Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics At Oslo University – 1 position. Norway


Job description

Assistant professorships (“postdoc”) are primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia. They are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, with some teaching and administrative duties.

The position will be associated with the following research project:

  • Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics: Empirical Evidence  (headed by Professor Marcus Hagedorn)

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree. Candidates from foreign educational institutions must have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree within five months after the closing date. Candidates from Norwegian educational institutions must have submitted their doctoral dissertations for evaluation before the closing date. Confirmation from the relevant institution, that requirements are (or will be) met, should accompany the application together with the doctoral dissertation. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

The ranking of qualified applicants are based on scientific merits. The candidate is expected to have a strong competence in computational methods and in their application to economic questions. In particular experience with machine learning and the analysis of “Big Data Sets” is expected. Ongoing research and future plans are also considered in line with personal suitability for the job and cooperation skills.

We offer

  • A starting pay NOK 591 400 – 640 700 (SKO 1352 postdoctoral fellow, pay grade 68-72), depending on level of competence/length of service
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Mentor programme
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • Good welfare benefits  (e.g. maternity leave, subsidised childcare)

The electronic application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A complete list of papers and publications
  • Up to three research papers

Reference letters may be sent to: merethe.aase(at)

Guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo may be obtained at:

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.

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

  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 01/03/2016
  • Reference number:
  • 2016/1335

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