4-year PhD position at the Department of Economics

University of Bergen
January 15, 2023
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4-year PhD position at the Department of Economics UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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PhD position

At the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, there is a vacancy for a PhD research scholar position in economics. The position is open for any field of economics and is for a period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision, and administrative tasks at the department.

About the project/work tasks:

The Department of Economics is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation in economics aims to give dedicated graduates a solid training in performing high quality scientific research in economics, making use of state of the art empirical and theoretical techniques. The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, research organisations, and analytic jobs in both private and public sectors.

The Department of Economics has a scientific staff of about 20 individuals, in addition to post-docs and PhD Research Scholars. The department offers two 5-year integrated master programs in addition to a bachelor and a master program in Economics. The department has three research groups:

  • Welfare, labour, and health
  • Competition and Finance
  • Political economy
  • Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Applicants must have a completed master's degree in economics or finance or be expected to complete such a degree before the start of employment, which is in August 2023.
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or higher on the Master thesis and for the master's degree in total.
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research, and be fluent in English language.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

    About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

    The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

    As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. The training component of the programme is offered joint with The Norwegian School of Economics. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master's degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor's degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master's degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master's degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.

    We can offer:
  • Salary at NOK 501 200 per year (pay grade 54) upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master's thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master's degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master's degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed
  • A research proposal of 2-4 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the planned topic of the thesis, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

    The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

    Closing date: January 15, 2023. The application must be marked: 22/18357

    Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

    General information:

    Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department professor Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen (tommy.gabrielsen@uib.no).

    Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Senior Consultant – HR, Pernille Andersen Hole (pernille.hole@uib.no).

    Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

    Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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    About The University of Bergen

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

    Deadline

    15th January 2023

    Employer

    University of Bergen

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

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