Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU
PhD student position in Business Studies, specializing in entrepreneurship or innovation
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU
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Published: 18 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 01
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
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PhD student position in Business Studies, specializing in entrepreneurship or innovation

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-1678

We have an opening for a PhD student who wants to join the Rural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (REIG) at the SLU Department of Economics and participate in developing new knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Research: The research and teaching at the department cover business administration, agricultural economics and environmental and resource economics. An important part of the department's activities is applied research, often in co-operation with other departments. The main subjects are 1) economic issues for agriculture, 2) organisation and management of agribusiness, 3) agricultural policy and international trade, 4) environmental and resource economics and 5) development and management of small businesses.


Teaching: Undergraduate courses are given as a part of the programme for MSc in Agriculture. After several introductory courses in economics and business administration, courses are offered leading to specialisation in any of the above-mentioned subject areas. Postgraduate training is also offered. The courses are open to students in other programmes, both within the university as well as from other universities.

Duties:

The primary duty will be to conduct original research while developing competence and skills in our PhD education program. The holder of the position will be expected to be an active and contributing member of REIG, which is a well-functioning research group currently including a guest professor, two associate professors, and three PhD students. Being an active and contributing member of the group includes: 1) conducting research that leads to a successful PhD dissertation; 2) completing a minimum of 90 credits of national and international PhD course work; 3) contributing to the development of REIG, academically as well as socially; 4) participating in international academic conferences; 5) carrying out limited administrative duties; and 6) contributing to the fulfilment of REIG’s teaching obligations.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: Basic eligibility for third level education in Business Studies, such as a MSc degree in Business Administration or equivalent, is required by the start of the position in August 20, 2018. Specialized education and/or experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, organization theory, and/or marketing is desirable, as is a demonstrated interest in empirical fieldwork and critically reflective use of academic theory. The position requires good verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional desirable competencies include good verbal and written communication skills in Swedish, experience with specialized research methods, in particular participative research; academic knowledge of social change processes; and academic and/or practical experience with rural and/or sustainable development.

We seek applicants who are strongly motivated to engage in academic research in entrepreneurship and/or innovation. We value good ability to work independently combined with interest and ability to participate in a research team, contributing to collective goals. Personal merits and social skills will be considered together with documented academic competencies in the recruitment process.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

PhD program

Extent:

100%

(state extent in percentage of full time (100%))

Starting date:

2018-08-20

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2018-06-01, use the button below.

Include this APPLICATION FORM in your application.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture. 


SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se 

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Johan Gaddefors
Universitetslektor
johan.gaddefors@slu.se

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