Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo Business School

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business.

The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide range of continuing and further education.

The Oslo Business School has a vacancy for a temporary position for a PhD candidate in Finance. The position is connected to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The finance and accounting group of the Oslo Business School is a vibrant and diverse group consisting of international researchers that is regularly publishing in a wide variety of academic journals.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate that has an interest in undertaking challenging and rigorous research. Besides a background in finance, we also welcome applicants with an education in economics or econometrics.

About the position

The PhD candidate will be employed by the Oslo Metropolitan University for a total of four years full time. In total, 75% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of the PhD research while 25% to the time will be dedicated to acquisition of academic skills through teaching courses and assisting with supervising theses or grading.

The position will be affiliated with the finance and accounting group at the Oslo Business School, which is located in downtown Oslo. The PhD candidate can choose topics of his/her own interest, in consultation with the supervisor. Our faculty has particular strengths in the following areas:

  • asset management, financial markets, sustainable finance
  • corporate finance theory, empirical corporate finance, corporate governance
  • banking and financial intermediation, financial regulation, FinTech
  • household finance, behavioural finance

Qualification requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • excellent MSc (120 credits/ECTS) in Finance, Quantitative Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Econometrics, or similar degree in related fields. We also welcome applications from candidates close to finishing their degree.
  • strong interest in research on finance.
  • hands-on mentality and the ability to work independently.
  • strong personal skills
  • excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in written form.

In addition, experience from research projects and publishing in academic journals will be an advantage, as is experience with quantitative research.

Admission to the doctoral programme is a prerequisite. Applicants to this program must have a B or better on the master's thesis and an average grade B or better on the master's degree.

Admission to the doctoral program is based on a comprehensive assessment of the application, including the relevance and quality of the project description. A final project plan for the fellowship period is required to be completed and approved within three months after admittance to the post. 


Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. OsloMet uses an electronic recruitment system. Please upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • cover letter including a full statement of motivation.
  • research proposal of 4 pages for the PhD-dissertation.
  • CV including a summary of master’s thesis and previous scholarly work including conference presentations.
  • certificates/diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • copies of master’s thesis and published works.

We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be authorized, and you will be asked to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the diverse and multicultural population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact Ståle Bie, stale.bie@oslomet.no


Before the application papers are forwarded to the expert committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty. Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Based on an initial assessment, applicants may be invited to OsloMet for further assessment as well as interviews.

We can offer you

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in a dynamic professional environment and international academic community
  • opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • opportunities to present research at conferences in a national and international environment
  • four-year full-time position with 100% salary
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • good employee welfare arrangements
  • free Norwegian classes for employees
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Ingvild Reymert, Head of Oslo Business School, (+47) 97595845
  • Sturla Fjesme, Professor and Head of Finance and Accounting Group, sturla.fjesme@oslomet.no

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, PhD candidate and position code 1017 – the state salary wage scale 54, which is 532 200 NOK per year.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Type of employment FELLOW
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Spring 2024
Salary NOK 532 200 per year
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 23/06486
  • Ingvild Reymert, +4797595845
  • Sturla Fjesme, +4795772243
Published 22.Sep.2023
Last application date 05.Nov.2023 11:59 PM CET

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