Postdoctoral position in Labour/Gender Economics/Management and Organisation
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics - Management, General
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Helleveien 30, Bergen, 5045, Norway
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-15
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 27 Nov 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2022.
Ad text:

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral position in Labour Economics at the Department of Economics.

The Department has high ambitions in terms of research where the main research areas are Labour Economics, Industrial Organisation, Behavioural Economics, Macro- and Resource Economics, International Trade, Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be working on the project “EquiFirm Challenges to shaping an inclusive work-life in rapidly changing labour markets: Firms, Human capital, and Family policy” together with an international research group led by NHH Professor Astrid Kunze. It is preferred that the candidate is interested in at least one of the following fields: Labour Economics, Gender Economics, Management, Industrial Organisation, Micro-Econometrics and register data. The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

The Department of Economics is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. We are looking for an excellent empirical economist with expected completion of a PhD no later than the date of commencement. In the assessment of applicants criteria include qualifications regarding experience with empirical research, econometric analysis of large panel datasets and register data, economic modelling, econometric modelling, previous training and/or interest in the relevant fields to EquiFirm (e.g. human capital, organisations, diversity in firms, discriminatory behaviour, careers, early careers, occupational careers, promotions, mobility, corporate governance, strategic human capital, legal framework of institutions). In addition, programming skills and data handling experience are important for the work on large register data in this project.

The postdoctoral research fellow is provided with personal computers, printer access, extensive library resources, and a wide range of software. The research group of EquiFirm has been granted access to Norwegian register data for this project. The position is based in Bergen, Norway, but research travel will be encouraged and there are also opportunities for research stays at collaborating institutions.

The department encourages interaction between research fellows and faculty through social gatherings and a wide variety of seminars and workshops in which all faculty are fully involved.

NHH Offers

  • Competitive terms depending on level of competence/length of service
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good pension and welfare benefits (e.g. parental leave)

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

Applicants are requested to present a research plan with their application. The research plan must specify a three-year research project in relevant fields. The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers and a complete list of the papers, should be uploaded in this portal.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant 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.

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