Doctoral scholarship holder, Nudging and persuasive communication

Updated: 14 days ago

Department: Department of Marketing
Regime Full-time

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The Department of Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the area of nudging and persuasive communication.


  • You will work actively on the preparation of a doctoral thesis in the field of personalized and context-based just-in-time adaptive interventions to promote a healthier lifestyle
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Faculty of Business and Economics.


  • You hold a Master degree in business economics, psychology, communication science or a related field.
  • Students in their final year of master’s can also apply.
  • You can demonstrate excellent academic results.
  • You have an interest in the psychology of human behaviour and the impact of persuasive communication and behavioural change
  • Excellent English skills
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, conscientiousness, creativity and cooperation.   

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another two years.
  • The planned start date will be as soon as possible.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • A dynamic and stimulating working environment in the city center of Antwerp.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including January 6th , 2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter and your academic CV.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection committee.  
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline
  •  The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place at the end of January 2022
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions  or send an email to .
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Dr Clara A. Cutello ( ) or Prof Dr Nathalie Dens ( )

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award  for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity  and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

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