Senior lecturer in innovation, entrepreneurship and management of intellectual assets

Ref PAR 2022/1616

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The Department of Economy and Society announces 1 position as senior lecturers located at the Unit of Innovation and entrepreneurship. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas, Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research. The unit for innovation and entrepreneurship offers single-subject courses at the Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes (MSc in Innovation and Industrial Management; MSc in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship), and doctoral education.

Subject area 

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets 

Subject area description 

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets is a subject to analyse and explain innovation and entrepreneurship processes; their determinants; and social and economic outcomes. 


The teaching is conducted both at basic and advanced levels within the subject area of innovation, entrepreneurship, and management of intellectual assets. Teaching at the unit is conducted in both English and Swedish. Sometime will be devoted to skills development and research. 


The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg. 

Specific eligibility requirements for this position are a PhD degree/equivalent scientific competence within the subject area of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets, or a Swedish or international PhD degree which is judged as equivalent. 

Qualified is the person who masters a very high level of English in speech and writing. The level of proficiency defined here corresponds to at a minimum CEFR Nivå C1.

Assessment criteria 

Assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are stated in Chapter 4, §3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's own employment ordinance.

We are looking for 1 person with documented good experience and expertise in conducting teaching in innovation and entrepreneurship and in conducting research about innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial management.  

An important ground for assessment is personal suitability and a high capacity to collaborate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. Another important ground for assessment is the proven ability to follow instructions and complete the allocated work tasks.  

Mastery of Swedish language has an extra merit value, specifically CEFR Nivå C1. 


The employment is a temporary position, during 8 months with an extent of 100% of full time, located at the Unit of Innovation & entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg. Starting date is 2023-06-01 or upon agreement.   

Selection process 

During the selection process can include interviews, written tests, trial lectures and reference checks. 

Language requirements and for applicants with a Masters degree from a foreign country

If your degree is from a university/HEI outside of Sweden or has not been examined by a Swedish authority, it is important that you include a certified copy of your diploma and description of degree program, in order to facilitate evaluation. You also must include contact information (such as telephone number and email address) to the foreign institution which can verify your degree. See more at Please see further about language requirements/merits, these sites may be helpful:

Contact information 

Professor Maureen McKelvey
Tel: +46-76 618 1442


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Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

Please attach the following in the application:

  • CV, list of publications, and personal information. Include evidence of diploma/ degree certificate and relevant material
  • A specification of scientific merits, including an account of scientific activities, experience, etc. Max 4 pages
  • A copy of PhD dissertation and additional max 4 scientific manuscripts/publications
  • A short specification of teaching and pedagogical merits, including aspects such as completed pedagogical courses, course evaluation, a short motivation of why these are chosen, and a short account of teaching and pedagogical activities and reflections.
  • Short overview of leadership and administrative experience as well as societal collaboration.
  • Documentation that the language requirements/extra merit for both Swedish and English are fulfilled
  • Two letters of reference, including contact details for the persons writing the letter

All merits should be documented, and validated, if necessary, with others signatures /stamps. All appendices should have a name which reflects the content. Give your Swedish social security number (or birthdate) in the application, especially in the CV. Mention the specific number for the application as well.

The application should be in English or Swedish.

Publications that cannot be attached to the application in digital format should be sent to:

University of Gothenburg
Department of Economy and Society
Sandra Ekermo
Box 625
405 30 Gothenburg

Applications must be received by: 2023-04-03

Information for International Applicants 

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.