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4 Tenure Track Faculty Positions, SSE House of Innovation

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a leading Northern European business school. Enjoying a strong international reputation, the School is known for its ability to attract outstanding students and scholars from across the globe. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and executive programs.

SSE invites applications for four faculty positions:

  • Open rank position in Entrepreneurship
  • Open rank position in Information Systems (focus Digital Innovation)
  • Tenure track position (assistant professor level) in Entrepreneurship
  • Tenure track position (assistant professor level) in Information Systems (focus Digital Innovation)

Applicants are expected to engage in both research and teaching in one or both of these areas. An ability to teach in an adjacent area (e.g., innovation) will also be valued.

The positions are located in a newly formed unit called House of Innovation, which currently has 4 full professors, 3 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, 12 PhD students and 12 affiliated research fellows. The House is an inter-disciplinary research, education and outreach environment focused on innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship. We collaborate with a broad network of academics, corporations, government agencies, and civil society actors. It encompasses the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development, and the Scania Center of Innovation and Operational Excellence. It contributes to teaching at all levels at SSE, and at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. The House works closely with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and the SSE Business Lab incubator to appreciate and contribute to the Stockholm entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.

SSE faculty members regularly serve on editorial boards, in editorial positions, and in academic leadership positions. Current faculty at the House of Innovation include: Pär Åhlström, Sarah Jack, Mattia Bianchi, Robin Teigland, Holmer Kok, and Magnus Mähring.

For individuals hired on the assistant professor level, the tenure track period is 6 years, conditional on successful mid-term review after 3 years. The tenure evaluation takes place after maximum 6 years, and successful evaluation leads to conversion of the tenure-track position to a tenured associate professor position.

For open rank candidates on associate or full professor level, hiring can be linked to evaluation for tenure (associate level) or promotion to full professor.


Qualified candidates should hold a doctoral degree or must have completed this degree before taking up the position. Candidates are expected to have strong qualities in both research and teaching, commensurate with their level of experience. In research, the successful candidate should exhibit a research track record, as evidenced by publications in well-reputed scientific journals, a presence in the international research community, and a strong research and publication pipeline. In teaching, candidates should show documented evidence of high quality teaching. Teaching experience at different levels (undergraduate, graduate and executive) as well as experience coaching student projects is considered a merit.

For the Entrepreneurship positions, all research profiles related to entrepreneurship are of interest.

For the Information Systems positions, we are particularly interested in candidates conducting research on digital innovation and transformation, including, but not limited to, digital platforms and ecosystems, digital leadership, smart cities, business model innovation, organizational transformation processes, and digital entrepreneurship.

Recent faculty hires to SSE come from environments such as: SDA Bocconi, Columbia U., U. Groningen, HKUST, London Business School, New York U., and U. Zurich.

A tentative starting date for successful applicants is March 1. 2019, but we are open to discussing other dates. Salaries are set on an individual basis.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter of application articulating the candidate´s fit with the position description, including research interests and teaching competence
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Copies of representative research
  4. Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.

Please send your application, in one PDF file, to:, using the subject “HOI ENT Faculty DNR 413/120-18 (Entrepreneurship positions)

Your application must be received by September 3. 2018.

If you are interested in meeting at the Academy of Management in Chicago, please email Sarah Jack and Magnus Mähring and include your CV and representative publications by August 6.

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.


Please direct any further inquiries about the positions to:

Professor Magnus Mähring, cell: +46 709 137 407, (particularly Informa­tion Systems/Digital Innovation)

Professor Sarah Jack, phone: +46 70 813 4655, (particularly Entrepreneurship)