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Professor in Finance

Deadline: 06.11.2020

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

The Department of Economics invites applicants for one position as Professor in finance. We are seeking candidates with a broad profile in finance, covering core finance areas such as asset pricing and corporate finance. We emphasize also applied work and work in the intersection between finance and economics.

The candidate will have to present a research profile compatible with the Department's, and will be expected to initiate research, supervise younger researches, participate in teaching and exam-related work at all levels of the study programs, as well as taking on administrative duties, according to current regulations by the Department.

The Department of Economics wishes to increase the number of female scientific staff members, and encourages women to apply.

Qualification requirements

To be appointed as Professor, a significant production of scientific work beyond a doctorate is required. Research must be of high quality and demonstrate both breadth and depth. This work should reflect an independent research profile, demonstrate the ability to address new issues, and reflect both theoretical and methodological topics. Ongoing research is a requirement.

The assessment of applicants is based on scientific merits with an emphasis on research over the last five years, teaching, research leadership, administrative experience and personal qualities, as well as the Department’s teaching obligations and long-term academic development.

Teaching experience must be documented. Applicants who do not possess required pedagogical qualifications, must complete necessary training offered within a two year period. Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment and to be able to participate actively in all functions the position entails.

Qualifications and Personal skills

Candidates will be assessed by their scientific merits as well as their professional, educational, and communication-related qualifications. Research experience relevant for the position is of foremost importance with a focus on quality and volume from recent years, and a potential for further development. Plan for research project(s). Scientific research over the past five years will normally be given particular emphasis.

Personal suitability will be emphasized.

We offer

  • A starting pay between NOK 1 083 900 and 1 285 900 in position as Professor (SKO 1013), depending on level of competence
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • Good welfare benefits (e.g. maternity leave)

How to apply

The application should include:

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

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

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

Please refer to 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.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Women are encouraged to apply.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.


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