PhD Candidate in Strategic Management

PhD Candidate in Strategic Management

Published Deadline Location
27 Sep 20 Oct Nijmegen

Job description

The Chair group of Strategic Management at the Nijmegen School of Management invites applications for a PhD position. The position is part of the Centre for Responsible Organisation Competencies and Sustainability, will be supervised by Prof. Hans van Kranenburg and Dr. Sjors Witjes and is funded by Radboud Services. Gerard van Assem and Lysbeth Santema will be the supervisors from the Radboud Services organisation.

This transdisciplinary participatory action research project takes the reorganisation of Radboud Services as a case study to investigate under which conditions reflection between academics and non-academics contributes to the successful implementation of strategic decisions on organisational change. Reflection, as part of transdisciplinary research, is the process that critically examines the epistemological principles and normative assumptions underlying the scientific theories and methods used as well as the status and role of scientific knowledge amidst other values and forms of knowing. Few studies exist on the operationalisation of reflection within research on organisational change. While aiming for meaningful outcomes for the organisational change assignment of the case study organisation and for a contribution to related theories on organisational change in public organisations, this PhD project consists of a literature study and data gathering while taking an active part in the organisational change process of the Radboud Services organisation.

Your task will be to collect data, conduct research, write scientific articles, and complete a PhD thesis in time. You will also participate in conferences, workshops and other scholarly and valorisation activities.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • A Master's degree in Strategic Management, Organisational Psychology or a related field in the social sciences. 
  • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by grade transcripts and CV.
  • A solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written Dutch (native language).
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • The ability to finish your PhD thesis in time, which requires strong skills in project management, creativity, proactive behaviour, resilience, and excellent academic writing skills.

Conditions of employment

  • Employment: 40 hours per week.
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year (P scale).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract).
  • The intended start date is 1 December 2019.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Employer

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

Department

Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic center of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. The faculty has four departments: Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration and Political Science, and Geography, Planning and Environment.

NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. Its educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM employs 260 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 4,500 students.

The Department of Business Administration consists of five chairs: Strategic Management, Organisational Design and Development, Marketing, Methods, and Strategic Human Resource Management. The Department of Business Administration is responsible for the BSc programme in Business Administration (including a full track in English, and a track in International Business Administration) as well as eight specialisations within the MSc programme in Business Administration (all in English).

Our interdisciplinary Responsible Organisation research programme addresses the multiple values underlying organisational responsibility, the conditions required to realize those values and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations towards responsible organisations. We co-create knowledge with multiple stakeholders in the wider community to ensure the impact of our scholarly work. Our research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR).

The Strategic Management group focuses on strategy processes in relation to the dynamic and complex environment that organisations are confronted with and the competencies and skills required to deal with the diversity and plurality of stakeholders to create multiple values for an organisation and its surroundings. Members of the Strategic Management department have published in high-impact journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Journal of Law and Economics, Organization Studies, and Research Policy.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg, Strategic Management
Email: h.vankranenburg@fm.ru.nl  

Dr. ir. S. (Sjors) Witjes, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Tel.: + 31 24 361 11 89
Email: s.witjes@fm.ru.nl

Specifications

  • PhD positions
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €2972 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 1064632

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Please address your application to prof. dr. H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg and submit it, using the application button, no later than 20 October 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Motivation letter, explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competencies.
  • CV including qualifications, grades, a list of academic publications (if applicable), and an academic reference supporting your application.
  • Proof of academic writing skills such as a chapter from your Bachelor's or Master's thesis or an academic paper.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Please address your application to prof. dr. H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg and submit it, using the application button, no later than 20 October 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Motivation letter, explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competencies.
  • CV including qualifications, grades, a list of academic publications (if applicable), and an academic reference supporting your application.
  • Proof of academic writing skills such as a chapter from your Bachelor's or Master's thesis or an academic paper.

Make sure to apply no later than 20 Oct 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).