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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 110 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 10-15 visiting lecturers for teaching during 2020.

Job assignments

The assignments as visiting lecturer includes teaching at Bachelor-Master- and Third-cycle level. Seminars and lectures, exercise teacher, mathematical student support and supervision of students at Bachelor- and Master level in their thesis work are also included into the assignments.

Mainly the teaching and supervision is done in English, especially at the bachelor-and master level, and a minor part is done in Swedish at undergraduate level.

We aim to recruit visiting lectures for teaching in following courses:

Undergraduate level;
- Undergraduate microeconomics
- Applied Economics

Intermediate level;
- Paper Course SMIL
- Macro Theory

Advanced level/ Bachelor level;
- Applied Micro
- Development Economics
Environmental Economics
Finance 2

Advanced level/ Master level;
- Advanced Industrial Organization
Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Development Economics
- Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
- Advanced Microeconomic Theory II
Behavioural finance
Economic Research process
Graduate Econometrics
Methods of Economic Evaluation and Experiments

PhD/ Third-cycle level;
- Macro
- Macroeconomics I
- Mathematics I 

Administrative tasks as correction of exams and scheduling are also included within the assignments. In addition to the courses mentioned above there may be some other course that the department needs to staff with guest lecturers during the year.


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 10-15 visiting lectures. The employment is a temporary employment on hours during the period January 7, 2020- December 31, 2020 and the working hours may vary approximately between 50 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 7, 2020- December 31, 2020. 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.

References may be requested and contacted during the recruitment process.

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:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. 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.


Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV
  • Certificate of degree
  • Other document, important for the application (not obligatory)

Closing date: 2019-11-27


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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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