption), or expect to complete a PhD no later than 30 September 2023. Successful completion of a doctoral degree is a prerequisite for taking up the position. Candidates who have worked in a postdoctoral or research position for more than one year will be evaluated for a tenure-track Associate Professor position.

Candidates are asked to specify whether they apply for a tenure-track or tenured position, or both.

The assessment of applicants is based on scientific merits, research potential, teaching, research leadership, administrative experience and personal qualities. The Department's teaching obligations and long-term academic development, and the overall complementarity with other employees, will also be of importance. Personal suitability will be emphasized. For candidates to a tenured position, the assessment will emphasize the performance over the last five years, and the tenure requirements for the tenure-track position will be informative.

Applicants who do not have basic pedagogical competencies must acquire such within the first two years of employment.

Women are encouraged to apply.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 661 400 – 714 900 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenured-track Assistant Professor position.
  • Salary NOK 714 900 – 765 600 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenured-track Associate Professor position.
  • Salary NOK 765 600 – 888 200 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenured Associate Professor position.
  • A stimulating and international research environment with multiple research groups and seminar series.
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace allowing for a good work-life balance.
  • Access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the university’s kindergartens).
  • Norway’s capital with its rich cultural life and easy access to beautiful nature.
  • Financial and practical support for international staff moving to Norway.

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)
  • A teaching portfolio, preferably including information from student evaluations (for the tenured position only)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to three research papers
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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 hiring process, and candidates may be invited to give a seminar.

Formal regulations

Tenure-track: please see the Regulations on appointments to tenure-track positions with supplementary provisions for UiO. A formal midway assessment will be held, which will be completed before the candidates has been employed for four years.

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

Tenured: please see the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

A candidate hired in a tenure-track position who is not an independent user (CEFR level B) of Norwegian, Danish or Swedish is required to enroll in Norwegian courses offered by the University of Oslo during the fixed-term period. A candidate hired in a tenured position is required to become an independent user (CEFR level B) of Norwegian, Danish or Swedish within the two first years of employment in order to be able to participate actively in all the functions the position entails, including administrative tasks.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

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