1-2 Associate Senior Lecturers in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets – Gothenburg, Sweden, Apr 2022


The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a 1-2 position/s as Associate Senior Lecturer located at the Unit of Innovation and entrepreneurship, the Department of Economy and Society, Sweden – Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1-2
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Economy and Society

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Qualifications and procedures for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance; in the University of Gothenburg's appointments procedure; and in the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

To be eligible for appointment as associate senior lecturer, the candidate must have obtained a doctoral degree or have equivalent scholarly expertise and have demonstrated teaching expertise. Preference is given to candidates who were awarded their doctoral degree or achieved equivalent competence no more than five years prior to the application deadline for this position. Candidates who have completed a PhD degree/equivalent more than 5 years ago may still be eligible, for reasons given in the national regulation, where documented special grounds for exemptions exist including illness, parental leave, and equivalent circumstances such as duties in military, union and student organisations (see Swedish regulations).

Specific eligibility requirements for this position are a PhD degree/equivalent scientific competence within the subject area of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets, or a Swedish or international PhD degree which is judged as equivalent. High proficiency in English, in both writing and speech/teaching are required.

Assessment criteria

Qualifications and procedures for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance; in the University of Gothenburg's appointments procedure; and in the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

We are looking for 1-2 person/s with documented good experience and expertise in conducting teaching in innovation and entrepreneurship and in conducting research about innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial management as well as in conducting research on innovation and entrepreneurship from a Schumpeterian perspective. It is especially important to have documented experience with the research methods and theories which are relevant for the ongoing Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor Program about knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. https://www.gu.se/handelshogskolan/ekonomi-samhalle/var-forskning/forskning-innovation-och-entreprenorskap/vetenskapsradets-radsprofessorsprogram

An important ground for assessment is personal suitability and a high capacity to collaborate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualified is the person who masters a very high level of English in speech and writing. The level of proficiency defined here corresponds to at a minimum CEFR Nivå C1. Mastery of Swedish language has an extra merit value, specifically CEFR Nivå C1. Applicants who are not native speakers will be expected to learn Swedish, which corresponds to CEFR Nivå C1 during the time of employment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited.

The Department of Economy and Society announces 1-2 position/s as Associate Senior Lecturer located at the Unit of Innovation and entrepreneurship. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research. The unit for innovation and entrepreneurship offers single-subject courses at the Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes (MSc in Innovation and Industrial Management; MSc in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship), and  doctoral education. The position/s are an important recruitment to our international center and on-going international research projects. Research in this position/s will be within Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Program from the Swedish Research Council on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. https://www.gu.se/handelshogskolan/ekonomi-samhalle/var-forskning/forskning-innovation-och-entreprenorskap/vetenskapsradets-radsprofessorsprogram

Subject area

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets

Subject area description

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets is a subject to analyse and explain innovation and entrepreneurship processes; their determinants; and social and economic outcomes.

Work tasks

Appointment as associate senior lecturer is the first step in an early career promotion system at the university. The purpose of this type of position is that the teacher should be given the opportunity to develop his or her independence as a researcher, both scientifically and pedagogically, in order to meet the requirements for eligibility to be promoted to a position as a senior lecturer.

This position/s constitutes approximately 50% teaching/other administrative tasks and 50% research. The position/s is full time, and as defined in the national labour market agreements, a minimum of 50% is allocated to research. The applicant is expected to actively apply for external research funding. The teaching is conducted both at basic and advanced levels within the subject area of innovation, entrepreneurship, and management of intellectual assets.

Teaching at the unit is conducted in both English and Swedish.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/52

Application Procedure

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV, list of publications, and personal information. Include evidence of diploma/ degree certificate and relevant material
  • Letter of intent, which describes the applicant’s main goals with the position, including research project. Max 2 pages
  • A specification of scientific merits, including an account of scientific activities, experience, etc. Max 4 pages
  • A copy of PhD dissertation and additional max 4 scientific manuscripts/publications
  • A short specification of teaching and pedagogical merits, including aspects such as completed pedagogical courses, course evaluation, a short motivation of why these are chosen, and a short account of teaching and pedagogical activities and reflections
  • Short overview of leadership and administrative experience as well as societal collaboration
  • Documentation that the language requirements/extra merit for both Swedish and English are fulfilled
  • Two letters of reference, including contact details for the persons writing the letter

All merits should be documented, and validated, if necessary with others signatures /stamps. All appendix should have a name which reflects the content. Give your Swedish social security number (or birthdate) in the application, especially in the CV. Mention the specific number (PAR 2022/52) for the application as well.

The application should be in English, as it may be assessed by international evaluators with English as their working language.Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed three copies to:

University of GothenburgDepartment of Economy and SocietySandra Ekermo

Box 625405 30 GothenburgSWEDEN

About the Employer:

Note or Other details


The employment is a temporary position, during 4 years with an extent of 100% of full time, located at the Unit of Innovation & entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg. Starting date is 2022-12-01 or upon agreement.

An associate senior lecturer who is employed in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 of the Higher Education Ordinance can apply according to defined procedures, to be promoted to senior lecturer. After 3,5 years, the assessment of the applicant includes both scientific and pedagogical competencies, to be at the level of Associate professor ("docent") or close to the level. If the applicant is evaluated as suitable for the post and also qualified according to the defined requirements, including also the Swedish language requirement (CEFR Nivå C), then he/she can be promoted to senior university lecturer.

The application for promotion must be received no later than six months before the expiration of the post as associate senior lecturer.

Selection process

An external assessment procedure will be carried out by external experts. During the selection process can also include interviews, written tests, trial lectures and reference checks.

Language requirements and for applicants with a Masters degree from a foreign country

If your degree is from a university/HEI outside of Sweden or has not been examined by a Swedish authority, it is important that you include a certified copy of your diploma and description of degree program, in order to facilitate evaluation. You also must include contact information (such as telephone number and email address) to the foreign institution which can verify your degree. See more at uhr.se

Please see further about language requirements/merits, these sites may be helpful: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements/ https://www.su.se/svefler/tisus 

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Contact details

Please contact: Professor Maureen McKelvey

[email protected]

Tel: +46-76 618 1442


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande

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