BI Norwegian Business School invites applications for the position of Associate Professor in Strategy at
the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is characterized by a dynamic and supportive
research culture, with the ambition to impact research and practice both nationally and
internationally. Active research areas include value creation, technology strategy, international
business, entrepreneurship, innovation, networks and inter-organizational relations, organization
design, strategic leadership, collaborative and knowledge-based strategy, and competitiveness. The
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is well connected internationally, with collaboration
projects, weekly research seminars, and presence at leading conferences.

The Department is responsible for programs and courses at all levels (Bachelor, Master of Science,
MBA, PhD and Executive Programs) in the fields of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and
offer teaching opportunities at all levels. The Department is currently home to about 40 full-time
academic faculty and 15 PhD students.

Job description

Through its academic work, BI has an ambition to make its mark in the international research
community while at the same time developing our students’ academic competence and skills through
teaching of high educational value. Relevance and impact on practice will be ensured through
extensive contact with business and industry. Teaching must be research-based, show practical
relevance for working life, and contribute to students’ development of both academic competence
and skills.
To the position as Associate Professor, applicants must have a relevant PhD or equivalent. We seek
candidates with documented ability to publish high-quality research in leading academic journals
beyond the PhD thesis. On the teaching side, the position will be part of the team developing and
teaching our new capstone course for all bachelor students in their final semester. This is a case-based
and applied course in strategic business development in the context of sustainability transitions. In
addition, other teaching activities, such as Executive courses may also be assigned.

Expectations and obligations

Our faculty is expected to provide teaching and supervision of a high academic and pedagogical quality
and is expected to continuously develop their teaching skills, e.g. by making use of new technology,
new ways of learning and new forms of assessment. We focus on quality and competence
development, and pedagogical activities should be continuously documented, supporting the process
for further academic career development to all positions.

For all research positions at BI there is a clear expectation that Faculty members regularly publishes
high-quality research in acknowledged international journals, such as at level 3 or higher on the
Academic Journal Guide (ABS list, UK), the Norwegian (NSD) level 2, or equivalent.

The position includes teaching and pedagogical development responsibilities. In addition to classroom
teaching, this includes development of courses, learning activities, forms of evaluation, and

Qualification Requirements

Academic qualifications

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Academic production above and beyond a Ph.D is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research in top quality outlets within the relevant discipline is required, such as level 4/4* in the Academic Journal Guide (UK).
  • Pedagogical qualifications according to the Norwegian governmental requirements (see below).

Other assessment criteria

  • Language skills; English written and oral. Fluency in Norwegian or a Scandinavian language will be an advantage for this position, given that a substantial share of courses (bachelor and executive) at BI are in Norwegian.
  • Good communication skills

The following qualifications will be also considered in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Documented experience with interactive and process-oriented teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of and interest in modern pedagogical approaches, as well as the development of courses and study programs
  • Work experience in the field of strategy, thorough understanding of Norwegian industries and businesses, and experience with applying strategy knowledge in practice will be highly valued for this position.

According to governmental provisions BI has decided on requirements concerning the educational
qualifications of permanently employed academic staff. As a minimum such qualifications shall meet
the learning outcome of BI‘s pedagogical basic qualification courses or equivalent. To the position of
Associate Professor, if not already in place, this competence must be obtained within two years after
commencing the position.

What we can offer

The position normally offers membership in BIs collective pension scheme.

  • A good working environment at one of Scandinavia's leading business schools.
  • Good research support and publication remuneration.
  • Supportive professional environment.
  • Strong focus on professional career development.

Application procedure

Qualifications will be evaluated according to the usual rules for academic positions at universities and
specialized university institutions, as well as BI provisions for appointment and promotion.

Candidates interested in this position must submit their application electronically through the “Send
application” button, and upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV and publication list
  • Certificate from the highest degree obtained
  • Scientific works and pedagogical dissemination articles (up to 15 works)
  • Documentation showing pedagogical qualifications
  • Other documentation that may be important for assessing the level of competence

Work may not be submitted after the deadline.

Women are encouraged to apply. BI Norwegian Business School is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants may be called in for an interview, trial lecture or seminar presentation. BI
Norwegian Business School reserves the right not to appoint applicants who are academically qualified
if they are found not to satisfy other explicit requirements with respect to pedagogical skills, teaching
experience, work experience in or in cooperation with the business sector or inter-personal skills.

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Thomas Hoholm, Head of
Department, telephone +47 46410619,
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Thomas Hoholm 

mob: +47 46410619


BI Norwegian Business School

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Location: Norway, Oslo
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