Tenure track faculty positions at the House of Innovation and the Center for Data Analytics, Stockholm School of Economics: Focus on Innovation, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence

Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

The House of Innovation and the Center for Data Analytics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) currently invites applications for tenure track positions, on the Assistant Professor level:

  1. One position with a research focus on innovation, entrepreneurship or digital innovation/information systems, and with methodological and teaching focus on data analytics, including statistical methods, machine learning, and similar approaches and methods (confirmed position).
  2. One position with a research focus on social, behavioral and organizational aspects of artificial intelligence, and with teaching focus within innovation, entrepreneurship, digital innovation, or data analytics (position contingent on confirmation of funding).

For the first position, we expect candidates to have a background in a field such as Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation/Information Systems, Operations Management, Computer/Data Science, Statistics, or Econometrics, and have solid training in data analytics. In-depth understanding of the application of data analytics tools and methods for business applications is also required. A PhD in a related field is required by the time of assuming the position.

For the second position, we expect candidates to have a background in a field such as Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation/Information Systems, Operations Management, or Science and Technology Studies. Training in data analytics is beneficial but not necessary.

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. Ability to teach a range of topics within data analytics is required for the first position. Candidates will be expected to interact and collaborate with faculty from other disciplines and to exercise intellectual leadership in their discipline.

An ideal starting time for successful applicants is August 2021, but we are open to discussing other dates. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are set on an individual basis.

How to apply:

Formal submission will be via the SSE Varbi online platform ( 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.

Applications will be received until the positions are filled. To ensure that your application will receive full consideration, please submit your full application by September 1st, 2020.

We will be holding informal interviews at the following venues:

  • INFORMS Business Analytics Conference 2020 (Denver, Colorado, 26-28 Apr.)
  • POMS Conference 2020 (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 23-27 Apr.)
  • EurOMA Conference 2020 (University of Warwick, 28-30 Jun.)
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020 (Vancouver, British Columbia, 7-11 Aug.)

To be considered for an interview slot at one of these venues, please submit your expression of interest by email, including your curriculum vitae and job-market paper, with the subject heading “Analytics tenure-track/open rank positions”, and indicating the venue(s), at least 10 days in advance to Mr. Anders Reagan (

About the Center for Data Analytics and House of Innovation (HOI) at SSE

The SSE Center for Data Analytics (CDA) provides applied, theoretical and simulation based research in statistics, econometrics and data science with specialization in Business Administration, Economics and Finance. CDA ( conducts extensive research collaborations with other institutions as well as with industry. CDA has school-wide responsibility for coordinating and developing the analytics area within teaching, delivering high quality teaching, and serving as a collaborative unit for SSE researchers with analytics skills, interests and activities. 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 10 tenured and 8 tenure-track professors, 17 PhD students and 12 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 13th (Management) and 18th (Finance) in the world by Financial Times. SSE Executive Education is ranked 16th 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 of Innovation and Operational Excellence. 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.


Please direct any further inquiries to:
Associate Professor Rickard Sandberg, cell: +46 70 699 12 55,
Assistant Professor Mark Alexander Conley, cell: +46 73 592 71 09,
SSE HR Recruitment Manager Linda Tarmet,

About the Stockholm School of Economics

Contract type Full time
First day of employment August 2021, or according to agreement
Salary According to agreement
Working hours 100% (non-regulated working hours)
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/21
  • Associate Professor Rickard Sandberg, +46 70 699 12 55,
  • Assistant Professor Mark Alexander Conley, +46 73 592 71 09,
  • HR-related questions: Linda Tarmet,
Published 02.Mar.2020