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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 www. economics.gu.se.
The department aim to recruit 2-5 visiting lecturers for teaching during 2022.
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
An overall assessment of the applicant will be done based on the requirements
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0046
31 786 41 74
Regarding employment/ employment conditions:
HR Officer Maria Siirak, email@example.com, 0046 31 786 58 46
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deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the
qualifications registered in the application.
Please attach the following in the application:
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
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.