Jönköping University

Jönköping University welcomes applicants to an inspiring academic leadership opportunity and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and challenging journey; to continue to build an international university with highly qualified researchers – making way for knowledge-based innovation and enterprise.

As Executive Vice President you will contribute to the development of Jönköping University by taking on a key leadership role within the organization. The Executive Vice President will work with the President in providing leadership within the university and delivering on the key strategic focus areas of Jönköping University. Your focus will be to support the President in strategic and operational issues and to contribute as a central part of the management team. A strong emphasis will be placed on the prioritized strategic focus areas for the university:

  • We co-create knowledge and innovate with society.
  • We collaborate across borders.
  • We promote lifelong learning in a diverse and entrepreneurial environment.
  • We research and educate with commitment.
  • We contribute to a sustainable future.

As a leader in an academic environment, you have the ability to grasp national and international preconditions and opportunities for higher education and research. You are competent in managing external funds and in developing collaborations within academia as well as external partners and stakeholders. Your collaborations have high impact and contribute to strategic focus areas.

Your leadership is characterized by your social skills and the ability to listen, communicate, and make decisions with integrity, clarity and transparency. You have ability to build trust and create commitment.

The successful applicant will have proven experience of leading through others in a complex knowledge institution as well as change management skills and the ability to work as a member of a management team. You must be a recognized researcher with a solid national and international network and experience of building and developing research environments.

You have strong communications skills in English and Swedish. We put great emphasis on your personal qualities. Preference will be given to applicants with Full professor’s competence. Valuable additional qualifications are:

  • an understanding of preconditions for commercialization.
  • experience in research funding and a good network with funders.
  • experience of working with sustainability, including working with equality, diversity and inclusion.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as a Full professor, see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University".


You are welcome with your application, no later than 3 March 2023.

Appendices are preferred in PDF format where the application should include:

  • CV and personal letter.
  • relevant qualifications.

References are provided upon request in the event of an interview.


At Jönköping University, we are offering a diverse and stimulating position in a knowledge‑intensive and dynamic environment.

Jönköping University is a modern higher education institution characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Jönköping University has well-qualified, creative and enterprising employees from all around the world and collaborates closely with the business community and society within both education and research.

Employees at Jönköping University come from all corners of the world. We work within a variety of areas and have a great collective expertise. New students, knowledgeable researchers, doctoral students with a thirst for knowledge and competent administrative staff all come together on campus. We jointly work towards the same objectives and vision. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through sustainable partnerships with the business community, public sector and other academic institutions.

At Jönköping University, we care that you are provided with the best possible conditions and support to facilitate the relocation process and to establish you and your family in Jönköping, Sweden.

See Work at Jönköping University for further information.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/412-211
  • Agneta Marell, President, 036-101000
  • Kariin Kilenbeck, HR-specialist, 036-101435
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, 036-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, 036-101647
  • Kristina Wennefors, Sveriges Lärare, 036-5502421
Published 03.Feb.2023
Last application date 03.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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