16 PhD candidates at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

16 PhD candidates at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Published Deadline Location
19 Nov 14 Jan Maastricht

Job description

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers sixteen 4-year PhD positions for students with a (Research) Master degree or equivalent. Because a number of the PhD projects will be interdisciplinary, we not only invite people with a background in Business and Economics, but also people with a different background, such as in Psychology, to apply.

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation where students receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The PhD candidates will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within the Research Themes and Centres of Expertise within the research programme at the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) and will contribute to the development and outreach of its research. The candidate will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.

For all the available research themes and the departments, please see the additional information at the bottom of this vacancy.


Maastricht University (UM)


Are you self-motivated, curious and interested in research? Do you have a record of high academic achievement (e.g. good grades and/or involvement in other academic activities) and the skills required to become an excellent researcher in the field of your choice? If so, than a PhD position at SBE might be the challenge you are looking for.

To apply for a PhD position, you must submit:

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

- Motivation letter

- Diplomas/degrees including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level

- Two letters of reference (to be send in by the refereers)

- TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Proficiency Exam

- GMAT/GRE test score

Check https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/gsbe/gsbe-education for more details and possibilities for exemptions.

In case one does not fulfil the starting requirement yet, sometimes a part-time pre-PhD position can be offered which allows time to catch up. The last year of the PhD position is conditional and based on both the progress in the PhD track and teaching evaluations.

Conditions of employment

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of € 2,266.- with a yearly growth to € 2,897.- gross a month (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

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: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.


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 16,300 students and 4,300 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.



Additional information

For each of the following research themes and departments one PhD position is available (click on the names below to be directed to the relevant websites)
Research Themes: (1) Data-Driven Decision-Making, (2) Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (3) Sustainable Development, (4) Culture, Ethics and Leadership, (5) Conflict and Cooperation, (6) Human Decisions and Policy Design, (7) Learning and Work.

Centres of Expertise (1) Accounting & Information Management, (2) Economics (AE1 and AE2) (3) Educational Research and Development, (4) Finance, (5) Marketing & Supply Chain Management, (6) Organisation & Strategy, (7) Quantitative Economics, (8) Research Centre for Education & the Labour Market.

More information on the application procedure can be found on https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/gsbe/gsbe-education

Any questions can be directed to the GSBE office at gsbe-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl


  • PhD positions
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2266—€2897 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2018.325


Maastricht University (UM)

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Please send your application to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2018.325 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Please send your application to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Jan 2019.