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3 temporary PhD positions in Economics - Norway

The Department of Economics at NTNU has a strong research profile, with an emphasis on financial economics, public finance, labor economics, economic development, political economy, macroeconomics, education economics, and environmental and resource economics. The department currently has 28 employees, including 12 professors and 4 associate professors.

There are three temporary PhD positions available at the department:

  • One 4-year position within the field of Environmental and Resource Economics, with teaching duties
  • One 3-year position within the field of Macroeconometrics
  • One 4-year position within the field of Economics of Natural Resources, with teaching duties

These are educational positions that shall provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD. The positions are connected to the PhD program at The Faculty of Social Science and Technology, and the faculty will be your employer.

 

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About the three positions:

4-year position within the field of Environmental and Resource Economics

This position is thematically linked to the studies of renewable natural resources, and can be related to fish- or land-based species and ecosystems. Studies of models where the harvesting value, but also other values, are included are of interest. Other topics may also be relevant. It will be seen as an advantage if the candidate spends one year of the position as a visitor at a leading international university, and the department will help facilitate this. The work will be supervised by Anders Skonhoft (Anders.skonhoft@svt.ntnu.no).

3-year position within the field of Macroeconometrics

This position is thematically linked to research on modeling and forecasting with macroeconometric models. The research can be on expectations formation, macroeconomic theory evaluation, forecasting, estimation, testing, or related topics within the core area. It will be seen as an advantage if the candidate spends one year of the position as a visitor at a leading international university, and the department will help facilitate this. The work will be supervised by Gunnar Bårdsen (gunnar.bardsen@svt.ntnu.no).

4-year position within the field of Economics of Natural Resources

This position is thematically linked to the study of natural resources, and can consist of research in petroleum economics, macroeconomics, conflict and natural resources, or other topics that the candidate finds of particular interest. It will be seen as an advantage if the candidate spends one year of the position as a visitor at a leading international university, and the department will help facilitate this. Teaching and other duties will be appointed. The work will be supervised by Ragnar Torvik (ragnar.torvik@svt.ntnu.no).

Obligations

Work with a PhD research project, under supervision

Teaching is part of the 4-year positions

Other duties by appointment

Qualifications

Employment will be activated in accordance with the existing regulations of 31/1/2006 (hvor finner søkeren dem?). The requirement for the position is a completed master’s degree in Economics or other relevant and equivalent education. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Fluent English skills are required.

Personal qualifications such as independence, initiative, teamwork skills, go-ahead spirit, and motivation will be ascribed high importance.

Salary and Working Conditions

The PhD position is paid according to salary level 50 in the national salary scheme, a gross amount of NOK 35 850 per month, of which 2% is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Application

The completed application, received by the deadline, must include:

  • A project description including a progress plan (1-2 pages)
  • CV, 2 letters of recommendation, certificates and diplomas
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, the applicant should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program in Economics. Information about the PhD program in Economics is to be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phsok. You apply for admission to the PhD program after you have started in the research fellow position.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

For further information about the positions, please contact the supervisors.

You may also call or e-mail the head of the Department Anne Borge Johannesen (+47 73 59 19 40; anne.borge.johannesen@svt.ntnu.no) or HR consultant Reidun Gjerde (+47 73 59 03 19; reidun.gjerde@svt.ntnu.no).

The application deadline is March 6, 2016.

 

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