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Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, Stockholm School of Economics

  • 1.  Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, Stockholm School of Economics

    Posted 06-01-2020 10:54
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    Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in

    Strategic Management and/ or International Management,

    Stockholm School of Economics (SSE),

    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 related subdisciplines like International Management could be relevant. The ideal candidate has with a promising research record as evidenced by publications in or the conceivable potential to publish in top tier journals. We are looking for candidates with a documented interest in and experience from research in strategy process and practice, strategic entrepreneurship, and/ or behavioral/ cognitive strategy.

    The successful candidate will be part of the core faculty in Strategic and International Management and teaching tasks (in English) fall within these two areas on all educational levels. The standard teaching load for tenure track faculty at SSE is four courses per year (40%) with the possibility of a 50% reduction through external research grants. For the right candidate there are ample opportunities to engage with the wide network of partner organizations and companies at the Stockholm School of Economics.

    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.


    • A PhD (by the time of assuming the position) focused on Strategic Management and/or related areas, e.g. International Management, from an accredited university or business school (EQUIS, AACSB, and/ or AMBA).
    • Demonstrating a strong research interest in strategic management and a commitment to high quality research 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 a commitment to high quality teaching and documented experience from teaching relevant courses and must demonstrate teaching effectiveness as indicated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendations and/or peer reviews.
    • 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 is cross-disciplinary including Strategic Management, International Business and multiple Marketing subdisciplines.  A variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies are thus employed. Specific topics of interest within Strategic Management include strategy development and behavior, innovation, strategic decision making, strategy and institutions, strategic entrepreneurship, knowledge transformation/ transfer and exploitation/ exploration.

    The department has a high-performance research orientation and culture and the faculty regularly publishes in top journals like Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, etc. They serve in international editorial positions and boards and in academic official positions and actively and successfully apply for Swedish and European research grants.

    Click here for full job ad: Assistant Professor position in Strategic Management

    How to apply (applications must be received by July 15, 2020)

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

    1. a) A cover letter articulating your fit with the position description, including research interests and plans, and teaching experience/competence.
    2. b) A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
    3. c) 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. d) Copies of representative research including your job-market paper.
    5. e) Names and contact information for three academic references.

    Interviews will most likely be via Zoom rather than at conference venues due to Covid19.

    Patrick Regner
    Stockholm School of Economics
    46 0 873 69516