Assistant Professor of Business Economics

Job Description & Qualification

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Business Economics at the Department of Business and Management Science ( The Department delivers teaching and supervision in NHH’s programs at the bachelor, master and PhD levels, as well as executive programs.

The Department has high ambitions in terms of research and offers a stimulating work environment. The main activities are organized in six broad research areas: i) Incentives, Contracts and Firm Behavior, ii) Investments, Insurance and Household Finance, iii) Business Taxation, iv) Energy Markets, Resource Management and Sustainability v) Shipping, Logistics and Operations Management, and vi) Data Science and Analytics. The Department is multi-disciplinary and the research covers both empirical and theoretical inquiries.

The Department aims to strengthen its capacity in research area ii) Investments, Insurance and Household Finance. We are especially searching for candidates with expertise in Economics of Uncertainty, Risk Management and Insurance. Particular attention will be paid to candidates with supplementary competence in Data Science and Analytics.

The position is of four years duration and provides an opportunity to qualify for a permanent position as Associate Professor or Full Professor. It involves teaching on average one course per year as well as some graduate supervision. There is a clear expectation that students will receive high quality instructions.

In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasized. In case of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a PhD in Business Economics, Economics, Statistics, Finance or Accounting. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong potential for high quality research.


The salary will be negotiable within the State Salary Scale for Junior Positions. NHH offers a favorable arrangement with membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, research funds for traveling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publication in top international journals. External research grants and teaching in executive programs may also offer opportunities for supplementing the base salary.

In Norway, health care, schools and most other public services are free. The city of Bergen has a mild and coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities - as well as a family-friendly environment (explore

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted online, from To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’.

About the Organization

NHH Norwegian School of Economics ( is one of the leading business schools in Europe. NHH has an internationally recognised research environment and is the first choice for students who want to study business administration in Norway. NHH has 3,400 students and 400 employees.

Additional Information

Please submit up to five publications, a research proposal, a CV including information on education and work experience, a list of all publications and any other documents that are useful in evaluating your application. A maximum of three reference letters must be submitted by email directly to NHH ( from the referees by latest 15 February 2019.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, note that the list of applicants may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Head of Department, Professor Jarle Møen, / phone +47 55 95 96 12 or Administration Manager Kristin Reichel Teigland, / phone +47 55 95 94 31.
Applications must be submitted online, from To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’.

Deadline for application is 15 February 2019. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

For Additional Questions

Job ID

ID: J4538