Postdoctoral Position in Labour Economics

Company:NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Location:Norway / Bergen

Discipline:Labour Economics

Employment Type:3-year position


Postdoctoral position in Labour Economics

About NHH

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation.High quality, solid ethic standards and efforts for common goals characterise all our activities. Our core values committed, open and ambitious are central for employees and students.

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About the position

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral position in labour economics at the Department of Economics. We are looking for an excellent economist with expected completion of PhD no later than date of commencement.

The position is part of the Centre of Excellence, FAIR, and is funded by the Norwegian Research Council through Grant Number 334912. The project focuses on power and institutions in labour markets and encompasses core policy issues related to agglomeration economics, monopsony power, unions, collective bargaining, and discrimination. In addition to this, the group has large research projects related to human capital development and education economics. The new hire will work on these topics together with the team, but will also be encouraged to develop an individual research agenda in collaboration with the members of the research group. The position will involve moderate administrative duties. The position is based in Bergen, but research travel will be encouraged and there are also opportunities for research stays at collaborating institutions.

The Department of Economics has more than 50 faculty members and is built around a number of internationally renowned research groups in a wide range of fields, providing high quality research and teaching in economics. Besides labour economics, the key research areas at the department are applied microeconomics, behavioural economics, development economics, industrial organisation, macroeconomics, environmental and resource economics, and international trade. The department has an international faculty and is committed to offer an inclusive and supportive work environment with a key focus on carrier opportunities for young faculty.

NHH offers

  • Competitive terms depending on level of competence/length of service
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good pension and welfare benefits (e.g. parental leave)

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

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.

In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasised. In the event of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

Applicants are requested to present a research plan with their application. The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers and a complete list of the papers, should be sent online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

Two or three reference letters (in PDF file format) must be submitted by the referees directly to NHH at, within 20 December 2023.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Deadline for applications is 20 December 2023. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

Questions about the position

  • Alexander Willén, Professor,
  • Mette V. Soltvedt, Administrative coordinator,

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