Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics

Job Description & Qualification

The Department of Economics at the University of Oslo announces a four-year research position with 25% teaching and administrative duties. In Norway, the majority of assistant professorships are fixed-term appointments for up to four years, primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia. The position is partially funded by the Research Council of Norway under a grant on Climate Change Risk and International Cooperation, headed by Professor Christian Traeger. We seek a diverse pool of applicants.

Applicants are assessed based on scientific merit, skill, suitability for the project, teaching, and personal qualifications. Given participation in grant-funded research, the position requires a subset of the following interests and skills (in order of approximate priority)
• Climate Change Economics
• Dynamic Modeling
• Risk and Uncertainty Modeling
• International Cooperation (Game Theory)
• Programming, e.g., Matlab, Python, or Julia
• International Macroeconomics and Macrofinance
• Applied Econometrics

The position is scheduled to start in August 2021 with some flexibility. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

We offer
• A starting pay between NOK 618 600 and 670 100 in position as Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO1352)
• An academically stimulating work environment relying on communication in English
• Good mentoring program
• Good welfare benefits

The application must include
• Cover letter
• CV
• Research Statement
• 2-3 Letters of Reference
• Job Market Paper
• Up to two additional Research Papers
• If available, transcripts and additional material considered relevant by the candidate

Only the relevant candidates will hear from us.

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Job ID

ID: J8621