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Post-Doc opportunities at the House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics

We’re looking for two postdoc scholars to join the House of Innovation for two years with a strong focus on research in collaboration with a dynamic team.

The positions will be at the heart of growing research programs on artificial intelligence technologies, the future of work, and digital innovation working with Elmira van den Broek, Anna Essén, Stefan Haefliger, Bomi Kim, Sebastian Krakowski, and Magnus Mähring. The positions come with an option to teach and strong support to publish existing research from the Ph.D.

The successful candidates have built a research agenda during their PhD and are keen to develop new datasets and extend methodological and theoretical expertise. The general disciplinary background should be IS, innovation, OT, or strategy with a strong interest in technology and ambition to publish on the highest levels in information systems, management, and organization science. The research programs center on critical questions such as the factors driving the adoption and effective utilization of AI in organizations and the influence of AI on work and ethical values. Inquiry into human-machine interfaces and innovation processes involving collaborative practices across organizations, as well as leadership topics, fall under the program on the future of work.

A background with experience in either quantitative methods or qualitative methods is welcome. For the quantitative track, we are looking for candidates with experience in econometrics (e.g., panel regression, logistic regression) and/or machine learning (e.g., natural language processing, topic modeling). For the qualitative track, we are interested in candidates with experience in research methods such as ethnography, interviews, and observations. This role is ideal for candidates enthusiastic about contributing to our understanding of human-AI interaction, evolving work practices, organizational structures, and business models, and exploring the wider societal repercussions through a blend of conceptual, theoretical, and empirical approaches.

The postdoc positions are part of the Wallenberg Digital Innovation Program at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, a joint research environment between Gothenburg University, Umeå University, and Stockholm School of Economics. The applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent and show an ability and aspiration to publish manuscripts in our field's top journals. Priority will be given to candidates with research relevant to the topics above, and the applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). We expect the candidates to relocate to Stockholm.

About the House of Innovation (HOI)

The House is an interdisciplinary research, education, outreach, and venturing environment focused on innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The foundation of any successful research environment is the quality of its research output. Where the House of Innovation distinguishes itself in this regard is in its dynamic research environment. Here, internationally competitive researchers are encouraged and supported to explore interdisciplinary nuances in their work and discover uncharted insights. With a strong commitment to developing talent, we provide an excellent context and environment for postdoc scholars to advance their academic careers. https://www.hhs.se/en/research/research-houses/house-of-innovation/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.

Apart from delivering world-class education in business and economics, SSE students are trained to be successful decision-makers and leaders of the future. Our educational mission has over the years strengthened SSE students, and you can read more about it here.

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.

How to apply:

Formal submission will be via the SSE Varbi online platform (http://jobs.hhs.se/job-vacancies/). To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter articulating the candidate’s fit with the position description, including research interests and teaching experience.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A separate document listing both published articles (if any) and articles submitted to journals.
  4. Copies of representative research.
  5. Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.

Your application should be received by March 31, 2024.

The earliest starting date for the positions is May 2024.

For further question please contact Stefan Haefliger at: stefan.haefliger@hhs.se or Bomi Kim at: bomi.kim@hhs.se

For HR-related questions: Linda Ackered, linda.ackered@hhs.se

House of Innovation Artificial intelligence Digitalization Vacancy