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What is a Postdoctoral Scholar? 

The University defines a Postdoctoral Scholar as an individual who meets the following criteria:

  • the individual completed his or her doctoral degree within three years of the appointment;
  • the appointment is time limited, with the possibility of a one-year renewal;
  • the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic or research career;
  • the appointment involves full-time research and scholarship;
  • the individual will work under the supervision of a faculty mentor and often as part of a larger research team; and,
  • the individual is encouraged and expected to publish the results of his or her independent research during the period of the appointment.

Postdoctoral Employment Opportunities

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Postdoctoral Employment Opportunities

Dr. Pratima (Tima) Bansal at the Ivey Business School (Western University, London, Canada) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral fellowship in business sustainability, ideally with an interest in systems thinking, sustainability-related innovation processes, or time-related research. The post-doctoral researcher will support the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab.

The ideal candidate will exhibit the following:
• Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research (qualitative or quantitative methods);
• Comfort and credibility writing for and communicating with corporate executives;
• Outstanding organizational and communication skills;
• A defended dissertation within six months of commencing employment. If the dissertation is completed, but not yet defended, it is possible that an interim research contract can be arranged.

The candidate’s activities will include collecting company-specific innovation data and writing research-related articles pertaining to the research.

The candidate will join a vibrant business sustainability community within the Centre for Building Sustainable Value at the Ivey Business School. The Ivey Business School is also the home of the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), which aims to bridge research and practice to advance sustainability. The candidate will support an ongoing research program on innovation and sustainability, led by Pratima (Tima) Bansal.

The position will remain open until it is filled with a suitable candidate. The start date is flexible, but ideally be no later than December 31, 2020. The position will be for up to 3 years, with a 6-month probationary period and annual reviews.

If you are interested in the position, please send the following to Tima Bansal (
• a copy of your CV
• a cover letter that describes how you meet the four bullet points above
• your research interests

This posting expires on August 31, 2020. The position should be assumed to be filled unless you see a new posting.