PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer in Marketing (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Updated: 29 days ago

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 2,836 - € 4,474
  • Nijmegen School of Management
  • Required background: Research University Degree
  • Application deadline: 26 September 2021

The Department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management is looking for a PhD candidate/Junior Lecturer for its Marketing group. As a PhD candidate/Junior Lecturer you will have both research (50%) and teaching (50%) duties for a 6-year period.

You will work on a PhD project under the supervision of Prof. José Bloemer and Dr Simone Ritter and conduct research for your PhD thesis concerning 'Co-creating sustainable innovations: Understanding and improving consumers' idea evaluation and idea selection accuracy'. The importance of taking social responsibility and contributing to a sustainable society is recognised worldwide by governments, industry and the public at large. However, no attention thus far has been paid to how evaluating and selecting sustainable innovation ideas can be successfully co-created in the context of social responsible organisations striving for sustainable innovations.

In this PhD project you will study whether and when consumers are able to accurately evaluate and select ideas for sustainable innovations on the basis of the novelty of the idea (representing the idea's innovativeness), and the effectiveness of the idea in meeting sustainability goals. Moreover, you will study how idea evaluation and idea selection accuracy are influenced by personal, product and situational characteristics, and how interventions, aimed at improving idea selection and evaluation accuracy, can be optimally designed, taking into consideration the complex interplay of personal, product and situational characteristics.

A more detailed project description is available upon request from Prof. José Bloemer ( ). On the basis of this project description you will be expected to develop a more elaborate research proposal in this area in the first year of your appointment. Your proposal will need to be approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Nijmegen School of Management.

Your teaching responsibilities include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Department of Business Administration and in the Master's degree programmes in Marketing and/or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.

  • A Master's degree in business administration, with a keen interest in consumer behaviour and innovation.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and working with students. Experience with teaching at university level is preferred. You should be able to teach in English; Dutch teaching skills are an advantage.
  • A genuine interest and experience in academic research, especially in the area of marketing consumer behaviour and innovation.
  • Strong methodological skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Strong conceptual thinking skills. Excellent writing skills (in English) as evidenced by writing samples (e.g. a chapter from your Master's thesis or a conference paper).
  • The ability to work in a research team and a willingness to take initiative.

We are

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. NSM employs 290 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students. NSM's research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Creating Knowledge for Society', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions. There are six multidisciplinary research groups at IMR linked to strategic and scientifically and societally relevant themes (including Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems).

As a PhD candidate, you will join the Chair Group of Marketing, which is part of the Department of Business Administration . The Chair Group's research fits in with the Responsible Organisation research programme of the Department of Business Administration. More specifically, the research of the members of the Chair Group focuses on the responsible aspects of consumer behaviour and marketing management and innovation, including topics such as customer co-creation, environmentally friendly consumer behaviour, compulsive buying behaviour, healthy food consumption, adoption of innovations, stakeholder marketing, market creation for sustainable innovations, open innovation, and green product development.

We offer
  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,836 and a maximum of €4,474 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 ).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
José Bloemer, Full Professor

Simone Ritter, Associate Professor

Practical information and applications

Please address your application to José Bloemer and submit it, using the application button, no later than 26 September 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

The first round of interviews will take place on Thursday 7 October. The second round of interviews will take place on Thursday 14 October. You would preferably begin employment on 1 December 2021.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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