Assistant Professor in Economics

Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden

Job description

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools within Jönköping University. The mission of JIBS is to advance the theory and practice of business, with a specific emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Ownership, and Renewal. Three simple principles guide what we do: International at Heart, Entrepreneurial in Mind and Responsible in Action.

JIBS is a double accredited Business School with EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. JIBS offers a range of Bachelor and Master Programs in Business Administration, Economics, and Informatics. JIBS has 85 faculty members and 14 operations staff, approximately 1.600 full-time students, including international exchange students. JIBS currently has 61 active PhD candidates.

Assistant Professor in Economics

JIBS is recruiting one Assistant Professor (Universitetslektor) in Economics. The position involves both teaching and research.

Working tasks

The holder of the position is part of the discipline of Economics at JIBS. The position comprises education activities, including teaching at the Bachelor and Master level, research, and service to JIBS. Teaching is performed primarily in English, and distributed over the academic year.

All colleagues at JIBS are expected to do research, apply for external grants and contribute with new knowledge that strengthens JIBS’ reputation in the focus areas (Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Renewal). All JIBS faculty members are expected to contribute to improve JIBS’ footprint in the broader society.

JIBS has an international profile including a high share of students and faculty with an origin outside of Sweden. Our working language is English. Teaching and research are largely characterized by a team based approach.


The following qualifications are mandatory for all applicants:

  • PhD in Economics or the equivalent.
  • Documented experience from teaching in economics amounting to at least one year of full-time teaching.
  • Pedagogical training or equivalent experience.
  • A professional command of written and spoken English and a proven ability to teach and examine courses in English.

The following are considered as merits for the position:

  • Excellence in teaching at the Bachelor and Master level.
  • Project leadership and collaboration in projects, including international research cooperation and interaction with business and society.
  • Documented experience of research grant applications.
  • Research portfolio and interest in JIBS focus areas Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Renewal.
  • Teaching experience in courses corresponding to JIBS teaching portfolio in Economics (e.g. micro-/macroeconomics, econometrics and courses in our focus areas).

In the selection process, we will put emphasis on the person’s aptness to the organization, including communication skills, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with colleagues as well as work independently. This means that you should be willing and able to contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS throughout the year.


The starting date is as soon as possible, to be negotiated. For further questions about the position, please contact Professor Johan Klaesson (Head of Discipline), or Lars Pettersson (Associate Dean of Faculty). Union representatives are Olof Brunninge (Saco-S) and Barbara Eklöf (ST). All contacts can be reached at phone number +46 36 10 10 00.

How to apply

Apply online. Your application should include; A personal cover letter that describes your interest for the position. (max 1 page) Complete CV and publication list, including contact information for three professional references. We will only contact your references if you are shortlisted for the position and with your permission. Copy of PhD thesis, and attested copy of PhD degree certificate/diploma. A description of your research interest and profile. Include your five (maximum) most relevant publications and a brief declaration of your research approach and intention. (max 2 pages). 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.

Deadline for applying is 29 January 2017.

Please quote the reference number 2016/4965-221 clearly on your application.

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning

Anställningens omfattning Heltid

Tillträde as soon as possible

Löneform monthly salary

Antal lediga befattningar 1

Sysselsättningsgrad 100%

Ort Jönköping

Län Jönköpings län

Land Sverige

Referensnummer 2016/4965-221


Lars Pettersson, 036-101000

Johan Klaesson, 036-101000

Facklig företrädare

Barbara Eklöf, ST, 036-10 10 00

Olof Brunninge, SACO, 036-10 10 00

Publicerat 2016-12-21

Sista ansökningsdag 2017-01-29

At Jönköping University research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, Schoolf of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health and Welfare.