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Postdoctoral fellow in Economics – UiS, Norway 2022


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The University of Stavanger (UiS) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowships in economics at the UiS Business School, Department of Economics and Finance – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Economics and Finance
University of Stavanger, UiS
Stavanger, Norway

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Qualification Details

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 have been approved before the candidate can formally start in the position.

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

In the assessment 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

Responsibilities/Job Description

We will consider economists working withing the fields of empirical labour economics, economics of education or behavioral economics, with competence and experience in conducting filed experiments.

The position is associated with Synapse Lab, a research group committed to develop and investigate interventions that can give people better opportunities to succeed in education and the workplace. Specifically, the group investigates measures that help increase effort, motivation and coping in education and work, using large-scale field experiments. It involves the Faculty of Social Science, UiS Business School, Faculty of Arts and Education, and Faculty of Health Sciences.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.

The qualifying project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

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.

  •  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
  • 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.

About the Employer: University of Stavanger, UiS

Note or Other details

  • a vibrant research environment
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 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)

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Contact details

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Christian Jensen, tel: +47 51 83 45 02, e-mail: or Professor Mari Rege, tel: +47 51 83 37 21, e-mail:

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Kaja Lillelien, tel: +47 51 83 13 10, e-mail:

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