1-2 Senior Lecturers in Business Administration with Specialisation in Management Accounting

Ref PAR 2023/1095

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In this vibrant landscape, the School of Business, Economics and Law distinguishes itself with more than 3,700 full-time students, 470 staff members, collaborations with 160 international partner universities, and four specialized departments. What sets the school apart is its strong partnership with the local business community and public sector, establishing it as a unique hub of knowledge exchange. Furthermore, the School of Business, Economics and Law takes pride in its prestigious accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, underscoring its unwavering commitment to excellence. 

The largest department within the School of Business, Economics and Law is the Department of Business Administration. This department plays an active role in research and oversees educational programs at the first-cycle (undergraduate) and second-cycle (graduate) levels, as well as third-cycle (PhD) education in the subject areas of Business Administration and Economic Geography. With a dedicated team of more than 150 staff members, the department is organized into four sections: Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics (IFEL), Management & Organisation (including Economic Geography), Marketing, and Accounting. Additionally, the department also has administrative and technical units.

The Accounting section is currently seeking 1-2 Senior Lecturers (‘universitetslektorer’) with expertise in management accounting. The section's management accounting research encompasses a broad range of topics, including the design and use of management accounting and control systems (MACS) for both operational and strategic purposes. It also explores the role of MACS in complex inter-organizational relationships, management accounting for sustainability, and the impact of digitalization on MACS. The research conducted within the section maintains a strong international focus, as faculty members collaborate with scholars from various international universities and business schools. The research findings from the section have been published in several leading international research journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society; Management Accounting Research; the British Accounting Review; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting and Business Research. The section offers a diverse array of courses across various levels, including first-cycle (undergraduate) and second-cycle (graduate) levels, as well as third-cycle (PhD) level.

Subject area

Business Administration specializing in management accounting. 


The Senior Lecturers are required to conduct research in management accounting and aim to publish in high-quality international research journals. The positions involve teaching management accounting at both first-cycle (undergraduate) and second-cycle (graduate) levels, including supervising student project works. Responsibilities also include course management, course development, course examination, and active participation in pedagogical development efforts. Teaching is conducted in Swedish and in English. Therefore, a strong command of spoken and written Swedish and English is essential for successfully fulfilling the teaching responsibilities associated with the positions.


Qualification for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the University of Gothenburg (GU 2022/2359) and the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (GU 2023/397). 

To be eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer in business administration with specialization in management accounting, an applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Hold a completed PhD in business administration specializing in management accounting or a related subject area focusing on management accounting.
  2. Alternatively, a completed PhD in business administration or a related subject area with a specialization in a field other than management accounting, while also having conducted research with a primary focus on management accounting to a degree equivalent to at least one PhD thesis.
  3. Alternatively, the applicant should demonstrate an equivalent level of scholarly competence relevant to the position.

In addition, an applicant should demonstrate a track record of delivering high-quality teaching in management accounting, along with formal training in university-level teaching or equivalent competence.


According to the Appointment Regulations for Teaching Staff at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (GU 2023/397), the applicant shall be selected for the position who, based on an overall assessment of competence and potential for future development, is judged to have the best qualities for performing the duties included in the appointment. In the assessment, equal focus shall be placed on proven scientific and pedagogical skills.

The following will be emphasized in the assessment:

  • Research conducted within the field of management accounting. Conducted research should be well-documented, demonstrating a clear focus on research topics within management accounting and direct contributions to the management accounting literature.
  • Documented pedagogical experience related to, for example, teaching, course responsibility, course development, course examination, and teaching administration.
  • The ability to teach in Swedish and English.

In addition, the assessment will consider the applicant’s ability to collaborate internally and externally to conduct the above-described work tasks.


These are permanent, full-time positions located at the Department of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law. Starting date per agreement.

As an employee at the University of Gothenburg, you have access to a number of benefits and insurances, including a health care allowance, health care during working hours 1 hour/week and reimbursement of certain medical and pharmaceutical costs. As an employee, you are covered by the occupational pension agreement PA 16. 

Content of Employment

The application must include: 

  • Curriculum Vitae, including copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts or other certificates.
  • Letter of intent (up to three pages) in which the applicant describes how he/she intends to perform the tasks if hired for the position.
  • An account of scholarly/research qualifications, including a description of prior scholarly/research activities and contributions, etc., of maximum two pages.
  • PhD thesis and up to six additional scholarly works.
  • An account of teaching qualifications, including teacher training and a description of prior teaching assignments and a reflection, of maximum two pages. Qualitative assessments, course evaluations or equivalent documentation should be attached under ‘Attachments’.
  • A brief account of achievements in management, collaboration, and administration.
  • References, at least two, including name, title, their current higher education institution, and contact details.

All qualifications should be documented, and all certificates attested. All attachments shall be named to clearly indicate their content. Publications that cannot be attached in electronic format may be sent to: Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, PO-Box 610, S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden, attention: "PAR 2023/1095”. 

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Marita Blomkvist, Senior Lecturer and Section head 


Christian Ax, Professor, Discipline Head of Accounting


If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact human resources office Natalie Axell at e-mail: natalie.axell@gu.com


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 


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Applications must be received by: 2024-02-16

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.

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