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.

JIBS is looking for a Full Professor/Senior Associate Professor in Business Administration with focus on Strategy in combination with Organization or Entrepreneurship.

We offer an internationally leading academic environment within our focus areas entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. The new Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor is expected to actively contribute to the overall development of JIBS in one or more of these areas, with a specific emphasis on strategy in combination with organization or entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will be an academic leader and important contributor to education, research, and service activities at JIBS.

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 conduct high-quality research and disseminate knowledge on different family businesses and ownership topics.  

CEnSE — Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics: Its mission is to organize, support, and carry out innovative, high-quality, basic as well as policy relevant research on entrepreneurship and spatial economics. 

MMTC — Media, Management and Transformation Centre: Its focus is on researching digital innovations and business renewal for more sustainable and globalized industry practices.


JIBS is recruiting a Professor (or Senior Associate Professor) in Business Administration focused on Strategy in combination with Organization or Entrepreneurship. The new professor is expected to contribute to the overall development of JIBS and excel in conducting research at highest international standards. To fit the position, the candidate embraces diversity and collaboration and is willing to join current activities as well as develop and lead new initiatives. We are looking for ambitious and motivated candidates with a track record in research and teaching excellence and experience in attracting external funding and engaging with different stakeholders. Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to teach and examine courses using English is a prerequisite.

Applicants are expected to outline in the cover letter how they align with the focus areas of JIBS: entrepreneurship, ownership and/or renewal, and how they suggest to engage in one (or more) of the three research centres listed above.  

For full eligibility requirements for a position as a Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University"

Furthermore, meritorious for the appointment are:

  • Strong fit with JIBS focus areas and research centres  
  • Strong international research network
  • Collaborations with industry and public sector 
  • Experience of executive education 


The position is full-time and permanent. The starting date is to be negotiated.


Welcome with your application, no later than 2021-02-26

Your application should include:

  • a personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position;
  • a complete academic CV including attested certificates of education and list of publications;
  • a selection of your 10 most important journal articles uploaded in the application system;
  • a pedagogic portfolio: Description of relevant teaching experience, including Sessions and courses (in all levels and types of education), Personal teaching approach, style or philosophy and Contributions to innovations in education;
  • name and contact details for three references (including position, e-mail, phone number, and how you know each other);
  • a description of your planned research agenda.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/4873-221
  • Leona Achtenhagen, +46 36-10 1000
Union representative
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
Published 16.Dec.2020
Last application date 26.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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