Post-doctoral fellowship at SCANCOR

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning 1st of September 2013.

The fellowship is open for high-quality organizations researchers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden who work in the fields of management, education, sociology, political science, and the other social sciences. We especially welcome applications from researchers working on the following topics: organizational learning and design, user-driven innovation, forms of open innovation, sustainability and clean technologies, globalization, public-private interfaces, welfare reform, democracy and equality, higher education, and the knowledge society.

Each 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 fellows 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 fellows will act as bridges 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 English language journals.

Among the various Stanford faculty who may be potential sponsors of a postdoctoral fellow are: Dan McFarland, Roy Pea and Mitchell Stevens at the School of Education; Karen Cook, Shelley Correll, and Mark Granovetter in the Department of Sociology; Steven Barley, Kathy Eisenhardt, Pamela Hinds, and Riitta Katila in the Department of Management Science and Engineering; William Barnett, Glenn Carroll, Huggy Rao, Jesper Sorensen, and Sarah Soule at the Graduate School of Business; Fred Turner in Communication; and Ray Levitt in Civil Engineering.

The annual fellowship stipend is $53,000, 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 here.

The postdoctoral fellowship application can be found here.

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 has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating they will do so by June 2013)
  6. Three letters of recommendation.

Questions about the program should be directed to Annette Eldredge (, or SCANCOR board members:  Denmark: Jesper Strandgaard (; Finland: Liisa Välikangas (; Norway: Haldor Byrkjeflot (; Sweden: Lars Strannegård (  At Stanford, Prof. Walter W. Powell ( directs the postdoc program.

Deadline 1st of Feb 2013.