Jönköping International Business School

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 personal development. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific 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. They signal the role we wish to play in relation to all our stakeholders. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. In the latest Financial Times European Business School ranking, JIBS was ranked among the top 100.

Assistant Professor in Economics

JIBS is recruiting three Assistant Professors (Universitetslektor) in Economics. The position involves both teaching and research.

Working tasks

The holder of the position is part of the discipline of Economics at JIBS. The position comprises education activities, including teaching at the Bachelor and Master level, research, and service to JIBS. Teaching is performed primarily in English, and distributed over the academic year.

All colleagues at JIBS are expected to do research, apply for external grants and contribute with new knowledge that strengthens JIBS' reputation in the focus areas (Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Renewal). All JIBS faculty members are expected to contribute to improve JIBS' footprint in the broader society.

JIBS has an international profile including a high share of students and faculty with an origin outside of Sweden. Our working language is English. Teaching and research are largely characterized by a team based approach.


The following qualifications are mandatory for all applicants:

  • PhD in Economics.
  • Documented experience from teaching in economics amounting to at least one year of full-time teaching.
  • Pedagogical training or equivalent experience.
  • A professional command of written and spoken English and a proven ability to teach and examine courses in English.

The following are considered as merits for the position:

  • Excellence in teaching at the Bachelor and Master level.
  • Project leadership and collaboration in projects, including international research cooperation and interaction with business and society.
  • Documented experience of research grant applications.
  • Research portfolio and interest in JIBS focus areas Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Renewal.
  • Teaching experience in courses corresponding to JIBS teaching portfolio in Economics (e.g. micro-/ macroeconomics, econometrics and courses in our focus areas).

In the selection process, we will put emphasis on the person’s aptness to the organization, including communication skills, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with colleagues as well as work independently. This means that you should be willing and able to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS throughout the year.

We emphasize an even gender distribution.


The starting date is to be negotiated, but at latest August 1, 2018. For further questions about the position, please contact Professor Charlotta Mellander, or Lars Pettersson (Associate Dean of Faculty). Union representatives are Anders Adolfsson (Saco) and Barbara Eklöf (ST). All contacts can be reached at phone number +46 36 10 10 00.


Your application should include;

A personal cover letter that describes your interest for the position. (max 1 page) Complete CV and publication list, including contact information for three professional references. We will only contact your references if you are shortlisted for the position and with your permission. Copy of PhD thesis, and attested copy of PhD degree certificate/diploma. A description of your research interest and profile. Include your five (maximum) most relevant publications and a brief declaration of your research approach and intention. (max 2 pages). Description of relevant teaching experience (max 2 pages), including Sessions and courses (in all levels and types of education), Personal teaching approach, style or philosophy and Contributions to innovations in education.

Deadline for applying is 12 January 2018.

Please quote the reference number 2017/4456-221 clearly on your application.

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde To be negotiated
Löneform monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 3
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2017/4456-221
Publicerat 2017-11-10
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-01-23

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