The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO 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).
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics
Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

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:

  • CONSERVATION, ERC grant headed by Professor Bård Harstad

The research area for the position is Economic Theory, Economics of Information, and Environmental Economics.

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. Although the candidate is free to pursue his or her own research agenda, ongoing research and future plans will be considered in line with personal suitability for the job and cooperation skills. The candidate is expected to have a strong competence in economic theory, such as information economics, social learning, and moral hazard, and also a research project that overlaps with environmental economics.

We offer

  • A starting pay NOK 594 700 - 671 600 depending on level of competence
  • 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)


Please upload the following information:

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

An interview will be a part of the appointment process.

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.

  • Job type:
  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • March 24, 2017
  • Reference number:
  • 2016/11022