Job: Associate Professor in Tourism Economics

Deadline: 16th December 2020

Employer: University of Stavanger

Duration: Permanent/Full time

About The Position

The University of Stavanger is looking for an Associate Professor in Tourism Economics.

The subject area for the position is Tourism Economics.

As an Associate Professor, you will primarily teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with businesses.

The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

The gives a more detailed account of the subject area and relevant duties for Associate Professors.

Academic community

The position is organisationally affiliated to the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management has management educations at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and Tourism Economics and Methodology are core subjects in our study programs.

Qualification Requirements

We are seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD within Tourism Economics.

Applicants with specialization in econometric models and who have a special focus on economic change/development of hotels and tourism, as well as changes in consumer preferences are preferred, but applicants with specialization in nearby areas can also be current candidates.

We are interested in candidates with a research background in tourism economics. Emphasis is placed on publication and potential for future research within the subject area. An active research portfolio and experience from the acquisition of externally funded research projects are emphasized.

You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement you must complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. If you do not have a good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, you must acquire Norwegian language skills equivalent to level B2 within a period of three years from the appointment start date. If required, you will be offered a Norwegian course paid for by the university.

The following attributes are also desirable

  • a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision
  • ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course’s objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
  • experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
  • research results published in recognised Norwegian and/or international publications, showing progression in research and publications
  • ability to initiate, generate external financing, and implement and complete research and development projects
  • experience from external partnerships with industry and businesses
  • experience with relevant international research networks and the ability to build and nurture networks -regionally, nationally and internationally
  • experience from innovation and commercialisation of research
  • ability to manage a heavy workload
  • inquisitiveness, and motivation to develop new knowledge in collaboration with others
  • good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, code 1011, NOK per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • automatic membership in the, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits.
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the expert assessment, emphasis will be placed on submitted scientific works and documented teaching competence. The committee will also assess your experience with popularisation/dissemination activities, university politics and administration, and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position.

If you do not satisfy key parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.

Based on the expert committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made.

The university aims to recruit more women into professor positions; thus, if several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of department Morten Heide, tel: +47 51831367, e-mail:e-mail: to professor Einar Marnburg, tel +47 5183 3736, email

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Kirsten Sikveland, tel: +47 51833701, e-mail: