Postdoc Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in the EU project Rebalance


Ref. No. SU FV-2100-23

at Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research. Closing date: 16 June 2023.

The Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (Score) is a leading center for multi-disciplinary research in organizational studies, with a particular focus on four overarching themes – Organizing Knowledge; Organizing Markets; Democracy, Legitimacy, and Power; and Rule Setting and Rule Following.  The Centre includes more than 25 researchers and several visiting fellows each year. The disciplines currently represented among Score researchers are Management, Political Science, Social Anthropology, Sociology, and Economic History.

Project description
The postdoctoral fellow will be associated with the EU Horizon project REBALANCE (Rebalancing Disruptive Business of Multinational Corporations and Global Value Chains with Democracy and Inclusive Citizenship Processes), which seeks to provide new insights, resources, events, and learning materials to help foster a rebalancing of capitalism and democracy.

The postdoctoral fellow will be actively involved in the part of the REBALANCE project based at Stockholm University, which focuses on multinational corporations and EU policies to regulate global industries with regard to human rights, labor rights, environmental impacts, and carbon emissions. This project is led by Tim Bartley, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, and John Murray.

Main responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a multi-method project on organizations, markets, and public policy. The specific responsibilities of the position are linked to deliverables for the REBALANCE project. The main responsibilities will involve compiling a database of business positions on proposed EU regulations/directives, firms’ use of voluntary standards, and other relevant organizational characteristics, based on various forms of publicly available information.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in conducting basic quantitative analyses of this data (using Stata or similar software) and qualitative coding and analysis of the textual evidence (using Nvivo or similar software). Other responsibilities include collaborating on working papers, articles, and research briefs; drafting research summaries and policy briefs for non-academic audiences; compiling information on individuals to potentially be interviewed for this project; assisting with the scheduling of interviews and transcription services; and interfacing with other groups in the REBALANCE project.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Sociology, Political Science, Management/Organizational Studies, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, Labor Relations, or a related field.

In the appointment, special attention will be given to skills and experience demonstrated in the candidate’s research and studies, including experience in compiling databases (in Excel), conducting quantitative analyses, conducting qualitative coding/analyses, and analyzing social, political, or organizational processes surrounding the regulation of markets and industries.

Prior knowledge of social scientific research in at least one of the following areas is required: organizational or institutional change, political processes, social policy or regulatory policy, advocacy organizations/social movements, global production networks, business lobbying, environmental policy, labor standards, private governance, or corporate responsibility. Prior knowledge of either or both of our focal policy domains (climate change/carbon policy; human rights and environmental impacts of multinational business) is attractive but definitely not required. We seek a careful and dedicated researcher with relevant skills and knowledge, but expertise in these specific policy domains is not required. Excellent oral and written English proficiency is a requirement. Knowledge of another language (especially Swedish, French, Spanish, or German) is considered attractive but not required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years, with the possibility of extentension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Tim Bartley,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages) – including a description of how your prior experience and skills would fit the position
  • CV – with degrees and/or other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Publications or unpublished manuscripts in support of your application (no more than 3 files)

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 16/06/2023

Small Grant Opportunity: CDFI Research Consortium

RFP for scholars interested in organizations, financial institutions, race, poverty and community development

I am excited to share with you a small grant funding opportunity and RFP from the CDFI Research Consortium to support research on Community Development Financial Institutions and their efforts to channel credit and capital to low-income and historically marginalized communities – link to RFP.  The Consortium was recently launched by the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire (link to webpage), and its research priorities align well with many of our own. It is keen to include research on the organizational and institutional structures of CDFIs, CDFIs’ relationships with other financial institutions, community based organizations, and local communities, and how those shape CDFIs’ capacities to deliver on their core missions. 

Please a look and pass this announcement along to interested colleagues. Proposals are due June 30, 2023. 

Summer 2023 Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at ASA Annual Meeting

Register now for the 22nd semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop at the ASA annual meeting (Thurs, August 17th) by signing up here:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 22nd semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop is back to its in-person format this summer from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2023 – the day of pre-conference activities for the ASA annual meeting in Philadelphia. Originally a workgroup of sociologists studying gender and academic careers, scientific organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop has grown to now include scholars of gender, professions, and organizations more broadly. Our aims are to learn about the range of work of attendees, facilitate collaboration, build community across career stages, and MOST IMPORTANTLY to dedicate time for writing. This is an opportunity to write, network, and collaborate. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

As a group, we will discuss our current research projects. This exercise provides useful information to explore potential collaborations throughout the day. There will be designated blocks of independent, quiet writing time. You may use this time any way you wish: brainstorm a new paper, put finishing touches on a manuscript, work with collaborators, or analyze data. There will be separate, designated spaces for conversations around research and collaboration.

 The full-day workshop is organized as two standalone sessions, each with time for introductions and time for writing. We will take a lunch break in between the two sessions at a nearby restaurant. At the end of the day, we come together for a discussion of what we have accomplished and our future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch (self-paid) for all who wish to join. 

Anyone attending ASA is welcome to join the workshop; however space is limited. We will start a waitlist based on registration order if necessary. The workshop begins early on the 17th, so we recommend arriving in Philadelphia on the 16th.

 Your ASA meeting fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring their own laptop computers (and maybe an extension cord) and snacks to share, as we do not have extra funding. 

