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The School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique breadth, with over 3 700 full-time students, around 500 staff members, 160 international partner universities, four departments and three main subject areas – business, economics and law. Its uniqueness is also manifested in the School’s close collaboration with trade, industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, currently the only business school in Sweden to hold this Triple Crown-accreditation.

The Department of Economics has around 100 employees from several countries, and belongs to the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg. The department has roughly 800 students registered at courses and programs, and teaching focuses on economics and statistics. The faculty, which includes several internationally well-known economists, conduct research within a broad range of subject areas, including labour, health, environmental, development, behavioural, and financial economics. More information about the department is available at

This search is a part of a larger initiative to further enhance and expand the school’s research in health economics, and the successful hire will be a part of a growing group of health economic researchers within the department. The research of this group focuses on health care organization, health policy evaluation, patient- and physician behaviour, and socioeconomic determinants of health in both low- and high income countries.

Job assignments

The position mainly involves research within health economics. There may also be some teaching/ supervision assignments within the position. The candidate is expected to conduct independent research within health economics, preferably related to the organization of health care and health care markets. We expect the candidate to aim at publishing in leading or highly ranked journals in economics. The work is mainly conducted independently but the appointed candidate will also be expected to interact and encouraged to collaborate with other members of the health economics research group.


We are looking for a person who has doctoral degree in economics or health economics, or has equivalent competence. The degree should be attained by the date of employment. Applicants should have a documented interest in health economics, and ideally previous research in a field related to the organization of health care and health care markets. Skills in applied econometrics are also meritorious.

Mastery of English in speech and writing is required. For the position, it is also important to be able to work independently as well as in a team.

Research potential is a key selection criteria, and we intend to provide the applicant with possibilities to develop and strengthen his or her scholarly proficiency. A recent degree is therefore an advantage.


The position is a fixed-term employment. The contract is for two-years at 100 % of full time, located at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Starting date is 2021-09-01.

Additional information

The first round of interviews of relevant candidates will primarily be held via digital tools for remote meetings such as Zoom. Interviews are expected to be conducted during the days around the virtual EEA meeting (Dec 14-18). Therefore, we ask candidates to indicate in the cover letter whether they will be available for an interview during these dates. Depending on the situation, interviews in a later stage may be held either remotely or physically.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:
Gustav Kjellsson, Senior Lecturer, 031-786 2603,


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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
  • Diploma/ degree certificate
  • Other document, important for the application, including
    • a job market paper (clearly labelled)
    • a short description of current research and future research plans

In addition, up to three letters of recommendations should be sent separately to, with the subject line of the e-mail stating the name of the candidate.

Closing date: 2020-11-24

Please note that last date of application is Novermber 24, Swedish time at midnight.


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.


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.