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Career Level:
Doctorate or PhD
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Full time
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16 Oct, 2017

Full Professor in Financial and Management Accounting - Mälardalen University College (MDH)

About this job
Mälardalen university college (MDH) in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s biggest university colleges with 14,000 students and 900 employees. It has a long tradition of cooperation with industry and local government, and has entering strategic agreements with both government agencies and private companies in Eskilstuna and Västerås such as Volvo, Bombardier and ABB. Most study programmes fall into four main areas: business administration, health and welfare, education, and engineering. With its research, which often involves co-production on the regional, national and global levels, MDH aims at generating useful solutions for social and economic development. In 1999, MDH was the world’s first university to acquire environmental certification, and in 2006, it was the first higher education institution in Sweden to be granted certification for its working environment.

Currently, the School of Business, Society, and Engineering is announcing a position as full professor in financial and management accounting.

Business administration is one of the major subjects at MDH with approximately 1,250 full-time students in six different educational programmes, of which one is run together with engineering. The university has had the right to grant PhD degrees since 2001. The academic staff of the business and society part of the school includes 3 full professors, 20 lecturers and 10 doctoral students. The doctoral degree programme in business administration is included in the Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) degree subject, and many of the doctoral students are part of the national graduate school of Management and IT. IEM also constitutes one of six research specializations at MDH, where research focuses on business administration (accounting, international business and entrepreneurship, marketing, organisation theory and leadership), economics and political science.

The area of business administration is currently strengthening its position in both education and research, and the new professor will be responsible for developing the accounting group, and contributing to furthering a creative environment for education and research in business administration, as well as the research subject of IEM.


Duties include research, and teaching at all levels of accounting. The position includes time for research, the planning and management of research, the supervision of doctoral students, the development of applications for external funding, and administrative assignments, as well as collaboration with national and international researchers, and the surrounding community and industry.

Qualification requirements

Academic skills will have been demonstrated by independent research work which to a significant degree exceeds the requirements for docent competence (see the University’s Guidelines for assessment of docent competence).

Importance is also attached to the planning and leading of research. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and to industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to disseminate research.

Teaching skills will have been demonstrated by teaching at first-cycle as well as third-cycle levels. The assessment of teaching skills shall apply to the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination. Teaching skills shall be documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.

The applicant should have completed ten weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. A person appointed as a Professor but lacking training in higher education teaching and learning will be offered in-house training during the first year. The course in higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University corresponds to ten weeks of training.

For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria shall be based on the degree of skills required for the appointment. In general terms these assessment criteria shall include the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.

In addition, due weight should be given a proven ability to attract external funding.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.


Information concerning the appointment can be provided by Dr. Thomas Wahl, the Dean of the School of Business, Society, and Engineering, at +46 21 15 17 66 or email:

The union representatives areMichaël Le Duc, (SACO), +46 (0) 21-10 14 02 and Susanne Meijer (OFR), +46 (0) 21-10 14 89.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.


When applying, the template ”Qualifications for Employment” shall be used, by downloading from the link at the bottom. Mark ”Qualifications for Employment” with the reference number 2017/1184 and send all the documents by regular post (qualifications for employment, scholarly work, publications, degree certificates, testimonials and other enclosures you wish to cite in your application) in 3 copies in 3 identical packages which can be forwarded to the panel of experts without sorting. Mark the packages with your name and reference number, and send to the following address:

Mälardalens högskola (Mälardalen University)
Personalsektionen (Division of Human Resources)
Jan Romedahl
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than 2017-10-16.

We look forward to receiving your application.