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. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. These principles cut across our mission and all our activities. JIBS is double-accredited by EQUIS and AACSB. JIBS is ranked among the top 100 European Business School by the the Financial Times ranking. 

The position is a Post Doc with a focus on Ownership and Family Business, connected to Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at JIBS, JU, in Sweden. Since its inception in 2005, CeFEO has been at the forefront of research on family business and comprises scholars from different countries and backgrounds. With more than 50 faculty members and 30 affiliated scholars, several rankings consistently identified CeFEO as one of the top three research centres globally in the area of ownership and family business studies. CeFEO follows the steering idea of combining “Academic Excellence and Practical Relevance”. This mission means to combine rigorous academic research at the international frontier, which is the creation and diffusion of knowledge that is practically relevant for companies, organizations, and individual stakeholders with an interest in ownership and family business issues.  

Job description
As a Post Doc you will be dealing with relevant research projects investigate different forms of ownership, the meaning of ownership, property rights, and ownership competencies. The governance area explores the interaction between ownership and corporate governance systems and bodies in different organizations, such as foundations or family businesses, with a disciplinary grounding in strategy, and/or organization and management studies. Relevant projects within entrepreneurship could be related to ownership aspects within the entrepreneurial process. Research projects focused on owners as entrepreneurial actors, that is, enterprising and entrepreneurial families, are also very relevant. Research projects can also combine governance and entrepreneurship lenses and, ideally, forge the link to pressing challenges that business owners face in the contemporary global setting.

The successful candidate for this Post Doc position will work closely with the CeFEO Director Massimo Baù and is expected that the research conducted within the frame of this position will lead to publications in top ranked scientific journals. An ability and interest to share research findings with stakeholders outside academia is also expected.

Most of your time will be devoted to research while benefitting from and contributing in person to JIBS’ vibrant research environment. The remaining time is allocated for teaching and service to CeFEO. It is an excellent opportunity to kick-start or boost a successful research career in an active and collegial research environment. 

We seek a Post Doc researcher who would like to pursue high-quality research on ownership and family businesses at Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO). We are particularly interested in candidates with a genuine interest in advancing ownership research and currently conducting research on topics related to governance, entrepreneurship, or family business. Moreover, the ideal candidate has a clear interest to initiate new research projects in these areas.

We invite applications from outstanding researchers with a doctoral degree (not older than three years) from a reputable university. Please note that individuals close to obtaining their PhD are also welcomed to apply if they have a date for their dissertation defense scheduled before the start of the position.

As a candidate, you should demonstrate your ability to perform high-quality research and display experience in ownership and/or family business research.

Jönköping University and Jönköping International Business School has an international focus, which requires thriving in a multicultural environment and English proficiency for teaching and research tasks, both in writing and orally.

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as an Post Doc at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University. https://ju.se/about-us/employment-regulations-for-teachers

Furthermore, it is considered meritorious:

Articles published in highly ranked journal (AJG3 or above), or articles in the process of being published in such journals. Practical experience as business owners or family business members. A research agenda aligned with the focus and strategy of CeFEO. Applicants should have an international profile and research network.  A collegial attitude and a willingness to contribute to the organization.

The position is a three-year 100% employment as Post Doc starting in Autumn 2024, or according to agreement. Please note that 80% of the position is devoted to research funded by a stipend from the Tore Browald Foundation.

As an employee, you are entitled to favourable benefits regulated in Swedish law and agreements, as well as the benefits offered by Jönköping University. Collective agreements and individual salary settings are applicable, visit https://ju.se/en/about-us/work-at-jonkoping-university/jonkoping-university-as-a-workplace.html.

We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.

Welcome with your application, no later than 2024-08-15.
Your application is preferred in PDF format through our recruitment system and must include:

  • Cover letter that includes a description of your previous experience as well as your motivation for applying to this position.
  • CV
  • Three (3) References
  • Attested certificates and diploma
  • Publication list
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • Copies of your most important published and unpublished scientific contributions.
  • Research plan that describes your present ideas for your future research in ownership and/or family business.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2024/2506-211
  • Massimo Bau, +4636-101000
Union representative
  • Thomas Cyron, Saco-s, +4636-101767
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
Published 25.Jun.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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