Assistant professors in marketing

The Department of Marketing at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway ( invites applications for tenure-track positions at Assistant Professor level. Applicants from any field of marketing are welcome.

T H E  P O S I T I O N S

The department has vacant assistant professor positions with a duration of four years, which provide an opportunity to qualify for a permanent position as associate professor of marketing. Qualification will be assessed based on research productivity and teaching performance. We aim to match applicant profiles with teaching needs. Applicants must be able to demonstrate both academic rigor and practical relevance in their research and teaching.

D E P A R T M E N T  O F  M A R K E T I N G

The Department of Marketing at BI has 22 full time research faculty, 15 lecturers, and 8 doctoral students. We have a culturally diverse set of faculty members and doctoral students from Asia, Europe and the US. The faculty has won several prestigious awards for its research, including the MSI/H. Paul Root Award, the IMR International Marketing Award and the Louis W. Stern Award. Our faculty members publish in all the leading marketing journal;  Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science to name a few. The research and teaching interests of the department cover all aspects of marketing, with a predominantly quantitative approach. The department has an active and ambitious Ph.D. program, its own research fund to finance and promote first class research projects, and operates, together with two other departments, a behavioral research lab with 40 ICT-equipped cubicles.

The Department of Marketing has a faculty whose interests cover all major fields in marketing strategy, consumer behavior and marketing modeling. The department offers research-based and experience-based high-quality teaching at all levels, and provide their students with the best possible qualifications in both the applied and theoretical fields of marketing. As technology rapidly changes how markets operate and redefines marketing both theoretically and practically, we want to attract candidates that can enhance both our conceptual and practical knowledge about the emerging digitalization of marketing. We will expect the applicants to identify with and contribute to this vision, and comply with the core-values collegiality, ambitiousness, respectfulness, and empathy.

R E Q U I R E M E N T S / Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S

Candidates can apply before having defended their Ph.D. However, a formal offer is contingent upon successful completion of the doctoral degree. Entry-date can be negotiated for the right candidates. Applicants have to submit their papers, and work-in-progress abstracts, which reflect their area of research interest. In addition, applicants should submit an updated CV (including a complete list of publications, completed doctoral courses with grades, and preferably teaching evaluations). Two letters of reference must also be submitted.

In addition to the research tasks, the position requires a teaching load of 85 hours per year (half of regular load), grading and tutoring.

The position offers membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The School has a monetary incentive system for publications in top tier journals.

Evaluation will be based on the quality of previous research, potential for future research, and teaching qualities. Applicants may be called for an interview and seminar presentation. The positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are identified. BI is an equal opportunity employer.

BI uses an electronic recruiting system, handling all incoming applicants and supporting documents. This system must be used. Additional information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head of Department of Marketing, Professor Line Lervik-Olsen, e-mail:

We will conduct preliminary interviews during and around the time of EMAC 2020.  

Deadline for applications: August 1st 2020. Applicants will be assessed on a continuous basis before this date. Work may not be submitted after the deadline.