Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Position and research environment

The House of Innovation (HOI) at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) currently invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track, tenure upon hire can be considered for senior applicants) position with a focus on Entrepreneurship.

Candidates are expected to have strong qualities in both research and teaching. In research, the successful candidate should exhibit the ability to publish in top-tier academic journals, as evidenced by a promising research pipeline, an active presence in the international research community, and publications in leading journals (if available).

In teaching, experience from designing and delivering courses, as well as from coaching student projects and theses, is considered a merit. Candidates will be expected to interact and collaborate with faculty in the department as well as from other disciplines and to exercise intellectual leadership in their discipline. 

The position is tenure track or tenured depending on experience and qualifications. The tenure track is a three- plus three-year position, with promotion to tenured associate professor subject to satisfactory research and teaching performance.

We take a broad perspective on entrepreneurship and seek candidates who are interested in any entrepreneurship topic. We are particularly interested in (but not limited to) candidates in entrepreneurship with a current or future research orientation fitting with our Center for Family Enterprise (CFE). We encourage interested candidates to think about how part of their entrepreneurship research fits, or might fit in the future, with the broader context of family enterprises, family offices and family-based entrepreneurship.

An ideal starting date for successful applicants is August 2024, but we are open to discussing other dates. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are set on an individual basis.


To apply, please submit a formal submission via the SSE Varbi online platform (, including:

  1. A cover letter articulating the candidate’s fit with the position description, including research interests and teaching experience.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A separate document listing both published articles (if any) and articles submitted to journals.
  4. Copies of representative research (e.g., job market paper).
  5. Name and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.

Complete applications must be received through the Varbi platform. To ensure that your application will receive full consideration, please submit your full application by September 15th, 2023.  

We will hold informal interviews in conjunction with the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023. Boston, August 4-8, 2023. To be considered for an interview slot at the Academy of Management, please submit your expression of interest by email, including your curriculum vitae and job-market paper, with the subject heading “Entrepreneurship tenure-track position” by July 25th to

We will conduct a first round of interviews soon after the September 15th deadline and host campus visits by invitation in the Fall of 2023.


Should you have any questions regarding this call, feel free to contact: 
Professor Mattias Nordqvist (
Assistant Professor Erik Wetter (
Assistant Professor Roxana Turturea (

About the House of Innovation (HOI)

The House of Innovation, a recently formed unit within SSE, offers an excellent, interdisciplinary research, education and outreach environment focused on innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship ( HOI collaborates with a broad, influential network of academics, corporations, government agencies, and civil society actors, with the aim to contribute to the advancement of society and of the international community. HOI has an international group of scholars with currently 10 tenured and 14 tenure-track professors, 22 PhD students and 32 research fellows and postdocs.

HOI faculty members regularly publish in top academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy and Harvard Business Review. They serve on editorial boards, in editorial positions, and in academic leadership positions. They frequently receive substantial grants from leading Swedish and European funding institutions to conduct state-of-the-art research, and serve on national and international policy committees, thus contributing to the shaping of society and of innovation ecosystems.  

The benefits of becoming a faculty member at HOI include, but are not limited to:

  • Enjoying a favorable balance between teaching and research activities (from 20% to 40% teaching).
  • Tapping into cross-disciplinary expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, information systems and operations management
  • Teaching highly talented and motivated students/participants, from undergraduate to master and doctoral levels, as well as in MBA and Executive Education programs. Our master programs are ranked. admissions processes are highly selective.
  • Working in a young, dynamic, international, diverse environment. Recent faculty hires to SSE come from schools such as London Business School, Bocconi University, Harvard Business School, Kellogg/Northwestern U, New York University, HKUST, RSM, Imperial College London, and IE Business School among others.
  • Being part of, and contributing to, the Stockholm entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in a wide and comprehensive way. HOI hosts the academic Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation &Technology, the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development, the Scania Center for Innovation and Operational Excellence, The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership, The Center for Family Enterprise, The Transformative Innovation Center, CDA – the Center for Data Analytics, the MISUM Research Platform Sustainable Business Development through Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, Stockholm (SCDI Sthlm). We also run the SSE Business Lab start-up incubator and coordinate SSE’s involvement in the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), a consortium with the six major universities in Stockholm providing innovation and entrepreneurship education across the wider Stockholm area and beyond.  
  • Leveraging the extensive and active network of corporate partners of SSE to conduct relevant empirical research and joint projects. The SSE Corporate Partners network includes the large majority of leading Swedish multinational companies, such as SEB, Ericsson, H&M, Scania and Electrolux, as well as international organizations, such as McKinsey & Company, PwC, ABB and IBM.

More about the House of Innovation can be found at:

About the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment August 2024, or according to agreement
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100% (non-regulated working hours)
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/43
  • Mattias Nordqvist, Professor,
  • Erik Wetter, Assistant Professor,
  • Roxana Turturea, Assistant Professor,
  • Linda Ackered, Human Resources,
Published 03.Jul.2023
Last application date 15.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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