Associate Professor in Economics

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The Department of Economics is looking for 1 to 2 Associate Professors in Economics

Our employees are active in the international research community and publish regularly in recognized economic journals. The research is in particular oriented towards public economics, education economics, urban economics, natural resources, environmental and development economics, and financial economics.

We have 28 academic staff members, 700 students and three administrative employees. You will become part of an ambitious and inclusive work environment. You can read more about the department here.

The position as Associate Professor will report to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

As an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics you will:

  • conduct your own research
  • contribute to the development of the department’s research
  • publish research in leading international journals and convey findings both in academia and to the general public
  • take part in writing, develop and lead applications for external funding of research projects
  • teach and supervise students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level
  • contribute to the development and use of varied teaching activities and forms of assessment

Required qualifications

You must have the qualifications required for the position of Associate Professor in the field of Economics, as outlined in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts 

  • Your PhD, or comparable academic work, must be within the field of Economics.
  • You must be able to document recent publications in Economics, and a potential for future research at a high academic level.

If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.

You are expected to show a conscious and reflective attitude in activities related to teaching and supervision.You must document relevant basic competence in teaching and supervision at a university/higher education-level, as referenced in the Norwegian national Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you will be required to complete an approved course in university pedagogy within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment are required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Preferred qualifications

It is advantageous if you have:

  • experience with, and an ability to, initiate and obtain external funding for research projects
  • teaching experience from university or college level
  • ability to engage and involve the students in your teaching activities
  • experience and abilities in academic networking

Personal qualities

We are looking for a person who:

  • has a high working capacity
  • is ambitious
  • is motivated to contribute to academic development
  • has good collaboration and communication skills
  • will contribute to a good and constructive work environment

We offer

Application Process

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

Salary and conditions

As a Associate (code 1011) you are normally paid from gross NOK 600.000 – NOK 731.000 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. As required by law, 2% of this salary will be deducted and paid into the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and NOK 400 for funds for organizational development initiatives.

The positions are permanent and full time.

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 NTNU.

After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

Your application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

Your application must include:

  • CV
  • Certificates
  • diplomas (preferably from the Diploma Registry, Vitnemålsportalen, if you have studied in Norway)
  • a complete list of all your scientific work and information about where it is published
  • five academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • a description of the (up to five) academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment
  • a research plan
  • details of projects for which you have served as project manager, including information on financing, duration, and scope
  • details of teaching qualifications based on: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU
  • Names and contact information for three relevant referees

Joint work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your specific input to a joint project, you must include evidence of your contributions.

Both established researchers and talents who have recently finished their PhD are welcome to apply.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. Our assessment of the pedagogical skills will be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in your academic works, teaching experience, PhD, and Masters supervision, and any other relevant pedagogical background. Both quality and scope will be taken into consideration.

The teaching needs at the department will be taken into consideration when ranking the applicants.

NTNU is obliged by the evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. This means that we will pay particular attention to the quality and academic range demonstrated by your scientific work to date. We will also pay attention to research leadership and participation in research projects. Your scientific work from the last five years will be given the most weight.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee. Candidates of interest will be invited to an interview, and to deliver a trial teaching session.

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

For the sake of transparency, candidates will be given the expert evaluation of their own and other candidates. As an applicant you are considered part of the process and is stipulated to rules of confidentiality.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Head of the Department Anne Borge Johannesen, tel. +47 412 15 218, e-mail

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Randi Holvik, e-mail

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 15.03.2023

Department of Economics

Our subject areas are public finance, economics of education, urban and regional economics, health economics, environmental and resource economics, and financial economics. These areas are especially relevant to decision-makers in all sectors. We work together with other researchers nationally and internationally, and our teaching activities are closely linked to our research. As a department with a socio-economic focus, we have a special obligation to bring research-based knowledge about effective resource use into the public debate. The Department of Economics is one of four departments in the Faculty of Economics and Management.