Jönköping International Business School, Faculty

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. Entrepreneurship embraces preconditions for, mechanisms behind, and societal consequences of new business ideas and ventures in existing companies as well as in start­ups. 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. 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


We are now looking for an Assistant Professor with proven experience of teaching and research in business administration focused on sustainable business and/or responsible management. You will join our team in a stimulating workplace where you will be a vital contributor to education activities, research, and service to JIBS.



As an Assistant Professor your main tasks comprise education, including teaching and course development at bachelor and master level and research.

JIBS has developed a unique Bachelor program, called Sustainable Enterprise Development, which is focused on the study of social and sustainable entrepreneurship. The study of social and sustainable entrepreneurship, contemporary issues in sustainability, responsible management, ownership, and governance are also core themes in several courses at master level. Our research centers have developed areas related to:

  • responsible management
  • ethics
  • social entrepreneurship
  • business sustainability.

The position is focused on sustainable business and/or responsible management, with specialization in one or several associated fields which can include business ethics, CSR, corporate citizenship and green/circular business.

All Assistant Professors at JIBS are expected to do rigorous and relevant research, apply for externally funded research grants, as well as engage with business and community, 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

You have the potential to develop and lead in education and research. You are 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.

A fluency in English is required as teaching is performed primarily in English, fluency in Swedish is considered a merit.

The applicant 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). A strong fit will be evaluated as a merit.

Ability to teach and do research on the sustainability topic applied to various subjects of business administration is required why we request a documented expertise in teaching and research.

We see that you have a well-documented experience of sustainability work, a prior engagement in the community is meritorious as is experience of consultative work in a, for the position relevant area.

It is also meritorious if you have

  • experience from work outside academia.
  • experience from sustainability projects.
  • proven abilities of leadership.
  • experience of academic and institutional service.

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



The position is 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

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


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 2021
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/4629-221
  • Kajsa Haag, +46 36-10 1000
Union representative
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Published 11.Dec.2020
Last application date 18.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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