Assistant Professor in Strategic Management and / or International Management

Company:Stockholm School of Economics

Location:Sweden / Stockholm

Discipline:Strategic Management and / or International Management

Employment Type:Temporary


Tenure Track faculty position in the area Strategic Management and/or International Management at The Department of Marketing and Strategy

The Department of Marketing and Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Strategic Management and/or International Management.

We are looking for candidates with a completed Ph.D. degree in Business Administration (primarily Strategic Management but other subdisciplines could also be relevant). The ideal candidate is someone with a promising research record as evidenced by publications in or the conceivable potential to publish in top tier journals. We are specifically looking for candidates with a documented interest in and experience from research in strategy process and practice, strategic entrepreneurship and/or behavioural/cognitive strategy. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in one or more of the ongoing research streams at the department (see below).

The successful candidate will be part of the core faculty in Strategic and International Management and teaching tasks fall within these two areas (bachelor, master and executive levels with English as instruction language). Research and teaching are equally important and the candidate will be offered support and training in pedagogy. The standard teaching load for tenure track faculty at SSE is four courses per year with the possibility of a 50% reduction through external research grants. The candidate is expected to engage in collaboration with external stakeholders in both research and teaching, tapping into the wide network of partner organizations at the Stockholm School of Economics.

To summarize, we are looking for a colleague with a passion for both research and teaching, who is doing outstanding research, has a track record of high-quality teaching, and comes with excellent recommendations. Beyond this, we are looking for someone prepared to contribute to our research environment, our education programs, and other areas in the life of a thriving academic institution.

The expected start date for the position is January 1, 2021, but we are open to discussing alternative start dates. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are set on an individual basis. The tenure track period is 6 years, conditional on successful mid-term review after 3 years. Tenure evaluation takes place after a maximum of 6 years, and successful evaluation leads to conversion of the tenure-track position into a tenured Associate Professor position.


The position requires a PhD in Business Administration focused on Strategic Management and/or related areas, e.g. International Management, from an accredited university or business school (EQUIS, AACSB, or AMBA). Candidates must have completed their PhD prior to taking up the position and must demonstrate a strong research interest in strategic management and a commitment to high quality research and teaching in relevant areas. Preference will be given to candidates who have published in top journals, have a proven track record of international peer-reviewed publications, and/ or a strong pipeline of submitted papers. Candidates should have an active presence in the international research community in the field. Reviewing experience from relevant journals is a merit.

The candidates should have documented experience from teaching relevant courses and must demonstrate teaching effectiveness as indicated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendations and/or peer reviews. Experience from teaching at both bachelor and master level, designing courses, coaching student projects, and teaching in executive education are considered merits. Ability to teach in adjacent areas (e.g. management and marketing) will also be valued.

Finally, candidates should demonstrate an ability and willingness to undertake administrative duties and play a full part in the intellectual life of the department and school at large.

About the Department of Marketing and Strategy

Research at the department covers several disciplines including Strategic Management, International Business and multiple Marketing subdisciplines, but also economic psychology, economic sociology, and economic geography. A variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies are thus employed. Specific topics of interest within Strategic Management include strategy development and behavior, innovation, learning and decision making, strategy and institutions, strategic entrepreneurship, knowledge transformation/ transfer and exploitation/ exploration.

The department has a high-performance research orientation and culture. Faculty members are expected to be active researchers and to regularly publish in top journals within their respective fields. Our tenure evaluations reflect this and rely, among other things, on the AJG and FT50 lists as indicators of research quality. Besides publishing, our faculty members also actively and successfully apply for external research grants to fund both their own research and PhD and post doc projects.

The department has recently launched a new significant research initiative focused on contemporary strategic efforts to shape markets, strategy and marketing, and their societal consequences. At the most general level, the initiative concerns the future of market society and consists of three complementary research programs: (1) Exploring the platform economy: platform giants and the market society they build; (2) Understanding transformations in market ecosystems: strategies for a digital and sustainable world; and (3) Shaping the future of marketing: strategic marketing in the age of influencers, nudges and algorithms. The present position could be linked to any one of these research themes.

The department is one of 6 academic departments at the Stockholm School of Economics. The current faculty consists of 9 full professors, 6 associate professors, and 5 assistant professors/ lecturers. At present, the department has a cohort of 24 PhD students enrolled in the PhD program in Business Administration. The department also hosts about 35 research fellows and post docs funded by external research grants. The department faculty and research fellows contribute to teaching in marketing, strategy, and sustainable business in the bachelor, master, PhD, EMBA and executive education programs at the Stockholm School of Economics.

How to apply

The formal application is made via the SSE Varbi online platform ( To be considered for the position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter articulating your fit with the position description, including research interests and plans, and teaching experience/competence.
  2. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  3. A separate document listing both published articles (if any), submitted articles (including information about journal and current status), and working papers (including information about targeted journals).
  4. Copies of representative research.
  5. Names and contact information for three academic references.

Your application must be received by July 15, 2020.

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The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with business and research communities, providing graduates with a solid basis for attaining leading positions in a broad range of companies and other organizations. The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities – teaching as well as research – maintain the highest international standards. The Stockholm School of Economics is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the high level of quality for which our school is known.


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