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Assistant Professor in Economics

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The Department of Economics at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway (www.bi.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor. Applicants from any field of economics will be considered, but candidates within IO and macro (both broadly defined) will be given priority. The appointment will start in August 2018.


The teaching load for the position is exceptionally low. The initial term for the position is for four years, with the possibility of extension to a fifth year. Promotion to a tenured position will be evaluated in the fourth year. BI Norwegian Business School is a private institution with internationally competitive salaries. The School has a bonus system for publications in selected journals, with up to 200,000 NOK per publication. In addition, the Department of Economics provides ample support for research-related activities and conference travels.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Economics (or related field) prior to the start date of the position. Successful candidates are expected to produce high-quality research suitable for publication in top peer-reviewed journals. Teaching will be conducted at the undergraduate, graduate, or PhD levels. Knowledge of Norwegian is not required.


BI Norwegian Business School is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe. The Department of Economics at BI is an active research department with around 25 faculty members working in various subfields of economics. The faculty members are a mix of international and Norwegian researchers who hold a PhD from leading universities in Europe and the US. The department hosts a number of research centers and has a rapidly growing Ph.D. program.


Candidates should indicate their interest in the position by uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, and at least three letters of recommendation at econjobmarket.org no later than December 1, 2017. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide additional information and complete their application through BI’s online application system before February 15, 2018.

An interview will be a part of the appointment process, and candidates may be invited to give a seminar. The evaluation of candidates will be based on the quality of previous research, potential for future research, teaching qualities, and the assessed ability of the candidate to contribute to the Department’s long-term academic development. The positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are identified. For more information about the position, please contact Simon.Galle@bi.no.

BI Norwegian Business School is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage women to indicate interest in the position.


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