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
Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

Job description

The position is for 3 years, with some teaching duties. The position will be associated with the following research project:

  • EUROPEAN STRAINS – Funded by the Research Council of Norway program "Europa i Endring" and headed by Professor Kalle Moene.

EUROPEAN STRAINS is a research initiative that builds on the long run research commitment of the department to study society models, labor markets and welfare states. The aims are I) to understand the current European crisis and its institutional responses, emphasizing the interaction between politics, economic development, and social change; II) to understand European migration, mobility and economic growth in the light of national identities, and social and economic strains; and III) to understand the economic and political feasibility of the European Social model, emphasizing how temporary shocks may create permanent institutional changes once we incorporate economic, social, and political reactions

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree. The ranking of qualified applicants are based on scientific merits. Ongoing research and research plans relevant for European Strains are also considered in line with personal suitability for the job and cooperation skills. Experience within the relevant research areas is also considered when ranking candidates.

We offer

  • A starting pay NOK 594 800 – 648 100 depending on level of competence
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Mentor programme
  • Favourable pension benefits
  • Attractive employee benefits (e.g. maternity leave, subsidised childcare)

How to apply

Please upload the following information:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of papers and publications
  • Up to three research papers

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

An interview will be a part of the appointment process.

Formal regulations

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:
  • 22/02/2017
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/405