Come work with us! We are looking for a PhD student for research on the tourist industry and it´s contribution to sustainable development through the employment of unemployed immigrants in Sweden. It´s a 4 year PhD student position, and application deadline is February 1, 2019.
The Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) invites engaged students interested in the broad area of sustainable tourism and immigrant integration to apply for a 4 year PhD student position. Application deadline February 1, 2019.
The PhD thesis should focus on the tourism industry and its contribution to social sustainability through the integration of immigrants into the labor force. The PhD candidate will study social capital to understand how, where, and why the Swedish tourism industry has been especially successful in integration and probe the long-term labor market outcomes for migrants in the sector. The research will require an understanding of the relational side of labor market entry and the contextual -- social, geographical, institutional -- factors that serve to differentiate outcomes across individuals, groups, and locations. The research will involve inductive qualitative methods allowing for a detailed understanding of how social capital is created and utilized.The research contributes to sustainable development as defined by the Agenda 2030 goals.
The research environment:
You will join a team of international and highly accomplished researchers at Misum and the department of Marketing and Strategy at Stockholm School of Economics, where a wide set of research on sustainability and corporate social responsibility is conducted. Your research will be part of the research project “The tourist industry and its contribution to sustainable development: Bonding, bridging and linking social capital in the employment of unemployed immigrants in Sweden” led by Associate Professor Lin Lerpold, Professor Örjan Sjöberg and Professor Karl Wennberg.
Stockholm School of Economics is the highest ranked academic institute in the business and economics disciplines in Sweden. PhD graduates commonly go on to successful academic careers or careers in industry, government, or in NGOs. Details about the Stockholm School of Economics can be found here and about the Misum Center for Sustainable Markets here.
Qualifications and requirements:
We are looking for an eligible candidate that is interested in sociological theories, inductive approaches and qualitative methods and who aspires to doing a PhD in Business Administration. A high analytical capability along with excellent English speaking and writing skills are a prerequisite. As fieldwork and interviews may be conducted in Swedish, a good working knowledge of Swedish is beneficial. We are looking for a person that can work both individually and in groups, used to take own initiatives and with the ambition to publish in highly ranked academic journals. You should be able to travel nationally for data collection, and internationally to participate in academic conferences.
You are expected to: (1) successfully complete the doctoral program in business administration; (2) contribute to the research team’s development of the research area; (3) engage in outreach and feedback activities connected to the research project. Opportunities to engage in teaching are available.
The employment is a 4-year, fulltime (100%) PhD student position, starting August 2019. The position is salaried from the Formas funded research project according to the SSE PhD student salary level, comparable to other Swedish universities.
Welcome to check your eligibility and to complete your application according to guidelines by the deadline February 1, 2019 on the SSE doctoral student application system: https://www.hhs.se/en/education/phd/business-administration/. Please also send a PDF copy of your application, marked “Sustainable Tourism” to email@example.com so that we are alerted to your interest and can schedule a potential interview as soon as possible.
For further information on the PhD Student position, please contact:
Associate Professor and Project Manager Lin Lerpold.
Tel +46-8-736 9736. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org