Assistant professor (tenure track) in Organizational Behaviour

Department of Management and Organization

The Department of Management and Organization (DMO) at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is seeking candidates for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in Organizational Behaviour.

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Business Administration, or a closely related discipline such as psychology or industrial relations (doctoral degree must be completed before taking up the position). Candidates should have a research background in organizational behavior or a related field (such as organizational psychology) and have an interest in conducting research with practical implications for organizations. Successful candidates will contribute to enrich the DMO research portfolio, for example, by developing synergies around topics such as work-life balance, diversity, leadership, teams, social networks, affect/emotions, identity, well-being at work, ethics, and more.

We especially seek candidates with an international academic background (typically a PhD from outside Sweden) to further enrich DMO’s faculty diversity and international profile. As a candidate, you thrive in the DMO inclusive research environment, that is a multidisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic environment where research aims at making contributions to both academic knowledge and a better society. You are open, considerate, and sympathetic to different research paradigms such as positivist, interpretivist and critical. You have strong interest in both research and teaching.

Your qualifications

In research, successful applicants will exhibit the ability to publish in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals such as top journals in the AJG (4/4*) and those on the FT50 list. This will be evidenced by your publications, research pipeline, and a documented presence in the international research community.

In teaching, experience from designing and delivering courses, as well as from coaching student projects is considered a merit. You are expected to show independence and to interact and constructively collaborate with faculty from other disciplines. The successful candidate will be part of the core faculty in management and organization. Teaching (in English) falls within the area of OB and organization theory on all educational levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive Education levels). The teaching load for the position is 20-40% of the working time (subject to negotiation), typically equating to 2-4 courses per year.

Successful applicants will exhibit their commitment to contribute to academia. Participation in outreach activities to society at large is seen as a merit. In both research and teaching, there are ample opportunities to engage in collaboration with the wide network of partner organizations at the Stockholm School of Economics, including among others ABB, Accenture, Ericsson, H&M, McKinsey & Co, Scania, SEB, national and international NGOs, and public organizations.


Candidates will be subject to a tenure evaluation. The tenure track is a three- plus three-year position, with promotion to tenured associate professor subject to satisfactory research and teaching performance.

Starting date for the position is negotiable.

Salary is subject to negotiation and dependent on qualifications. SSE offers competitive salaries in a Swedish context. Occupational pension, a generous number of vacation days and additional benefits are also offered.

About the Department of Management and Organization  (DMO)

Faculty at DMO ( conduct research at the intersection of people, organizations and society. Research is multidisciplinary and applies both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and ranges from positivist to interpretive and critical approaches. A vision uniting the department is that its research should contribute to driving responsible change in business and society.

The department has a high-performance research orientation and culture. Faculty members are expected to be committed researchers and to regularly publish in top journals within their respective fields. Our tenure and professor evaluations reflect this and rely, among other things, on the AJG (3-4*) and FT50 lists as indicators of research quality. Besides publishing, our faculty members serve on international editorial boards and have other important positions reflecting their engagement in the academic community and society.

The department takes teaching and research outreach seriously. Faculty is dedicated to engaged scholarship and student learning and teaches a wide range of courses within management, organizational behaviour and organization theory. This means frequent involvement of real-life cases in their teaching, illustrating the strategic ambition of SSE to be a benchmark for societal collaboration. In both research and teaching, faculty members are regularly involved with decision makers in organizations and society at large.

Living in Sweden and Stockholm

Stockholm is a vibrant international city, ranking among the top in sustainability, innovation and quality of life. It offers a rich cultural scene, an inclusive culture as well as ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Swedish social security system offers tremendous quality of life benefits, with extensive paid time off, generous paid sick leave, and generous family support, including paid parental leave of 480 days when having a child and preschool available from the age of 1 for $150/€150 per month.

For more information on living in Stockholm see here

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted through the SSE Varbi online platform. To apply, please submit your application here: 

  1. A cover letter articulating your fit with the position description and the research diversity of DMO, and your research interests
  2. Teaching and outreach portfolio
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. A separate document listing both published articles (if any) and articles submitted to journals.
  5. Copies of representative research (Max 10 publications).
  6. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.

The review of applications will begin on August 21st, 2023 and continue until a candidate is identified.


Please direct any inquiries to:

  • Professor Andreas Werr, cell: +46 70 558 97 42, 
  • Professor Laurence Romani, fix +46 8 736 9482,
  • Professor Karl Wennberg, cell: +46 70 510 53 66,
  • HR Business Partner Lisa Larson, cell +46 768 43 79 25,

About the Stockholm School of Economics

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/40
  • Andreas Werr, Professor , 
  • Laurence Romani, Professor ,
  • Karl Wennberg, Professor,
  • Lisa Larson, HR,
Published 26.Jun.2023
Last application date 14.Nov.2023 11:59 PM CET

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