Postdoc in Financial Economics

Ref PAR 2022/1471

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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

The unit for financial economics at the department is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year appointment. The finance group at the department has expanded over the past ten years and finance is now a very active and successful research area. You can find more information at 

Job assignments

The employment mainly includes research. The applicant is expected to conduct research in financial economics, with a focus on empirical asset pricing. In particular, the candidate is expected to conduct research related to long-term returns and climate risks. We expect the candidate to aim for publication in leading or highly ranked journals.

Some limited teaching is also included in the position, amounting to approximately one course per year and supervision of bachelor's and master's theses; teaching and supervision are conducted in English. 


Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is someone who holds a doctorate in a relevant subject area, which for this position means that the applicant must have a PhD in finance, economics, a related field, or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

Since employment as a postdoctoral fellow is a merit-based position for junior researchers, we are targeting those who have a doctoral degree that is no older than three years from the last date of application. Eligibility for and decision on employment as a postdoctoral fellow are specified in the Agreement on Temporary Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow dated 2021-11-19 and the University of Gothenburg's appointment regulations.

Previous research in empirical asset pricing related to climate risks is meritorious.

The applicant will be selected who, after an overall assessment of skill and development potential, is judged to be most likely to publish research articles on asset pricing and climate risks in highly ranked journals in financial economics and national economics. The applicant's research potential is the most important evaluation criterion.

The candidate must master English in speech and writing. 


A position as Post-doctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency.

The employment as Post-doctor is a temporary employment during 2 years with an extent of 100 %, located at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Starting date is August 2023.  

Contact information 

For further information regarding employment and assignments, please contact:

Martin Holmen, Head of Department/Professor,
Erik Hjalmarsson, Professor,


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How to apply

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Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter with an account of scientific merits, containing a brief account of own scientific activities, etc.
  • Curriculum Vitae/CV and personal details
  • A representative and recently produced research paper (Job Market Paper)
  • Certificate of education, grades or other documents certifying studies and/or degrees
  • List of three references

Additional information may be requested.

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


Information for International Applicants 

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