Senior Lecturer in Business Administration, Specialising in Corporate Sustainability

Diary id: PAR 2018/73
Employment level: Permanent employment
Location: Department of Business Administration
Apply by: 2018-11-26

The advertised position is hosted by the Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics section (IFEL) at the Department of Business Administration. The field of industrial and financial management is rooted in finance, production theory, systems analysis and operations research and has a focus on financial analysis, planning and strategic control in business and business-like organisations. The field of logistics is centred around education and research in the areas of logistics and transport with a particular focus on intermodal goods transport, shipping, rail and road transport of goods, urban goods transport, the transport purchaser’s choices, sustainability, business models and regional logistical development. The Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics section offers advanced education at all levels from introductory to PhD courses. It is fully or partly responsible for the School’s undergraduate programmes in logistics and in business and economics and the Master’s programmes in Finance, Accounting and Financial Management as well as Logistics and Transport Management.

The School of Business, Economics and Law has a long tradition of research and education in the area of sustainable development, and the Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics section has developed extensive expertise in the field of Corporate Sustainability. The Department of Business Administration is now hiring a senior lecturer in business administration with a focus on Corporate Sustainability. The person hired for the position will work at the section for Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics.

Subject area
Business Administration, specialising in Corporate Sustainability.

Subject description
The field of Corporate Sustainability is centred around how businesses can create long-term value that is meaningful to and sustainable for the stakeholders involved. Central to this focus are business models that address social, environmental and economic challenges through innovation, cooperation and transparency. This requires an ability to analyse an organisation’s environmental and social consequences as well as the role of development trends such as urbanisation, digitalisation and financialisation and the interaction between the public and private sectors for innovation and business growth. Success in the academic field of Corporate Sustainability requires extensive knowledge in the areas of sustainable business model development, stakeholder interaction and the integrity and responsibility of businesses.

The position
The position is a full-time permanent position at the Department of Business Administration.

Job assignments
The person hired for the position will be expected to carry out research in the specified subject area and help strengthen the group’s research and education concerning the role of businesses for a successful transition to a sustainable society and in particular sustainable business models. As a majority of the Department’s research is externally funded, the person hired will be expected to work actively to obtain funding for his/her own research activities and to participate in other externally funded projects. The required work tasks also include academic leadership and coordination of the section’s courses in the area of Corporate Sustainability.

The person hired for the position will teach undergraduate and Master’s students in particular at the Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics section, and will also be expected to make contributions at the doctoral level and in contract education, and also in the areas of course administration and course development. Undergraduate courses will mainly be taught in Swedish, while most Master’s courses will be taught in English. Preferably, the person should also be able to participate in teaching activities and supervision of degree projects in areas of business administration other than Corporate Sustainability, especially the section’s other core areas operations management, financial management and logistics.

Eligibility
To be qualified for employment as a senior lecturer, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree as well as training in teaching and learning in higher education, or must have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way; the person must also have demonstrated teaching expertise. The qualifications required for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg's and the School of Business, Economics and Law's appointment procedures (V 2018/161 and V 2018/224, respectively).

Assessment
The assessment of applicants is guided by Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's and the School of Business, Economics and Law's appointment procedures, V 2018/161 and V 2018/224, respectively.

We are looking for an individual with documented teaching experience in the first and second cycles as well as research experience in the field of Corporate Sustainability and business model development, in accordance with the subject description above.

Competence and skills, as well as documented qualifications, will be assessed based on the applicant’s estimated potential to carry out and develop the required work tasks and contribute to the section’s scientific and pedagogical development. Ability to teach in the section’s other subject areas will be considered an advantage. Equal weight will be given to pedagogical and scholarly expertise. The applicant’s estimated ability to collaborate with others internally and externally in order to complete the described work tasks will be assigned great importance in the assessment process. Attention will also be given to the applicant’s ability to cooperate with the external actors, i.e. to engage in outreach activities, and to disseminate information about research and development work nationally and internationally. A strong ability to communicate in English in speech and writing will be necessary in order to carry out the required tasks successfully. Proficiency in Swedish is not required but will be considered an advantage.

Contact information
Ted Lindblom

Tel. +46 (0)31 786 1496

E-mail: ted.lindblom@handels.gu.se

Jonas Flodén

Tel.: +46 (0)31 786 5131

E-mail: jonas.floden@handels.gu.se

Trade unions
For contact information to union representatives at the University of Gothenburg, go to: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb/fackliga-kontaktpersoner

Application procedure
Please apply for the position via the University of Gothenburg’s online recruitment system by clicking ‘Apply’. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline (i.e. by midnight Swedish time on the closing date). We welcome applications written in English since they may be evaluated by external evaluators who do not speak Swedish as their first language.

Closing date
26 November 2018.

Content of applications
Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts or other documents.
  • A letter of intent (up to two pages in length) in which the applicant describes how he/she intends to perform the work tasks if hired for the position.
  • An account of scholarly qualifications, including a list of up to ten pieces of scholarly work that the applicant wishes to be considered, an explanation for the particular selection, and a brief account of the applicant’s own scholarly work etc. The listed scholarly publications shall be enclosed as attachments.
  • An account of teaching qualifications, including teacher training, a list of up to ten teaching-related scholarly works/teaching aids and an account of pedagogical activities and reflections. The listed teaching publications shall be enclosed as attachments. Qualitative assessments, course evaluations or equivalent should also be attached or referred to under attachments.
  • An account of qualifications and experience related to leadership skills, administrative work and collaboration/outreach activities.
  • References (at least 2) including names, titles, present employment and current contact information.

All attachments must be given titles that clearly communicate what type of information they contain.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 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.

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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