Professor of Economics with a focus on Sustainable Development
Advertiser: Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Full Professor
Location of job: Biblioteksgränd 1, Umeå, 901 87, Sweden
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 4 Jun 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 4 Jun 2023
Ad text:

Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is looking for a professor of Economics with a focus on Sustainable Development. The position includes research, teaching and outreach activities in the field of economics. A fully funded doctoral student is included with the position.

Work tasks

A professor of Economics with a focus on Sustainable Development is expected to engage in research related to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations ( The work of a successful candidate contributes to one or several fields in micro- or macroeconomics, such as environmental and resource economics, health economics, industrial organization, labor economics, public economics or regional economics.

The responsibilities include contributing to the continuous improvement of the research and teaching environment, as well as curriculum development at USBE, especially within the field of economics. This is achieved through own research, active participation in the research community and through teaching and supervision. Moreover, as a full professor, you are expected to develop and strengthen strategic partnerships within USBE that will benefit research and education. This involves building upon, and developing further, the local, national and international research projects that are conducted at USBE. It also involves interacting with scholars within and outside Umeå University, as well as interacting with practitioners from the private and public sector.

The position includes initiating, conducting and communicating research, publishing in leading academic journals, planning for research projects and actively working with applications for external research financing. The place of work is the campus in Umeå and the appointment as a professor requires active and regular engagement in USBE activities.

The professor has the possibility to affiliate her/himself to the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) which is a collaboration between Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).


To be eligible for the position as full professor, the candidate must have shown academic and teaching skills according to Chapter 4, Section 3 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and the Appointments Procedure for teachers at Umeå University.

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