Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Tenure track faculty position at the House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics
Approx. starting date August 2022

The House of Innovation (HOI) at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) currently invite applications for a tenure track position on the Assistant Professor level with a focus on Artificial Intelligence from an innovation or organizational perspective:

Candidates are expected to have a background in AI-focused Digital Innovation and a strong methodological and teaching expertise in the fields of Digital Innovation, Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence. A PhD in a related field is required by the time of assuming the position.

This position is part of the Wallenberg Foundation national initiative on AI in social sciences (WASP-HS, Being part of WASP-HS involves specific activities, responsibilities, and research resources.  

General information

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, peer-reviewed, international journals, as evidenced by a promising research and publication pipeline, a 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, is considered a merit. Candidates will be expected to interact and collaborate with faculty from other disciplines and to exercise intellectual leadership in their discipline.

The vacant assistant professorships are all six-year tenure-track positions with research and teaching obligations. Promotion to tenured associate professor is possible with satisfactory teaching and publication performance.  An ideal starting date for successful applicants is August 2022, but we are open to discussing other dates. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are set on an individual basis.

Formal submission will be via the SSE Varbi online platform (link). To apply, please submit: 

  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.
  5. Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references. 

Complete applications must be received by September 15th, 2021 (CEST). The House of Innovation will host campus visits by invitation in the fall/winter 2021 if the Covid-19 situation allows for that. If not, the job-talks will be held online. 

About the House of Innovation (HOI)

The House of Innovation, a newly formed unit within SSE, offers an excellent, inter-disciplinary 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 Swedish society and of the international community. HOI currently has an international staff of 11 tenured and 9 tenure-track professors, 15 PhD students (22 come August 2021) and 14 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 improvement.
  • 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 7th (Management) and 19th (Finance) in the world by Financial Times. SSE Executive Education is ranked 17th in the world and 1st in Northern Europe by FT. Our admissions processes are highly selective.
  • Working in a young, dynamic, international, diverse environment. Recent faculty hires to SSE come from environments such as Columbia University, London Business School, Bocconi, New York University, HKUST, 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 and the Scania Center for Innovation and Operational Excellence, The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership, CDA – the Center for Data Analytics, the MISUM Platform: Sustainable Business Development through Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Business transitions for the benefit of society, and The 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 companies, such as 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)

The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Through creativity and collaboration, the Stockholm School of Economics provides an environment where ambitious students and accomplished researchers meet to address contemporary challenges within business and economics, particularly those concerning sustainability, diversity and innovation.  

Apart from delivering world class education within business and economics, SSE students are trained to be successful decision makers and leaders of the future. 

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.  

More about SSE can be found at:


Should you have any questions regarding this call, please contact:

Professor Magnus Mähring:  (please cc Kathrin Reinsberger)
Assistant Professor Kathrin Reinsberger: 
SSE HR Recruitment Manager Linda Tarmet:

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment August 2022, or according to agreement
Salary Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are set on an individual basis.
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100% (non-regulated working hours)
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/54
Published 10.Aug.2021

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