Senior Lecturer in Economics PAR 2022/1337

Ref PAR 2022/1337

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.

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. There is a diverse set of researchers 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 

Subject area 


Subject area description 

Economics is a social science that studies how a society uses its resources and the effects of economic policy measures.

Job assignments

The job assignments are primarily focused on teaching economics at undergraduate and advanced level as well as research. The position may also involve teaching statistics on the undergraduate level. The employment also includes supervision of theses at undergraduate and advanced level, participation in course development as well as pedagogical development work, own competence development, contacts and collaboration with the surrounding community and administrative work in addition to course administration.

This employment may involve teaching in both Swedish and English. This means that the successful candidate should be prepared to teach in Swedish in the future, but it is not a requirement when taking up the position.

Those who are employed as Senior Lecturers are expected to be present at the department and actively participate in the teaching and research environment. 


Qualification for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, GU 2022/2359 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 2022/2410.

Eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer in Economics is a person who has completed a doctoral degree in economics or has the equivalent competence, undergone higher education pedagogical training or has corresponding competence and has shown pedagogical skills. 

Assessment criteria 

The assessment criteria for employment as a lecturer are set out in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, GU 2022/2359 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 2022/2410.

Teaching economics rests on a scientific basis. Familiarity with current research is therefore a requirement. High quality research and pedagogical skills in economics are the most important evaluation criteria. It is a great advantage if the research merits are connected to one or several of the department's strongest research areas, i.e. labor market economics, behavioral economics, health economics, environmental economics and development economics.

Ongoing research with the potential to be published in highly ranked journals in economics is also a requirement. The quality of current unpublished manuscripts will therefore also be evaluated. International experience and international research collaboration are advantageous.

Assessment of pedagogical skills refers to planning, implementation, and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision, examination, course development and course responsibility in economics. Experience and skill in academic teaching in economics must be well documented.

It is meritorious to have documented ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and develop relevant teaching both independently and through collaboration with others, especially in areas directly related to the employment's main tasks, as well as ability to conduct pedagogical development work.

Emphasis will also be placed on administrative skills as well as on the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about research and development work.

The applicant that will be selected is the one who, after an overall assessment of skill and development potential, is judged to have the best qualifications to carry out the tasks included in the employment and contribute to a positive development of the department. 


Employment: Permanent position
Extent: 100 %
Placement: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Work location: Gothenburg
Starting date: 2023-08-01 or upon agreement
Reference no.: PAR 2022/1337

Appointment procedure

External reviewers will evaluate the applicants and seminars will be scheduled for the top candidates. Probationary employment may be applied.

Contact information 

For further information regarding employment and assignments, please contact:
Martin Holmén, Professor/Head of Department,, 031-786 43 32

For further information regarding employment and employment conditions, please contact:
Maria Moncatar, HR Officer,, 031-786 58 46


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:

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.

Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter
  • CV including a list of academic publications
  • Statement of pedagogical qualifications,
  • List of main scientific publications, max five
  • Report on merits in management, administration and collaboration
  • Copy of PhD degree
  • List of three references
  • Other documents, relevant for the application (voluntary)

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
Department of Economics
Att.: HR Officer/Maria Moncatar
Box 640
405 30 Gothenburg

Applications and all publications should be received by the department no later than: 2022-11-30


Information for International Applicants 

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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