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Seok-Woo Kwon

Post Doctoral Scholar, Sustainable Energy, Centre for Corporate Sustainability, Haskayne School of Business

Job ID: 14257

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Sustainable Energy 
Duration: 1-2 Years              
Start Date: Negotiable 
Salary: $60,000 annually plus benefits

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Sustainable Energy. 

Job Description: 

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability, in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to explore how energy companies engage in planning for sustainable futures.  More specifically, the postdoctoral scholar will explore the different processes and techniques companies use to compare the available and future options for creating sustainable operations and products.  The outcome of this research will be an understanding of current practices, the advantages and disadvantages of these practices and techniques, and the appropriate corporate contexts for using these different approaches.  It is anticipated that the research will be published in academic as well as practitioner oriented journals.  Research topics include, but are not limited to, stakeholder engagement, regulatory process, public policy positioning, and economic or financial factors associated with sustainable development positioning.  Relevant backgrounds for this research include, but are not limited to, economics, sociology, finance, risk management, organizational theory, strategy, and public policy.   

The postdoc will be expected to engage in full-time research activities, with opportunities for co-authorship of papers stemming from work on sustainable energy and from other projects. The postdoc will also assist in organizing workshops and conferences when requested to do so.


The successful candidate would have a PhD in business, economics or a related field.  Applicants will be considered provided they can demonstrate expertise in oil & gas, aboriginal engagement, renewable energy, climate change, risk management, international business and business strategy as related to sustainable energy. Experience in multiple areas is an asset.  

Application details:  

Complete applications must include the following:

  • One-page Cover Letter describing how the applicant’s expertise fits with the development of the measurement, as well as the applicant’s other research plans for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Current CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • Two samples of scholarly writing that are related to the themes within the job description

Applications should be submitted via email to:

David L. Milia
Energy and Environment Initiatives
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
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Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Haskayne School of Business visit Careers in the Haskayne School of Business.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Seok-Woo Kwon, PhD
Associate Professor
Haskayne School of Business
University of Calgary
Scurfield Hall Rm 470, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, CANADA
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