Ref. 49/13


Due to the introduction of new study programs, consistent growth in student applications and increased funding, the University of Agder is in the attractive position of seeking new permanent faculty members to the Business School. We thus invite applications for up to five full-time permanent positions as Professor/Associate Professor in the areas of marketing, strategy and supply chain management at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Economics and Business Administration, located in Kristiansand, Norway.


The Business School is responsible for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in business administration – with a large number of students specializing in marketing and strategy issues, particularly, related to international marketing and strategy.


In order to qualify for these positions, the ideal candidates should have a PhD in business administration with a specialization in the areas specified below. Candidates with a strong background in international relations and political risk, particular in emerging markets, may be taken into consideration. He/she should have a significant publication record in the area of specialization, with emphasis on a strong research pipeline.


Candidates that are in the process of completing a relevant PhD can be offered an interim appointment under Section 6-5 (1) of the Act Relating to Universities and Colleges if the applicant concerned would be able to acquire the necessary qualifications during the period of employment. The period of employment will be stipulated by the appointing authority, and may not exceed three years. Applicants are asked to state in their applications whether they also wish to apply for an interim appointment.


The Business School seeks applicants who will participate in developing high quality research teams, strengthen interaction with business, attract external research funding, 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 the areas of marketing, strategy, supply chain 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 can be found in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching at research posts, available for download at www.uia.no/vacancies


Emphasis will also be given to the applicants’ teaching qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position. Applicants who lack formal teaching 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 these positions are specified according to the respective areas:

-          Marketing,international marketing, consumer behavior, branding, e-marketing

-          Strategy,international strategy,change and knowledge management, open innovation, emerging market, global business context and political risk, corporate social responsibility

-          Supply chain management,logistics management, project management, industrial buying behavior


Candidates should have a substantial knowledge and understanding of international management theories and research methods. In particular, candidates should be familiar with theoretical and methodological intricacies and challenges of international and cross-cultural research. 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 (NOK 572.400–NOK 778.200), code 1011 Associate Professor, salary grades 57-72 (NOK 468.100-NOK 620.200). 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: http://tinyurl.com/p3n67d


It is a requirement that the candidate is capable of teaching proficiently in English. It is a plus if the candidate masters a Scandinavian language. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses. Permanently employed staff is expected to acquire good command of oral and written Norwegian within a period of two years.


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. 49/13”.


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

·         A list of academic organizational memberships, roles, and journal editorial boards' memberships

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


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: 15 August 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 Business School, Professor Jan Inge Jenssen, phone (+47) 38 14 16 78, e-mail: [log in to unmask]


An informal interview can be scheduled with Professor Trond Randøy during the AIB conference in Istanbul, e-mail: [log in to unmask].


The full text of this announcement is also available online at www.uia.no/vacancies. For more information on working at UiA, see www.uia.no/work


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