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Professor in Economics

  • Ort

    Ospecificerad arbetsort

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    11 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    30 september

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The School of Business and Economics hosts the subject field of economics at Linnaeus University. Education is offered at first-, second- and third-cycle levels. The PhD programme in economics is conducted in collaboration with other universities. The applicant is expected to participate in teaching at all levels. Research is carried out in the fields of demographic economics, labour economics and public economics. The applicant is expected to contribute to at least one of these fields.

Subject field for the appointment: Economics.
Placement city: Kalmar or Växjö. Most of the work will be carried out in the placement city; however, the appointment also involves working at the other geographic location. Seminars and supervision of PhD students are primarily held in Växjö.
Scope of appointment: Full-time

Job description

Linnaeus University has a long tradition of research in economics. Ongoing work aims to organize research, seminars and education within knowledge platforms. The new knowledge platform “Demographic change and the public sector” will be launched by 1 January 2020. This platform will host the Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies (LNUC), consisting of researchers from the fields of economics, psychology and political science.

The applicant is expected to conduct her or his research, teaching and supervision in at least one of the following areas: demographic economics, labour economics or public economics. The applicant is expected to have experience of academic leadership and a good record of successful applications for external funding. The applicant is also expected to contribute to the competence development of fellow staff members. A demonstrated ability to communicate in spoken and written English is important. The candidate chosen for the position is expected to be proficient in Swedish after a period of two years.


Doctoral degree within the subject field and proven teaching skills are required. The applicant must have scientific and pedagogical merits in at least one of the three fields of demographic economics, labour economics and public economics. A good ability to carry out education and research in English must be demonstrated. Documented collaboration skills, documented experience of supervising PhD students and documented leadership of successful research projects are required.

Other assessment grounds

The applicant shall have documented experience of obtaining external research funding as the main applicant. Great importance will be attached to the applicant’s willingness to participate in the daily work of the department.

Relative importance of assessment grounds

Importance will be attached to skills in all three areas: pedagogical, scientific and collaboration skills. Given the fact that the majority of the professors at the faculty are men, female applicants are particularly welcome.

Terms of employment 
Starting date as agreed. The appointment is placed within the Department of Economics and Statistics.

For further information, please contact: Head of Department Professor Thomas Holgersson, tel. +46(0)470-708376 (, Dean Professor Helén Anderson ( or Vice-Dean Professor Mats Hammarstedt ( Questions relating to the nature of the appointment will be answered by HR Partner Jesper Pettersson (

Union representatives can be contacted via the university switchboard, tel. +46(0)772-288000.

Last day to apply is 30th september 2019. 

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.