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Post-doc in Economic Ethics (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Economic Ethics, Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, Ethics and Economics, the Political Philosophy of Markets, the Philosophy of Economics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Business Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PAR 2020/304
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Start date By agreement
Job description

The University of Gothenburg is looking to hire a 2-year postdoctoral researcher in economic ethics; that is, the application of moral or political philosophy to critical issues in business organizations or the economic system. The topic should be understood broadly so as to include subtopics like business ethics, professional ethics, ethics and economics, the political philosophy of markets, and the philosophy of economics.

The post doc will join the Financial Ethics Research Group under the direction of Professor Joakim Sandberg. The group is funded by the University of Gothenburg, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra). For more information about the group, see https://flov.gu.se/english/research/research-programs/financial-ethics

Subject area

Practical philosophy

Subject area description

Economic ethics is the application of concepts, methods and theories from practical philosophy to critical issues in business organizations and the economic system.

Job assignments

The position provides the postdoctoral researcher with an opportunity to solidify and develop his or her scientific skills through conducting research in economic ethics. He or she is expected to spend most of his or her employment on research. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the rest of the research group, and he or she is expected to actively participate in group-related seminars, events and other activities. He or she is expected to carry out the vast majority of the research in Gothenburg and to participate in a regular and consistent manner in the department’s other relevant research activities. There is an additional possibility to assist in the educational development or teaching of a new M.A. programme in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) that is being planned at the department. However, such additional duties will not exceed 20 %.


Eligible for a postdoctoral position are those with a PhD or other foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to PhD. The subject of the doctoral thesis should be in a research area relevant to the subject description above. Since the postdoctoral position is intended to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves in the field, we aim to employ applicants that graduated with PhDs within 3 years of the application deadline.


Most emphasis will be put on research proficiency as it is demonstrated in the applicant’s PhD thesis, other publications and project plan. Emphasis will also be put on a documented ability to cooperate and strong skills in planning and organizing research as well as disseminating research results. Furthermore, we give priority to applicants whose project plan and prior work can strengthen the research group overall. The recruitment process may include interviews (possibly by video link) and contacting references.

Apply by

Please submit your application by 2020-06-01.

For more information

For further information about the position, including instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5703

Contact person

Joakim Sandberg, Project leader

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job...
Hard deadline June 1, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job...
Contact name Joakim Sandberg
Contact email
Contact phone +46317864571
Time created April 22, 2020, 9:25am EST
Scheduled expiry date June 1, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Expired on June 3, 2020, 12:46am CET
Last updated July 3, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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