PhD Position in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

The Division of Entrepreneurship and Strategy is looking for a PhD student candidate in Sustainable Entrepreneurship connected to entrepreneurial development. Through this position, together with researchers and colleagues, the aim is to perform high quality research which at the same time can provide direct and indirect impact to sustainable and responsible approaches through entrepreneurship, in practice and as provided through others. The research will include international collaboration with other technical universities across Europe as well as continued development of leading edge entrepreneurship education and learning at university level and beyond.

Project description
The research addresses Sustainable Entrepreneurship, focusing upon one or more of the following themes: entrepreneurial careers, design and delivery of training in entrepreneurship to educators and practitioners (`train the trainer') and entrepreneurial ecosystems.  Research is situated in the context of an entrepreneurial (and technical) university. The research position will have connection to a four year EU funded project addressing sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation connected to entrepreneurial education and training.
This PhD candidate position is at the Division of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. At the division, research revolves around entrepreneurship and innovation strategy and teaching is primarily done in the master programs Entrepreneurship and Business Design at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and Management and Economics of Innovation.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student, your major responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies in relation to a specific research aim. At large, PhD studies include a number of doctoral courses, literature reviews, designing research studies, collecting and analysing empirical data, and communicating the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The exact focus of the work will be decided in interaction with the main supervisor.
As a Ph.D. student you take an active role in this research project in preparing for and collecting empirical data, contributing to the database, conducting analysis and presenting results. During the project, results will regularly be presented at seminars and international conferences.
The position also includes administration and teaching responsibilities at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship corresponding to 20 per cent of working time. 

You should have a M.Sc. degree in engineering (or related fields, such as management, behavioural science or social science, corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits). You must be fluent in both Swedish and English.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230380 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: 2023-08-15

For questions, please contact:
Karen Williams Middleton, Associate Professor, Div. Entrepreneurship and Strategy,, 031-772-1913

Mats Lundqvist, Professor, Div. Entrepreneurship and Strategy,, 031-772-1195

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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