PhD Student in Industrial Marketing

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Oct 2022

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Industrial Marketing unit has an important role in all the university's business programs and in the MSc program in Industrial Management and Engineering. Within the unit, we are currently working with research projects within the tourism and data center industries. Please read more on our website .

We work in an international environment where employees and students from different countries meet. As an employee at LTU, you have good opportunities to develop further and you also have access to a range of benefits, which you can read more about here . To support our research in the long term, we are now looking for a PhD student who wants to work with creative and analytical problem solving, often in collaboration with organizations and companies.

Description of the research subject
Industrial Marketing involves activities and processes for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and other stakeholders. This includes marketing of goods, services, and information between organizations and their customers. Marketing across international borders and in digital channels are areas of particular importance for the subject, as well as services marketing, tourism, and branding.

A doctoral position involves both theoretical and practical work. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to learn how to run long-term and challenging projects, from problem formulation to final reporting. The PhD student is trained in scientific work in the form of publishing scientific articles in journals and at international conferences. A PhD student also studies third-cycle (research) courses, both general courses on topics such as scientific method and project management, and courses in the research area of marketing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try out the teacher role by teaching some of the courses given in the business programs or industrial management. You will be part of a group of researchers, teachers, and PhD students in Industrial Marketing.

For further information on the doctoral education, see the general syllabus for Industrial Marketing .

The general entry requirements for doctoral (third-cycle) studies are as follows: a completed degree at the Master’s (second-cycle) level with completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle credits. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge has been acquired in some other way within or outside the country. In addition to the general entry requirements, knowledge in business administration or industrial management with a focus on marketing or a related subject is required.

The applicant should be thorough, analytical, and have good communication skills. It is important that you can cooperate in a team but also work independently. Scientific publications and presentations are carried out in English; therefore, applicants must be able to express themselves fluently in English both in writing and orally. Teaching in English can also be part of the job duties. Furthermore, it is desirable that you are fluent in spoken and written Swedish so that you can teach courses that are given in Swedish.

Previous experience of working with scientific publication and/or teaching is qualifying. Work experience in marketing, sales, purchasing, project management etc. is also considered a merit.

Further information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Start date by agreement. The position is located at the Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts at the university's campus in Luleå.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor and Chair Maria Ek Styvén, +46 (0)920-491501, .

Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 (0)920-49 1529,,  OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-49 17 92,

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please apply for the position by clicking on the application button below and attach requested application documents including personal letter, CV, certified diplomas, and other relevant appendixes. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in Swedish or English.

Contact details to at least two reference persons should be included in the application.

Closing date for applications: October 10, 2022
Reference number: 3474-2022

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