Associate Professor in Health Economics, Economic Evaluation

Oslo, Norway
13 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
Faculty of Medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Institute of Health and Society (Helsam) offers a permanent, full position as Associate Professor in Medicine (Health Economics).

Tenure is linked to the Institute, but the current position will be allocated to the Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED). HELED is a multidisciplinary department, consisting mostly of economists, social scientists and medical doctors, and conducting research in the fields of health economics, health management and health policy, and public health. HELED is organized in four research groups (see website). The department is responsible for PhD training, the teaching of medical students in quality, leadership and knowledge management, and four discrete study programs: a bachelor’s degree program in Health Management and Health Economics (taught in Norwegian), two master’s degree programs; (both taught in English), and an executive master’s degree program in Health Administration (taught in Norwegian).

HELED is strengthening its research and teaching in health economics and economic evaluation. We offer a full position as associate professor with qualifications in health economics and  economic evaluation.

Please see the description of the position for a more in depth description of the qualifications.

Qualification requirements

  • The required qualification for an associate professorship is a PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications with knowledge in economic evaluation, economics and/or health economics
  • Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment, and must be competent in English in the interim period
  • Applicants who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence training, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole range of qualifications shall be considered, assessed and explicitly ascribed weight. Particular emphasis will be attached to applicants' scientific publications during the past five years and that are closely related to the area in which the post is advertised. Hiring procedures are regulated in "Rules for appointing Professors and Associate Professors”, which are available at the University's website.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 655 400 – 789 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • A professional stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage only pertains to employment as Associate Professor

How to apply

Please note that it is the information submitted at the application deadline that will be used for the assessment. Details and specifications are therefore essential.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of academic work/publications
  • Description of up to 10 scientific publications which the applicant considers particularly noteworthy
  • The same 10 publications uploaded as PDF-files (preferably combined into one file but maximum 10 MB)
  • A future research plan describing the applicant's scientific ambitions for the position and integration into ongoing research/teaching activities at the department. See the Department’s research groups here
  • Description of basic pedagogical competence and lecturing experience. The applicant should also describe supervision of PhD-candidate(s), including the PhD-students name, point of time of the disputation, the institution where the disputation were held and whether the applicant were main or co-supervisor.
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

A guide has also been prepared for applicants and members of assessment committees on documentation, assessments and weighting of qualifications in appointments/promotions to permanent scientific posts at the Faculty of Medicine, see website.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Interviews will be held and references collected. Applicants will also be required to give a research seminar for the Department and possibly also a trial lecture for the Department’s students.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Associate Professor Eli Feiring,

Telephone: +47 22850528,

Advisor Susan Rockwell,
Telephone: +47 22850507,

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

Employer: University of Oslo
Municipality: Oslo
omfang: Fulltime
Duration: Permanent