Post-Doctoral Fellow, Work & Organization in the age of AI (2 years)

THE POSITION

The AIM Research Center for Work and Organization is a social science research center dedicated to understanding the implications of artificial intelligence and related technologies for workers, managers, and other stakeholders. We are building an interdisciplinary community of scholars who conduct rigorous empirical research - grounded in the real-world challenges facing organizations and policymakers - to understand the implications of and opportunities for artificial intelligence in the workplace.

We seek candidates to fill a two-year postdoctoral position, starting between January 1st and September 1st, 2019. Applicants must complete their PhD prior to the start date. We welcome applications from social scientists with a PhD in management, industrial engineering, law, or any social science discipline. We are looking, in particular, for graduates from PhD programs with strong training in research design and methods.

The researcher will design and conduct a project related to one of the three research domains of the center (see below). This may or may not be an extension of their PhD dissertation. In addition, the researcher is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the center and participate in related workshops and events. There is no teaching load associated with this position.

The Center supports research on the nature and impact of AI and related technologies in the workplace in three domains:

Work: The implications of AI for work including, for example, issues of coordination, expertise, authority, job and organizational design.

Human Resources and Labor Markets: The design, use, and consequences of people analytics tools. The labor market implications of AI including employment relations, changing job prospects and employment stability, and opportunities for wage and career growth.

Governance:  Issues of technological choice, stakeholder consultation and collaboration, and ethical and normative responsibility, across industries and within organizations. Real world efforts by governments, organizations, unions, associations, and NGOs to address issues of workplace governance.

The Center is directed by Professor Ruthanne Huising.


The emlyon Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Management (AIM) is a multifaceted initiative focused on understanding the opportunities and implications of artificial intelligence for the management of organizations, industries, and business ecosystems. To do this, AIM initiates and sponsors:

  • Pedagogical experiences that expose and prepare our students to work with and manage AI technologies.
  • Enterprise and ecosystem development that supports technologists and managers in the evolution, adoption, and implementation of AI technologies.
  • Research that examines how AI and related technologies are altering work, organizations, consumer behavior, and business ecosystems.

THE SCHOOL

Among the top European Business Schools. It holds triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and offers a wide range of programs including an MSc in Management, Specialized Master's degrees, MBA, PhD, as well as open and tailor-made executive programs.
emlyon business school has campuses in France (Lyon and Paris), China (Shanghai) and Morocco (Casablanca).
Having celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012, emlyon business school is a dynamic and innovative institution with a 143-strong faculty dedicated to develop excellence both in teaching and research thanks to unique and specific means (learning lab, clusters of excellence…). emlyon's motto is “early makers”. This concept reflects our vision of the entrepreneur: an individual who tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again and learns as they go. An entrepreneur must now combine this dimension of doing and doing quickly with the ability to anticipate, mix and nurture ideas, see things before others and do things quicker than others. The entrepreneur from emlyon business school is a maker and an early mover. He/she is an early maker.

THE ENVIRONMENT

emlyon business school is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of large universities with excellent research teams in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities (see: http://www.onlylyon.com/en/discover-lyon/education.html). Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and with a strong digital industry.

THE APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • A cover letter stating motivation for the position, including a summary of the proposed research project
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A research statement
  • The paper to be presented if invited for a job interview (unpublished, single-authored)
  • Reference letters from three referees

 

The application should be uploaded on the website and only reference letters should be sent to the attention of Sophie Dawson (ext-dawson@em-lyon.com) before November 1st 2018.