The House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics invites applications for three (3) two-year postdoctoral positions as part of the Wallenberg Digital Innovation Program and in collaboration with the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2021 (the ideal starting date is September 1, 2021).
The Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI) focuses on research in digital innovation, digital transformation, and digital entrepreneurship. A total of 9 postdoctoral positions will be established across SCDI, three of which at the House of Innovation. Postdocs at all three SCDI nodes will be expected to explore collaboration opportunities across the nodes.
The House of Innovation is an interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach environment at SSE. It produces scientifically based knowledge about innovation, digitalization, and entrepreneurship relevant to academics, corporations, government agencies, civil society actors, and individuals. At the House of Innovation, we offer a unique context for close collaboration between researchers and practitioners to help address challenges in practice and advance new theory.
We are particularly interested in recruiting postdocs within research areas represented across the following research themes:
Digital transformation: Digital transformation processes and practices in incumbent firms, disruptive transformation of ecosystems and industries, platform-based ecosystems, etc.
Digital government: digitalization of the public sector, open government, transformation of public services, digital healthcare, etc.
Business consequences of AI and advanced analytics: implications of AI for strategy, decision-making and organizing, algorithmic work, etc.
Candidates must, at the time of assuming the position, hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems or a closely related discipline (including Technology and Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy or Organizational Behavior). Ideal candidates should exhibit excellent potential for publishing in top-tier international journals, as evidenced by a strong research and publication pipeline, presence in the international research community, and/or publications in leading journals (if available).
How to apply
To apply for a postdoctoral position with SCDI at House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics, you must register an account in our online recruitment system and start your application by clicking the button "Apply." It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made based on the qualifications registered in the application. The following documents are to be attached:
A cover letter articulating the candidate’s qualifications and fit with the position, including research interests and a brief statement of research plans. Please also address how your work fits within SCDI and the House of Innovation, as well as your ambitions related to SCDIs vision.
A curriculum vitae (including previous and present employment and academic background)
A separate document listing both published articles (if any), articles submitted to journals, and working papers (with status indication). Papers enclosed with the application should be marked with an asterisk (*).
Copies of representative research (PDF).
Degrees and diplomas, certificates, or other documents (copy of degree certificates, etc.)
Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.
Postdoctoral positions are in general intended for recent PhD graduates. We primarily look for candidates with a degree from the last three years; we will of course consider extended timelines due to circumstances such as military duty, parental leave or similar.
If you are also interested in positions at the SCDI nodes in Gothenburg and/or Umeå, please apply separately at each node. Please also indicate parallel applications in your cover letter to each node.
About House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
The House of Innovation (HOI) at SSE is a newly formed unit within SSE, HOI offers an excellent, inter-disciplinary research, education and outreach environment focused on innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship (https://www.hhs.se/en/research/research-houses/house-of-innovation/). HOI collaborates with a broad, influential network of academics, corporations, government agencies, and civil society actors, with the aim to contribute to the advancement of Swedish society and of the international community. HOI currently has an international staff of 8 tenured and 6 tenure-track professors, 15 PhD students and 12 post-docs and research fellows. HOI faculty members regularly publish in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management and Research Policy, among others. They serve on editorial boards, in editorial positions, and in academic leadership positions. They frequently receive substan...tial grants from leading Swedish and European funding institutions to conduct state-of-the-art research. About the Stockholm School of Economics: The Stockholm School of Economics is the leading business school in the Nordics (Financial Times rankings). Enjoying a strong international reputation, the School is known for its ability to attract outstanding students and scholars from across the globe. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and executive programs. About 1800 students (excluding executive programs) are enrolled at SSE. Programs are developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates with a solid basis for attaining leading positions in a broad range of organizations, as well as for business venturing. The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities maintain the highest international standards, and is the only Swedish member institution of the worldwide business school alliances CEMS and PIM, contributing to the high level of quality for which SSE is known.SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.
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