BI Norwegian Business School

Provost - Academic Programmes

Further develop and strengthen the academic program portfolio at BI combining internationally recognized research with relevance to secure internationally attractive programs at all levels. Executive responsibility for programme Deans, programme quality, accreditations, rankings and international academic relations.

Main responsibilities

  • Build an attractive and relevant programme portfolio in close collaboration with academic department heads.
  • Develop and ensure BI's academic programme quality.
  • Develop an efficient programme administration and support function.
  • Overall responsibility for national and international accreditations.
  • Develop and cultivate international academic partnerships and networks.
  • Participate in BI's strategic development and actively contribute to building a strong management team.
  • Actively lead and contribute to good interaction and collaboration between academic, administrative and business interests.


  • Academic qualifications, minimum at PhD - preferably at professor level.
  • Experience with academic management and knowledge of quality assurance and accreditations.
  • Ability to combine academic and business oriented leadership.
  • Demonstrate a motivating leadership style and excellent interaction skills.
  • Strategic vision and the ability to lead and implement change.
  • International experience.
  • Pedagogical experience and insight into modern education technology.

The Provost position is part of the top leadership team and responsible for further developing BI as a world-class business school through excellence in research, high-quality education programmes and interaction with business and the public sector.

We are seeking outstanding academics with strategic vision and a motivating leadership style. Candidates must be ambitious and dedicated, with excellent interaction skills and the ability to lead and implement change. At BI, we prioritize diversity and gender equality management skills. Women are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to read and understand Norwegian and have good language skills in English. The four year fixed-term position starts August 2018.

For more information on the position contact Per Inge Hjertaker at Headvisor, telephone: 917 29 682 or BI’s president Inge Jan Henjesand, telephone 948 57 240. Click here to apply.

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Per Inge Hjertaker, Headvisor
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