About the project “Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics (IN4ACT)”
The objective of the IN4ACT project is to implement structural changes at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) School of Economics and Business through research to be undertaken under the ERA Chair in “Industry 4.0 Management and Economics”, in order to increase research excellence, socio-economic impact, international reputation, and attractiveness to international talented researchers and students.
The ERA Chair seeks to recruit a team of 5 Research Fellows from various research and scientific fields closely related to the subject of Industry 4.0 on a full-time or part-time basis. The main objectives of the team are:
Job description and requirements
The ERA Chair research team will be comprised of a group of Researchers with backgrounds and current specializations in economics, business management, technology management, public policy, law, international political economy, and energy/environmental sciences, among others. In all these positions, the work is mainly composed of research-related activities including conducting empirical research, writing and publishing articles (in top venues of the given domain), acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) research funding, co-organizing seminars, meeting with key stakeholders (academia, firms, government), participating in industrial and academic conferences and conventions related to the core research areas IN4ACT engages.
As part of the team you will hold a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow position at the KTU School of Economics and Business and pro-actively contribute to the achievement of the IN4ACT project objectives. The required competencies of the team members are organized into ‘research interest groups’ which are composed of diverse scientific and research expertise, i.e., they are interdisciplinary, and they often cross the micro, meso, and macro levels. Research, analysis, and evaluation of this multi-level structure of operative factors driving (or impeding) Industry 4.0 involves complex concentrations of interdisciplinary skills that rarely coexist in a single individual researcher. As a result, the required ERA Chair team member positions involve ‘interdisciplinary research interest groups’. These can be considered as clusters of competences that might involve several individual researchers whose skills are to be engaged and deployed concurrently or sequentially according to specific needs and requirements that emerge in the evolution and maturation of the project.
Applicants are invited to indicate which group(s) are most suitable/relevant for their background and research expertise. In case more than one research group or specific domain provide a suitable ‘fit’ applicants should the applicants should indicate accordingly. The main goal, however, is that these activities are be synergistically linked and developed with the research of the applicant and the objectives of the IN4ACT project.
The candidates are expected to be proficient in at least one area of the following research interest groups:
Research interest group 1: Technology management
Research interest group 2: Business model economics
Research interest group 3: Economic geography and regional economics
Research interest group 4: Policy, regulation and sustainability
Research interest group 5: Methodologies of assessment of comparative industry 4.0 performance
We are looking for three types of specific profiles that should comply with general and specific requirements:
Specific requirements for academic publishing profile:
Specific requirements for raising competitive funding (e.g. Horizon Europe) profile:
Specific requirements for setting collaborative research (e.g. with business and public sector) profile:
General requirements of skills and experience
Application and employment
Deadline for applications: February 29, 2020
Start of the position: October 1, 2020
Duration of the contract: maximum duration 3 years
This position is open to any person with the desired skills and experience listed above. No discrimination on the basis of gender, age, ethnic, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, social, economic condition or any other criteria other than skills and experience will be made.
All applicants must apply through the online application form where they must provide:
About KTU School of Economics and Business
Vision of the School is an internationally recognised centre of competence in the fields of economics, business and management focusing on interdisciplinary research and studies in the Baltic region.
Mission of the School is to contribute to sustainable development of the country and welfare of society by educating responsible future leaders capable of creating and developing economic and social value in the long-term perspective through interdisciplinary research, studies and close interaction with stakeholders.
Mission of research at the School is to make visible impact on the future business and society while applying interdisciplinary approach and meeting high international academic standards of research into economics and management.
Why Kaunas University of Technology School of Economics and Business?