Deputy Researcher In Practical Philosophy Focusing On Sustainable Finance

Göteborg University
December 11, 2024
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This employment will be placed within the Financial Ethics Research Group, which consists of philosophers and economists exploring ethical and political issues raised by the financial system. More specifically, the employment is financed by the research project Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Finance (Vinnova), with support from the research programs Sustainable Finance Lab (Vinnova) and Mistra Finance to Revive Biodiversity (Mistra). Project leader is Joakim Sandberg, professor of practical philosophy.

Subject area

Practical philosophy

Subject area description

Financial ethics is the application of concepts, methods and theories from practical philosophy to critical issues in financial practices and systems. This employment more precisely concerns issues about how financial practices and systems can and ought to contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable society.

Job assignments

The position provides the researcher with an opportunity to solidify and develop his or her scientific skills through conducting research in financial ethics with relevance for sustainable finance. The researcher is expected to spend most of his or her employment on research and coordination within the project Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Finance. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with other researchers in the Financial Ethics Research Group and adjacent research programs. The researcher is expected to actively participate in group-related seminars, events and other activities. He or she is expected to carry out the vast majority of the research in Gothenburg and to participate in a regular and consistent manner in the department's other relevant research activities.


Eligible for the position is anyone that holds a Ph.D. degree in practical philosophy, or equivalent competence from another subject area.


The most important ground for assessment is scientific knowledge and skill of relevance to the research questions and interests of the Financial Ethics Research Group and the relevant research project. Merits are demonstrated by written account of earlier research experience and scientific publications of relevance for the position. Publications can include works “in the pipeline”, i.e. drafts close to be submitted to a scientific journal, or submitted but not yet accepted manuscripts.

The recruitment process may include interviews and contacting references.


Type of employment: Permanent position

Extent: 75%

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

First day of employment: Janary 15, 2024

Contact information for the post

Head of the philosophy and philology unit, Susanna Radovic: [email protected], Tel +46 31 786 2028

Principal investigator, Professor Joakim Sandberg: [email protected], +46 31 786 4571


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How to apply

The following documents should be attached to the application (in pdf):

  • A certificate of a PhD degree relevant for the eligibility criterion.
  • A very short (max 500 words) description of research interests and earlier experiences of relevance.
  • A CV listing academic degrees, employments, publications, and other relevant merits.
  • For more information, see the instructions for Qualifications Portfolio at the Faculty of Arts.

    We welcome applications written in English, since a non-Swedish speaking person may be appointed as external expert in the recruitment process.

    In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg.

    Closing date : 2024-12-11

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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