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About the department
At the Department of Applied Information Technology, critical and interdisciplinary research is conducted in an international environment of the highest quality with great relevance to the surrounding society. Our researchers are in the midst of the debate to help explain and problematize IT- and society-related challenges linked to the digitalization of society.

We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and technology in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, Internet of Things, mobile communication, robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching.
We provide education at Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of society.

The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as the civil society.

About the division of informatics
The Division of Informatics consists of approximately thirty researchers who work specifically on issues related to digital innovation, open innovation, digital platforms and digitalization of the public sector. The researchers are regularly published in international top journals.

All teaching at the division's program, Master in Digital Leadership and the Bachelor's programme System Science reflect the strong research environment.

In both research and education, the division has a long tradition of working closely with industry and the public sector. The division hosts the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, SCDI, and also offers contract teaching.

For more information about the division, please visit


We are now looking for candidates for three postdoctoral researcher positions, to strengthen our operations.

Subject area

Information systems, Digital Innovation and Digital Transformation

Subject area description

Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI) has established itself as a leading actor within the study of digital innovation and digital transformation. Through a significant donation from the Wallenberg Foundations, SCDI now has the opportunity to strengthen its operations with the Wallenberg Digital Innovation Program. The program involves an increased focus on outreach as well as a strengthening of the research environment with a grand, multi-year postdoctoral program.

Job assignments

As an SCDI postdoctor you will focus on conducting research and publishing on the highest academic level (AIS Basket of Eight, FTE50). You will be part of newly formed constellations where you will work in close collaboration with colleagues from both the Division of Informatics and the other nodes in SCDI; Stockholm School of Economics and Umeå University, as well as Rise and other partners from industry and the public sector. Your research is expected to be of stellar quality and lead to enhanced digital capabilities in industry and the public sector. We would like you to make a scientific contribution in one of the three fields below, but if you have a different focus this is also possible as long as it´s within the SCDI vision:

  • Digital transformation: e.g. digital change processes among incumbents, disruption, platform strategies. 
  • Digital government: e.g. governance of public sector digitalization, open government, innovation in public digitalization. 
  • Business consequences of AI: e.g. how AI impacts strategy and business models, decision making organizing, algorithmic work

For further information about the focus of SCDI, please see
We ask you to be clear in you application about in which area you would like to contribute and preferably which of the SDCI coworkers you identify that you would like to work with.


Qualifying to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher 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. Special reasons are considered sick leave, military duty, positions of trust within a trade union or a student union or parental leave or other similar circumstances.


The assessment will be based on the candidate´s possibility to constitute a positive force within SCDI. This demands a high scientific ability (documented experience of qualitative and/or quantitative scientific methods, documented experience in the use and development of theory, experience of publishing in journals central to the Information Systems field), good cooperation skills and ability to interact with SCDI partners within business and the public sector.

The candidate shall master spoken and written English.

Furthermore, due to the wide recruitment of nine postdoctoral students at three universities (where University of Gothenburg is one) we will strive for complementarities in the final selection of candidates.


The position is a fixed-term employment of two years 100 %/full time - according to postdoctoral collective agreement - and is placed at the Department of Applied Information Technology.
The start date is 1st of September 2021, or according to agreeement.

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 Head of Division, Johan Magnusson: +46733- 10 03 27
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Human Resources Officer Emil Fägerwall Ödman: +4631 786 29 04


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Information for International Applicants

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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, start by clicking the button “Apply”. 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.

The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume/CV and data including previous and present employment and academic background
  • Letter of intent with motivation of why you have applied for the position and arguments of your qualifications for the position and brief statements of research plans. We would like to see that you in the letter of intent relate to the existing operations within SCDI, and show how your ambition and intent is related to SCDIs vision.
  • Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents (copy of degree certificates, etc.)
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Two references with contact information

If you are interested in postdoctoral positions also at the other SCDI nodes, you need to apply separately for the other positions you are interested in.

See Umeå University advert:
Registration number AN 2.2.1-145-21

See Stockholm School of Economics advert:
Reference number 2021/9

Closing date: 14th of April 2021


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.


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.