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Assoc. Professor in technology-based entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Assoc. Professor in technology-based entrepreneurship

    Posted 08-04-2021 09:33

    School of Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers, and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

    Subject field

    Industrial economics and management with specialization in technology-based entrepreneurship.

    Subject description

    The subject encompasses entrepreneurship in industrial and enterprise-based transitions with a focus on processes for start-ups and managing new businesses. This includes entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, technology-based entrepreneurship, business model innovation, and innovation management in different businesses, companies, and societal functions.


    The associate professor is expected to mainly commit their full-time work towards education in basic and advanced level (first and second cycle) as well as supervision of doctoral students (third cycle). The associate professor is expected to develop their research field and work actively to finance this research. It is essential for the department that the associate professor participates in the development of the research field of industrial economics and management by contributing with technology-based entrepreneurship in multidisciplinary research and joint educational efforts. Duties include participation in the department's development work and assignments that are expected from faculty at universities. The associate professor is also expected to work towards KTH's goals for sustainability, gender equality, diversity, and equal opportunities. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years and will be offered training in Swedish. There will be teaching outside the department and KTH, in our commitment to the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES).


    Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

    1. been awarded a Ph.D. or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value given the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve, and
    2. demonstrated teaching expertise.


    Grounds of assessment

    The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required to qualify for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply concerning the employment profile laid down.

    Of highest importance is that the applicant has

    • research expertise in the subject field demonstrated through publications in high-ranked journals and active participation in conferences in the subject field. It is also of the highest importance to demonstrate a capability to obtain research funding.
    • teaching skills in the subject field include education of high quality, of significant volume, in the first and second cycle within the subject field.

    Of second highest importance that the applicant has

    • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff and
    • collaboration skills.

    It is also important that the applicant has

    • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work,
    • knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality and
    • administrative expertise.

    Trade union representatives

    Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


    Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

    Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

    For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

    For information about the processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

    We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

    Terrence Edison Brown
    KTH - Royal Institute of Technology