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 is looking for a Full Professor/Senior Associate Professor in Business Administration (or equivalent) with focus on digital business and transformation.

The position will be linked to our research center Media, Management and Transformation center (MMTC) which takes interest in the business and industry implications triggered by the driving forces of digitalization, sustainability and globalization.

We offer an internationally leading academic environment. The new Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor is expected to lead and contribute to the overall development of JIBS in one or more of our focus areas, with a specific emphasis on digital business. The successful candidate will be an important contributor to education, research, and service activities at JIBS.

We are looking for ambitious and motivated candidates that demonstrates excellence in research and teaching with a track record in attracting external funding and engaging with different stakeholders. You should have experience of combining theoretical knowledge with practical relevance. The new professor is expected to contribute and commit to research, teaching and outreach. To fit the position, the candidate embraces diversity and collaboration and is willing to join current activities as well as develop and lead new initiatives focused on the changing role of business in a digital world. Teaching include topics such as Digital entrepreneurship and Digital marketing.

To thrive in the position as Full Professor/Senior Associate Professor at JIBS you should be an individual who sets high goals, works hard to attain them and is driven by results. You should show ability to consider the larger perspective, engage colleagues and to think long term. Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to teach and examine courses using English is a prerequisite. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is meritorious.

Furthermore you should:

  • have a PhD degree in Business Administration or an equivalent area of expertise;
  • have significantly contributed to the development of your research field as demonstrated through high-quality publications in respected international journals and/or other relevant publications;
  • have several years of teaching experience from courses at different levels (bachelor, master and PhD) and demonstrate an ability of pedagogic development work and/or course development;
  • demonstrate documented experience from supervision of doctoral students encompassing a substantial part of the doctoral students’ studies;
  • have taken courses in the supervision of doctoral students or acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way;
  • demonstrate documented experience from academic leadership assignments which includes the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work for an effective use of resources in line with a specific purpose;
  • demonstrate the ability to lead activities and people, and to motivate and provide people with the preconditions to effectively achieve common objectives;
  • have experience of combining theory and research with practical relevance;
  • have experience of building sustainable relationships with practitioners and society at large.

The extent to which the candidate fulfills the above criteria influence the eligibility for Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor. For full list of eligibility requirements see:
"Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University"

The recruitment is essential for JIBS to reach its high ambitions of impact, relevance and collaboration. You are expected to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS. If the applicant is from a discipline other than business administration it is important that the candidate clearly outlines the relevance for digital business of her/his research and teaching, as well as how the applicant’s discipline background can enrich the teaching, research and outreach activities at JIBS. Focus will be placed on the person’s aptness to the organisation. You are expected to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS throughout the year.

The positions are full-time and permanent. The employments start 1 March 2020 or as agreed upon.


Your application should include:

  • a personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position;
  • a complete academic CV including attested certificates of education and list of publications;
  • a pedagogic portfolio: Description of relevant teaching experience, including Sessions and courses (in all levels and types of education), Personal teaching approach, style or philosophy and Contributions to innovations in education;
  • copies of your 10 most relevant publications. Please also include a brief argument for why each of these is part of your most relevant publications;
  • copy of PhD degree certificate/diploma;
  • name and contact details for three references (including position, e-mail, phone number, and how you know each other);
  • a description of your future research focus

Deadline for applying is 16 June 2019.

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Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization 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 1 March 2020 or as agreed upon
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2018/4694-221
  • Jerker Moodysson, +46 36-10 1000
Union representative
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Published 16.Apr.2019
Last application date 16.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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