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Associate professor in Economics (up to two positions)

Published 2024-03-27

About the position

The School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences is hiring two associate professors in economics.

Our School has active and renowned researchers in economics who regularly publish in leading academic journals. A major focus is on climate, resources, energy and the environment, while additional research topics include food and commodity markets, behavioral economics, and taxation and inequality. We are looking to strengthen our research teams with candidates that have experience in these research fields. You will also get the opportunity to advise PhD candidates.  

It is important that our research has practical relevance for decisionmakers in the private and public sectors. We focus on applied research, and we prefer candidates with a strong experience with quantitative research methods.

You will be part of a faculty that actively works to secure outside funding and continues to position the School of Economics and Business as a leading contributor of economics research.

In addition to teaching courses in our current programs, you will be involved in developing future courses and study programs. We are seeing an increase in the demand for continuing education, especially digital courses. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences consistently rank at the top for student satisfaction and we are seeking candidates with a desire to develop new teaching methods, active learning, digital courses and lifelong learning.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in research and educational development. Emphasis will be put on publications from the last five years. Candidates in the later stages of their doctorate studies are able to apply. However, it is required that such candidates have successfully defended their thesis, and been approved, in advance of their appointment. Candidates who qualify for promotion to professor can do so after employment according to university guidelines.

Main tasks

The main tasks are teaching and research.

You will spend a significant amount of your time doing research within relevant fields, often in cooperation with your new colleagues. We expect you to publish regularly in peer-reviewed academic journals, apply for project funds from external sources, and contribute to positioning the School of Economics and Business as a leading research institution within our core fields.  

You will be expected to teach different topics within our study programs, both general economics courses (such as micro, macro and econometrics) and more specialized courses. Additionally, you will partake in developing new courses and study programs, including digital courses for our continued education portfolio.

Other tasks include participating in collaborative projects with private sector partners. Faculty members also are assigned some administrative tasks, and you are expected to contribute to these in collaboration with colleagues and students.

Advising PhD-candidates and master students is part of the job.

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Academic qualifications:


  • Doctoral degree in economics or similar competence.
  • Proficiency in English (both verbally and written).


  • Competency in, and experience from, applying quantitative research methods.
  • Experience with applying for, and leading, externally funded research projects.
  • Experience from, and a strong engagement for, work on sustainable development.
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (candidates without proficiency in a Scandinavian language are expected to pass the B1 level test in Norwegian within three years).

Teaching qualifications:

  • Documented practical educational competence in compliance with university guidelines for appointment as associate professor.
  • Basic teaching skills (including planning, execution, evaluation and development) in the classroom and as an advisor.
  • Experience in teaching and facilitating digital study courses.

Candidates that do not meet the educational competence requirement at appointment will be obliged to meet the requirement within two years.

During the evaluation process, emphasis will be put on the applicant’s personal attributes and overall fit for the position.

Remuneration and further information

The position as an associate professor will be placed in position code 1011 associate professor, salary level 70-82 (NOK 692 400 – 919 200), depending on qualifications. For superiorly qualified candidates, a higher salary level can be discussed.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we hereby notify you that a list of applicants will be available to the public and that the report of the expert committee will be distributed to all applicants.

For further information, please contact dean Casper Claudi Rasmussen (phone: +47 90168120, email: casper.claudi.rasmussen@nmbu.no).

The university wants more women in permanent scientific positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

General information to applicants



To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply for this job” button at the top of this page. By doing so you will be rerouted to the university’s web recruitment system, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in prior to completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.05.2024

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically must be mailed (in three copies) with regular mail and marked with still.nr. 24/02048 to NMBU, Handelshøyskolen, postbox 5003, NO-1432 Ås, Norway, within the application deadline.

Applicants called in for an interview must present certified copies of diplomas, certificates and official transcripts.

Your CV must be entered into JobbNorge’s CV form and not just included as an attachment.

Your application must include the following:

  • verified copies of diplomas, certificates and official transcripts.
  • up to ten publications, including a description of your contribution to multi-author papers.
  • teaching portfolio describing your educational competence and experience.

The School of Economics and Business

The School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences educates civil and social economists and master candidates in bioeconomy and entrepreneurship and innovation. We have 680 bachelor and master students and around 40 PhD-candidates. Additionally, 1250 students are part of our online sustainable economy and management program. The school has a comprehensive research portfolio in a number of different fields. The School of Economics and Business has 55 full-time employees and is located in Ås, just 30 km south of Oslo.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU will contribute to securing the future of life through outstanding research, education, communication and innovation. We have the country's most satisfied university students, who receive research-based education in a unique student environment. Our graduates gain a high level of competence in interdisciplinary collaboration and are popular in the labor market. NMBU has internationally leading research environments in several subjects. Together with our partners in society and business, we contribute to solving some of the biggest societal challenges of our time.

We focus on innovation, communication and entrepreneurship because we believe these challenges are best solved with joint efforts. We believe that a good working environment is characterized by diversity.If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no/en