Visiting lecturers in Financial Economics (Intermittent

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: Fixed term

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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 .

The department is now looking for two to four guest lecturers for teaching and supervision.

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 and Financial Econometrics 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
- Financial Econometrics
- 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 intends to employ 2-4 visiting lectures where the form of employment is intermittent employment. Working hours during the year can vary between approximately 50–350 hours. The work primarily concerns the first half of 2023, but some work may also be done in the autumn of 2023 if a need arises.

Placement until further notice is at the Department of Economics. Starting date by agreement.


The employment is a fixed-term intermittent employment of one year where you work by the hour as needed. With an intermittent employment, you are called in and choose to accept the offered work, which then constitutes a new employment relationship on each individual occasion. You also have the right to decline an offered work.

References may be requested and contacted during the recruitment process.

Contact information 

For further information regarding the position, please contact:

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

Regarding employment/ employment conditions:
Maria Teresa Moncatar, HR Officer, , 031-786 58 46


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How to apply

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. 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:

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

Applications must be received by: 2022-12-15

Information for International Applicants 

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