Join our team
We are looking for a PhD student in Management with strong writing and thinking skills to join our complex collaboration (xcollaboration.org) research team. Our research focuses on complex collaboration, coordination, emerging technologies, and how technologies are affecting organizing and society. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in these topics and in conducting research in this field. Additionally, the candidate should be able to work independently and be comfortable with qualitative as well and quantitative approaches. Through the course of their studies our students become familiar with theoretical lenses related to (in no particular order): social theory, organizational change, technology, technology’s relation to organizing, coordination, ANT, new and open forms of organizing, performativity, online communities, process thinking, embodiment, phenomenology, and relationality.
We are looking for someone who is thoughtful, organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. Typically, students gain those skills during the PhD but an awareness and interest is useful. An eligible candidate should have a Master’s degree and a strong academic record. Previous students have come from diverse fields: architecture, law, computer science, engineering, public policy, biological system modeling, and management. My own training was highly technical, and I have supervised and published work that is highly quantitative. However, in recent years, I have moved to more theoretical and qualitative field work.
Recent students have done fieldwork on:
* the development of open science arrangements in Neuroscience,
* how coordination changes when hospitals occupy new spaces,
* the use of AI in the scheduling of OR surgeries,
* how professions respond to the technology-induced encroachment of another,
* the evolution of complex medical diagnosis from a knowing perspective
* how holacratic and flat forms of organizing get implemented in organizations,
* how open source EHR affects healthcare delivery in Canada,
* and how work is coordinated in hospital trauma care.
If you are interested in joining our research team, please submit your CV, written samples, if available, and an outline of your research interests and experience to professor Faraj (email@example.com). We look forward to hearing from you.