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Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Deadline: 24.01.2023

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).

Job description

Applicants are invited for a three to four-year research position with 25% teaching and administrative duties. The job’s home-base is Oslo, and the position is funded primarily by the European Research Council under a consolidator grant on Market Access and Economic Development, headed by Jonas Hjort. Visiting periods at the Department of Economics at University College London are likely possible.

In Norway, the majority of assistant professorships were historically fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia. This position is formally a four year position, but the arrangement is flexible and can be shortened to three years (without teaching duties).

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):

  • Development Economics
  • Trade Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Theory
  • Programming, e.g., R, Matlab, Python, or Stata

Applicants should be near completion of the doctoral degree so that the requirements are fulfilled by September 30th 2023. Successful completion of a doctoral degree is a prerequisite for taking up the position.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

We offer

  • A starting pay between NOK 636 700 and 689 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352).
  • 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.
  • The university’s mentoring programme for female postdocs.

How to apply

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
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Up to 3 papers
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • 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).

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.

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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