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Postdoc fellowship in Entrepreneurship Kalmar


Reference number: 2021/492-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University
Where knowledge grows.
We are an international university in Småland, Sweden. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

The School of Business and Economics, one of Linnaeus University’s five faculties, offers several business administration and economics programs at both bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level. We offer programs, as well as single-subject course, within a number of different fields like management control, leadership, entrepreneurship and tourism. The school has a campus in both Kalmar and Växjö, and is web-based.

Entrepreneurship has a long legacy at Linnaeus University, and has continued to be an important part of research, teaching and external collaboration. The knowledge platform “Entrepreneurship and social change” at the School of Business and Economics (lnu.se/ent) is characterized by a broad view of entrepreneurship. New idéas and creativity implemented in all societal sectors and organizations are included. Our focus is entrepreneruship for sustainability (social, ecologic, economic) both in the Global North and the Global South.

Field of subject for the position: Entrepreneurship

Placement: Växjö or Kalmar

Extent: The position is for two years, 100%

Starting date: According to agreements

Field of studies for the position

Research to be conducted within this post-doc fellowship will focus on Social and Sustainable Entrepreneneuring and the relationship between the Global North and Global South in entrepreneurial processes and practices.

Context of position

The job consist mainly of research within the subject of Business Administration and the knowledge platform “Entrepreneurship and Social Change”, within the research project specified above. You are also expected to take an active part in the department’s work both internally and externally. Developing our research and education collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (which whom we currently have a Linnaeus-Palme grant) will also be part of the job.

The position consists of 80% research and 20 % of teaching and/or administrative duties. In addition, there are funds available for expenses.

Qualification requirements

Qualified for appointment is the one who holds a Swedish Doctor’s Degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, and has completed her/his degree no more than three years before the application deadline.

Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area. To be eligible for this position, language skills are required. The applicant needs to prove that her/his English is fluent in both spoken and written forms. Swedish is an advantage, as is additional languages and experiences of other countries and cultures.

Further information

Head of department, Åsa Lindström, asa.lindstrom@lnu.se 0480-497118

Professor, Malin Tillmar, malin.tillmar@lnu.se 0470-708132

HR-Partner, Kristofer Stahl, kristofer.stahl@lnu.se 0703-878036


The application (in english) should contain a CV, documentation of grades and courses in the PhD program, the names of two academic references, a brief description of past and current research projects, a personal letter and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The deadline for the application is 2021-09-15.

Contact person

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Wednesday September 15th, 2021

Researcher position in Caring Sciences Unspecified place of work




On behalf of the INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN, The University of Brighton, UK (University of Brighton) hereby announces the re-advertisement for recruitment of 1  Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) researcher position (Early Stage Researchers) to be hosted at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Please note that applications should be made via the University of Brighton’s e-recruitment system – new link here – and should be submitted by 10:59 CET on 15th August 2021.

INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN’s consortium is made up of caring science scholars working on experiential perspectives of human dignity, care, and well-being from nine institutions in five European Union countries: Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom and nine partners in four countries.

The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will be hosted at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

The purpose of INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN funded by the European Commission (2019–2023) is to develop a shared research and training agenda in order to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary health care researchers and care leaders across Europe. The project is a response to the Europe wide need to provide sustainable and dignified care for older people at home and in residential, municipal and hospital settings.

The network will look in detail at how older people currently experience care, how they can be supported to live well and how technology, gender, workforce pressures and institutional factors can impact experiences of dignity and well-being. INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN will research new ways of engaging with older people to shape digital developments, will examine new kinds of care delivery, including long term residential care and rapid transitions from acute hospital care to home, gender imbalances and workforce sustainability to create new forms of care activities that include, participatory models and co-design with older people in response to the growing lack of sustainability in older person care and evidence of current care failings.

KEY FACTS              

Themes: Living well in older person care systems; Dignity within digital innovation; Gender and sustainable care.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Linnaeus University, Sweden: https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/Organisation/faculty-of-health-and-life-sciencesnew-page/

Deadline 10:59 CET 15th August 2021

Interviews to be held in host organization in August (virtual)

Applicants informed of shortlisting decisions in September 2021

Starting date as soon as possible.

Through co-supervision by academics and non-academic partners, INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN ESRs will engage in critical, practical, and policy impact exploration of the contribution and the reach of their individual study projects to respond to three interconnecting research themes:

  • Dignity within digital innovation
  • Living well in care systems
  • Gender and sustainable care.

In addition to undertaking a research project, (See Research Theme 2 below) the ESR will engage in a series of collaborative research and training events to develop advanced skills and expertise in tackling challenges linked to innovations in dignified, sustainable care systems for older people. They will also participate in collaborative project groups to provide for example, analyses of national level statistical data, and to make full use of older peoples’ insights to lead care innovation.

