Jönköping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is looking for up to three doctoral students in economics.  

JIBS is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programs, across bachelor, master and doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. JIBS has three guiding principles: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus areas in entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. At JIBS, we have the following research centers: Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE), Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO), and Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC). As a doctoral student you have the option to be affiliated with one or more of these centers.   

Economics is one of the largest disciplines at JIBS and is globally known for excellence in research and teaching and for its strong international profile. Current strengths in research in economics at JIBS include (i) innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics and growth, (ii) urban and regional economics, (iii) international trade, (iv) labor market outcomes, (v) firm dynamics, (vi) development economics, and (vii) corporate governance, firm performance and institutional conditions. 

For more information about research at JIBS, please visit www.jibs.se, where you can also read more about our PhD program. 

Working tasks 
We offer a full-time position that is fully financed. Most of your time will be devoted to your doctoral studies (80%) which includes coursework (120 credit points, ECTS) and writing a doctoral thesis (120 credit points, ECTS). The course work includes both mandatory courses in macro- and microeconomics, econometrics, and classics in economics, and elective courses depending on the topic of your thesis. The remaining time (20%) is allocated for teaching and administrative tasks. There are also opportunities to take additional courses in pedagogics for higher education. 

As a doctoral student you will work independently as well as in teams. 

As an applicant you should hold a master’s degree in economics or have acquired the corresponding knowledge in some other way, by the time the employment starts. The applicant is required to have at least 90 credit points in economics and at least 15 credit point in statistics (or the equivalent). The main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English. You must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible for our doctoral program.  

Prior research, teaching and/or professional experience are meritorious, as is an ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders in and around the university environment. We seek candidates who have the ambition to pursue an international research career and wish to combine a high level of scholarship with policy-making and/or practical relevance. 

Several positions, full time (100%), with start from September 1, 2019.  

Last day for the application is March 31

For further enquiries about the doctoral program and the positions, please contact the Director of PhD Candidates Mikaela Backman, or for subject-related questions, Professor Scott Hacker. Union representatives are Olof Brunninge (Saco-S) and Barbara Eklöf (ST). All contacts can be reached at phone number +46 36 10 10 00. 

Your application must include: 

  • A letter-of-intent explaining why you are applying to the position, what you expect from the doctoral program and why you are interested in JIBS.
  • A description of yourself including your background and main interests.
  • A preliminary research proposal (max. 3000 words), expressing your present research interest in the field.
  • CV and attested documents (transcript, diploma).
  • Copy of your master thesis (if not available at the time of application, send a copy of your bachelor thesis) and other relevant publications.
  • Contact information (name, phone numbers and email) of at least two references. 

Please ensure that all documentation is in English.  

The following criteria constitutes the basis of assessment applied in the selection: 

  • Whether the applicant meets the general requirements for the position;
  • The applicant’s documented knowledge within economics;
  • The applicant’s personal profile and motivation for further studies. 

Selection procedure 

  • The selected qualified applicants will be called for an interview. 
  • The preliminary time frame for the interviews is April/May 2019.
  • A decision will be made and communicated during June. 

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, innovative and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

JIBS is recognized as the most international business school in Sweden and as one of the most international in the world. For more information please visit www.jibs.se. In 2015, JIBS became the first business school in Sweden to receive accreditation from both AACSB and EQUIS. In March 2018, JIBS was awarded a 5-year EQUIS accreditation. According to a recent assessment of research productivity and impact by NordForsk (2017), JIBS ranks first in Sweden in business administration and economics. 

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde September 1 or as agreed upon
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 3
Sysselsättningsgrad 100 %
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2019/643-221
  • Mikaela Backman, Dir. PhD candidates, +46 36-10 1746
  • Paul Nystedt, Professor in Economics, +46 36-10 1000
Facklig företrädare
  • Olof Brunninge, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1000
  • Barbara Eklöf, ST, +46 36-10 1000
Publicerat 2019-02-20
Sista ansökningsdag 2019-03-31

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