Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Handelshögskolan

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Karlstad Business School, inaugurated in 2009, comprises the disciplines of Working Life Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, Law, Economics, Project Management, and Statistics. Courses and programs are offered at all higher education levels supported by strong research activities in the disciplines as well as in multidisciplinary research groups. There is a wide network of contacts, nationally and internationally, providing excellent opportunities for new research projects and contract projects.

Research and education in accounting and financial management play a central role in any business school. Students are greatly interested in these subjects as part of their Master of Science in Business and Economics. Karlstad Business School would like to develop research in this area further, and we are therefore looking for a qualified researcher with a background that enables him or her to take the lead in that development work.

Duties include teaching and development work at all higher education levels as well as research. The appointment comprises research to an extent which is dependent on available resources. Applicants are expected to take active part in bids for external research funding. We are looking for a capable researcher and educator who would like to contribute actively to the development of Karlstad Business School. Collaboration with other higher education institutions, both nationally and internationally, as well as interaction with society at large, and working for the dissemination of research results are also prioritised tasks.

Qualification requirements
To be qualified for employment as a professor, the applicant must have a doctor’s degree in business administration with a specialisation in accounting or financial management, and demonstrate sufficient research and teaching expertise in the discipline. It is a particular merit to have a broad background in both research and teaching and in both specialisations, accounting and financial management. Applicants must have good teaching and supervision skills at all higher education levels and experience in applying for external research funding and developing external networks. Considerable pedagogical competence is required, and a completed course in higher education pedagogy or equivalent knowledge acquired otherwise. If an applicant has not completed the higher education pedagogy course, he or she can still be hired on the condition that he or she pledges to complete it and it is scheduled as part of skills enhancement within two years of employment.

For more information on qualification requirements, see the Karlstad University appointments procedure and the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 4, Sect. 3.

Assessment criteria
Teaching expertise is assessed on the basis of the ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate teaching and the ability to supervise and examine. Research expertise is assessed on the basis of publications on accounting or financial management.

A special emphasis is placed on the planning and managing of research. Expertise in and experience of teaching in Swedish are particularly important, and the ability to teach in English is a merit. Special weight is also given to ability to cooperate externally with national and international contacts in and out of academia, and success in attracting external funding.

Good administrative skills and leadership skills are also part of assessment. A particular emphasis is placed on personal traits such as teamwork skills, initiative, and commitment, as well as significant ability to interact with society at large and disseminate information about research and development work.

Karlstad University values the advantages offered by gender equality and diversity. We welcome applicants of any gender and with any background, ablebodiedness, and life experience.

Terms of employment
The appointment is for full-time, non-fixed term employment with a starting date as soon as possible, by agreement.

Applicants are responsible for documenting and attaching qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment. Please include at least two references. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.

Application should include:

  • verified CV
  • in-depth account of teaching and research (or artistic) activities
  • account of basic pedagogical reasoning
  • documentation of previous appointments
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy or equivalent qualifications
  • brief account of other employments, especially leadership, collaboration, and administration experiences
  • account of language skills in Swedish and English
  • plans for future activities
  • list of publications
  • copies of transcripts, certificates, and diplomas cited in the CV
  • a maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles.

More information is available in ”Application guidelines for appointments/promotion”, at kau.se/en/work-us. This is also where you find the Karlstad University regulations on appointments. You apply via the university’s online recruitment system Varbi. Any documents and publications that you wish to include in your application must be attached to the digital application (do not just provide links to them). Any material that cannot be submitted digitally, for instance books and other print publications, must be sent in three copies to:

Karlstads universitet Registrator 651 88 KARLSTAD

State the ref.no: REK2019/186

Last day of application: 31 October 2019

We welcome your application!

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/186
  • Martin Grimberg Löfgren, prefekt, 054-700 19 75
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published 25.Sep.2019
Last application date 31.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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