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Tenure-track Assistant Professor / -Associate Professor / Tenured Associate Professor in microeconomics
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 highest ranked institute for economic research in Norway and in the top group in the Nordic countries. The Department offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes, as well as a doctoral programme with approximately 40 students. The department has attracted a number of ERC grants, and it hosts a centre for public economics, Norwegian Fiscal Studies (NFS).
The Department of Economics invites applicants for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) or tenured Associate Professor position in Economics, with specialization in microeconomics. The position is a general research position including teaching and administrative duties. The Department is looking for candidates capable of doing high quality research in economic theory, or applied microeconomic theory (e.g. public economics, environmental economics or industrial organization), and who have an interest and ability for mutually beneficial interaction with colleagues doing applied and empirical work.
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.
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 at the Department, 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.
It is expected that the candidate will contribute to a high standard of collegiality and the Department’s working environment. Residence in or close to Oslo is expected.
Candidates are asked to specify whether they apply for a tenure-track or tenured position, or both.
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 2019 (additional time may be allowed for leave related to childbirth or adoption), or expect to complete a PhD no later than 30 September 2024. 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.
Diversity and gender equality
The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. The Department of Economics would welcome employees with diverse expertise, life experience and perspectives.
- Salary NOK 692 400 - 759 100 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenure-track Assistant Professor position
- Salary NOK 708 000 - 777 900 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenure-track Associate Professor position
- Salary NOK 777 900 - 919 200 per annum depending on qualifications in the tenure 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 (international staff may also benefit from tax cuts in their first years)
- Gender equality initiatives at UiO
How to apply
The application must include
- Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest/research statement)
- 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 (for the tenure-track position)
- Up to five research papers (for the tenured position)
- 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 and/or a trial lecture.
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 employment and promotion for Professor and Associate Professor positions at UiO, the Guide for applicants and members of expert committees and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at UiO.
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 B2) of Norwegian, Danish or Swedish within the two first years of employment. Moreover, a candidate hired in a tenured position is expected to acquire sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language to be able to participate actively in all the functions the position entails within three years. Language training is provided by the University.
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.
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