Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are looking for 1-2 Associate Professor(s) with great commitment for education and research in Business administration, finance or accounting.

Work content
The work includes teaching in courses at undergraduate and advanced level, in Finance or Accounting. You participate in development work, supervision and in joint activities within Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics. Teaching is often conducted in teams and courses are offered in both Swedish and English. The employment includes competence development up to at least 20% of your annual working time. If you have external research funds, it is possible for you to use them for research to a maximum of 80% of the annual working time.

The employment also includes being updated about the developments in the specified area, conducting own research and actively participating in working groups and committees. We value commitment, participation, and responsibility. You spend your working time in Umeå at the business administration unit and at the accounting/finance section. The accounting/finance section mainly conducts research within the areas of auditing, household finance, corporate finance, and financial accounting. Most of this research is quantitative and is conducted using registry data.

Eligibility requirements
According to Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person shall qualify for appointment as Associate Professor if he or she has demonstrated educational expertise and holds a doctorate or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regards to the subject area of the appointment. The subject area for this position is Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance or Accounting. 

Assessment criteria and weighting of assessment criteria
General basis for assessment for teachers at Umeå University is competence and suitability to fulfill the tasks, as well as good collaboration skills. 

When balancing the assessment criteria, equal emphasis is placed on scientific and pedagogical skills. Other important professional skills as well as skills in developing and leading the organization are also given importance. The assessment criteria are weighted according to the ranking below, with the exception that equal emphasis must be placed on teaching and research in assessment.

1. Scientific skills refer to the subject of business administration with a focus on finance or accounting. The degree of scientific proficiency is primarily assessed on the basis of scientific work published in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field. The assessment of scientific competence must take special account of publications and research activities during the past five years in accordance with the USBE quality system. This means, among other things, that the applicant must be able to demonstrate qualitatively strong publications in international journals and the ability to apply for and obtain external funding. In assessing publications, the Department of Business Administration adheres to current quality lists from Web of Science (WoS), Acadmic Journal Guide (AJG, formerly ABS) and ABDC. For book chapters, the so-called Norwegian list is applied.

2. Pedagogical skills refer to the ability and experience of teaching in business administration with a focus on finance and/or accounting. Demonstrated teaching skills at the undergraduate and advanced level, supervision, and documented experience of pedagogical development work are particularly meritorious. University pedagogical education, experience of teaching at doctoral level and supervision of doctoral students are meritorious as well as being able to teach in both Swedish and English. The ability to teach in Swedish is, however, not a requirement for the position. The ability to teach in both finance and accounting is particularly meritorious.

3. Administrative skills are meritorious and refer partly to the ability to independently organize educational activities, as well as the ability to lead development and quality work in undergraduate education, postgraduate education, and research in the subject area for the position.

4. When assessing other skills, great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability, which includes an outward-looking and flexible way of working, easy to take own initiatives and the ability to work independently. The work also requires a good ability to collaborate with business and society.

The eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are set out in the appointment’s procedure for teachers at Umeå University, which you can find here: Appointment procedure

The Faculty of Social Science’s instructions for application and instructions for expert assessments are found here: Instructions for applications

The recruitment process may include interviews, trial lectures and verifications of references provided.

About USBE
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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment On agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-537-23
  • Johan Jansson, +46907867872
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 23.Mar.2023
Last application date 15.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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