Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoc in Sustainable Business

Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoc in Sustainable Business

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Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the following projects: Circular X and PROSPERITY. Circular X ( is an ERC funded research project aimed at understanding and accelerating experimentation with circular business models. PROSPERITY (  is a FORMAS funded research project shared between RISE Sweden and Maastricht University, which aims to generate knowledge on the interaction between business models patterns and user practices, and sustainability impacts.  


Maastricht University (UM)


The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct independent research in close collaboration with the research teams, write collaborative (journal) papers, participate in academic conferences and conduct/ participate in workshops with business and academia in the field of sustainable and circular business. The researcher will also contribute to education (e.g., master thesis supervision, lectures) in the field of Sustainable Business for 20% of their time.

The applicant is expected to hold a PhD in the broad field of Sustainable Business with relevant publications related to the research projects.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

This is a 0,9 fte position for two years, starting April 2023. 

Depending on experience and qualification (scale 10 ). The maximum gross monthly salary is € 3.557 (on a full-time basis) in accordance with scale 10 of the Dutch university collective bargaining  agreement. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.
In addition to good primary employment conditions, UM also offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (


Maastricht Sustainability Institute/School of Business and Economics

The Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) is part of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and with its focus on sustainable development in research and education centrally at the interface of science, policy and society. The institute offers the Master programme Sustainability Science, Policy and Society (which attracts a large international, multidisciplinary student population and includes a Sustainable Business specialization). The institute also provides sustainability education at bachelor level. The multidisciplinary staff (ca. 40 persons) has an interdisciplinary working style and transdisciplinary interest for addressing sustainability problems.

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest Faculties of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.


  • Postdoc
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • 36—38 hours per week
  • €2960—€3557 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2023.63


Maastricht University (UM)

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