PhD Embracing neurodiversity: from stigma to organizational asset through management control 1.0 FTE

Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 31 May 2024

Job description

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Belonging to the best research universities of Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business offers an inspiring study and working environment for students and employees. International accreditation enables the Faculty to assess performance against the highest international standards. It also creates an exciting environment of continuous improvement. FEB's programmes, academic staff and research do well on various excellence ranking lists.

FEBRI, the graduate school and research institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business has a PhD position on the topic: Embracing neurodiversity: from stigma to organizational asset through management control available.

Project description
Neurodiversity has been increasingly recognized as a valuable asset in the business world. Firms are looking to hire individuals with a broad set of neurodivergent attributes in order to signal more responsible management and to improve performance. This project aims to analyze 1) how the perception of neurodivergent employees has changed over time, 2) how companies adapt processes to increase the neurodiversity of their employees and manage them effectively, and 3) how these changes affect neurodivergent employees. By exploring these themes, the candidate will add to our understanding of how companies account for and manage neurodiversity, and the consequences this has for a wide range of firms.

The PhD position is embedded in the Accounting Research Programme of FEB’s Research Institute. The project will be supervised by dr. Ann Tank, dr. Jacob Reilley and prof.dr. Paula Dirks.


The ideal candidate is ambitious, highly motivated and wishes to make a career in academia. The candidate has a thorough training in research skills, speaks and writes English fluently and has obtained excellent results in the Master phase.
The PhD candidate should have a background (MSc, Research Master) in management accounting, management control, human resource management, psychology or related fields.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a gross monthly salary from a minimum of € 2,770 which increases yearly to a maximum of € 3,539
• an additional 8% holiday allowance each year in May, and an additional 8.3 % end of year bonus in December
• a temporary full-time appointment for a period of four years, under the condition of a positive assessment at the end of the first year. PhD candidates contribute 20% of their time to teaching in years 2-4.

Starting date: Preferably per September 1, 2024


For information you can contact:

For more general information,   [email protected]

Dr. Ann Tank (for more information on this specific project),   [email protected]

(please do not use the email addresses above for applications)

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