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PhD position at the University of Amsterdam Business School (fully funded)

  • 1.  PhD position at the University of Amsterdam Business School (fully funded)

    Posted 03-13-2024 05:42

    Dear all,

    Do you know of any talented prospective PhD candidates with an interest in strategy, organization theory, or sustainability? We would be grateful if you can forward them the below call for a fully-funded PhD position at the University of Amsterdam.

    Best regards,

    Panikos Georgallis & JW Stoelhorst


    University of Amsterdam Business School - PhD position in Strategy & Organization

    Are you interested in understanding how the social and political context in which companies operate shapes their decisions? Are you eager to learn how sustainability pressures translate to changes in firm and industry practices? The Strategy & International Business section at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a PhD in Strategy & Organization to study the social context of organizational and market transformation for sustainability. We are looking for talented PhD candidates with the ambition to work and succeed at the highest international academic level.

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    OFFER: We offer a fully-funded PhD position in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, and an employment contract with a compensation package competitive at the European level that includes several fringe benefits. The preferable start date for this position is September 1st, 2024.

    In addition, we offer a function in which your own initiative and input are strongly valued; rigorous training at ABS and in collaboration with partner schools and universities; close supervision by experienced, research-driven faculty; and a vibrant research environment that is truly international (more than 50% of our section's faculty is international, the working language is English, and we encourage academic exchanges with leading schools globally).

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    PROFILE: We are looking for candidates with a Master's degree in management or a related discipline such as sociology, economics, or political science (candidates with a degree in other relevant disciplines who fit the profile are also encouraged to apply).

    The ideal candidate will have a track record of outstanding academic results; excellent command of English, ideally with experience writing for a scientific audience; willingness and motivation to independently formulate research projects and carry them through to completion; explicit interest in scientific research and strong analytical/quantitative skills; an international orientation and motivation to pursue an academic career at a leading university; intellectual curiosity, eagerness to learn, and openness to criticism.

    A Research Master´s or MPhil degree or equivalent and expertise in programming/statistical tools (e.g. R, Python, Stata) and automated content analysis are considered a plus but not necessary.


    EMPLOYER: The University of Amsterdam is consistently ranked among the world's best universities globally. It is a top-100 university in both the Times Higher Education Rankings and QS Rankings (top-20 in Europe). You will primarily work in the Amsterdam Business School that acquired the triple-crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), which is awarded to only 1% of business schools worldwide.

    The department of Strategy & International Business includes several faculty who do research and teach in the areas of strategy, organizations, innovation, international business, and sustainability. Members of the department have published their research in top-tier academic journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, and Research Policy. Members of the department are also involved in teaching in undergraduate, masters, and executive programs and uphold strong relationships with industry and business.

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    APPLICATION: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of April 20. For more information and to apply to this position please follow this link:

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