The training events are held in years 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the project engaging with academics from beneficiary institutions and partners in the network from EldreSagen Hjørring, Denmark; Foundation of Nursing Studies, UK; Danish Nurses Organisation; Belong Care Services, UK; Posifon AB, Sweden; Kareinn Ltd. UK;  The Royal College of Nursing, UK; Physical and Medical Rehabilitation Care Unit, Ioannina Greece; and University of Chester, UK.

Please note this is a call for the Nordic area of ITN INNOVATEDIGNITY:

You must be able to relocate to Sweden (considering current COVID-19 rules) and you must be able to speak Swedish.

Applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Sweden (work/study/living) in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment date.

More specific requirements for individual selection criteria and information on financial support and remuneration will be available at the shortlisted stage.

RESEARCH THEME 2                                                                                    

Project title listed according to work package and the lead beneficiary (department level)

Supporting older people with severe mental illness in municipal housing and home care with a focus on nature of wellbeing and health processes, organisational structures, barriers and demands Professor Ulrica Hörberg Dr. Lise-Lotte Ozolins Dr. Hanna Holst Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden, https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/Organisation/faculty-of-health-and-life-sciencesnew-page/  Objectives: 1) To explore the life situation for older people with severe mental illness in order to identify how health and well-being can be supported for the target group. 2) To describe how older people with severe mental illness experience their life situation and support from municipal housing and home care. 3) To describe the support for older people with severe mental illness in municipal housing and home care from the perspective of healthcare professionals. Method:  Data will be generated by a scoping review and by qualitative interviews with a) older people with severe mental illness and b) healthcare professionals.  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS                                                                                  

Please see the links (above) to the websites of the hosting institutions for additional information about research environment.

The candidate must have:

  • good verbal and writing skills in Swedish as it is the relevant language for the project in order to collect and analyse data
  • Good verbal and writing skills in English
  • be highly motivated and have a personal commitment to the success of research project as a whole
  • a proven ability to work in a network and an aptitude to meet challenges
  • demonstrate an excellent understanding of the challenges in sustainable dignified care
  • demonstrate awareness and ability in an appropriate range of research methods
  • demonstrate an excellent understanding of ethical requirements in research with older people
  • demonstrate experience of working/studying in the field(s) of caring science, older person advocacy, policy development, nursing, allied health, digital product development, public engagement, participatory methods/ co-design or lifeworld research
  • a Masters Degree with a minimum grade of B+/ 2.1
  • be an early career researcher with less than four years of research since graduation
  • willingness and ability to undertake international and/or industrial placements as and when appropriate.
  • willingness and ability to travel flexibly to attend INNOVATEDIGNITY’s Programme of Training activities placement and events when required
  • The researchers may be a national of a member State of an associated country or of any other third country.

Successful applicants will receive:                                      

  • a full-time contract with a competitive salary for 17 The remuneration of the recruited ESR is based on a monthly payment made up of living allowances, family allowance (if applicable) and mobility expenses according to MSCA Horizon 2020 requirements
  • office space in a professional and stimulating environment
  • family-friendly working

How to Apply

Applicants should submit all documents in English:

  • A proposal of between 1500 and 2000 words that elaborates your research motivation and interest, how you plan to undertake the research project for which you are 
  • A CV indicating clearly that the applicant has not undertaken 4 or more years of research. Please note, the INNOVATEDIGNITY Network is particularly interested in early stage researchers who are currently engaged in caring and leadership activities. Your CV should therefore also indicate any engagement in communities, non-government organisations, and participatory approaches you see as relevant for the research, public engagement and advocacy relevant aspects of the INNOVATEDIGNITY-ITN. 
  • Copies of Masters Degree qualifications. Applicants should have obtained a Masters Degree with a minimum grade of B+/ 2.1 
  • Following shortlisting, candidates will be required to provide a copy of their Masters Degree in the English language
  • The names of two The referees of successful candidates only will be contacted. 
  • Specify residency of the last three years (1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021). Applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in the country (work/study/living) of the hosting institute in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date of 1 September 2021. If an applicant had more places of residence in this period, please indicate the periods and countries. 

The researchers may be a national of a member State of an associated country or of any other third country. 

Documents Required

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide the following: 

  • A copy of your Master’s Degree in the English Applicants should have obtained a Master Degree with a minimum grade of B+/ 2.1.
  • Proof of residency of the last three years (1 May 2017 to 30 April 2020). Applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in the country (work/study/living) of the hosting institute in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date of 1 September 2021. If an applicant had more places of residence in this period, please indicate the periods and countries. 

Please note: Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, and confirmation of the candidate’s right to work in Sweden, i.e. the country where the project is hosted or ability to secure a valid visa, if required.


For any further inquiries about the projects, or any other queries, please email info@innovatedignity.eu, ensuring you indicate the lead supervisor (Ulrica Hörberg, ulrica.horberg@lnu.se) and research study you are enquiring about in the subject line. 

Contact person

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021