Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members.
Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.
Postdoctoral position in either Business Administration or Psychology
Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.
CTF, the university’s Service Research Centre (www.ctf.kau.se), is one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of services. The centre employs around 60 researchers and doctoral students who conduct research in business administration, psychology, information systems, working life science, sociology, and sociology of religion. CTF is renowned for extensive partnerships with business and public enterprises. Our research is focused on three main areas, namely service innovation, service experience, and service management, but continuously develops in new directions. CTF is one of Karlstad University’s two designated excellent research groups.
The postdoctoral position will be connected to one of CTF’s main areas. We are particularly interested in how different aspects of a service providing organization (e.g. employees, organisational processes, the organization) interacts with the benefitting party (e.g. users/consumers, society, or ecosystems). The researcher should show clear ambition to achieve excellent results. In this context, excellent results are equivalent to level three or four publications according to the ABS list. The aim is to produce research that is relevant to individuals, organisations and society as a whole. The position will mostly comprise research. The rest, at most 20%, usually comprises teaching or other development work.
The eligibility requirements for a postdoctoral position in Business Administration or Psychology is a doctor’s degree in one of these subjects with clear relevance to CTF’s research areas, or a relevant qualification from abroad deemed equivalent. The doctor’s degree may not have been rewarded more than three years prior the application deadline. Doctor’s degrees awarded earlier may be taken into consideration if there are special reasons to do so, such as parental leave and illness.
Considerable weight is given to applicants’ academic merits and particularly to publications in international journal in CTF’s research areas. Weight is also given to experience of participation in national and international research projects/partnerships. It is important that the successful applicant is highly motivated and shows ability to work independently as well as to cooperate with other researchers, since much of the research done at CTF is collaborative and transdisciplinary. Good oral and written skills in English are required.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years, as per collective bargaining agreement. The appointment may be extended if there are special reasons to do so, such as illness or parental leave. Starting date as per agreement.
The application should include well-documented qualifications and the contact details of two references. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for objective and qualitative assessments.
Application should include:
- Application letter in which the applicant describes him/herself and his/her research interests in relation to the specialisation of the position.
- CV with certified copies of transcripts and degree certificates
- Copies of doctoral thesis and other relevant publications
- Other documents the applicant wants to submit
- Verification of English language skills
Applications should be submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system. All documents and publications to be considered should be submitted as part of the application – do not only supply links to these publications.
Exception: Two copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
651 88 KARLSTAD
State the reference number: REK 2016/217
Application deadline: January 23, 2017
We look forward to your application!
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Snarast enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Värmlands län
Reference number: REK2016/217
- Per Kristensson, Head of Service Research Centre, 0046 (0)70 974 0860
- Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
- Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
- Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date: 2017-01-23