Doctoral students in Business Administration – Accounting

Jönköping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is looking for two Doctoral Students in Business Administration with one doctoral student position with focus on financial accounting and one doctoral student position with focus on management control. 

We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programmes, across Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. JIBS’ guiding principles are: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action and our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. As a doctoral student your research will be related to at least one of these focus areas, and you will be affiliated with one or more of the three research centers at JIBS: Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO), Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC) and Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CenSE). 

JIBS is recognized as the most international business school in Sweden and one of the most international in the world. For more information please visit www.jibs.se. In 2015, JIBS was the first business school in Sweden to receive double accreditation from both AACSB and EQUIS. In March 2018, JIBS was awarded a 5-year EQUIS accreditation. Recent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in business administration and economics and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship. Previous rankings also put JIBS as world-leading in media, management and family business research. 

Working tasks 
As a doctoral student, we offer a fully financed full-time position. Most of your time will be devoted to your doctoral studies (80%) which includes coursework and writing a doctoral thesis. The remaining time is allocated for teaching and administrative tasks. We seek candidates who have a strong wish to conduct high-quality academic scholarship, and an ambition to pursue an international research career and wish to combine a high level of scholarship with policy-making and/or practical relevance. 

The positions are in the general area of Business Administration with a focus on financial accounting and management control. If you have previous experience and/or strong research and teaching interests in any of these areas, we encourage you to apply. For more information about research at JIBS, please visit www.jibs.se, where you can also read more about our PhD program. 

Qualifications 
As applicant you need to have passed an exam at advanced level (Master) in Business Administration, or equivalent education, by the time the employment starts. You also need to have fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 credit points (ECTS credits), 60 of which should be at the advanced level.  

The main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English. You must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible for our doctoral program. In order to be eligible for the PhD position in financial accounting fluency in written and spoken Swedish is a requirement. For the position related to management control fluency in written and spoken Swedish is meritorious.   

An international outlook as well as prior research, teaching and/or professional experience are also advantageous, as is an ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders in and around the university environment. 

We particularly seek candidates who have the ambition to pursue an international research career and wish to combine a high level of academic scholarship with research that has empirical and practical relevance. You enjoy and are stimulated by working independently with great responsibility as well as in a team. 

Information 
Several positions, full time (100%), with start from September 1, 2019.  

Last day for the application is March 31.  

For further enquiries about the doctoral program and the positions, please contact the Director of PhD Candidates Mikaela Backman, or for subject-related questions, Senior Associate Professor Timur Uman. Union representatives are Olof Brunninge (Saco-S) and Barbara Eklöf (ST). All contacts can be reached at phone number +46 36 10 10 00. 

Application 
Please submit the following: 

  • Your letter of application with a personal description of yourself.
  • A letter of intent (your motivation for enrolling in the doctoral program).
  • A preliminary research proposal (max. 3000 words), expressing your present research interest in the field.
  • Your CV including attested documents (transcript, degree diplomas, evidence of prior teaching and/or industry experience).
  • A copy of your Master Thesis (if not available at the time of application, send a copy of your bachelor thesis) and other publications.
  • Contact information (name, phone numbers and email) of at least 2 references. 

Please ensure that all documentation is in English or in Swedish.  

Assessment 
The following criteria constitutes the basis of assessment applied in the selection: 

  • The general requirements for the doctoral studies;
  • The applicant’s documented knowledge within the subject area of relevance to the research area;
  • The applicant’s personal profile and motivation for further studies. 

Selection procedure

  • The selected qualified applicants will be called for an interview. 
  • The preliminary time frame for the interviews is April 2019.
  • A decision will be made and communicated latest in June. 

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se.

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