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OPEN POSITIONS Visiting lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics belong to the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg and has around 125 employees from several countries. The teaching within the department is economics and statistics and the department has around 800 students registered at courses and programs. A diversity of researcher are located at the department where several of them are internationally well known economists. The conducting research is within a broad range of areas, including labor, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department is available at

The department aim to recruit 5-10 visiting lecturers for teaching during 2019.

Job assignments
The assignments as visiting lecturer includes teaching with seminars and lectures at Bachelor-Master- and Third-cycle level. The assignments also includes supervision of students and PhD students in their thesis work. Mainly the teaching and supervision is done in English, at Bachelor-and Master level, and a minor part is done in Swedish at Bachelor level.

We aim to recruit visiting lectures for teaching in fallowing courses:
Undergraduate level: Basic Micro economics (Grundläggande mikroekonomi), Empirical economics and law, and Environmental Economics
Advanced level: Advanced industrial organization, Advanced corporate finance, Graduate econometrics, Economic evaluation and experiments och Economic research process
PhD/ Third-cycle level: Mathematics och Macroeconomics

Administrative tasks as correction of exams and scheduling are also included within the assignments. In addition to the above mentioned courses a few lectures on other courses might be included in the assignments.

The employment should strengthen the interaction between research and teaching and contribute to increased internationalization. The employment is therefore aimed at persons who are active researchers within the area of economics. Own research relevant to the teaching and international experiences are important qualifications. A requirement for the employment as visiting lecturer is a PhD in Economics or in relevant subject matter. You should have previous experience of teaching in economics at Bachelor-, Master and/ or Third-cycle level and show good pedagogical skills to be able to communicate with the department´s students in a pedagogical way. It´s also meritorious with previous experience of supervising students- and/ or PhD students. Good communication skills in speech and writing in English and possibly Swedish (depending on the course language) is a requirement.

Personal suitability is of great importance for the appointment. Ability to cooperate and to work independently as well as in teams are important qualifications. An overall assessment of the applicant will be done based on the requirements described above. 

The department aim to recruit 5-10 visiting lectures. The employment is a temporary employment on hours during the period January 20 2019- December 21, 2019 and the working hours may vary between 150 hours and 350 hours.

The employment is located at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

The employment is a temporary employment (intermittent employment) which refers to working by hours up on agreement during the period January 20 2019- December 31,2019. With an intermittent employment will you be called for certain assignments/ working hours and you choose to accept offered work, which constitutes a new employment relationship at each individual occasion, You have also the right to decline offered work.

For further information regarding the position
Regarding assignments:
Senior lecturer/ Deputy Head of Department Åsa Löfgren,, 031 786 13 75

Regarding employment/ employment conditions:
HR Officer Maria Siirak,, 031 786 58 46

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, one must apply through the University of Gothenburg´s recruiting system. Click on “Apply” below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.

Please attach the following in the application:

- Personal letter
- CV
- Copy of PhD degree
- Diploma/ degree certificate
- Certificates
- References
- Other document, important for the application

Closing date: 2018-12-20


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In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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