Assistant Professor in Business Administration with a focus on Management Accounting

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.

The accounting group at JIBS currently consists of 13 active researchers within auditing, corporate governance, financial accounting, and management accounting and control.  The group is engaged in projects investigating the interrelation between accounting and ownership as well as accounting and renewal.  Several projects performed within the group include actors from the surrounding society. The group participates actively in national as well as international accounting networks and conferences and publish in reputable academic journals in the area. Research seminars are organized regularly at JIBS with international as well as national researchers.

JIBS is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Business Administration with focus on Management Accounting

Our offer to you

We offer you a stimulating workplace where you will be a vital contributor to education activities, research, and service to JIBS. JIBS is an international environment and maintain both national and international networks.

Besides teaching, the holder of the position must be able to position their present or aspired research orientation within one or more of JIBS focus areas – renewal, ownership, and entrepreneurship. Teaching is performed in Swedish and English and distributed over the academic year.  All assistant professors at JIBS are expected to do research, apply for externally funded research grants, as well as be engaged with business and society at large, to improve JIBS footprint in the broader society.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with experience in teaching and research in management accounting and control. The candidate should also have a record of publications, preferably in journals ranked in the ABS list, and/or a promising pipeline.

The selection process will place great value on the candidate’s suitability for the position and JIBS, including flexibility; communication skills; quality awareness and ability to collaborate and build relationships both with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and lead in education and research, and contribute to a dynamic academic environment, including being present at JIBS throughout the year.

Furthermore, the candidate should have:

  • Experience from attracting external funding
  • Established network relating to outreach and collaborations in research and education
  • Experience from publishing in well renowned accounting outlets
  • Full proficiency in English
  • Administrative skills
  • Value diversity

For full eligibility requirements for a position as Assistant Professor see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University"

It is meritorious if you have:

  • Experience from research and/or teaching in management accounting and/or management control, e.g. budgeting, cost accounting, performance management, strategic management control.
  • Knowledge in Swedish
  • Leadership experience
  • Industry experience


The position is permanent and full-time. Starting as soon as possible or as agreed upon.

Application details

Deadline for applying is 2021-01-15.

Your application should include-

  • a personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position;
  • a complete CV including attested certificates/diplomas of education and list of publications;
  • name and contact details for three references (including position, e-mail, phone number, and how you know each other);
  • a pedagogic portfolio including teaching experience and responsibilities
  • five recent academic articles and your dissertation, if the PhD was awarded in the last three years;
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Starting 2020-06-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/4370-221
  • Anette Johansson, +46 36-10 1722
Union representative
  • Andreas Stephan, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Published 23.Nov.2020
Last application date 15.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET


Application Deadline:
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
Jönköping University
Jönköping International Business School
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