PhD Candidate at the department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

PhD Candidate at the department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
PhD Candidate at the department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Published Deadline Location
13 Jan 10 Feb Maastricht

Job description

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year PhD position for students with a (Research) Master degree or equivalent at the department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM).

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation in which students receive advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The selected PhD candidate will have the unique opportunity to conduct research within the Research Topics at the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE). The candidate will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.

At MSCM, we work on distinct research domains, such as consumer behaviour, retailing, service design, marketing technologies, supply chain innovation or supply chain resilience. In the last few years, we have pursued research projects on these distinct domains with a thematic focus on digitalization and sustainability. We are captivated by research that combines scholarly rigor with societal impact on these epoch-making themes.

Thus, we are looking for candidates that share our passion for conducting doctoral work in either of these foci in the context of one of the department's research domains. Further information can be gleaned from the department’s website .

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


We expect that candidates:

  • Demonstrate a strong research motivation and mindset,
  • Master degree 
  • Show familiarity with research methods, and
  • Master the English language.

In case you share our enthusiasm for generating evidence-based insights on topics of substantive social relevance, you should consider applying.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 jaar.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of €2.541- with a yearly growth to € 3.247- 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% of the yearly gross income.

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 envisioned starting date is September 2023

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  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and about 5,000 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. 
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School of Business and Economics

SBE is an international organization, embracing a diverse student and staff population. We strongly believe that diversity is our advantage and creating an inclusive working climate in which students and staff feel a valued member of the UM community is therefore a top strategic priority. UM values diversity within its community and encourages you to apply.

SBE is one of the youngest Faculties of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. For more information on SBE, please visit our website .

Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We provide our students with the best possible education, at the Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive level. We always strive to bridge the gap between academic rigor and real-world impact by integrating real-life cases and projects into our programs. At the Bachelor’s level, we offer a Major in Marketing and a Major in Supply Chain Management. At the Master’s level, we offer four challenging Master’s programs: International Business Strategic Marketing, Marketing-Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Global Supply Chain Management and Change.

Our research is published in the top academic journals and has been rewarded with several international awards and is often funded by prestigious grants from NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research), the European Union, the NEVI (Dutch Association for Purchasing Management) Research Foundation, or the Marketing Science Institute. We are proud of our excellent reputation in our fields of expertise and enjoy sharing our knowledge with the business community to help solving some of the pressing questions that managers face.

Apart from education and research, our school also recognizes and rewards societal impact and academic leadership. It is expected to transfer knowledge and expertise to the outside world (societal impact). For example, through projects for companies via one of our innovative outreach centers (e.g. Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation , Service Science Factory )  or involvement in our executive programs.

The department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management is a young, international and dynamic department with around 80 members. We regularly host researchers from different countries, contributing to a lively atmosphere.


Additional information

For inquiries about the position, please contact Professor Dominik Mahr ( )

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Application procedure

To apply to Ph.D. this position, you must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter with a short description of research interests and how it fits with the research conducted at the department
  • Diplomas/degrees, including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level

We have a preference for students with a research master degree, or equivalent (e.g., a 120 ECTS double degree). Students who do not fulfil the starting requirement yet may have to take additional courses to acquire relevant knowledge. Check for more details and possibilities for exemptions.

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.

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