Post-Doctoral Researcher - Sustainable Development Goals

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Sustainable Development Goals

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3 Jan 3 Mar Rotterdam

Job description

In September 2015, 193 member States of the United Nations adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient. These SDGs represent an unprecedented opportunity for companies to align their strategies with the SDGs and in measuring and managing their contribution.

Recently we have seen that many companies have responded to these Global Goals by including them in their mission or long term ambition. We also see that organizations report about their contribution to the SDG. It is less clear however, if companies actually take their role to contribute to these Global Goals seriously by aligning strategy, business models, as well as their management accounting and control schemes to measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.

The Accounting, Auditing & Control Group of the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) will start a four years research project on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the uptake of the SDGs by companies.

Who we are: The Accounting, Auditing & Control Group of the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) is rapidly developing and building a reputation for producing top level accounting research. Management accounting researchers examine issues such as performance evaluation processes, performance measure manipulation, non-financial (e.g., CSR) performance measurement and the effects of individual differences between managers on organizational outcomes. We are recruiting beginning of 2019 or by mutual agreement a

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Sustainable Development Goals: The uptake, implementation, measurement and management of SDGs by companies

The position of post-doctoral researcher will be initially for two years with a possible extension for another two years.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a project that aims to assess the current status of the role companies take to contribute to the SDGs, the alignment of these ambitions with the internal processes and management and control schemes and future scenario’s to further increase the contribution of businesses to the achievement of the SDGs. The project aims to improve existing and develop new knowledge related to the internal alignment, the enablers and the barriers to strategically contribute to the SDGs and to develop new measurement methods to assess non-financial value and the relation to financial value. An interdisciplinary approach in strong collaboration with e.g. the Impact Centre Erasmus is foreseen.

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications (a Master and Dr./Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Economics, Management, Social or Sustainability Sciences, or a closely-related area Experience in quantitative and qualitative sustainability assessment, management accounting and (impact)evaluations will be considered a plus.

Conditions of employment

The position of post-doctoral researcher will be initially for two years with a possible extension for another two years.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success http://www.eur.nl

Additional information

For further information about the research group please visit our website https://www.erim.eur.nl/accounting-group/ (accounting research group)    https://www.eur.nl/ice/impact-meten/impact-measurement-english (Impact Centre Erasmus). Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Jeroen Suijs (suijs@ese.eur.nl) or to Prof. Dr. Karen Maas (maas@ese.eur.nl) (no applications).

Specifications

  • Postdoc positions
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • ESE-03012019

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA, Rotterdam

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A two-page research proposal outlining your plan to tackle the questions as outlined above is required to consider the application. The research proposal should clearly link your research plans to current challenges and the relevant literature.

We look forward to receiving your application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, a research proposal and contact details of 2 referees. Applications via email can be send to suijs@ese.eur.nl.

Applications without the required documents or content will not be considered.

We will be accepting and reviewing applications until the position is filled.

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A two-page research proposal outlining your plan to tackle the questions as outlined above is required to consider the application. The research proposal should clearly link your research plans to current challenges and the relevant literature.

We look forward to receiving your application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, a research proposal and contact details of 2 referees. Applications via email can be send to suijs@ese.eur.nl.

Applications without the required documents or content will not be considered.

We will be accepting and reviewing applications until the position is filled.

Make sure to apply no later than 3 Mar 2019.