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NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Finance

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 Finance

The Department of Finance is currently inviting applications for doctoral scholarships, with a starting date of August 2017. The PhD specialization in Finance focuses on developing doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in finance. We encourage applicants with strong quantitative skills and a background in finance, economics, statistics and mathematics. Candidates should express an interest in an academic career in research and teaching, and have good communication and analytical skills. We welcome project proposals, theoretical or empirical, in areas such as asset pricing, banking, corporate finance, market microstructure, portfolio management, and behavioral finance. After successful completion of the programme, we expect our graduates to seek employment at leading academic institutions.

The Department of Finance has an international faculty with PhD’s from some of the world’s leading universities, including UC Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford and Toulouse. The department’s research spans both corporate finance, asset pricing and market microstructure. The doctoral programme is an important part of the department’s research activities and of NHH’s vision as a leading business school in Europe. The selected candidates are expected to work closely with faculty and will join a group of 10-12 PhD students in the department. Their place of work will be at NHH in Bergen, Norway.

Please find further information about the Department of Finance 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 Finance. 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 Finance must include evidence of adequate GMAT or GRE test scores and TOEFL or IELTS test scores. 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 submitted by email directly to NHH ( 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.


NHH Norwegian School of Economics

NHH was founded in 1936. With its affiliated institutes SNF and AFF, NHH constitutes the oldest and largest centre for research and study in the fields of economics and business administration in Norway.

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