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Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Valuation

Published 2021-05-06

Would you like to join a thriving, applied research group in environmental and resource economics; and work on the economics of climate and biodiversity impacts of land use with special emphasis on stated preference surveys?

About the position
At the NMBU School of Economics and Business we have a vacancy for a postdoc position within Environmental Valuation.

The position is for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching. The intended start-up is autumn 2021.

The available position as a postdoctoral fellow is part of the new project “LandValUse: Integrated welfare assessment of climate and biodiversity impacts of land use: From promise to policy solutions”, financed by the Research Council of Norway and lead by Statistics Norway.

The main workplace for the postdoc will be at NMBU, but there is possibility for the postdoc to go on research visits abroad.

Main tasks
The position is fulltime for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching, supervision and administrative duties. The tentative teaching load corresponds to teaching10 ECTS credits and supervising two master’s theses a year. 

In the project, the postdoc will contribute to the development, design, implementation, and analysis of stated preference surveys. This includes designing choice experiments, conducting focus groups and pre-testing, follow up of survey companies and econometric modelling. The postdoc will also help develop a map-based, interactive tool for displaying impacts and welfare effects for different land-use and policy scenarios.

We expect the postdoc to have a strong focus in her/his research on environmental and resource economics, with a special emphasis on environmental valuation, and to aim for publication in top-tier journals in environmental and resource economics.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

Competence

Required academic qualification
  • A completed PhD in Economics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Resource Economics, or related areas.
  • Candidates in the process of finalizing their PhD are also encouraged to apply; the requirement being that the PhD is completed prior to starting the position (autumn 2021).
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish), spoken and written
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written
Desired qualifications
  • Practical experience with Stated Preference surveys; especially Choice Experiments, including design and econometric modelling
  • A track record of publishing in high quality journals 
  • Relevant experience in teaching and student supervision
Required personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams
Desired personal skills
  • Ability to establish research and outreach networks
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group
Remuneration and further information
The selected candidate will be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-72) (NOK 523.200-667.200), depending on qualifications.

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To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University's web recruitment system, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work should be included.

All material should preferably be sent electronically. Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, School of Economics and Business, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, by the application deadline. Please quote reference number 21/02613.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the School of Economics and Business
Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle.

The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Bioeconomy, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 700 students. The School has 55 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/hh

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU
)
NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

Deadline
21st June 2021
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