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. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. Recent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in business administration and economics and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship. Recent rankings put JIBS as world-leading in family business research.

To further strengthen our leading position in family business and ownership research, we are looking for Post-Doctoral Researchers who will investigate Family Business and Ownership at the Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). The position is for two years full time position with a possible extension.

CeFEO is an internationally leading research center for family business and ownership issues; currently the largest in the world and ranked first in Europe and third globally for research publications. CeFEO was established in 2005 and has grown into an interdisciplinary and international research center with over 35 senior and junior researchers and regular visiting scholars. CeFEO is committed to “Academic Excellence and Practical Relevance” and active in the areas of research, education and outreach. Please visit www.cefeo.se for more information about our activities and faculty.

The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, for instance, business administration (general management, strategy, organization, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, etc), economics, finance, law, economic history, psychology, and/or sociology.

As a Post-Doctoral Researcher, we offer you full-time employment. Most of your time will be devoted to conduct research and take an active role in the continued development of CeFEO (80%). The remaining time is allocated for teaching (20%).

We seek candidates who have a strong wish to conduct high-quality academic scholarship on Family Business. The main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English. You must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be an eligible candidate. Skills in other languages, including Swedish, are an advantage but not a requirement.

The candidate is expected to have a strong international orientation. In making the selection, importance will be given to applicant’s qualifications in the following areas:

  • Capacity and interest to engage in academic research at the highest level.
  • A record of publications, especially in journals ranked in the ABS list, or a promising pipeline of papers targeted for publication in such journals.
  • Personal networks and collaborations with researchers in an international context.
  • Openness to engage in joint projects and activities with colleagues at JIBS/CeFEO

Interest and ability to teach university courses at different levels and to communicate with academic and professional audiences

For full eligibility requirements for Post Docs see Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University

Employment starts as soon as possible, to be agreed upon. The positions are full time (100%) and temporary for two years.

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Mattias Nordqvist mattias.nordqvist@ju.se (Director of CeFEO) or Assistant Professor Kajsa Haag, kajsa.haag@ju.se.

Your application must include:

  • a letter-of-intent explaining why you are applying to the position and why you think you will be a good fit for JIBS and CeFEO;
  • a description of yourself including your background and main interests;
  • a research agenda (max. 1000 words), expressing your present research interest in the field;
  • CV and attested documents (transcript, diploma);
  • up to 5 of your most important scientific contributions as well as your doctoral dissertation;
  • the name and phone numbers of at least 2 references.

Send in your application electronically before November 1st, 2019.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization 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 eduation institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se.

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde As agreed upon
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100 %
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2019/3690-221
  • Kajsa Haag, +46 36-10 1000
  • Mattias Nordqvist, +46 36-10 1000
Facklig företrädare
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Publicerat 2019-09-23
Sista ansökningsdag 2019-11-01

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