Jönköping International Business School, Faculty

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.

Our offer to you

JIBS offers a permanent full-time position as Assistant Professor in Statistics starting in the autumn of 2020. The school provides opportunities to develop in a truly international environment which attracts talented staff and motivated students from all around the world. The discipline of Statistics at JIBS has a strong focus on econometrics and we offer an atmosphere which values high quality teaching and research being internationally accredited for its quality programs. Statistics at JIBS shares a research environment with the discipline of Economics.

Job Description

The holder of the position will be a part of the discipline of Statistics at JIBS. The work tasks contain teaching activities at the Bachelor and Master level, along with research and other services to JIBS that are related to the position. The position has a strong teaching orientation, with teaching distributed over the different parts of the academic year and performed primarily in English. The holder of the position is expected to apply for externally funded research grants and to contribute new knowledge that strengthens the JIBS brand. A high priority of the discipline of Statistics at JIBS is to have a strong academic and collegial milieu, so frequent attendance at the workplace is an important element of this position.


You hold a PhD in Statistics (or equivalent academic competence) or have such a degree by the time of hiring. You have documented teaching and research experience and have taken a course in teaching and learning in higher education (or are willing to take such a course within the first two years of employment). You have a strong research profile. Furthermore, you have proven abilities to interact with business and society and have demonstrated an ability to plan, organize and prioritize work effectively. You are fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • Teaching experience equal to the equivalent of 1 year full time of employment, including coordination and development of courses.
  • Teaching experience for students with major in other disciplines.
  • Experience from applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • Experience from leadership in academia, public sector or industry.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Swedish.

In the selection process, we will put emphasis on the person’s ability to take initiative, being autonomous and flexible as well as having the ability to co-operate with colleagues. The criteria to be an eligible candidate include the completion of a PhD in Statistics or a closely related field (including dissertation) at the time of hiring. If the necessary PhD is not completed by the time of application, the expected date of completion must be verified by the Dean/MD at the institution granting the exam. You should be willing to contribute to a dynamic academic environment by spending most of your working time at JIBS and be willing to get established in Jönköping.

For full eligibility requirements, see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University".


The position is permanent and full-time with an initial probationary period. Starting as soon as possible or as agreed upon.

Further questions regarding the position may be answered by Professor Kristofer Månsson, Associate Dean of Faculty Lars Pettersson and the union representative Andreas Stephan (Saco-S), Thomas Axelsson (ST). You reach all of the contact persons on phone +46(0)36-10 1000.


Deadline for applying is April 5, 2020.

Your application should include

  • a personal cover letter that describes your interest for the position (max 1 page);
  • a complete CV and publication list, including contact information for three professional references;
  • a copy of your PhD thesis;
  • an attested copy of PhD degree certificate/diploma;
  • a description of your research interest and profile; include up to three of your most relevant publications and a brief declaration of your research approach and intention (max 2 pages);
  • a 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;
  • if the doctor degree is not yet completed: a statement from the Dean/MD of the institution verifying that there is a decision regarding the date for when the doctor degree will be completed.
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Starting in the autumn of 2020 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/883-221
  • Lars Pettersson, +46 36-10 1000
  • Kristofer Månsson, +46 36-10 1000
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1000
  • Andreas Stephan, +46 36-10 1000
Published 11.Mar.2020
Last application date 05.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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