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Postdoctoral Fellow in Real Estate Economics and Finance

About the job

We have a temporary position available at the NTNU Business School as Postdoctoral Fellow for a period of 3 or 4 years. The position is resident at NTNU’s campus in Trondheim, Norway. The position is connected to the NTNU Center for Real Estate and Environmental Economics at the NTNU Business School, and the Faculty of Economics and Management will be your employer.


NTNU Center for Real Estate and Environmental Economics currently consists of fourteen researchers including post doctors and PhD candidates at the NTNU Business School. Our research area is real estate economics in a broad sense, with a special focus on environmental issues. We are an interdisciplinary research group in real estate with expertise in finance, economics, marketing, transport economics, and environmental and resource economics.

The Center for Real Estate and Environmental Economics at NTNU Business School has multiple projects related to real estate economics and finance; hence the position will have the flexibility and opportunity to focus on certain research areas. For example, areas may be (not limited to):

  • Automated valuation models (AVM)
  • Big data in real estate
  • Housing bubble prediction 
  • Housing preferences 
  • Housing price indexes 
  • Energy efficiency in real estate 
  • Sustainable housing
  • Reuse in the construction industry 
  • Green and compact living environment 
  • Environmental risk 

Your immediate leader is Head of Department

Duties of the position

  • The position allows the postdoctoral fellow to continue their own research activities and explore ideas within real estate economics and finance.
  • You are expected to contribute to international conferences and publish in international peer reviewed journals.
  • Develop and engage in research proposals.
  • You are expected to help build activity and collaboration within the NTNU Center for Real Estate and Environmental Economics. 

Required selection criteria

  • Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics research, or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may also apply.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

Factors that will contribute positively to the evaluation and that should be documented in the application:

  • Knowledge of methods and models within the field of Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • Publications of research in recognized international journals within the field relevant to the position.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both technical and administrative staff
  • Project management or project development experience
  • Inter-disciplinary experience
  • Documented experience of working with international partners in Europe (or similar international collaboration or stays abroad)
  • Teaching experience and pedagogical qualifications

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

NTNU undertakes to follow evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA and the obligations in CoARA regarding responsible assessment of research and recognition of a greater breadth of academic contributions

Personal characteristics

We are looking for a highly motivated, quality oriented, conscientious, creative and independent scientist. She/he enjoys interdisciplinary research and is a team player. A self-driven, structured and proactive attitude will be central for this position.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer 

Information about Working and living in Norway can be found here

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 594 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

The period of employment is 3 years without duty work or 4 years including duty work.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.  

After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application 

Publications and other scientific work must be attached to the application and be sent electronically through Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.  

The application must include: 

  • Motivation letter (clearly stating how the candidate meets the qualification requirements).
  • A complete CV with information on education, publication list, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records. 
  • Authorized documentation of certificates (academic degrees and grades).
  • Publications and other relevant scientific works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application (maximum five). 
  • A short research proposal.
  • Name and contact information of two references

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well. 

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

General information 

Working at NTNU 

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.  

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Are Oust, telephone +47 48 01 40 81, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-consultant Randi Holvik, e-mail: 

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. 

Application deadline: 05.08.2024 



NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

NTNU Business School

We offer bachelor’s programmes in economics and business administration as well as four master’s programmes in economics and business administration, management of technology, accounting and auditing, and public administration. We conduct research in financial management, accounting, finance, organizational theory and management, marketing and economics. Much of our research is linked to various research centres with national and international collaborative networks. The NTNU Business School is one of four departments in the Faculty of Economics and Management.

Deadline 5th August 2024
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service Høgskoleringen 1, 7491 Trondheim

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