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Associate Professor in Economics at Oslo Business School

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide range of continuing and further education.

Oslo Business School is looking for an excellent applied economist holding a doctoral degree, to appoint as associate professor. It is important that the person will contribute to the School’s research and teaching development through active participation in our academic environment.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Qualification requirements:

The ranking of qualified applicants will be based on scientific merits, but teaching experience is also important, together with personal qualities and suitability for the position. We only consider recent publications (past five years) and the potential for future publication of high-quality research in applied economics. The successful candidate should fit the profile of our bachelor’s and master’s programmes. We encourage women to apply.

Applicants must:

The applicant must document relevant educational competence, in accordance with the guidelines for the assessment of educational competence at OsloMet.

Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language must have acquired Norwegian knowledge corresponding to CEFR level B2 within three years of commencement. Norwegian language courses are offered at OsloMet.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The School will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview. Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit to completing OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

The following will be an advantage:

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the diverse and multicultural population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We actively endeavour to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace, and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

We offer:

The position is part of the Economics and Methods unit, which is responsible for teaching and conducting research in economics.  Our goal is to be an active and attractive research group, participating and contributing to the international research community.

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMet’s salary policy for position code 1011 associate professor, with an annual salary of NOK 615,700–745,000 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

Application process

If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system. You must upload the following documents with your application before the application deadline:

We only process applications that are sent via our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to provide candidates with a proper evaluation and to ensure fair competition. If you have any documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

All applications will be reviewed by the School, and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not proceed to further assessment. After a preliminary screening process, qualified applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. All applicants will be notified of whether they are being passed to assessment by the expert committee or not.

Other information

For more information about the position, please contact:

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