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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral Researcher in Information Systems, 1-2 positions

The department of Applied Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg ( offers education and carries out research within the areas information systems, learning, communication and cognitive science, in close collaboration with the industry and public sector. The department is located in the “Tech-Mecca” of Western Sweden, Lindholmen, and is a part of The IT faculty at The University of Gothenburg.

The Department of Applied IT is in the midst of a significant expansion and the Division of Informatics is currently looking for 1-2 new postdoctoral researchers. The position(s) will be located at the Division of Informatics in close collaboration with the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation ( For additional information on currently active research projects at the division, see The research environment is signified by excellent access to some of the most interesting organizations available for the study of the digitalization of society, faculty camaraderie and stellar academic ambitions.

Subject area

Information Systems

Job assignments

As part of the faculty, you will work with addressing the core issues related to the digitalization of society. At your disposal, you will have a cadre of senior researchers with a plethora of exciting and highly relevant research projects, willing to share their expertise and access in order to propel your academic career to new heights. In addition to this, we offer monetary support for travel etc. Your work will consist of actively participating in, and instigating, new collaborative research projects within the focus of the division and centre. Our ambition is that the results of your work will be published in top-tier journals within the AIS Basket of Eight, and lead to a significant impact on practice and policy alike. 


Qualifying to be employed as a postdoctor is the person who has obtained a doctorate, artistic doctorate or who has a foreign degree considered equivalent to a doctorate. Those who have obtained a doctoral degree no longer than 3 years counting from last date of application should primarily be considered for the position. Also those who have obtained a doctoral degree longer than 3 years should be considered, should there be special reasons.


The applicant must have documented, scientific expertise as well as a track-record of scientific publishing within the field of Information Systems.
Desirable personal characteristics are an ability to cooperate well with colleagues and external stakeholders, as well as clear, documented aspirations to become a thought-leader within the field of Information Systems.


The position is a fixed-term employment for two years at 100 %/full-time, at the Department of Applied Information Technology. 
Start date according to agreement.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.
Interviews may be held continuously.

For further information:

- Regarding the position please contact Johan Magnusson, Head of division: +46 733- 10 03 27
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Ödman, Human Resources Officer, +46 31 786 29 04


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2nd of September 2019.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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