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).

Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Job description

Assistant professorships (“postdoc”) are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia.

The opening is a research position for four years with some teaching and administrative duties. The position is associated with Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS), a centre for public economics based on cooperation among the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Statistics Norway and the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

We are looking for a candidate with a background in empirical public finance. Applicants will be assessed based on scientific merits, teaching and personal qualities. Thematic relevance of ongoing research and research plans for Oslo Fiscal Studies are considered, as well as the Department’s teaching obligations and long-term academic development.

At the time of application 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.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

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Candidates should indicate their interest in a position by uploading the relevant information at no later than December 1, 2017, including:

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

After a preliminary screening process, successful candidates may be invited to provide additional information and complete their application through the university online application system before February 1, 2018.

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

Guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts 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 although the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

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

Application deadline:

December 1, 2017: registration at EconJobMarket, and February 1, 2018: registration at the UiO online application system (upon invitation only)

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Head of Department Steinar Holden
Telephone: +47 22 85 51 56

Head of Administration Merethe Aase 
Telephone: +47 22 85 51 25

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