Jönköping International Business School, Faculty

Want to co-create the Next Big Thing in entrepreneurship research? In a vibrant research environment? Then this may be your Post Doc opportunity!

The External Enabler (EE) concept and framework address the decades-long neglect of strategic use of environmental forces in entrepreneurial action and success. Since its introduction, it has created quite a stir with several articles being among the best-cited in leading journals as well as attracting practitioner interest.

JIBS is recruiting two, 2-year PostDocs to work on this topic with Prof. Per Davidsson, co-originator of the EE framework and internationally acknowledged as thought leader and top mentor in entrepreneurship. The successful candidates are likely to provide evidence of solid research training, publishing success, and some edge in theoretical and/or methods skills; referees attesting to them being creative, hard-working, self-starting, and good organizational citizens, and compelling ideas for future EE research based on a thorough reading of Davidsson (2015, JBV; 2020 AMD); Davidsson et al. (2020 AMP), von Briel et al. (2018, ETP) and Kimjeon & Davidsson (2021, ETP) reflected upon through the lens of their own skills, interests and convictions.

As a Post-Doctoral Researcher, we offer you full-time employment for two years. Most of your time (80%) will be devoted to conducting research while actively benefitting from and contributing to JIBS’ vibrant research environment with your presence. The remaining time is allocated for teaching (20%).



Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools at 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 independent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in economics and business administration and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship.

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

CEnSE - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics

MMTC - Media, Management and Transformation Centre



You should hold a PhD degree in business administration or other relevant discipline from a reputable university, completed no more than three years before the last date for application. You should be able to transform your research results into high-quality publications of societal relevance. Therefore, a clearly developed research agenda aiming at top level outlets is meritorious. We expect that you are fluent in English and prefer applicants to have a strong international profile. Practical experience with entrepreneurship is meritorious. We are looking for applicants with a collegial attitude and a willingness in building not only their own CVs, but also contribute to the organization. 


Employment starts January 2022, or as agreed upon. The positions are full time (100%) and temporary for two years.

Please note that individuals close to obtaining their PhD are also welcomed to apply if they have set a date for their dissertation defense.  

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Per Davidsson per.davidsson@ju.se or Kajsa Haag, Associate Dean of Faculty Kajsa.haag@ju.se


Welcome with your application, no later than 2021-11-18

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter that includes a description of your previous experience as well as your motivation for applying to this position, including reasons why you believe JIBS is the right place for you. The letter should also describe your present ideas for your future research.
  • A full CV, including a full list of publications, teaching experience and practical experience.
  • Contact details for three referees.
  • Attested credentials.
  • Up to 5 of your most important scholarly contributions as well as your doctoral dissertation.
  • An outline of possible projects on “external enablement of entrepreneurial action and success” that you find interesting and promising.


Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde January 2022 or as agreed upon
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 2
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2021/4434-211
  • Kajsa Haag, +46 36-10 1835
Facklig företrädare
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
  • Thomas Cyron, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
Publicerat 2021-10-14
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-11-18

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