Jönköping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools within Jönköping University. 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. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB.


JIBS offers its academic staff opportunities to develop in a truly international environment, which attracts talented researchers and motivated students from all around the world. JIBS provides an atmosphere that values high-quality teaching and research, and it is internationally accredited for the quality of its programs. The Discipline of Economics at JIBS is expanding, providing unique possibilities for new colleagues to contribute to the development of the discipline.

We seek two qualified candidates for permanent full-time positions as Assistant Professors in Economics starting as soon as possible.

One of the positions gives preference to candidates who have the capacity and willingness to teach macroeconomics, both at the bachelor’s and master’s level [A1]. However, also the ability to teach in other areas, such as financial economics, microeconomics, regional economics, econometrics, and industrial organization is meritorious. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and in doing research that will be influential for both academics and practitioners. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, as well as a clear interest in an academic career.


The holders of the positions will be a part of the Discipline of Economics at JIBS, positioned at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Statistics. The work tasks contain teaching activities at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, along with research and other services to JIBS that are related to the position. The positions have a strong teaching orientation, with teaching distributed over the different parts of the academic year and performed primarily in English. The holders of the positions are expected to apply for externally funded research grants and to contribute new knowledge that strengthens the JIBS brand. A high priority of the faculty of Economics, Finance and Statistics at JIBS is to have a strong academic and collegial milieu, so regular attendance at the workplace is an important element of the positions.


You hold a PhD degree in Economics (or equivalent academic competence) or will have such a degree by the time of hiring. You have documented teaching and research experience and have taken a course in teaching and learning in higher education (or are willing to take such a course within the first two years of employment). You have a strong research profile. Furthermore, you have proven abilities to interact with business and/or society and have demonstrated an ability to plan, organize and prioritize work efficiently. You are fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • Teaching experience equal to 1-year full time employment as a teacher.
  • Experience from leadership in academia, public sector or industry
  • An academic network and collaboration with other scholars
  • Experience in the coordination and development of a course
  • Experience from applying for and obtaining external funding
  • Experience in societal development and research outreach activities
  • Experience from teaching Economics in Swedish

In the selection process, we will put emphasis on the person’s ability to take initiatives, be autonomous and flexible as well as having the ability to co-operate with colleagues. The criteria to be an eligible candidate include the completion of a PhD in economics or a closely related field (including dissertation) at the time of hiring. If the PhD is not completed by the time of application, the expected date of completion must be verified by the Dean/MD at the institution granting the PhD degree. You should be willing to contribute to a dynamic academic environment by spending most of your working time at JIBS and be willing to get established in Jönköping.

For full eligibility requirements, see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University".


The position is permanent and full-time with an initial probationary period, starting as soon as possible or as agreed upon.


Deadline for applying is 9th of April 2021.

Your application should include:

  • a personal cover letter that describes your interest for the position (max 1 page)
  • a complete CV and publication list, including contact information for three professional references;
  • a copy of your PhD thesis;
  • an attested copy of your PhD degree certificate/diploma, or, if the doctoral degree is not yet completed, a statement from the Dean/MD of the institution verifying that there is a decision regarding the date for when the PhD degree will be completed;
  • a description of your research interest and profile. Include up to three of your most relevant publications and a brief declaration of your research approach and intention (max 1 page);
  • a description of relevant teaching experience (max 1 page), including sessions and courses (in all levels and types of education), personal teaching approach, style or philosophy and contributions to innovations in education.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-09-01, According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/1230-211
  • Lina Bjerke, +46 36-10 1000
Union representative
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
Published 15.Mar.2021
Last application date 09.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET