Postdoc position on crowd work and quality of working life

A two-year position as a postdoc on crowd work and the quality of working life is available at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sønderborg. The position is available from 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible after that.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (IER) is a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment, where the abilities to form relationships and to work within teams are a historical and fundamental part of the department culture. The department has activities in Kolding, Sønderborg, and Slagelse with approx. 50 employees engaged in research and teaching in entrepreneurship, B2B marketing, supply chain management and business networks, and organization studies.

The postdoc will be affiliated with the Entrepreneurship and Organization research group, which is among the leading research groups in this area in Northern Europe. The research group focuses on four general themes: Nascent entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, SME management and growth, and design and entrepreneurship. Further information about the department and the research group

In addition, the postdoc will be affiliated with the Organizing Social Sustainability research program, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on standards and processes of organized fairness and inclusion within the frame of the sustainability paradigm. Further information about the research program

The position is within an externally funded project related to crowd work and quality of working life. The postdoc will be required to design and conduct qualitative and quantitative research and to present the findings in scientific outlets as well as to communicate to a practitioner audience. The research will be done in close collaboration with associate professor Simon Jebsen. The postdoc position is a research position, but some teaching may also be part of the workload.

It is a requirement for the position that the candidate has a Ph.D. degree within business, organization, management or associated fields of research as well as experience with designing and conducting qualitative research. As part of the funded project, the position requires at least 3 workdays a week on campus Sønderborg. Danish language skills and a general understanding of the industrial structure in Denmark are an advantage but not a requirement for the position.

The applicant should possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in and contribute to the everyday academic and social environment at the department.

Further information can be obtained from project leader and Head of Research Program, Simon Jebsen (, Head of Department, Steffen Korsgaard ( or Head of Research Group, Associate Professor, Majbritt R. Evald ( Note that applications cannot be sent to these e-mails; see the section on Application below.

Application, salary, language etc.

If you are a non-Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the English version of the webpage in order to receive information in English when applying.

The assessment will be based on the criteria laid out in this advertisement text, under existing Appointment Order for Universities as well as the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

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Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
  • References

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The primary language at SDU, both in teaching and in administrative processes, is Danish.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) Word format.

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