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PhD position - Management

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Université de Neuchâtel

The Enterprise institute at the University of Neuchâtel is opening a funded PhD position, 70%, in management with a research focus on strategy and organizational theory starting August 1, 2019 or upon agreement.

Position details:

•Complete a PhD thesis in management under the supervision of Prof. Claudia Jonczyk Sédès
•Collaborate with the team in research and other scholarly activities
•Assist in administrative, teaching and research support for the supervisor (elaboration of course material, exam preparation, etc.)


•Master’s degree in management or in a related social science discipline (psychology, sociology, political science, statistics)
•An interest in several of the following topics: Strategy, organizational theory/organization studies, networks and social capital
•Demonstrated skills in empirical research methods (e.g. content analysis, grounded theory, survey research, case study analysis) and tools (e.g. NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, UCINET)
•Passion for research
•Ability to work independently and take initiative
•Ability to work in a multicultural environment
•Excellent command of English (oral and written)
•Good command of French or willingness to learn French

We offer excellent conditions:

•Dynamic research environment with focus on empirical work.
•Funded position with personal work space and excellent research infrastructure.
•Contract term of four years.

The University of Neuchâtel is a university on a human scale, with about 4’500 students.

Its small size enables it to provide high-level training and to foster relationships between students and professors.

It is one of the most international universities in Switzerland, with about 100 nationalities present and more than a fifth of the student body coming from abroad. Ideally located midway between Geneva and Zürich, in the heart of Europe, it is a perfect place to study or undertake high-level research in an idyllic setting between lake and mountains.

Information on the doctoral program is available at:

Application procedure and deadline:

Please send your complete application to and Claudia Jonczyk Sédès, Professor of Strategy & Management (

Please include a cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and work certificates, (intermediate) grade report, copy of bachelor or master thesis, proposal of potential thesis topic (2 pages max.).

Please also mention in your e-mail how you learnt about this position.

The deadline is March 31st 2019, the position remains open until it is filled.

Status: PhD Studentship
Minimum Experience: 0 years
Maximum Experience: 5 years
Location: Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND
Remuneration: 37420 UK Pounds/year
Advert Published: 22 Feb 2019
Expiry date: 23 Apr 2019
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