Assistant / Associate Professor in Industrial Organisation

Company:NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Location:Norway / Bergen

Discipline:Industrial Organisation

Employment Type:7-year position


Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Industrial Organisation

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.

NHH – for you who aspire to more!

About the position

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position for seven years in Industrial Organisation at the Department of Economics.

We are looking for a highly talented economist with a strong background in industrial organisation. You should have a key interest in applied research and demonstrate capabilities of using state-of-the-art techniques. The department has a strong research group in industrial organisation covering a broad range of fields, including digitalisation, retail, healthcare, media, trade, energy and environment, competition policy, etc. A successful candidate should have a strong publication record and/or highly promising work in the pipeline.

The department offers a stimulating research environment with a strong emphasis on top research. It has 50 faculty members and several strong, internationally renowned research groups in a wide range of fields, including applied econometrics, applied microeconomic theory, behavioural economics, development  economics, industrial organisation, labour economics and macroeconomics. The department is particularly devoted to supporting young faculty. For more information, visit our webpage.

To be qualified for the tenure-track position, it should not be more than five years since the PhD degree was achieved. For candidates undertaking the PhD, the expected completion of the PhD thesis should be no later than the date of the commencement.

The new hire will be encouraged to develop an individual research agenda and contribute to the department's long-term academic development. We offer financial support for research projects, participation in conferences and shorter research stays. The position will involve a competitive teaching load, which also includes some graduate student supervision and administrative duties. Faculty members at NHH are expected to be good teachers. NHH offers the opportunity to participate in a program for university pedagogy, and candidates hired for tenure-track positions must take one basic module of the program during the fixed-term period.

The position is based in Bergen, Norway.

NHH offers

  • Annual salary of NOK 705 100 - 761 200 (Assistant Professor) or NOK 761 200 - 816 300 (Associate Professor), depending on level of competence/length of service
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Excellent 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.

The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. In addition, the applicant should provide a teaching statement, which also includes an overview and assessment of the applicants' teaching experience. The application package, including a CV, a maximum of 10 published or unpublished research papers (for the position as Associate Professor) or a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers (for the position of Assistant Professor) and a complete list of the papers, should be submitted online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For the English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

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:

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

Questions about the position

  • Kurt R. Brekke, Head of Department, +47 95995895,
  • Mette V. Soltvedt, Administrative coordinator, +47 55959289,
  • Morten Sæthre, Committee Chair, +47 47750130,

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