Deadline: 2015-03-15
Level Of Study: PhD

6 PhD positions in Business and Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEWEB) aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The Faculty offers three Dutch taught Bachelors programmes (Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research and Business Administration), one English taught Bachelors programme (International Business Administration), eight English taught Masters programmes and thirteen postgraduate programmes. The faculty has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. FEWEB accommodates approximately 4600 students and 1700 postgraduate students. Over 500 staff members are employed at the Faculty.

Amsterdam Business Research Institute
Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) was established in 2009 and builds on a long history of research and teaching at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of VU University Amsterdam. ABRI consists of six research tracks and involves renowned Dutch and international research fellows who publish in and are part of editorial board of journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies. ABRI offers a full time PhD programme in Business and Management where the focus is not only on excellent research but also on academic career development.

The PhD position
PhD students can rely on the intensive supervision and the extensive training offered by the facultys leading researchers in the field. They will follow the 3-year PhD programme of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). The Faculty offers opportunities to attend conferences, to meet other international researchers and to participate in high-quality discussion groups in support of writing papers for publication. Many of our PhD students spend some time abroad during their trajectory. The prospects for the Faculty’s doctoral graduates on the labor market are excellent, both inside and outside the academic world.

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The PhD student is required to conduct independent research, supervised by a (team of) professor(s), and to incorporate the findings of his or her research in a doctoral dissertation. In addition, the PhD student will be involved in teaching activities at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Applicants should have a MPhil / Research master or an equivalent programme (e.g. Junior Researcher Programme) with good grades in Economics, Business Administration, Operations Research, Sociology,
or a related discipline. We expect candidates to show a proactive research orientation and to be proficient in written and spoken English. GMAT/GRE test results are required from all applicants. The candidates are expected to apply with their own research proposals written in accordance with the standard NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) guidelines. The topic of the research proposal must fit with one or more research programmes of ABRI.

Further particulars 
The appointment will be for a total of three years. The initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months, extendable up to three years upon a positive evaluation. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts € 2.476,-gross per month during the first year and increases to € 2.717,- gross per month during the third year, based on a full-time employment.

For more information on the application procedures and the proposal form, please check

The applications should be sent before 15 March 2015 to Ms Ina Putter (
Start of the programme: 1 September 2015.
Please mention the vacancy number in the email header.

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