Department of Economics
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Main responsibilities

The main duty is to conduct research in the area of the employment. The duties also include teaching, participation in the work to further the field and teaching more generally and administrative leadership tasks within the department and the social science faculty.

The employment is shared between research and professional development 70 percent, and teaching 30 percent.

Qualification requirements

A person who is qualified to be employed as a professor will have demonstrated both research and teaching skills.

Research expertise should have been demonstrated through independent research that significantly exceeds the requirements for qualification as an Associate Professor, both in terms of quality and quantity. Significance is also attached to the planning and coordination of research.

Teaching proficiency should have been demonstrated through teaching at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The assessment of teaching skills should cover the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order successfully to meet the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria

Special emphasis will be placed on research skills in international trade and on international publications within this field during the last ten years. 

Strong emphasis will be placed on teaching proficiency demonstrated through teaching experience at the undergraduate and master’s levels.

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on successful research supervision demonstrated through active guidance of at least one student to a completed PhD degree.

Strong emphasis will be placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

Strong emphasis will be placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies. 

The following is a merit:

  • Completion of at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or to have otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed training in research supervision.

About the employment

This position is full-time, indefinite-term employment.

The employment includes time for competence development and research according to the current terms and conditions of the collective agreement.

An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information

We prefer your application to be written in English since it will be reviewed by international experts, with English being the working language

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

The Faculty welcomes applications from women as the majority of teachers in the research environment at the department are male.

We offer

With us, you will experience the dynamic interaction between higher education and research that makes Stockholm University an exciting and creative environment. You will work in an international environment and get favourable conditions. The university is located in the National City Park with good transport links to the city.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department,  Professor Sten Nyberg, telephone: +46 70519 47 74

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Sandra Strandberg, telephone: +46 8 16 26 09


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the University’s instructions, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

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You are welcome to apply!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Individual salary setting
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number SU FV-1932-24
Union representative
  • Saco-S,
  • ST/OFR,
  • Seko,
Published 24.May.2024
Last application date 24.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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