Application deadline: 1 February 2017
NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting, Auditing and Law, (2) Business and Management Science, (3) Economics, (4) Finance, (5) Strategy and Management. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will be entitled PhD Research Scholar.
NHH is one of the leading business schools in Scandinavia. In close cooperation with the business community and the government administration, we are contributing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future. NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees.
Department of Economics
The PhD specialisation in Economics aims to give dedicated graduates a solid training in performing high quality scientific research in economics, making use of state of the art empirical and theoretical techniques. The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, central banks, and research organisations. The department provides the PhD Research Scholars with personal computers, printers, extensive library resources, a wide range of software, and office space on the same floors as the faculty, thus encouraging interaction between PhD Research Scholars and faculty. This interaction is further encouraged through social gatherings and a wide variety of seminars and workshops in which the PhD Research Scholars are fully involved. NHH has several research centers that have been given particular support and focus due to their high profiled research quality. NHH’s two only centers of excellence and international expertise are both in the Department of Economics; The Choice Lab and the Center for Empirical Labor Economics (CELE).
Researchers at the department are actively engaged in the following research areas:
- Labour economics
- Experimental economics
- Industrial organisation
- International economics
- Public economics
- Natural resources and environmental economics
- Economic history
- Economic geography
Please find further information about the Department of Economics here.
The PhD Programme
The PhD Programme at NHH is a four year fully funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with active research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at national and international academic institutions and industry.
PhD Research Scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The PhD Research Scholars receive feedback on their work through close interaction with their supervisor/s, and faculty during regular seminars.
PhD Research Scholars are required to combine their studies and research with 25% work as a teaching and/or research assistant during their employment period.
Preference will be given qualified applicants with research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the Department of Economics. Preference will also be given to female applicants in the event of equivalent qualifications.
The annual salary is currently 435 100 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 48 000 or US dollar 50 500). This salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.
Start date in August 2017.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme. It is necessary that academic and English language criteria are met. All applications submitted to the Department of Economics must include evidence of adequate GMAT or GRE test scores and TOEFL or IELTS test scores, or in other ways document equivalent skills. Applicants with a degree from a Nordic university are waved from this requirement. Applicants should ensure that all test results are sent from testing institutions and received by NHH by latest 15 February 2017, unless you are waved.
You will find further information about our PhD Programme here. If you do not find answers to your questions, you may send an email to:
Information about education, prior positions and work experience, statement of purpose, tentative research proposal (5-10 pages), certificates with grades and other relevant documentation, including a complete CV, should be attached with the application.
Please provide us contact details of two reference persons. Letters of recommendation may also strengthen your application, but this is not mandatory. Such letters should be by email directly to NHH (email@example.com) from the referees, by latest 15 February 2017.
Applications must be submitted online. For opening the application, please use the link ‘Apply for this job’ on the top right side.