The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability

This position will contribute to Halmstad University’s strong research in information-driven healthcare and innovation science. Welcome to be a part of an inspiring and modern environment at Halmstad University!

Halmstad University

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterized as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 12,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector.

The School of School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH)

The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability is one of four faculties, with 105 employees who conduct education, research and societal collaboration within and between the subject areas of business studies, engineering and science.

The school supports talent among early-career researchers by offering competitive postdoc-employments and aims to stimulate collaboration between existing faculty and surrounding institutions, business sector and public administration. A further aim is to inspire and facilitate the education of a new generation of research trained specialists focused on foundations and implementations of innovation for sustainability transition.


Research contributes to developing the field of information-driven healthcare, such as by using AI (machine learning) from an internationalization, business model, or ecosystems perspective. The focus is from a management control / accounting perspective. Part of the research may be carried out in collaboration with large and medium companies and other stakeholders in the healthcare sector. Research is relevant to Halmstad University’s focus area Health Innovation, which consists of different research disciplines.

This position will make part of and combine Halmstad University’s strong research in information-driven healthcare and innovation science. (


The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20 % of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The main work duties are listed below:

The research will involve designing and implementing new research in the area of information driven healthcare from a managerial perspective. The research will complement ongoing research in Health Innovation at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability and other schools at Halmstad University.

The candidate will also be involved in applying for additional external research funding.

The candidate will be involved in teaching in Business Administration and Economics, and Accounting and Bank Management program. (,, such as accounting, management control, finance and entrepreneurship ( Other involvement may be in the MSc programs of Strategic Entrepreneurship for International Growth ( and the doctoral program in Innovation Sciences.


This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.


  • A PhD in business studies, industrial management or similar.
  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Ability to conduct high quality teaching. Ability to collaborate.

A postdoctoral position requires that the doctoral degree, or an international degree deemed to be equivalent, was awarded within three years of the application deadline unless there are special reasons.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Leadership abilities and experiences.
  • Experiences and skills to apply for funding.
  • Documented knowledge of the Swedish language.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the national agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) dated 2008-09-04.


Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page) and be written in English.

The application package shall consist of:

  • a cover letter stating the purpose of the application together with a description of future research plans
  • a CV that includes at least a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions, certified with relevant diplomas and certificates.
  • a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked. Links to online copies.
  • a brief description of what the applicant invokes based on the requirements specification and assessment criteria. Any documents proven the information.
  • contact information for at least three references.

General Information

We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefor welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

More information about working at Halmstad University:

Welcome to apply!

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Efter överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Halmstad
Län Hallands län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2021/77
  • Head of Dept. Magnus Söderberg,
  • Prof. Jeaneth Johansson,
  • Prof. Svante Andersson,
  • Prof. Magnus Holmén,
Facklig företrädare
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 035-167655
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
Publicerat 2021-07-06
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-10-15

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