February 1st 2023

Call for applications: Finland

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning September 1, 2023.


Open for applicants from Finland

The fellowship is open to high-quality researchers who study the social, political, economic, or managerial aspects of organizations and their environments. The postdoctoral fellow allows one to set and pursue a research program according to his or her liking. There are no teaching requirements. This position is a terrific opportunity to deepen one’s research interests and profile.

The applicant must be affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in Finland:

  • Aalto University (School of Business or Department of Industrial Engineering and Management);
  • Hanken School of Economics (Department of Management and Organization);
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (School of Business and Management);
  • University of Helsinki (Faculty of Social Sciences);
  • University of Oulu (School of Business);
  • University of Turku (School of Economics);
  • University of Vaasa (School of Business),
  • Åbo Akademi;
  • University of Jyväskylä.

To qualify, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are eligible to apply if you have received your PhD degree from a member institution in Finland; or if you are currently employed in an academic position at a member institution in Finland;
  • You must have received your PhD degree no longer than three years ago (those with PhDs from earlier than 2020 are not eligible), and you cannot currently be in a tenure ladder position;
  • You must have your PhD degree diploma in hand by June 1st, 2023. It is not possible to begin the postdoc program application process if you do not complete your studies by July 1st, 2023. 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.

Among the various Stanford faculty who may be potential sponsors of a postdoctoral fellow are: Patricia Bromley, Dan McFarland, Woody Powell, Chiqui Ramirez, and Mitchell Stevens at the School of Education; Shelley Correll, and Robb Willer in the Department of Sociology; Riita Katila and Pamela Hinds in the Department of Management Science and Engineering; Amir Goldberg and Jesper Sørensen at the Graduate School of Business and Fred Turner in Communication. Other faculty are potentially available to serve in this capacity.

The annual fellowship salary is $68,238, 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: http://www.scancor.org/post-doc/

Apply to the postdoctoral fellowship

Questions about the program should be directed to Kirsti Wagner, kewagner@stanford.edu

or the SCANCOR board chair:

Denmark: Jesper Strandgaard – js.ioa@cbs.dk

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

The SCANCOR Postdoctoral Fellowship program is organized by the Scandinavian Consortium for Organization Research (www.scancor.org). SCANCOR facilitates inquiry in organizational social science among a transnational network of scholars. Its member institutions in Scandinavia and greater Europe support working visits and residencies at Stanford University. SCANCOR also sponsors conferences, workshops, and mentoring opportunities worldwide.