One post-doctoral scholarship in Economics (3 years)
Advertiser: Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Labor; Demographic Economics - Microeconomics - Public Economics - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Biblioteksgränd 1, Umeå, 901 87, Sweden
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 1 Dec 2023
Application deadline: 5 Jan 2024 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Interview scheduling completed
Posting end date: 5 Jan 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, is looking for a post-doctoral scholar. The department has a broad research tradition, where the main research areas are Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Labor Economics and Public Economics.

Four themes are central to our research: (i) economic policy and behavioral economics; (ii) economic policy and the labor market; (iii) sustainable development; and (iv) economic policy and fiscal federalism. The research touches on a broad set of topics including optimal taxation and public expenditure, income formation, household responses to taxation, social accounting, education policy, local public economics, environmental policy, and interactions between energy and the environment. Other active research areas are Econometrics and Health Economics. The department is also the host institution for the Erik Kempe Award in Environmental and Resource Economics.

The post-doctoral scholarship is financed by the Tore Browaldh Foundation, Handelsbanken. The stipend on which the scholarship is based will support full-time research activity for at least three years. A review of the research contribution after three years will then determine whether the scholarship is extended for an additional three years. In case the scholarship is extended to an additional three years, and if this second scholarship period is successful, the department’s aim is to offer the scholar the possibility to apply (in competition) for a permanent position within the department.

Starting Date: April 1, 2024, or later by agreement.

Eligibility requirements

The applicant shall have a Ph.D. in Economics, or in a related area before starting the position. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. Candidates that have not yet defended their dissertation when applying are required to have successfully defended their dissertation before starting the position. A candidate who has completed their degree before three years may be considered if special circumstances apply. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. We appreciate an equal gender balance and particularly welcome female applicants for the position.

Assessment criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant research of high international quality;
  • A promising publication record;
  • Willingness to collaborate on research activities in economics in an international research environment.

The primary basis for selection will be the ability to carry out and publish high-quality research in economics and to contribute to the research environment of the department of economics.


The application should be written in English and include the following components:

  1. Cover sheet with contact information;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Copies of original degree certificates;
  4. Description of previous research experience (1-2 pages);
  5. Description of future research plans, (1-2 pages);
  6. Names and contact details of at least two personal references;
  7. Publication list;
  8. Selected research articles (maximum 5).

The application marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1883-23 should be sent in electronic format (pdf); as one pdf document for points 1-7 and publications as a separate pdf file, to A complete application must be submitted no later than January 5, 2024.


For more information about the Post-doctoral scholarship, please contact Professor Thomas Aronsson,, telephone +46 (0)90 786 50 17.

We will be present at the virtual 3rd European Job Market meeting for Economists, held between December 11 and December 14, 2023 . We would be happy to meet you virtually and discuss the post-doctoral position.

More about Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE)

As an internationally respected, nationally influential, and regionally rooted part of Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics contributes to societal development through education and research of a high international standard.

Through interplay with surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to the understanding, ability, and responsibility of individuals in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development.

In collaboration with our surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to individuals' understanding, ability and responsibility in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development. We are AACSB-accredited and sustainability certified according to the environmental management standard ISO14001.

The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and The USBE office form USBE, with about 150 employees. About 3800 students follow our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.

The Department of Economics has about 30 members of staff. We pursue research mainly in Labor economics, Public economics, Environmental and Resource economics and Econometrics.

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Number of letters of reference required: 2
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