PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer in Sustainability-oriented Change (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Updated: 27 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: 7 November 2021

The Department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management is looking for a PhD/Junior Lecturer for its Organisational Development and Design group. As a PhD/Junior Lecturer, you will have both research (50%) and teaching (50%) duties for a 6-year period. You will work on a PhD project on sustainability-oriented organisational change and innovation under the supervision of Dr Armand Smits, Dr Stefan Heusinkveld and Prof. Kristina Lauche. Sustainability governance mechanisms like management ideas, codes and standards have become increasingly prevalent as a way to shape and reshape business practices. This project will focus on how organisations and insider activists engage with these outside governance mechanisms and their surrounding ecosystem. It connects how such mechanisms come about and are diffused at societal level with their organizational translation, implementation and use. Methodologically we are aiming at an in-depth process study and a systematic comparison across cases, potentially in the healthcare sector. 


Your teaching responsibilities include giving tutorials/lectures as part of the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Department of Business Administration and as part of the Master's degree programmes in Organisational Design and Development. You may also be involved in Bachelor's and/or Master's theses supervision. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.
Profile
  • You hold a Master's degree in a relevant field of Business Administration or Management or equivalent.
  • You have academic excellence, as demonstrated by your grade transcripts and CV.
  • You have excellent writing skills, as evidenced by a chapter from your Master's thesis, a forthcoming or published article, or a presented conference paper.
  • You have the ability to develop a research proposal in the area of strategic management, governance and digitalisation, datafication, or platformisation.
  • You have the ability to teach in English; Dutch teach skills would be an advantage.
  • You are enthusiastic and highly motivated to teaching and work with students. Experience with teaching at a university level is preferable.
  • You have a genuine interest and experience in academic research, especially in the area of sustainability and organisational change.
  • You have strong methodological skills and conceptual thinking skills and qualitative skills in particular.
  • You have strong project management skills, flexibility and a proactive attitude so that you will be able to finish your PhD thesis in time.

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 330 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.

The vacancy is within the Organisational Development and Design chair group, which is part of the Department of Business Administration. The group consists of twelve research active staff members and several internal and external PhD candidates. In research and teaching, the group combines interests in the structural conditions of the organisation of work with process studies of emerging change in social practices and questions of organising for social responsibility. Externally funded projects have involved new forms of organising in dynamic contexts, transitional change towards sustainability and circular economy, implications of new technology and Industry 4.0 and field-level change in the development of ecosystems and standards. Members of the group have published in high-impact journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Strategic Organization, Business & Society, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


We offer
  • Employment for 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 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 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.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
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 questions about the position, please contact Dr. Armand Smits, Assistant Professor at armand.smits@ru.nl . Alternatively, you can contact Kristina Lauche, Professor at kristina.lauche@ru.nl .


Practical information and applications
You can apply until 7 November 2021, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr. Armand Smits. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.
  • A sample of your writing, e.g. a chapter from your Master's thesis.
The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 15 November. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2022.
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