PhD-candidate in Circular Business experimentation at the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI...

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 27 Apr 2020

Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year PhD position, starting on June 1, 2020. Eligible candidates must have successfully completed a Master’s degree (MSc or MA) in Sustainability Science, Business and Economics, or another Social Science study with courses on sustainability or circular economy and have high competence in written and spoken English. Students of Design or Engineering studies with affinity with social science who have worked with stakeholders in a design for sustainability or circular economy project are also eligible.

We are looking for a candidate who has the competence and interest in working in an ambitious research project, in collaboration with businesses on the topic of the circular economy. The candidate will work as part of a new and ambitious 5-year European Research Council (ERC) project, ‘Circular X’, which is about experimentation with circular business models. Strong collaborative and networking skills are desirable because the project will involve engagement and developing new connections with business.

The candidate will be working in a broad multidisciplinary team, led by Prof Nancy Bocken, based at Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI), Maastricht University.

The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching activities at the department, taking max. 15% of her/ his time. The candidate is also expected to be involved in case study research in companies, in the countries within the scope of the research project (China, USA, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom). Experience with studying or working in these country contexts will be beneficial.

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation. MSI has strong collaborations with other institutes and departments at Maastricht University and elsewhere.


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