PhD Candidate in Leadership Development

PhD Candidate in Leadership Development

Published Deadline Location
15 Jul 30 Aug Nijmegen

Job description

The Strategic HRM Chair Group at the Nijmegen School of Management invites applications for a PhD position. We are looking for an enthusiastic and result-driven PhD candidate, who is looking forward to an interdisciplinary study with societal relevance. The position is part of the NWO-funded LEADER (LEAdership DEvelopment in Road transport) project, and will be supervised by Prof. Beatrice van der Heijden, Dr Jeroen de Jong, and Dr Ellen Rusman (Open Universiteit). 
The LEADER project is funded by NWO's Human Capital: Future of Work programme. The aims of this project are to study: a) how leadership of truck drivers can be optimised to improve sustainable employability; b) the critical success factors for developing leaders in a context of learning communities within a road transport environment; and c) how learning communities can be designed and configured to support effective, adaptive and innovative collaboration networks that effect learning and working processes of leaders in road transport. As a PhD candidate you will specifically study the needs and practices of leaders in road transport, co-develop tools for learning communities in support of on-the-job leadership development, and conduct a quasi-experiment on the effectiveness of the learning communities. The project will integrate different fields of research, including leadership and leadership development, sustainable employability, learning networks, and mobile and seamless learning design of online learning tools. Depending on the phase of the research project, your job will require you to work on location at the Open Universiteit in Heerlen and at the Sectorinstituut Transport & Logistiek (STL) in Gouda.

Your task will be to design empirical studies, to collaborate with various stakeholders (e.g. leaders in the transport sector, ICT designers, educational designers), to co-design services for the online learning community, to collect data, conduct research analyses, to write scientific articles, and to complete a PhD thesis in time. You will collaborate with an inter-disciplinary team of researchers, and will present at national and international conferences and workshops, and also participate in other scholarly and valorisation activities.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Occupational Psychology, Industrial Engineering & Management, or in a related field in the social sciences.
  • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by grade transcripts and CV.
  • A solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and design-based research.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Dutch and English and excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Affinity with software design and development.
  • A proactive, result-driven and flexible working attitude.
  • 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

Fixed-term 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.

  • Employment: 40 hours per week.
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,395 per month, and will increase to €3,061 in the fourth year (salary scale P).
  • 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.
  • The intended start date is 15 December 2020.
  • 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, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Department

Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre 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 & Political Science; and Geography, Planning & Environment. 
The NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. The NSM employs 280 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 4,800 students.

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

Our interdisciplinary research programme ‘The Responsible Organisation’ addresses the multiple values underlying organisational responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values, and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations toward 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 Human Resource Management (HRM) group's research focuses on topics such as sustainable careers, employability, leadership of human resources, entrepreneurship, gender diversity, and cross-cultural management. Members of the Strategic HRM chair group have published in high-impact journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, International Journal of HRM, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Research Policy.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
prof. dr. B.I.J.M. (Beatrice) van der Heijden, Full Professor of Strategic HRM
Email: b.vanderheijden@fm.ru.nl 

dr. J.P. (Jeroen) de Jong, Associate Professor of Strategic HRM
Email: j.dejong@fm.ru.nl

Specifications

  • PhD scholarship; PhD; Research, development, innovation
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1107918

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Please address your application to prof. dr. B.I.J.M. (Beatrice) van der Heijden and submit it, using the application button, no later than 30 August 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Letter of motivation explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competencies.
  • Your 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.
The first round of interviews will take place on 15 September 2020. The second round of interviews will take place on 29 September 2020.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Please address your application to prof. dr. B.I.J.M. (Beatrice) van der Heijden and submit it, using the application button, no later than 30 August 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • Letter of motivation explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competencies.
  • Your 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.
The first round of interviews will take place on 15 September 2020. The second round of interviews will take place on 29 September 2020.

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