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Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Deadline: 24.01.2022

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).

The position is a four-year research position with 25 % teaching and administrative duties. In Norway, the majority of assistant professorships are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended toqualify candidates for a career in academia. The position is partially funded by the Research Council of Norway under a grant on Climate Change Risk and International Cooperation, headed by Professor Christian Traeger. We seek a diverse pool of applicants.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Applicants are assessed based on scientific merit, skill, suitability for the project, teaching, and personal qualifications. We will also consider the thematic relevance of ongoing research and research plans for the project and for the Department’s teaching obligations and long-term academic development. The position requires a subset of the following interests and skills (in order of approximate priority)

• Climate Change Economics

• Dynamic Modeling

• Risk and Uncertainty Modeling

• Strategic International Cooperation

• Programming, e.g., Matlab, Python, or Julia

• International Macroeconomics and Macrofinance

• Applied Econometrics

Applicants should be near completion of the doctoral degree so that the requirements are fulfilled by September 30th 2022. Successful completion of a doctoral degree is a prerequisite for taking up the position.

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The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation and brief summary of experience and research interest)
  • CV
  • Research Statement
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 papers
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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

Guidelines concerning appointment to Postdoctoral fellowships at UiO.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing: intellectual property rights to research results etc.

According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published althoughthe applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants. In such cases, the applicant will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw the application from the list.

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

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

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