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Application for Post Doc position -MERITA

The Center for Responsible Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics is seeking candidates for a 1-year 80% Post Doc position within the MERITA project.

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in any discipline represented in the CIVICA alliance, for example Management, Law, Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences or Philosophy. Doctoral degree must be completed before taking up the position which has a preliminary starting date mid-March 2023. Candidates should have a research background in topics related to migration studies.

We especially seek candidates with a multi-disciplinary academic background (a PhD from one of the CIVICA universities is a merit) to organize the research activities of the MERITA project (see full project description). As a candidate, you thrive in an inclusive research environment, that is a multidisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic environment where research aims at making contributions to both academic knowledge and a better society. You are open, considerate, and sympathetic to different research disciplines and paradigms such as positivist, interpretivist and critical. You have strong qualities in both research and outreach communication activities.

Your qualifications

Successful applicants will exhibit the ability to publish in peer-reviewed international journals in their disciplines. This will be evidenced by their publications and research pipeline.

Experience in the moderation of an academic forum (e.g., conference track, panel) or the moderation of non-academic creative activities is expected.

It is a merit if candidates have a documented capacity to attract research grants or have previous experience in drafting research applications.

Participation in outreach activities to society at large is also seen as a merit.

Your role and activities

As a Post Doc in the MERITA project, you will be central to the organization of the forum, the development of a research application and at least one co-authored publication. This represents 5 major areas of responsibilities. See also the full project description

1-Prepare the multidisciplinary workshops. This means proposing several paths to explore synergies between the disciplines represented by the project members.

2-Moderate the multidisciplinary conversations and decide conjointly with participants and project leader the key themes to explore in more depth.

3-Explore these themes and their problematisation. This will be the core of the research activities undertaken by the Post Doc. The exploration of these themes will be done with the support of participants (e.g., recommended readings) and in close collaboration with the project leader.

4-Draft at least one co-authored article for submission in a top ranked multidisciplinary journal, outlet that will be decided conjointly with participants. This article(s) will elaborate the problematisation that has emerged and been explored during the workshops and the investigation work of the Post Doc.

5-Draft a research proposal building on the topics and the problematisations identified in the workshops. It is expected that you want to be part of this new resesarch application as this can secure your future employment.

This draft is to be submitted to EU research funds and / or large national research fundings in the countries of the participants. The development of this draft will be done in conjunction with the Development Seminar, in which all practical and scientific aspects of the application will be clarified.



Starting date for the position is negotiable, but preferably late spring 2023, with presence in Stockholm no later than August 2023. Your office will be located at the Department of Management and Organization. 

Salary is SEK 37,000 a month, for a full-time position (circa 3,370 Euros)

This Post Doc is a 80% position for 12 consecutive months.


How to apply

We welcome applications till the position is filled and this ad will be posted till the application is filled.

Apply by sending (1) email to info.merita@hhs.se as early as possible but no later than February 28th, 2023.

Email title: Application MERITA

The email should include 4 attachments

  • A motivation letter detailing in separate paragraphs: (a) the reasons of your application, (b) specifying your experience with multi-disciplinary research, (c) the main contribution of your thesis and how it relates to the MERITA project, (d) your experience with drafting research application (if any) and (e) your experience with moderation of forum (e.g. organization of conference track, panels, etc).
  • Your academic CV, including publications (please also include conference submissions) and any other experience or skills relevant to your future activities in the MERITA project.
  • A list of contact persons for recommendation. The name and contact info of 3 persons who would recommend you (persons who have worked with you, for example)
  • A short PPT presentation in which you explain briefly how you would go about organizing each of the 5 main activities for which you will be responsible (1 slide per activity)


About the Center for Responsible Leadership

The Center for Responsible Leadership is closely connected to the research activity and faculty of the Department of Management and Organization. We conduct research at the intersection of people, organizations and society with a focus on responsible leadership. A vision uniting the center and the department is that its research should contribute to driving responsible change in business and society.


About the Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Through creativity and collaboration, the Stockholm School of Economics provides an environment where ambitious students and accomplished researchers meet to address contemporary challenges within business and economics, particularly those concerning sustainability, diversity and innovation.

Apart from delivering world class education within 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.


Living in Sweden and Stockholm

Stockholm is a vibrant international city, ranking among the top in sustainability, innovation and quality of life. It offers an inclusive culture as well as ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Swedish social security system offers tremendous quality of life benefits, with extensive paid time off, generous paid sick leave, and generous family support, including paid parental leave of 480 days when having a child and preschool available from the age of 1 for $150/€150 per month.

For more information on living in Stockholm see here.