Associate professor in the field of entrepreneurship

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Dec 2020

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is seeking to expand their resource capacity within the academic discipline of Entrepreneurship.

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at BI Norwegian Business School manages the fields of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. The department's ambition is to increase academic and practical relevance through high quality research and active collaboration with business and the public sector. Key research topics at the department include business models, technology and digitization, international trade and organization, entrepreneurship, alliances, networks, and acquisitions, health innovation, knowledge-based strategy, strategy processes and clusters / framework conditions. Interest and competence in digital business is considered an advantage.

Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent. The Department is looking for candidates with a documented ability to publish high-quality research in leading journals and with documented good pedagogical skills in the delivery of teaching both digitally and in the classroom / auditorium.

It is desirable that applicants can undertake teaching assignments across a wide range of study programs, and will be central in the management and development of BI's Bachelor in Entrepreneurship. The right candidate may also play an important role in bridging our Bachelor in Entrepreneurship with our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

For the Bachelor in Entrepreneurship, the teaching takes place largely in Norwegian and applicants should therefore master a Scandinavian language. Documented experience with interactive and process-oriented teaching methods, teaching of large classes, knowledge of and interest in modern pedagogical approaches, as well as the development of study programs, are central qualities desired for this position.

It is expected that the person appointed has the ability and willingness to actively contribute to the department's academic environment, as well as the desire and development of BI's interface with the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Oslo and Norway. In addition, the position involves collaboration with BI's other campuses and associated environments to actively contributing in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

BI is now further developing BI Start-up, the students' arena for entrepreneurship, with workshops, courses and office spaces for student companies, as well as collaboration with business and technology environments, and the right candidate will play a key role in this work.

Motivated candidates can count on exciting challenges in a complex, dynamic and stimulating professional environment. BI will emphasize whether applicants have collaborated with the private business sector and / or the public sector, including collaboration related to R&D, research dissemination and research-based consultancy.

Competence assessment is carried out in accordance with the usual rules for academic and pedagogical positions at universities and scientific colleges. The position is linked to our current Pension Fund and is paid by agreement.

We are primarily looking for people who have an interest in both research and teaching with ambitions for contributing in the development and strengthening of our offer in the bachelor area where we need more capacity.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Relevant applicants will be called for an interview, as well as a trial lecture or seminar presentations.

BI Norwegian Business School reserves the right not to employ applicants who are scientifically qualified, if it is found that they do not satisfy other, specified requirements, for pedagogical abilities, teaching experience, experience from work in or in collaboration with the business community and for personal collaboration skills.

The application, CV and complete list of professional works are sent electronically. To provide documentation for scientific qualifications applicants must submit up to 15 scientific works. The applicant shall point out/submit the up to 15 scientific works that he/she believes are the most important ones both as regards scientific depth and scientific breadth. Please note that you also need to provide documentation concerning pedagogical competence. Applications without documentation will not be considered. If problems submitting documentation electronic please take contact by using e-mail address Remember that the highest degree and other particularly relevant education must be documented. No work may be submitted after the deadline.

BI Norwegian Business School is ranked among the top business schools in Europe combining internationally recognized research and a wide range of educational offerings from bachelor to master and doctoral degree programmes as well as executive programmes. BI’s mission is to build the knowledge economy by empowering people and improving business. BI has 20 000 students, more than 300 000 alumni, and a number of academic and business partnerships and networks both nationally and internationally. BI holds the three most prestigious international quality accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. BI is organised as an independent foundation whose purpose is teaching and research. All profits are used to strengthen BI's academic- and learning environment.

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