November 4th 2021

2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellowship Denmark

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning September 1, 2021. The fellowship is open to high-quality researchers who study the social, political, economic, or managerial aspects of organizations and their environments.


The applicant must be affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in Denmark: Aalborg University, the Faculty of Social Sciences; Copenhagen Business School; University of Southern Denmark, the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

Application criteria:

You are eligible to apply if you have received your PhD degree from a member institution in Denmark or if you are currently employed in an academic position at a member institution in Denmark;


You must have received your PhD degree no longer than three years ago (those with PhDs from earlier than 2018 are not eligible);


You must have your PhD degree diploma in hand by June 1st, 2021. It is not possible to begin the postdoc program application process if you do not complete your studies by June 1st, 2021. No exceptions can be made.

The fellow will be affiliated with a disciplinary department or school at Stanford University, and with SCANCOR. The postdoctoral fellowship provides Nordic scholars with the opportunity to learn new topics and skills, and work closely with a Stanford faculty member, while participating in SCANCOR activities. Although there will be ample time for the fellow to pursue their current lines of scholarship, the expectation is that they will also collaborate with Stanford scholars and pursue research in tandem with their faculty sponsors.

The fellow will act as a bridge between the Nordic countries and Stanford University, and deepen the skills that are necessary for an international academic career, focusing on building methodological knowledge and writing successfully for leading scientific journals.

In recent years, the following have served as faculty advisors: Patricia Bromley, Dan McFarland, Woody Powell, Chiqui Ramirez, and Mitchell Stevens at the School of Education; Mark Granovetter, Shelley Correll, and Robb Willer in the Department of Sociology; Riita Katila and Pamela Hinds in the Department of Management Science and Engineering; William Barnett and Jesper Sørensen at the Graduate School of Business; and Fred Turner in Communication. Other Stanford faculty are potentially available to serve in this capacity.

The annual fellowship salary is $64,268, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

Descriptions of past and current postdoctoral fellows can be found at:

The postdoctoral fellowship application can be found at

Please include the following information:

  1. A cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in coming to Stanford and suggestions as to which faculty members they would be interested in working with if that faculty member were to have a reciprocal interest.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A fellowship proposal detailing the research that the fellow would undertake while at Stanford (five-page limit).
  4. A writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper.
  5. Graduate school transcripts in English (with proof that the applicant will have their PhD diploma by June 1, 2021).
  6. Three letters of recommendation.

All materials must be received by February 15th, 2021.

Questions about the program should be directed to Lauren Ellison,

or the SCANCOR board member:

Denmark: Jesper Strandgaard –

At Stanford, Prof. Walter W. Powell directs the postdoc program, and is available if there are questions. His email is: