Jönköping International Business School, Business administration

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 professional and personal development. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with a specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership, and renewal. Our guiding principles are to be international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. The research at JIBS is to a large extent conducted within one of, or across, its three research centres:

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Commercial Law


Our offer to you

We offer you a stimulating workplace where you will be a vital contributor to education activities, research, and service to JIBS. At JIBS we work in an international environment and maintain both national and international networks.

Teaching in law is performed in English and Swedish and is distributed over the academic year. Besides teaching, the holder of the position is encouraged to connect their present or aspired research orientation within JIBS focus areas (please read about the ongoing research in our centres on JIBS website).

All assistant professors at JIBS are expected to do research, apply for externally funded research grants, as well as be engaged with business and society at large, to improve JIBS footprint in the broader society.

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with experience of both teaching and research in different areas of commercial law including for example marketing law, intellectual property law, IT law, company law, credit security law and/or tax law. The law unit at JIBS cater for teaching in business law across the university and you should therefore be able to teach in several areas of commercial law at least at a basic level.

The selection process will place great value on applicants’ suitability for the position and JIBS, including flexibility; communication skills; quality awareness and ability to collaborate and build relationships both with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.  

Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop and lead in education and research and contribute to a dynamic academic environment. Administrative skills and the ability to relate to other cultures are also considered.

It is meritorious if you are fluent in written and spoken Swedish.


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



The position is permanent and full-time. Starting October 1st, 2021 or according to agreement

Application details

Welcome with your application, no later than, April 15th, 2021.

Your application should include

  • a personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position.
  • a complete CV including attested certificates/diplomas of education and list of publications.
  • name and contact details for three references (including position, e-mail, phone number, and how you know each other).
  • attested certificates and diploma.
  • a pedagogic portfolio including detailed information on teaching experience and responsibilities (level, role and time spent).
  • a publication list.
  • three recent academic articles and your dissertation, if the PhD was awarded in the last three years.
  • course evaluations.


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 2021-10-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/1037-211
  • Anette Johansson, +46 36-10 1722
Union representative
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Published 02.Jun.2021
Last application date 30.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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