Jönköping International Business School

JIBS is recruiting four Assistant/Associate Professors in Business Administration with specializations in Organization, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability

The position

We offer four full-time and permanent positions as Assistant/Associate Professor in Business Administration in one or a combination of specializations in Organization, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability. The positions comprise education activities, research, societal engagement and service to JIBS. We are looking for new colleagues interested in contributing to our vibrant academic milieu who are committed to student learning, conducting rigorous and relevant research and are engaged with business and society at large. Teaching is primarily campus-based, performed in English, and distributed over the academic year. Particularly relevant to these positions is teaching in our BSc in Sustainable Enterprise Development, BSc in International Management, MSc in Strategic Entrepreneurship, MSc in Digital Business, and MSc in Global Management.

We offer an equal and inclusive workplace, and we strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds (gender, ethnic background, and nationality). 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. Employment starts at the earliest convenience.


Our school

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) offers 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. The organizational language is English. JIBS is an institution double accredited by EQUIS and AACSB and ranked on the Financial Times list of the top European Business Schools. Jönköping International Business School is part of Jönköping University (JU). We are located in the city of Jönköping in the south of Sweden at a convenient city campus in an environmentally friendly and safe environment with plenty of sports and outdoor activities nearby.

Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business and policy, 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’. These principles cut across our mission and all our activities. They signal the role we wish to play in business, academia, 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:

CeFEO — Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership: Its mission is to combine academic excellence and practical relevance on family businesses, family entrepreneurship, and ownership topics. https://center.hj.se/center/cefeo.html

CEnSE — Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics: Its purpose is to organize, support, and carry out innovative, high-quality, basic, as well as policy-relevant research on entrepreneurship and spatial economics. https://ju.se/center/cense.html

MMTC — Media, Management, and Transformation Centre: Takes interest in the business and industry implications triggered by the driving forces of digitalization, sustainability, and globalization. This includes the study of the market dynamics, innovations, and strategic responses in the media and other industries. https://mmtc.se/center/mmtc.html



To be eligible for a position as an Assistant Professor at JIBS, you must have been awarded a doctorate degree in business administration or a closely related field and have prior teaching experience in higher education equivalent to one year of fulltime teaching. To qualify for Associate Professor, you must fulfil JIBS criteria for Associate Professor, which, in summary, include: the equivalent of at least two years of full-time teaching, pedagogical training, experience of PhD supervision, a strong record of internal and external citizenship, ability for independent research development, and publication of at least five articles, beyond the dissertation, ranked at Academic Journal Guide (AJG) level 2, 3, 4, or 4* of which maximum two can be on AJG2-level. All Assistant Professors at JIBS are entitled to apply for promotion to Associate Professor once fulfilling each criterion.

We are looking for applicants with a collegial attitude and a willingness to build not only their own CVs but also contribute to the ongoing development of the organization. It is meritorious if you have a track record of highly ranked journal publications (AJG3 or above) or articles in the process of being published in such journals. Successful applicants need to demonstrate the ability to perform high-quality research and teaching. We expect you to be fluent in English and prefer applicants to have a strong international profile. In the selection process, we will put great value on your aptness to the organization, including flexibility, communication skills, quality awareness, and ability to collaborate and build relationships. Also, we will assess your potential to develop and lead education and research. You should be willing and able to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, join one or more of the JIBS’ research centres, and be present at JIBS throughout the year.  

For a full description of eligibility and the recruitment process, see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University.” https://ju.se/about-us/employment-regulations-for-teachers


Application details

Please submit your application no later than 2023-01-31 in PDF format.
Your application must include the following:

  • A personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position, including a description of:
    • your specialization in one or a combination of the focus of the positions in the areas of Organisation, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, or Sustainability
    • your fit with JIBS’ focus areas (Entrepreneurship, Ownership, Renewal)
    • your fit with one or more of JIBS research centres (CeFEO, CEnSE, MMTC)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details for three referees
  • Attested certificates and diplomas
  • A detailed pedagogic portfolio, including
    • pedagogic approach,
    • courses taught, including specifications of extent, role, and level
    • course evaluations
  • A publication list stating AJG-level if applicable
  • A brief outline of your envisioned research agenda for the coming years
  • Electronic copies of a selection of up to five of your academic articles
  • An electronic copy of your PhD dissertation

For more information about JIBS, visit: https://ju.se/en/about-us/jonkoping-international-business-school.html


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 4
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2022/4945-211
  • Kajsa Haag, +4636-101835
Union representative
  • Thomas Cyron, Saco-s, +4636-101767
  • Vaida Staberg, Saco-s, +4636-101899
Published 09.Dec.2022
Last application date 31.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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