Chaired Professorship in Leadership

Department of Management and Organization

The Department of Management and Organization (DMO) at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is seeking candidates for a chaired professorship in Leadership. The professorship was created in celebration of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50 years on the throne and honours his longstanding commitment to youth leadership. (Please see the press release for more information). The position comes with reduced teaching commitments and a generous research budget.

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Business Administration, Management, or a closely related discipline such as psychology and an interest in conducting research with practical implications for organizations. The Chair’s research focus is broadly defined as leadership and the impact of leadership as transformative for organizations, people and societies. For many of the generation entering the workforce, meaningful work, ethics, and engagement to make a difference are primordial. It is crucial to examine how the leaders of the future can foster sustainable commitments and processes that harness the engagement, competence, empathy, courage, compassion and potential of employees to effectively address our complex societal issues. A successful candidate will also develop synergies around topics commonly researched at DMO such as, diversity, teams, social networks, affect and emotions, identity, well-being, ethics, and more.

As a candidate, you thrive in the DMO inclusive research environment that is multidisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic and 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 realist, interpretivist, and critical studies. You have strong qualities in both research and teaching.

Your qualifications

In research, successful applicants will exhibit the repeated ability to publish in top-journals such as those classified as AJG 4/4* and those on the FT50 list. They will also have a strong position in the international research community as manifest in e.g., editorial roles or through representation in scholarly associations. Further, they will have a track record of attracting research funding and engaging with society, for example, with research collaborations.  

In teaching, successful candidates have experience from designing and delivering courses, as well as from mentoring students and PhD students.  The successful candidate will be part of the core faculty in management and organization. Teaching (in English) falls within the areas of Leadership, OB and organization theory on all educational levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive Education).

Expressing interest and applying:

We encourage highly qualified candidates to get in touch with us informally for more information about the position.

Full applications are encouraged at your earliest convenience, and we will accept applications until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application via the SSE Varbi online platform by February 16th 2024, including the following:

  1. A cover letter articulating the candidate’s fit with the position description, including research interests and teaching experience.
  2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of published articles and other academic works and ongoing research.
  3. Copies of representative research.
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.


Please direct any inquiries to:

  • Professor Andreas Werr, cell: +46 70 558 97 42, 
  • Professor Laurence Romani, phone: +46 8 736 94 82,
  • Professor Karl Wennberg, cell: +46 70 510 53 66,
  • HR Business Partner Lisa Larson, cell +46 768 43 79 25,

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 realist 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. 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, leadership, 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.

About the Stockholm School of Economics

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. Our Master programs in International Business and Finance achieve impressive global rankings at 19th and 18th respectively. Meanwhile, SSE’s Executive Education claims the top spot in the Nordics and 13th globally. Our admissions processes are highly selective. Recent faculty hires come from top-ranked international universities.

SSE has an extensive and active network of partner organizations that can be engaged to conduct research, including national and international companies and NGOs, as well as public organizations. The SSE Corporate Partners network includes the large majority of leading Swedish companies such as H&M, SEB, Scania and Electrolux, as well as international organizations, such as McKinsey & Company, PwC, and ABB.

Apart from delivering world class education , we train SSE students  to be successful decision makers and leaders of the future. Our educational mission has over the years strengthened SSE students, and you can read more about it here.

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.

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

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 2023/90
  • Professor Andreas Werr, +46705589742,
  • Professor Laurence Romani, +4687369482,
  • Professor Karl Wennberg, +46705105366,
  • HR Business Partner Lisa Larson, +46768437925,
Union representative
  • Akademikerföreningen Union ,
  • ST ,
Published 15.Nov.2023
Last application date 01.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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