Postdoctoral Position in Strategy-As-Practice Research Project

University of Aarhus - Department of Management

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Strategy-as-Practice (SAP) in Global Business aimed at advancing a SAP agenda in the context of multinational corporation (MNC) research. 

The starting date for the successful candidate is 1 March 2017 or subject to mutual agreement. 

The research project
The project focuses on the work of strategizing in MNCs. As organizational spaces shaped by pluralistic contexts, where top managers face emergent strategies of multiple actors within and across dispersed units, MNCs lend themselves to a SAP lens that considers strategising as an ongoing practical, social accomplishment. 

The project aims to contribute to the general SAP field as well as to the study of the strategic organizing of MNCs. The project is expected to generate high-quality research and is externally funded. 

Who are you?
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably with experience within one or more of the following areas: Strategy-as-practice, organisation studies, MNCs and qualitative methods or ethnography. 

The successful candidate demonstrates a high level of English skills. Danish language skills are not required. 

Job description
The succesful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in the data collection (field studies in MNCs in Denmark and around the world, e.g., interviews, observation) as well as the other phases of the research process, including data analysis, writing of articles and the ongoing development of the project. 

The position is research-oriented, but may involve teaching assignments. This means that the successful candidate is expected to provide a dedicated contribution to both the department’s research and teaching environment. 

Who are we?
The Department of Management is one of the seven departments at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University’s business school. We cover a broad range of fields within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organisation, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship and information systems. The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international faculty members and PhD students. We employ approximately 120 researchers, PhD students, research associates and 18 administrative members of staff. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

At the department, we are responsible for teaching and supervising Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral students on degree programmes in the fields of business, management and economics. Many of our courses are taught in English. 

We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. We are also strongly committed to communicating with the business community, political decision-makers and society in general. This means that we share our knowledge with a wide audience at seminars, workshops and via the media. 

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