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Postdoctoral Fellows Positions (2)

Beedie School of Business and Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC


Applications are invited for two postdoctoral fellows positions at the Beedie School of Business in the following areas:


1. Innovation and Inclusive Growth:  This research program aims to enhance our understanding of product, service, and business model innovation that allows organizations to meet the needs of the poor profitably, sustainably, and in socially responsible ways. The research is being carried out in partnership with several academic and non-academic institutes around the world. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong interest in inclusive growth and economic development issues in emerging markets, and possess mastery of qualitative research methods (including interviews, fieldwork, surveys, case-study research and grounded theory building). Familiarity with randomized control experiments and/or statistical methods would be an advantage. Willingness to travel for fieldwork, likely in developing countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin America, would be an asset to the research program.


2.  Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains:  This research program is aimed at developing long-term solutions for sustainable global supply chains, including both environmental and social issues. The research employs analytical modeling as well as empirical methods. Candidates should have a record of publications and/or demonstrated interest in pursuing substantive research on related topics. Candidates must have a PhD in a related discipline, and possess strong modeling, analysis, and computational skills with demonstrated capabilities in at least one of the following: economic and game theoretic modeling, simulation and optimization, econometrics and statistical analysis. 


The positions are for one year, with possibility of renewal depending on performance and budget availability. Two-year positions could be negotiated for the right candidates.


The candidates will work under the supervision of Prof. Sudheer Gupta. The candidates will have a joint appointment as fellows at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies. More details about the Centre activities can be found here:


The Beedie School of Business is recognized as a top 100 ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting that is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most livable city. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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Interested applicants should send (electronic format, pdf preferred) their CV, a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position, copies of any publications, and at least three reference letters to:


Prof. Sudheer Gupta at [log in to unmask]


Start date: October 1, 2014. (Start date may be negotiable.)

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