Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economic Sociology

Updated: 12 days ago
Deadline: 05 Aug 2022

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economic Sociology at the Department of Organization. The position is for 36 months.

​Core research areas of the Department of Organization are organization theory, organization and management studies, economic sociology, and international political economy. The department's researchers collaborate on specific research projects using a variety of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. This post is partly funded by the ‘ADD – Algoritmer, Data & Demokrati’ project funded by the Velux and Villum Foundations. This project is led by Professor Nørholm Sine Just at Roskilde University and the co-PI at CBS is Professor Leonard Seabrooke in the Department of Organization. Seabrooke is responsible for the work package on Financial Transparency that is based in the Department of Organization and will mentor the Post-Doctoral Fellow.

The ADD Financial Transparency project is concerned with how forms of professional diagnosis, inference, and treatment in the financial sector, including taxation and insurance, are changing as professionals work more with algorithms. The project is one of issue-areas being investigated in the ADD consortium, the others include cybersecurity and private life, predictive algorithms in public administration, health policy, and innovation.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to produce original research work on how forms of professional diagnosis, inference, and treatment in the financial sector are changing.

The position comes with some teaching duties. Teaching responsibilities of the Department of Organization comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching across a range of programs. Examples include:

  • Organization Theory
  • Organizational Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Research Design and Methodologies
  • Social Network Analysis

More description of the department, research areas and projects can be found here:  

​The Post-Doctoral Fellow has both research and teaching obligations (66% research, 34% teaching).

​To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant(s) chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The successful applicant is obliged to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as assistant professor.


  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education 
  • Individual and group-based research meeting high international standards 
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation 
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects 
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School 
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the department and to CBS-wide tasks 
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular 
  • Research, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline 
  • Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching 
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences. 

​The Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to contribute to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position. 

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. Those who are submitting within six months must have provide a statement from their primary advisor attesting to the viability of the submission date. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production. 

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). 

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). 

For further information, please contact: Head of Department Carsten Greve, tel.: +45 3815 3598, email: . Information about the department may be found at

For information on the project and research profile contact Leonard Seabrooke, +45 3815 2449, e-mail: .

​Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

​Application must include: 

  • A statement of application. 
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV. 
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. 
  • Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration. 
  • Recruitment procedure
    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

    ​The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    ​Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    ​​Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    ​Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at . 

    Closing date: 5 August 2022.

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