Halmstad University, School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability

Halmstad University is a Swedish higher education institution located in the city of Halmstad on the Southern West coast. The university is today characterized by innovation-driven research in the areas of innovation sciences, business studies, information and communication technology, health and lifestyle, and sustainable development.

Department of Business Studies at Halmstad University invites applications for a positions as Ph.D. student (Earlier Stage Researchers/ESRs) to be enrolled in the Innovation Sciences Doctoral Programme at Halmstad University.

LNETN PhD projects
The positions will be part of the project  ‘Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change’ (LNETN), which is an EU-funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). It is designed to train a new generation of Doctoral Graduates with Inter-disciplinary, Inter-sectoral, Inter-technology, International and transferable knowledge, skills and broad vision.

LNETN offers 15 ESR (doctoral candidates) positions. Halmstad University will host 4 of these positions. 3 of these are already appointed. We are now looking for an applicant to:

ESR 3 position: Legitimation process of new actors and new business-policy partnerships

More information about the project can be found on:

The list of all 15 ESR (PhD) projects is available at:


You should be a passionate high achieving, early stage researcher, wishing to enrich your intellectual development and career potential through Inter-disciplinary, Inter-sectoral, Inter-technology and International mobility, coupled with high level training in research and transferable knowledge and skills.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must, at the date of recruitment, be within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree
  • Must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country where you have been recruited for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date
  • Must demonstrate English proficiency (ability to communicate fluently in English, in oral and written form). This may include a sample of writing or attainment of a degree instructed in English
  • Must have a master degree or an equivalent qualification and/or experience at the equivalent level in the academic and/or non-academic environment.


The successful candidates will receive a 48-month, full-time employment contract as per MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. More details about recruitment, employability and other related matters you may find here:


ESRs (doctoral students) are employees of the University and paid a salary according to a uniform salary scale, adjusted in relation to the progress in education. Your usual place of employment and where you turn up for work each day is normally Halmstad University, Sweden.The position includes studies up to a doctoral degree and is annually extended in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §7.

Guideline for application

Please notice that the three written recommendation letters are to be send separately and directly from the referees to references@hh.se  

Application deadline 12pm (Central European Time Zone), December 7th, 2020.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-12-15 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/98
  • Jonas Gabrielsson, +46 35 167 966
  • Svante Andersson, +46 35 167 676
  • Romeo Turcan, Professor and project leader, +45 99 408 315
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 035-167655
Published 17.Nov.2020
Last application date 07.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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