PhD Positions in Strategic Management, Information Management, Supply Chain Management

PhD Positions in Strategic Management, Information Management, Supply Chain Management

Published Deadline Location
13 Mar 30 Apr Tilburg
The Department of Management at Tilburg University seeks to fill up positions for its direct PhD program in the field of Strategic Management, Information Management, and Supply Chain Management. These positions are fully funded for a period of 4 years, with no tuition fees to be paid.

Job description

Institution: Tilburg University
Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
Employment type: PhD
Duration of employment agreement: 4 years fulltime or 5 years of 0.8 fte
Applications sought: from around the world
Start date: September 01, 2020
Application deadline: April 30, 2020

The job
The Department of Management at Tilburg University seeks to fill up positions for its direct PhD program in the field of Strategic Management, Information Management, and Supply Chain Management.  These positions are fully funded for a period of 4 years, with no tuition fees to be paid.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

Your profile
1) A master’s degree preferably a Research Master in a relevant field by the end of August 2020
2) Fluent in English, both spoken and written
3) Highly motivated and rigorous
4) An interest in the topics on which research is being undertaken by the department (check www.tilburguniversity.edu/mgt for our faculty and their expertise)
5) Able to work both independently and as part of a team
6) Excellent research and analytical skills e.g. demonstrated in a master or bachelor thesis

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: The PhD appointment begins with a fixed period of 16 months. After 12 months, an evaluation will take place. If the performance evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 32 months.

PhD candidates will be employed by Tilburg University, which is one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment.  The appointment is intended to lead to the completion of a PhD dissertation.  The PhD appointment begins with a fixed period of 16 months.  After 12 months, an evaluation will take place.  If the performance evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 32 months.

During the first year, you will receive extensive training in theory and methods by taking eight PhD-level courses, with no teaching responsibilities.  For the remaining three years, 80% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of your PhD research, and 20% to the acquisition of academic skills through teaching courses and supervising master/bachelor theses within the department.

Appointed PhD candidates are employees of Tilburg University.  The salary for the PhD position amounts € 2,325 per month gross in the first year, rising to € 2,972 per month in the fourth year.  You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income.  Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility, which means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.  The university will apply for such tax facility on their behalf.  All university employees are covered by the so-called civil servants pension fund (ABP).  The university offers very good fringe benefits, such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses.

Employer

Tilburg University

Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading universities in the fields of business and economics.  It ranks #28 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education Ranking 2019) and #52 globally in research productivity in UT Dallas 2020.  The School of Economics and Management has 7000 students (26% international) and 400 academic staff (50% international).  The campus provides a green, academically centered environment with modern facilities and convenient local transportation.  Tilburg’s central position in the Benelux offers excellent regional and international access.  Major airports nearby include Amsterdam (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Düsseldorf (Germany).  English is the working language of the university.

Department

Department of Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management

The Department of Management has over 70 faculty members, who publish regularly in top core academic journals in their fields, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, etc. The Department currently hosts 16 PhD candidates.

Additional information

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the university largest faculty.  TiSEM offers well reputed academic research and education. Its research belongs to the European top. The education programs, of which the majority are offered completely in English, are on the international map with the AACSB accreditation awarded in 2002. Employees and students form an ambitious international community.

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €2325—€2972 per month
  • University graduate
  • 16671

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Additional information can be obtained from:

Dr. Zi-Lin HE (z.l.he@uvt.nl) for strategic management; or
Professor Henk Akkermans (ha@uvt.nl) for information and supply chain management.

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents by April 30, 2020.  The only way to apply is online. Interviews are expected to take place in the week of May 04.

  1. Statement of purpose (motivation letter);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A two-page statement of research interests (around 1000 words);
  4. Official copy of your university grades (transcripts);
  5. A pdf copy of your master and/or bachelor thesis written in English or other research-oriented output.  This work must be single- or first-authored.  If you are currently working on your master thesis, feel free to submit your thesis draft;
  6. Two letters of reference;
  7. Proof of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.).  You can get an exemption for the English language test if you have completed a 3-years Academic Bachelor’s program (of at least 180 ECTS credits) fully taught in English at an accredited research university;
  8. GRE or GMAT score.  You do not need to provide a GRE or GMAT test score if you have obtained a Dutch university Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field with GPA>=8.

Apply for this job

Apply for this job

This application process is managed by the employer (Tilburg University). Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Additional information can be obtained from:

Dr. Zi-Lin HE (z.l.he@uvt.nl) for strategic management; or
Professor Henk Akkermans (ha@uvt.nl) for information and supply chain management.

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents by April 30, 2020.  The only way to apply is online. Interviews are expected to take place in the week of May 04.

  1. Statement of purpose (motivation letter);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A two-page statement of research interests (around 1000 words);
  4. Official copy of your university grades (transcripts);
  5. A pdf copy of your master and/or bachelor thesis written in English or other research-oriented output.  This work must be single- or first-authored.  If you are currently working on your master thesis, feel free to submit your thesis draft;
  6. Two letters of reference;
  7. Proof of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.).  You can get an exemption for the English language test if you have completed a 3-years Academic Bachelor’s program (of at least 180 ECTS credits) fully taught in English at an accredited research university;
  8. GRE or GMAT score.  You do not need to provide a GRE or GMAT test score if you have obtained a Dutch university Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field with GPA>=8.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Apr 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).