Professor/Associate Professor of management at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, ref. 100/12

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor of management at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Economics and Business Administration, located in Kristiansand, Norway.

The Kristiansand Business School is responsible for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs in business administration – with a large number of students specializing in management issues, particularly related to international management.

In order to qualify for this position, the ideal candidate should have a PhD in business administration with a specialization in management. He/she should have a significant publication record in management and/or international management, with emphasis on a strong research pipeline. The Kristiansand Business School seeks applicants who will participate in developing high quality research teams, strengthen interaction with business, and take part in developing executive education. The teaching requirements for the position is that the candidate should be responsible for a variety of courses that the Business School currently offers in management and related subjects.

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis for appointment. Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Professor/Associate Professor can be found in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching at research posts, available for download at

Emphasis will also be given to the applicants’ teaching qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position. Applicants who lack formal teacher training qualifications or extensive teaching experience, will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA’s Foundation Course in Education for University Lectures within a period of two years.

In the ranking of eligible applicants, emphasis will be given to the suitability of each applicant’s field of specialization in relation to meeting the needs of the Department and complementing the academic staff. Relevant specializations for this position are within organizational behavior, human resource management, strategy, leadership and team management. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the Civil Service. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

Appointmentis made by the University of Agder’s Appointment Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. Recruitment is pending on budget approval in the year to come.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society in its workforce, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is remunerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1013 Professor, salary grades 68–81 (NOK572.400–NOK778.200), code 1011 Associate professor, salary grades 57-72 (NOK 468.100-NOK 620.500). In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions. For information on Norwegian salary grades, see:

The language of instruction is English and Norwegian/Scandinavian. Applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are expected to acquire the necessary proficiency to lecture in Norwegian within a period of two years. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses.

Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Send application”.

The following documentation should be sent in three hard copies to the following address: Human Resources Office, University of Agder, Post box 422, NO-4604 Kristiansand, Norway, quoting “ref. nr. 100/12”.

         Certified copies of diplomas and references

         A CV with a complete list of scientific publications, research presentations, and research dissemination (public lectures, newspaper articles, radio/TV-interviews, etc.)

         Copies of selected scientific publications (no more than 10)

         An list of on-going research projects, including papers in the review process

         A one page summary of: (a) research interests and pipeline; as well as (b) teaching philosophy and approach

         An outline of courses taught with teaching evaluations for the most recent courses

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Closing date: 31 January 2013.

In accordance with 25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of the applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

For further information please contact the Head of the School of Management, Professor Jan Inge Jenssen, phone(+47) 38 14 16 78, e-mail: [log in to unmask].

The full text of this announcement is also available online at For more information on working at UiA, see


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