Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Oslo
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Sognsveien 77, 0855 Oslo, Norway (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Dec 2021
Application deadline: 30 Dec 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Arranging flyouts
Posting end date: 30 Dec 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
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Job description

The position is 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.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Applicants are assessed based on scientific merit, research potential, skill, suitability for the project, teaching, and personal qualifications. We will also consider the thematic relevance of ongoing research and research plans for the project and for the Department’s teaching obligations and long-term academic development. 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
  • Strategic International Cooperation
  • Programming, e.g., Matlab, Python, or Julia
  • International Macroeconomics and Macrofinance
  • Applied Econometrics

Applicants should have a PhD or be near completion of the doctoral degree so that the requirements are fulfilled by September 30th 2022. Successful completion of a doctoral degree is a prerequisite for taking up the position.

We offer


The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation and brief summary of experience and research interest)
  • CV
  • Research Statement
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 papers
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

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

An interview will be a part of the appointment process, and candidates may be invited to give a seminar.

Application deadline: Applications must be received before December 1st to be guaranteed full consideration, but we may also consider applications received after this date.

Formal regulations

Guidelines concerning appointment to postdoctoral 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. In such cases, the applicant will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw the application from the list.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Principal Investigator: Christian Traeger, email:

Head of Administration: Guro Schmidt Øvregard, email:

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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