Asst. Prof. in Business Administration with focus on Entrepreneurship

Asst. Prof. in Business Administration with focus on Entrepreneurship


Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools within Jönköping University (JU).

We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programmes, across Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB.

Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership, and renewal. The area entrepreneurship embraces preconditions for, mechanisms behind, and societal consequences of new business ideas and ventures in existing companies as well as in start­ups. The area ownership embraces management and governance in business ventures with the aim of explaining the challenges, characteristics, opportunities, and consequences related to ownership of different kinds. The area renewal embraces research on innovation, technological change, as well as social and economic developments.

Our guiding principles are to be international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. Being international at heart represents our culture of taking an international perspective on everything we do. Being entrepreneurial in mind represents our spirit of being imaginative, passionate, and action oriented. Being responsible in action represents our commitment to being a role model within our industry, conducting research and education with relevance for society and with ethics at the forefront. These principles cut across our mission and all our activities. They signal the role we wish to play in business, science, and society, as educator and as employer, as well as what core values we convey to our stakeholders.

The research at JIBS is to a large extent conducted within one of, or across, its three research centres


JIBS is now recruiting one or two assistant professors in business administration specialized in entrepreneurship with a proven experience of teaching and research in that area. Our offer to you is a stimulating workplace where you will be a vital contributor to education activities, research, and service to JIBS.


The positions comprise education activities distributed over the academic year, including teaching and course development at bachelor and master level, research, and service to JIBS.

Besides teaching, all assistant professors at JIBS are expected to do rigorous and relevant research, apply for externally funded research grants, as well as be engaged with business and society at large, to improve JIBS impact in the broader society.

In the selection process, we will put great value on your aptness to the organization based on your personal qualities such as

- flexibility
- communication skills
- quality awareness
- ability to collaborate and build relationships.

We also see that you have potential to develop and lead in education and research. You should be willing and able to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS throughout the year.



To be eligible for a position as an assistant professor at JIBS you must have been awarded a doctor’s degree in a, for the position relevant area. You have documented expertise in teaching and research.

A fluency in English is required as teaching is performed primarily in English, language skills in Swedish is an advantage.

The holder of the position must be able to position their present or aspired research objectives within JIBS focus areas and research centres: entrepreneurship, ownership, and/or renewal. Applicants are expected to outline in the cover letter how their research strongly aligns with one or more of these focus areas, as well as how they suggest engaging in one (or more) of the three research centres (i.e. CeFEO, CEnSE, and MMTC).

It is meritorious if you have

- expertise in digitalization.
- experience from work outside academia.
- experience from consultative work.
- proven abilities of leadership.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as Assistant Professor see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University".



Both positions are permanent and full-time. Starting May 2021.



Welcome with your application, no later than 2020-01-18.

Please note that individuals close to obtaining their PhD are also welcomed to apply if they have set a date for their dissertation defense.

Your application should include:

- personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position.
- cv
- attested credentials
- three references
- a detailed pedagogic portfolio including pedagogic idea, courses taught, extent, role, level, and evaluations.
- publication list
- five recent academic articles and your dissertation.

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