Senior lecturer in applied microeconomics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Feb 2022

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The School of Business and Economics is one of five faculties at the Linnaeus University and hosts the subject area of economics. At the School of Business and Economics there are 3200 students and 200 researchers, teachers and other staff engaged in teaching and research. Among other things, the School of Business and Economics offers eleven undergraduate programs in Business, Economics and Tourism, and eight Master’s programs.

At the Department of Economics and Statistics (https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/Organisation/school-of-business-and-economics/meet-the-school-of-business-and-economics/economics/ ) there are about 20 active researchers, teachers and PhD students. The Department conducts both empirical and theoretical research in several areas and is particularly strong in microeconomics, econometrics, labor economics, public economics, and computationally intensive methods (e.g. machine learning) and analysis of random matrices. Much of the empirical work is done with large and high-quality Swedish register data.  Examples of the department’s recent publications can be found here: https://lnu.se/globalassets/feh/organisation/mot-ekonomihogskolan/recent-selected-publications.pdf . Many of the department members are actively engaged in policy work for the government and other organizations. Most of the research at the department is currently conducted under the research platform “Demographic change and the public sector” which is oriented towards issues in applied microeconomics (e.g., public, labor, and micro economics). This hiring is part of a broader strategy of the department to create a new, leading research environment for applied economics and policy analysis.

In order to strengthen and expand research and education in the subject we are now looking for one senior lecturer in applied microeconomics with permanent tenure.

Subject area for the post: Economics
Employment location until further notice: Växjö. The main part of the tasks will be fulfilled at the placement location, but certain duties may be carried out also elsewhere at the University. Major cities such as Malmo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm are easily accessible by train.
Scope of employment: Permanent full-time position.
Start of the employment: By agreement.

Job description: The duties comprise research as well as teaching at first, second, and third cycle in the area of applied microeconomics. The candidate is expected to contribute to a stimulating research and education environment and to cooperate with the surrounding society. A significant amount of research is included in the position. Any additional research time depends on the applicants’ success in acquiring internal or external funds.

Job requirements

To be qualified for the appointment as senior lecturer, applicants must have proven teaching expertise, must be active researchers with documented research output and must have graduated with a doctoral degree in economics. The department is particularly in need for research and teaching in the area of applied microeconomics (e.g., public economics, labor economics and microeconomics). The applicant is assumed to belong to the mainstream in this field with respect to teaching experience and research. The applicant should have experience working with applied microeconometric models and be familiar with standard theoretical models in the field.

According to the employment regulations of the Linnaeus University, teaching expertise shall refer to planning, execution and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination. The teaching qualification should have been demonstrated through teaching both at the basic and advanced levels and must be documented in a way that makes it possible to assess the pedagogical skills of the applicant. The applicant should also have a proven ability to cooperate with others in order to fulfil the job requirements in a satisfactory way. 

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria for the appointment of a senior lecturer shall include the degree of expertise that is required to be qualified for the appointment.

The highest weight is attached to teaching and research qualifications. Assessment of teaching qualifications shall be done as meticulously as that of research qualifications.

High weight is attached for documented ability to cooperate with colleagues.

Large weight is attached for successfully having planned, applied and obtained grants for research projects from external funding agencies.

Some weight is attached to administrative skills and the ability to cooperate with society and inform about research and teaching.

When the University appoints new employees, after a qualitative overall assessment of competence and expertise, those applicants shall be selected who are considered to have the best qualifications to carry out and develop their job duties.

Other information

The appointment is placed at the Department of Economics and Statistics. We apply a 6-months probationary period. The university provides promotion possibilities, for instance to Associate Professor.

Applicants who lack basic pedagogical training of at least 7,5 ECTS and have not obtained similar skills in any other way are expected to finish this training in the first two years after hiring. Proficiency in the Swedish language is not a formal requirement but the applicant should be ready to undertake administrative and pedagogical tasks that requires the use of Swedish within two years after hiring. The School of Business and Economics strives for an equal gender balance and for this reason we encourage female applicants for the position.

Contact persons:

Information can be obtained from Head of department Tobias König, tobias.konig@lnu.se or Professor Hans Grönqvist, hans.gronqvist@lnu.se , or Professor Mats Hammarstedt, mats.hammarstedt@lnu.se , or Professor Peter Sandholt Jensen, peter.sandholtjensen@lnu.se .

Regarding the application procedure and appointment, contact HR partner Kristofer Stahl, tel. +46 (0)470-708036, (kristofer.stahl@lnu.se ).

Trade union representatives can be reached via the university switchboard, 0772-28 80 00. The last day for application is 2th January 2022.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


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