Posted on: 15 April, 2019
Application deadline: May 26, 2019

Postdoc position: Politics of Wage Regulation, University of Bergen, Norway

Postdoc (3 years) at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen: Politics of wage regulation

 There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, linked to research focusing on wage regulation, labour market policy, industrial relations, social policy, and comparative political economy. This position is for a period of 3 years, with a tentative start date in November 2019. Application deadline: 26 May 2019.

The successful applicant will conduct independent and collaborative research as part of the Norwegian Research Council funded project led by Professor Georg Picot “Bringing in the state: The politics of wage regulation and low-wage employment”. The project will account for how states influence wage setting and how, in particular, they react to low-wage employment. It focusses on three policies: statutory minimum wages, regulation of collective bargaining, and public benefits to top up low wages. The project’s aims are to take stock of variation in these policies across developed states and to explain that variation using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who can contribute to the project while also conducting independent research related to the project theme.

We offer excellent job conditions and an inspiring research environment with opportunities for professional development. In the city of Bergen, you will find a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and beautiful natural surroundings.

For full details regarding the position and the application, please follow the link below: