Postdoc in Sustainable Development at Misum, Stockholm School of Economics


The Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) invites applications for a two-year Post Doc position. The position is within the Human Capital and Sustainable Development platform and is targeted toward economists working in the broadly defined area of sustainable development. This includes, but is not limited to, fields such as development economics, environmental economics, and health economics. The postdoctoral researcher will be in primary control of their research agenda, as Principal Investigator, within the broad themes covered in the center. While there may be the opportunity to join projects with other affiliated researchers, there is no obligation to do so. There are also opportunities to connect with external stakeholders for collaborative projects. Moreover, there are no teaching obligations for this position, but the Post Doc can choose to teach or supervise students in the Economics Department. The Post Doc will be affiliated with the Department of Economics at Stockholm School of Economics. 

Employment starts (unless otherwise agreed) on September 1, 2023, and candidates should expect to complete their Ph.D. by September 2023. Salary: 44 000 SEK per month (before tax). Funding opportunities are available within Misum for individual research projects focused on sustainable development. 

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will interview candidates virtually starting end of January 2023 but unless we find someone in the early process, we will keep the call open for submissions until the end of April 2023. 

To receive full consideration, make sure to submit your material via email to For questions related to the opening, please contact

The required submission materials are: 
•    Cover letter 
•    Curriculum vitae 
•    Job market paper 
•    2 Letters of reference 
•    Additional paper (optional) 
•    Other material (in one file) (optional) 

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.

Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) is a multi-disciplinary research environment at the Stockholm School of Economics. Our scholars come from different departments and centers of the school and our research projects are designed to systematically explore how management and governance mechanisms may best advance markets towards sustainability. The Human Capital and Sustainable Development platform focuses on understanding how the education, health, environment and well-being of people particularly in low-income countries can be enhanced, so that investments in human capital translate into more sustainable development. For more information, please visit the platform website. 

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the preeminent business school in Northern Europe. For more than a century, SSE has educated talented men and women for leading positions within business and the public sector. SSE offers Bachelors, Masters and MBA Programs along with highly regarded PhD Programs and Executive Education. SSE also has schools in Latvia and Russia. SSE has earned a reputation for excellence, both here in Sweden and around the world. The School is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1, 2023, unless otherwise agreed
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2022/72
  • Martina Björkman Nyqvist,
Published 28.Oct.2022
Last application date 22.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Share links