Visiting Lecturer in

Updated: 17 days ago
Deadline: 15 Nov 2021

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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, 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 .

The department aim to recruit 2-5 visiting lecturers for teaching during 2022.

Job assignments

The assignments as visiting lecturer mainly includes supervision at Bachelor-and Master level in Financial Economics. Teaching at introductory- and advanced level in Financial Economics and especially behavioral economics aspects in Financial Economics may also be included within the assignments. The latter includes seminars and lectures, exercise sessions and being mathematical support. The teaching and supervision are primarily done in English, but some teaching is done in Swedish at the introductory level.

We aim to recruit visiting lectures for teaching in following courses:

Undergraduate- Bachelor level;
Bachelor thesis in Financial Economics

Advanced level/ Master level;
- Behavioural Finance
- Master thesis in Financial Economics 

Administrative tasks are also included, such as grading of exams and scheduling of courses. In addition to the courses mentioned above there may be some other course that the department needs to staff with guest lecturers during the year.


The employment should strengthen the interaction between research and teaching and contribute to increased internationalization. The employment is therefore aimed at persons who are active researchers within the area of economics and especially within the area of Financial Economics. Own research relevant to the teaching and international experiences are important qualifications. A requirement for the employment as visiting lecturer is a PhD in Economics or equivalent. You should have previous experience of teaching in economics at Bachelor- and/or Master level, and show good pedagogical skills to be able to communicate with the department´s students in a pedagogical way. Teaching within any of the courses mentioned above and previous experience with supervision is highly meritorious. Good communication skills in speech and writing in English and possibly Swedish (depending on the course language) is a requirement.

Personal suitability is of great importance for the appointment. Ability to cooperate and to work independently as well as in teams are important qualifications.

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


The department aim to recruit 2-5 visiting lectures. The employment is a temporary employment on hours during the period 2022-01-01 – 2022-12-31 and the working hours may vary approximately between 50 hours and 350 hours. The work primarily refers to the first half of 2022, but some work may be done during the autumn of 2022 if a need arises.

The employment is located at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.


The employment is a temporary employment (intermittent employment) which refers to working by hours up on agreement during the period 2022-01-01 – 2022-12-31. With an intermittent employment you will be called for certain assignments/ working hours and you choose to accept offered work, which constitutes a new employment relationship at each individual occasion. You also have the right to decline offered work.

References may be requested and contacted during the recruitment process.

For further information regarding the position

Regarding assignments: Fredrik Carlsson
Professor/ Deputy Head of Department, , 0046 31 786 41 74

Regarding employment/ employment conditions:
HR Officer Maria Siirak, , 0046 31 786 58 46


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How to apply

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Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV
  • Certificate of degree
  • Other documents, important for the application (not obligatory)

Closing date: 2021-11-15

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.

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