 Please contact one of the current co-organizers with any questions. Register by August 1st, using this form


Summer 2023 GPO organizing team

Sharla Alegria (, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)
Melissa Abad (, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMWare Women’s Leadership Lab)
Ethel Mickey (, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino)
Elizabeta Shifrin (, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Former organizers: Rodica Lisnic, Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer, Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch, Shauna Morimoto, Firuzeh Shokooh Valle

Postdoc Position: In Sociology – Social Movements at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Postdoc Position in Sociology – Social Movements
(full time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2023/010. The working group “Sociology – Social Movements” as part of the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” invites applications for a postdoctoral position for a duration of 36 months starting in April 2023. In principle this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The working group of “Sociology – Social Movements” led by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Koos investigates the determinants and consequences of political protest, the effects of social inequality on political participation, social solidarity and pro-social behavior. We study this in the context of social problems, such as climate change, digitalization, COVID-19 and social integration, often from an international comparative perspective.

We Offer

    Participation in cutting-edge research projects
    Initial employment is at 100 % salary scale E 13 TV-L
    Professional development opportunities
    Attractive research environment within the Cluster of Excellence
    Access to Research Funds of the Cluster
    Participation in a new, highly motivated research team

Your Qualifications

    PhD in sociology or related discipline
    Interest and experience in research on political sociology, social movements, environmental sociology, social inequality
    Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods and/or survey and experimental methods
    Ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team
    Excellent English writing and communication skills
    Experience with and/or willingness to contribute to publications, research projects and science communication

Your Application

    A letter of motivation
    A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
    Names and contacts of two potential references
    A paper (or chapter) from your dissertation or a recent publication

Interested candidates may contact Professor Sebastian Koos, for further information.

We look forward to receiving your application (compiled as a single PDF file) by February 10th 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

Postdoc Position: The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University 

The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminating research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. To begin in the Fall of 2023, The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab is now accepting applications to the two-year postdoctoral fellowship program.

Based on their expertise, the postdoctoral fellow will engage with the lab community on a variety of projects such as: implementing and evaluating interventions to increase women’s representation, persistence, and inclusion in male and white dominated learning and work environments; understanding the specific barriers faced by women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds in the workplace; creating and disseminating new approaches to create and engage change agents to accelerate gender equality.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Professor Shelley Correll, Lab Faculty Director and Professor of Sociology, and (by courtesy) of Organizational Behavior, and will collaborate with research scholars, staff, and PhD students affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be structured according to research and professional interests.

The application deadline is February 20, 2023.

Learn more about the position and requirements here.

Postdoc Position: Postdoctoral Researchers at AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Applications are invited for two 2-year Postdoctoral Research Positions at the AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization at Sciences Po in Paris, France, starting on 1 September 2023.

The purpose of AxPo’s research program is to bring together research in sociology, political science, and economics on multiple forms of polarization which may contribute to the fragmentation of democratic market societies. AxPo will notably focus on socio-economical and socio-political polarizations, and their interrelations.

Qualified candidates will have a background in Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or in related disciplines, i.e. History, Geography, etc.

The annual gross salary will be 40,400 €. Employment in France guarantees full access to healthcare and other social security benefits.

To be eligible, candidates must have defended – or be due to defend – their PhD between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2023. Sciences Po’s working languages are English and French, and speaking French is not a requirement for the position.

The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to undertake research within AxPo’s academic area, broadly defined. Postdoctoral researchers will participate in all academic activities organized by both AxPo Observatory and their host research center in Sciences Po: research seminars, workshops, conferences, etc., and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2023

More information here

Postdoc Position: The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois

School of Labor and Employment Relations
Chicago Labor Education Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal in our Chicago office.  This is a 12 or 24-month position that begins sometime in Spring, 2023. The Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project’s focus is broadly on job quality, employment policy, the labor market, precarious work, industries, labor unions and collective bargaining. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will contribute to PMCR’s ongoing research to advance innovative ways to measure employment quality and the labor and employment trends impacting middle and working-class families and workers.


·         Conduct high quality research on work and employment quality, industries and occupations, labor market institutions, and employment policies affecting all workers.

·         Contribute to research reports to inform policymakers, practitioners and the public.

·         Present research findings with PMCR team at national and regional conferences

·         Provide training and education for the Labor Education Program staff from the research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as labor and employment relations, labor economics, work sociology or social work, industrial-organization psychology, or geography/urban studies They should have a record of conducting and publishing research aligned with the PMCR’s interests. Applicants should have the demonstrated capacity to design, collect, clean, and analyze large observational, primary, and secondary datasets, such as the US Current Population Survey (CPS) with statistical software. Ability to interpret and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, employment related policies, labor unions, and role of collective bargaining. Candidates should have well-developed quantitative or mixed methods research skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining processes, labor markets, economic trends, public policies and the future of work. Strong interest in measuring job quality, including its determinants, disparities among jobs and workers and developing indexes. Experience using STATA regression tools, Qualtrics surveys, Excel, and qualitative text mining, such as DiscoverText, and conducting impact analysis using IMPLAN.

 Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Position is 100% time in our Chicago office for a period of 12 or 24 months.   To find out more about the benefits and resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community, please visit Benefits

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is early Spring, 2023, but potentially flexible.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information: 
 To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references by January 31.  For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, or 312-996-2491.  You may also visit for additional information. 

Summer Workshop: Summer Workshop for a New Political Economy, at UC Berkeley

The Network for a New Political Economy at UC Berkeley is hosting a week-long summer workshop for early career sociologists (Phd degree date 2012 or later) to gather, share their work, and think through what political-economy might look like in contemporary sociology. We are hoping to attract those who already work in what they think of as political-economy as well as those who hope to connect their work in related areas. 

The workshop will take place between June 18-June 24th, 2023 at UC Berkeley and $4,000 will be given to cover expenses while at the workshop. 

Application Due Date:  March 1, 2023

The application website can be found here: