Associate Professors in Economics or Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Associate Professors in Economics or Finance

The Department of Economics is looking for outstanding scholars who can fill 2-3 vacant positions as Associate Professors in Economics or Finance.

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 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 the writing of 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 SELECTION CRITERIA: In order to be qualified you must have a PhD in Economics or Finance. In addition, you must be able to document recent publications in Economics or Finance, and a potential for future research at a high academic level. Both established researchers and talents who have recently finished their PhD are welcome to apply.

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

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

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

It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment, new employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position:

Your application may be considered if you are in the final stages of completing your PhD.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: 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
- wishes to contribute to a good and constructive work environment

- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international-academic environment
- an ambitious and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits

SALARY AND CONDITIONS: In a position as Associate Professor (code 1011) you will normally be remunerated from gross NOK 555 800 to NOK 726 400 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to 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 that you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here:

You apply via The application deadline is September 1st 2021.

The application must include:
- CV with a complete overview of you education and work experience
- diplomas (preferably from the Diploma Registry, Vitnemålsportalen, if you have studied in Norway)
- a complete list of all you 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 the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size
- details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU”
- name and address of three referees

The application and supporting documentation must be in English. Please note that your application is only evaluated based on the information available by 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 Diploma Registry (Vitnemålsportalen) contains the results from most universities and university colleges in Norway. If you have studied in Norway before, please upload your academic records directly from the Diploma Registry to your application in

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. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

As soon as the application deadline has passed, we will send you the public list of applicants. In the application you can request to be exempted from this list. In that case you have to state the reason for this wish. We will contact you if your request is not accepted.

In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

Your application may be considered by a sorting committee before relevant applications are sent to an expert committee. The most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a trial lecture.

GENERAL INFORMATION: A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

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 among 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.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department Anne Borge Johannesen (0047 412 15 281,

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Ragnhild Sunde (0047 458 46 023,

Application deadline: September 1st 2021

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Job ID

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