Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organizational Purpose, Stakeholders and Institutions

Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organizational Purpose, Stakeholders and Institutions – Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


The Gies College of Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is seeking a postdoctoral research associate doing research on organizational purpose, stakeholder governance, and/or related institutional processes.  This position is in one branch of the Illinois Strategic Organizations Initiative (ISOI) which is led by Professors William Ocasio, Matthew Kraatz, and Deepak Somaya.  The ISOI’s mission is to generate useful knowledge by bridging strategy and organization, and this purpose-focused fellowship supports that larger aim.  


Successful candidates will collaborate with the ISOI leaders and other affiliated faculty, advance their own existing research initiatives, and interact with other ISOI postdocs.  They will also supervise research assistants and teach in the Gies College of Business.


The postdoctoral positions are one-year appointments expected to begin in August 2021, renewable for a second year. Successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in organizational theory, strategic management, or related fields before beginning the fellowship.  Demonstrated interest and expertise in the aforementioned topic areas are required.   A publication record is preferred but not necessarily required. 


Applications must include:


                A cover-letter

                A curriculum vitae (CV)

                A 2-3 page research statement demonstrating research interest relevant to the position

Examples of two relevant research papers, including publications, working papers, or dissertation chapters

                Brief statement of teaching interests and experience

                Names and contact information for three professional references.


Please submit your application materials to

Evaluations of the applicants will begin on March 29, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.


William Ocasio, Director, Illinois Strategic Organizations Initiative

Matt Kraatz, Associate Director

Deepak Somaya, Associate Director


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