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.
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (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