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Position, assistant professor in Economics in Jönköping

Jönköping International Business School, Faculty

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’s, master’s 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 and economics, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership, and renewal. Our guiding principles are international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

Our offer to you

JIBS offers its academic staff opportunities to develop in a truly international environment, which attracts talented researchers and motivated students from all around the world. JIBS provides an atmosphere that values high-quality teaching and research, and it is internationally accredited for the quality of its programs. The Discipline of Economics at JIBS is expanding, providing unique possibilities for new colleagues to contribute to the development of the discipline.

We seek a qualified candidate for a permanent full-time position as Assistant Professor in Economics starting as soon as possible. We seek a candidate with wide teaching experience. In terms of research, we seek a candidate that can perform excellent research and is able to strengthen our research environment here at JIBS. It is meritorious if the candidate has a research interest in entrepreneurship, business renewal, innovation, regional economics, and/or spatial dynamics. The research is highly encouraged to target high quality journals but also influence practitioners. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, as well as a clear vocation for academia.

Job description

The holders of the position will be a part of the Discipline of Economics at JIBS, positioned at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Statistics. The work tasks comprise teaching activities at bachelor’s and master’s level, research and other services to JIBS that are related to the position. The position is teaching oriented, and teaching is distributed over the different parts of the academic year, covering a range of topics of economics, and performed primarily in English. The holder of the position is expected to be an active researcher and to contribute with new knowledge that strengthens the JIBS brand. The candidate is expected to apply for externally funded research grants. A high priority of the faculty of Economics, Finance and Statistics at JIBS is to have a strong academic and collegial milieu, so regular attendance at the workplace is an important element of the position.


You hold a PhD degree in Economics (or equivalent academic competence) or will 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 well-defined research interest. Furthermore, you have proven abilities to interact with business and/or society and have demonstrated an ability to plan, organize and prioritize work efficiently. You are fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills. It is meritorious if you have:

  • Teaching experience equal to 1-year full time employment as a teacher.
  • Experience from leadership in academia, public sector, or industry.
  • Research within the field of entrepreneurship, business renewal, regional economics, and/or spatial dynamics.
  • An academic network and collaboration with other scholars.
  • Experience in the coordination and development of a course.
  • Experience from applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • Experience in societal engagement and research outreach activities.
  • Experience from teaching Economics in Swedish.

In the selection process, we will put emphasis on the person’s ability to take initiatives, be 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 economics or a closely related field (including dissertation) at the time of hiring. If the 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 PhD degree. 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, starting as soon as possible or as agreed upon.


Deadline for applying is 9th of January 2022.

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 your PhD degree certificate/diploma, or, if the doctoral 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 PhD degree will be completed.
  • 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 1 page);
  • a description of relevant teaching experience (max 1 page), including sessions and courses (in all levels and types of education), personal teaching approach, style or philosophy and contributions to innovations in education.
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 2021/5387-211

Lina Bjerke, +46 36-10 10 00

Union representative

Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 10 00

Thomas Cyron, Saco-S, +46 36-10 10 00

Published 10.Dec.2021
Last application date 09.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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