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Associate Professor (tenure track)

Title: Associate Professor (tenure track)

  • Employer: University of Bergen (Department of Economics)
  • Location: Norway
  • Position Type: Associate Professor
  • Deadline: May 1, 2018

  • Job Description:

    We welcome you to apply for a seven-year tenure track position as Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen. Towards the end of the period, the candidate will be evaluated for a tenured position as a Full Professor.

    Department of Economics ( is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department offers bachelor, master and PhD degrees in economics. Research and teaching at the Department cover a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines. The Department’s research is centered around three research groups:
    •Industrial organization, finance and markets
    •Welfare, social insurance and health
    •Natural resources, environmental and development economics

    Description of position:
    We are looking for an excellent economist with a PhD from the last five years.

    The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the Department’s existing research and education profiles. The Associate Professor will be expected to teach and supervise at all levels, and to engage in other tasks at the Department.

    •Applicants must have demonstrated their ability to publish research at a high international level.
    •Personal aptitude and cooperative skills will also be taken into consideration.
    •Basic teaching training is a requirement. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate pedagogical training if this requirement is not met prior to appointment.

    We can offer:
    •A good and professionally challenging working environment
    •A starting pay at pay grade 68-75 (code 1011/pay range 24) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 600 200 – 686 900,- before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
    •Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
    •The University of Bergen has an inclusive workplace (IW) agreement.
    •Good welfare benefits.

    Your application must include:
    •A cover letter
    •A research statement with plans for the employment period
    •CV including a complete list of publications
    •The contact details of two references
    •Certified copies of diplomas and certificates
    •Documentation of pedagogical qualifications and experience. Student evaluations might be included.

    The candidates are encouraged to submit two reference letters.

    The application and documentation with translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge,

    An evaluation committee will review the applications, and the best qualified applicants will be invited to submit their scientific work. Offers will be made based on the assessment of scientific merit by an expert committee, and interviews and trial lectures.

    Closing date: May 1, 2018

    The application has to be marked: 18/3287

    General information:
    Additional information about the position is obtainable from the Head of the Department, Professor Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, e-mail: or phone: +47 55 58 92 21.

    Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior Executive Officer Anita Helen Spurkeland, e-mail: or phone +47 55 58 90 58.

    State employment shall reflect the diversity of the population at large. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and gender composition, and the recruitment of persons from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Persons from different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

    We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

    The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

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