Lecturer in Economics

Ref PAR 2022/341

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

With around 3 700 full-time equivalent students, about 500 employees and 160 international partner universities, the main subjects of economics and law, and its four departments, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique range. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, making it the only business school in Sweden with Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Economics belongs to the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg and the department has around 100 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 researchers is located at the department where several of them are internationally well-known economists. The research conducted is within a broad range of areas, including labor, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department is available at www.economics.gu.se.

Subject area 

Economics, especially with expertise in applied microeconomics

Subject area description 

At the department courses i economics at the undergraduate, and graduate level are offered. Students can specialize in a number of areas in economics such as financial economics, environmental economics, labor economics. and development economics.


The successful candidate will teach econometrics and applied microeconomics at the undergraduate level and in our master program in economics. Courses in applied economics specialize on labor, education, and family economics, with a particular focus on discrimination and economic decision-making by men and women. As part of the teaching duties, the candidate is expected to conduct certain administrative tasks as well.

The teaching will be in Swedish and English.


Qualification for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, GU 2022/38 and the University of Gothenburg's own appointments procedure and the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, GU 2020/753.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Economics with expertise in applied microeconomics in order to be eligible for employment as a Lecturer in Economics.

Fluency in both Swedish and English (in speech and writing) is a requirement since teaching will be in both Swedish and English.

Assessment criteria 

The assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are set out in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, GU 2022/38 and in the University of Gothenburg’s own appointments procedure and the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, GU 2020/753.

Equal weight will be put on research and teaching quality when evaluating the applicants. 

For the assessment of research quality, particular emphasis is put on experiences of research in labor-, education- and family economics, especially relating to discrimination and economic decision-making by men and women.

The successful candidate will have a track record of excellent performance, as well as a clear potential for further excellence, with respect to research and teaching. Earlier and an ongoing research agenda aimed at high quality publications in highly ranked economics journals is also a requirement; working papers will therefore be evaluated too.

For the assessment of teaching quality, emphasis is put on quality of and experience with teaching and supervision of students in applied microeconomics especially from labor-, education- and family economics.

Personal suitability is of great importance for the appointment. For the position, it is important with ability to cooperate, and you should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

An overall assessment of the applicant will be done based on the requirements described above.


Employment: Permanent position
Extent: 20 %
Placement: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Work location: Gothenburg
Starting date: as soon as possible
Reference no.: PAR 2022/341

Contact information 

For further information regarding the position, please contact:.
Professor/ Vice Head of Department Fredrik Carlsson, fredrik.carlsson@economics.gu.se, 031-786 41 74


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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 at the last date of application.

The application is to be written in English.

Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV
  • Personal letter
  • Copy of PhD degree
  • Research statement
  • Selected publications and recent working papers (no more than 5 of each)
  • List of references
  • Other documents, important for the application (optional)


Applications must be received by: 2022-06-02



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