ERIM Doctoral Programme Manager (0.6-0.8 FTE)

ERIM Doctoral Programme Manager (0.6-0.8 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
16 Jul 17 Aug Rotterdam

Job description


Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is the research school in the field of management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. As the joint research institute of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), ERIM is a university institute with a strong international orientation. Key elements of our institute policies include a focus on top quality research with both academic and societal impact, the advancement of international academic careers, securing the institutional duties of care towards our members, and providing high-level research support for faculty and PhD students. More than 350 researchers, including 110 PhD candidates, are currently affiliated with the institute.


The ERIM Scientific Director, the ERIM Associate Director, the ERIM Director of Doctoral Education and the ERIM Executive Director together make up the ERIM Management Team. The ERIM Office supports all activities of ERIM. The permanent ERIM Office team consists of a group of highly enthusiastic support professionals, including the ERIM Doctoral Programme Manager. The ERIM Office as a whole, including the ERIM Doctoral Programme Manager, reports to the ERIM Executive Director. ERIM’s full-time doctoral programme – the Erasmus Doctoral Programme in Business and Management – is focused on developing and nurturing international academic talent. It enables promising students to develop into ‘thought leaders’ and become top researchers at the world’s best universities and business schools


What the ERIM Doctoral Programme Manager will do:

  • You will act as the functional lead of the ERIM Doctoral Office team, oversee the daily, annual and ad-hoc activities of the team, monitor the workload and performance of the team’s members as well as the overall performance and service orientation of the Doctoral Office. You will also implement process improvements in consultation with the ERIM Management Team.
  • As the sparring partner of the ERIM Director of Doctoral Education, you’re expected to initiate, develop and effectively implement complex, strategic initiatives for the ERIM Doctoral Programme. Your work will focus on achieving the strategic objectives set by ERIM, for example PhD placement strategies and PhD curriculum reform. You will have a strong international orientation and will provide strategic and tactical information to the ERIM Management Team, both at its request and on your own initiative, on all aspects of the ERIM doctoral programme, including international developments and improvements in education, quality, and performance.
  • You will orchestrate and co-ordinate the communications with the programme’s internal and external stakeholder groups and represent ERIM’s interests in stakeholder groups meetings.
  • You will develop and implement initiatives to improve the well-being and productivity of ERIM’s PhD candidates. As part of this aspect, you can also take on the role of confidential counsellor for ERIM’s PhD candidates.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)



What we are looking for

  • An academic background, preferably with a PhD in the social sciences or the humanities.
  • Demonstrable experience with policy work, especially with initiating, developing, implementing, and seeing to fruition policies and projects, and preferably in business administration or a related discipline.
  • Affinity and empathy with doctoral education, academic research and education.
  • A proactive problem-solver and highly sociable team player, with strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, able to interact with different offices and other stakeholders connected to RSM, ESE and ERIM.
  • CT skills and familiarity with ICT and internet-driven organisational and work processes are an advantage.
  • Broad working experience in an international context and network, preferably in a university or international business school context.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, also under time pressure, ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent spoken and written proficiency in the English language (C1/C2).
  • Willingness to undertake occasional international travel as part of promotional, recruitment and placement activities and conferences.

Conditions of employment


What we offer:

Working at Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where personal development is encouraged via active career and mobility policy.

  • An inspiring, result-driven professional working environment with ample opportunities for individual development and academic entrepreneurship.
  • The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).
  • We offer a part-time (0.6-0.8 fte) contract, initially for the period of one year, followed potentially by a permanent contract.
  • Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of €2,790 gross per month up to a maximum of €4,402 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours
  • Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent and a considerable amount of vacation days.

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Additional information

Additional information

Submit your application including CV and cover letter before 17 August 2020 at


Further information about this position can be obtained from: Dr. Chrysoula Papacharalampou, ERIM Executive Director, or Prof. Steven Sweldens, ERIM Director of Doctoral Education,



  • Management


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 17 Aug 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).