Assistant Professor in Strategy

About NHH

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. High quality, solid ethic standards and efforts for common goals characterise all our activities. Our core values committed, open and ambitious are central for employees and students.NHH – for you who aspire to more!

About the position

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applications to a full-time assistant professor position at the Department of Strategy and Management. The position is linked to the research center Digital Innovation for sustainable Growth (DIG) and ongoing research on the theme of complex partnerships and ecosystems. The candidate’s research will take place in light of this theme, and the position has a duration of four years.

You will be part of a strong and supportive team of researchers dedicated to producing research with an international outreach in high-ranked publication outlets. Regardless of whether you excel in conducting qualitative or quantitative research or pursue more process-intensive and/or advanced machine learning techniques, being part of this research team will provide you access to leading Scandinavian private and public organisations, national register databases, and the recently acquired AI server.

Employment requires a Ph.D. in business administration or adjacent fields. We encourage candidates with a background in strategy, organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation to apply. Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree from a well-recognised Ph.D. program and can document a strong publication pipeline. Experience in teaching is a strength, but not a requirement, as NHH offers pedagogical training to prepare faculty for an all-round career in academia. The appointee must take one basic module of the programme for university pedagogy in the course of the fixed-term period.  

The preferred candidates have a strong affinity with the topics of strategic alliances, partnerships, business models and digital ecosystems, and also feel comfortable working with the partner companies of DIG.

NHH offers

The salary will be negotiable within the Norwegian State Salary Scale for assistant professors.

In Norway, health care for all individuals, schooling for children and most other public services are free. NHH offers a favorable arrangement with membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, generous research funds for traveling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publication in top international journals. The city of Bergen has a mild and coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities as well as a family-friendly environment (

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasised. In the event of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference. We will invite qualified applicants to present a paper at a departmental seminar before being interviewed.

The application should contain details of the applicant’s scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. Applicants are requested to present a four-year research plan with their application. In addition, the applicant should provide an overview and assessment of the applicants’ teaching experience and confirmation of teaching quality. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, certificates with grades, a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers, and a complete list of published papers, should be submitted online as part of the application. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

Three reference letters (in PDF file format) must be submitted by the referees directly to NHH at, within 15 July 2023.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Enquires about the position should be directed to Professor Lasse B. Lien ( or Professor Bram Timmermans (

Deadline for applications is 15 July 2023. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.