At the University of Agder, School of Business and Law we have 2 permanent 100 % positions available, as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in entrepreneurship, at the Department of management. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand, but teaching will take place at both campuses. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The School of Business and Law at University of Agder is one of the major university-based business schools in Norway, with approximately 2000 students and around 80 faculty members. The Business School is currently in the process of AACSB accreditation. The School of Business and Law offers an active research environment with close collaboration between professors, post-doctoral research fellows and PhD-students.


The School of Business and Law is responsible for the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes in business administration – with a large number of courses and laboratories focusing on entrepreneurship. The faculty is also responsible for entrepreneurship education at other faculties at the university.

The School of Business and Law now seeks applicants who will participate in developing high quality international research teams, strengthen interaction with industry and the public sector, attract external research funding, and develop executive education. The teaching requirements for the position are that the candidate should be responsible for a variety of courses that the Business School currently offers in the area of entrepreneurship and related subjects.

Relevant specializations for the position:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Alternative finance (e.g., crowdfunding)
  • Intrapreneurship and corporate venturing
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial networks
  • Small business management

Required qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a PhD/MSc in business administration and/or entrepreneurship with a specialization in one of the areas specified above. He/she should have a publication record in the area of specialization, with an emphasis on a strong research pipeline.

Candidates should have a substantial knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship in general, and international entrepreneurship theories and research methods in particular. Moreover, candidates should be familiar with the theoretical and methodological intricacies of entrepreneurship research, and preferably also international and cross-cultural research.

The criteria of employment are pursuant to the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

Criteria for educational competence for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor at UiA.

For appointment as Assistant Professor applicants must be able to document relevant practical teaching competence based on education or teaching and supervision. Applicants who are unable to document such basic competence at the time of their appointment, will be required to obtain it within a period of two years, possibly by completing UiA’s basis course in university education.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis for appointment.

Emphasis will also be given to the applicants’ teaching qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position

In the ranking of eligible applicants, emphasis will be given to the suitability of each applicant’s field of specialization in relation to meeting the needs of the Department and complementing the academic staff.

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. The successful candidate must be proficient in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both written and oral. Many of the courses are thought in English, and the the candidate thus needs to master English. The University of Agder will facilitate the completion of courses in Norwegian. Permanently employed staff is expected to be proficient in Norwegian within three years.

Desired qualifications

  • Business and/or entrepreneurial experience
  • Experience in teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Experience in writing grant applications
  • Familiarity and competence in applying quantitivate and/or qualitative methods
  • Knowing the entrepreneurial eco-system
  • Ability to multitask

Personal qualities

  • Collaborative and able to work well with others
  • People skills
  • Willingness and ability to create and seize opportunities
  • Ability to apply different pedagogic approaches
  • Analytical
  • High work capacity
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

We offer

  • a variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a position with opportunities for development in a diverse environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1011 and code 1198 Associate Professor, NOK 604 700 – 715 900 gross salary per year, or code 1009 Assistant Professor NOK 574 700 – 665 700 gross salary per year. (These are the highest and lowest levels for each code and may be adjusted). Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With permission from the applicant the university also will conduct a reference check before appointment. The final recommendation will be an overall assessment based on the expert assessment, the trial lecture, the interview(s) and references. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.  


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and certificates 
  • List of publications
  • Academic articles (no more than 10 – 15)
  • Possible documentation of educational competence
  • List of ongoing research (incl. work in progress)
  • One page summary of teaching philosophy and approach
  • List of previously taught courses, including recent student evaluations

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. 

Closing date: 20 August 2022.


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University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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