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).

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Economics – 1-2 positions

Job description

The Department of Economics invites applicants for 1-2 tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor. The positions will be associated with the department’s group in Political Economy, broadly defined, including development, labor, public economics, macroeconomics and environmental economics, and we are searching for candidates with relevant research interests. The openings are for a research position including teaching and administrative duties.


We are looking for excellent economists with expected completion of PhD no later than August 2018. Candidates who have been employed in a research position for more than one year should apply for the department’s tenure- track position as Associate Professor (see announcement at EconJobMarket). The assessment of applicants is based on scientific merits, teaching and personal qualities, as well as the Department’s teaching obligations and long-term academic development. 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.

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.

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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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