Job: University of Tromso


Professor/Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor/Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The University of Tromsø has a position vacant as Professor/Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for three years with the possibility of permanent appointment. The University of Tromsø also has a position vacant as Adjunct Professor/Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for three years. The position has external finance for three years from resources granted to the Master of Science in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship (BCE). The study programme will be evaluated during this period and the position may become permanent after this. Applications are encouraged from scholars with a background in business economics, marketing, organisation science, economic sociology, economic geography, or related fields. The successful applicant must have carried out research and have in-depth knowledge in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, business creation, business and industrial development, public innovation policy, and/or industrial clusters and regional innovation systems. Weight will be placed on the ability to interrelate theoretical work and practical innovation, and the will to cooperate across traditional academic disciplines.

Working conditions: Under normal circumstances, 50 % of the total working time will be set aside for research, research-related tasks and research administration. The remaining 50 % shall be utilised for teaching, teaching-related tasks and administration. 

Members of the scientific staff withholding a permanent position can after a four year period of service apply for a sabbatical leave up to a year with full pay.

Application deadline: 24 November 2008

For more details about the postitions, see for the full professor position and for the adjunct professor position or contact Prof. Petter Holm (phone +47 77 64 55 48, e-mail: or Prof. Derek Clark, phone +47 77 64 55 43, e-mail: