Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics or Econometrics of Climate Risk

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Norges Handelshøyskole

Bergen, Norway

Application Deadline

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics or Econometrics within the field of Climate Risk at the Department of Business and Management Science . The position is of four years duration.

We are looking for an creative and intellectually ambitious postdoctoral research scientist who can be part of “Climate Futures“, a new Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI). The center is funded by the Research Council of Norway and has a large number of partners in research, business, and the public sector. Climate Futures started on 1 October 2020 and has a duration of eight years. See below for a more detailed description.

The candidate will be part of a Climate Futures-group at NHH which focuses on climate risk relevant for industry partners in insurance, pension funds, and industrial risk management providers. The candidate will also interact and collaborate with other research partners such as the Norwegian Computing Centre and NORCE. The position involves teaching on average one course per year as well as some graduate supervision.

The position is an outstanding opportunity for an energetic, early career scientist to drive new innovations in the field of climate services and play a key role in creating a climate-resilient society.

The Department of Business and Management Science has high ambitions in terms of research and offers a stimulating work environment. The main activities are organized in six broad research areas:(i) Incentives, Contracts and Firm Behavior, (ii) Investments, Insurance and Household Finance, (iii) Business Taxation, (iv) Energy Markets, Resource Management and Sustainability (v) Shipping, Logistics and Operations Management, and (vi) Data Science and Analytics. The department is multi- disciplinary, and the research covers both empirical and theoretical inquiries.

The position will be associated with the research area of Data Science and Analytics, but additional experience within one or more of the other research areas at the department will be an advantage.

The department delivers teaching and supervision in NHH’s programs at the bachelor, master, and Ph.D. levels, as well as executive programs. The department is responsible for the statistics courses in NHH’s Bachelor Program and is also the main contributor to a master profile in Business Analytics. A successful candidate should be able to deliver high-quality teaching for large groups of students.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a PhD degree in statistics relevant to climate risk research or a PhD degree in a business school discipline with an emphasis on empirical analysis. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong potential for high-quality research.

In the assessment of applicants, international experience will be emphasized, and also the ability to discuss applied research with industry partners. In the case of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

NHH offers

The salary will be negotiable within the State Salary Scale for Junior Positions. NHH offers a favorable arrangement with membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, research funds for traveling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publication in top international journals. External research grants and teaching in executive programs may also offer opportunities for supplementing the base salary.

In Norway, health care, schools, and most other public services are free. The city of Bergen has a mild and coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities - as well as a family-friendly environment (explore ).

General information

Applications must be submitted online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side. Please submit application and enclosed documentation, including a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers, a research proposal, a CV including information on education and work experience, a list of all publications and any other documents that are useful in evaluating your application.

Reference letters must be submitted by email directly to NHH ( ) by the referees, within 1 September 2021 .

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Head of Department, Professor Jarle Møen, / phone +47 55 95 96 12 or Administration Manager, Kristin Reichel Teigland, / phone +47 55 95 94 31.

Deadline for applications is 1 September 2021 . This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

About Climate Futures

The research partners apart from NHH are the Center for Business Research (SNF), the Nansen Center, NORCE, the Norwegian Computing Center, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Statistics Norway (SSB) and the University of Bergen. The host institution is NORCE.

Climate Futures is a new and ambitious action to generate long-term cooperation between companies, public organizations and research groups across sectors and disciplines to tackle one of the most urgent challenges of our time:
The changing nature of weather and climate poses a severe threat to the prosperity and well-being of our economy and society as a whole, but climate risk is inadequately managed due to knowledge gaps and deficiencies in the decision-making processes of businesses and public authorities.

We will address this critical challenge by working with a large group of partners to co-develop better methods and practices for climate risk management. The breadth and commitment of our consortium testify to an indisputable need for a large and cross-sectoral center for addressing climate risks. It unites world-leading weather and climate scientists, economists and statisticians with industrial sectors – food production, energy, shipping, insurance, management consulting, and risk management – and public authorities, including all the county governors in Norway. Together, we will expand established collaborations and ongoing initiatives to create an active industry-oriented research cluster.


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