University of Stavanger

Postdoctoral fellow in Economics

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The University of Stavanger invites applications for up to two postdoctoral fellowships in economics at the UiS Business School, Department of Economics and Finance.

The appointments are for three or four years, depending on teaching and other potential responsibilities. Candidates are encouraged to start in the position from July-September 2022.

We are looking for candidates with research interests within macroeconomics, growth, trade, industrial organization, development economics, public economics or natural resource economics. The positions are associated with a research project on the effects of crisis, public policies and structural shocks on the (mis)allocation of labor and capital. Candidates with a background in empirical analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The objective of the positions is to further strengthen our research group as well as to provide young researchers with an opportunity to qualify for further academic positions. Those hired will be associated with a research group at the UiS Business School and its international networks.

The successful candidates are expected to be based in Stavanger and contribute to the academic community at the business school. We also encourage and help employees with international travel and stays at international research universities.  

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background and a Ph.D. in economics, preferably completed recently or in progress. The Ph.D. thesis must must have been approved before the candidate can formally start in the position.

You must have good command of both oral and written English.

The following factors will be emphasised:

  • academic and personal abilities to complete the project within the timeframe
  • international experience and network
  • ability to produce original and innovative research, and apply for external funding
  • communication and cooperation skills, and ability to work across fields
  • ability to work independently and in teams, manage a heavy workload and be structured
  • motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for research within the field


We offer

  • a vibrant research community
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530 000 - 590 000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club, SiS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced.
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)


University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Christian Jensen, tel: +47 51 83 45 02, e-mail: christian.jensen@uis.no, Professor Torfinn Harding, tel: +47 51 83 16 74, e-mail: torfinn.harding@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Kaja Lillelien, tel: .+47 51 83 13 10, e-mail: kaja.lillelien@uis.no.



To apply for this position please follow the link "Apply for this job". Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In the application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • cover letter addressing your research interests, motivation for the position and how participation in the research project may advance your competences and qualifications
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • documentation of approved Ph.D. If you have not completed the Ph.D., you may enclose a confirmation from the institution on the expected date of obtaining the doctoral degree. 
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published
  • up to 5 publications, including your ph.d. thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS. 

Employment as Postdoctoral Fellow is regulated in "Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident".

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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