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      Groningen
    • Date Posted
      July 11,2022
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    PhD position in the SCOOP Program at the Department of Socio...

    Full-title: PhD position (0,8-1.0 fte) in the SCOOP Program on “Diverse We Stand!” Organizational Leadership Diversity and Sustainable Value Creation in Periods of Crisis at the Department of Sociology of the University of Groningen.

    We are seeking a candidate for a PhD project titled ““Diverse We Stand!” Organizational Leadership Diversity and Sustainable Value Creation in Periods of Crisis”. There are long-standing academic and public debates on the need for and benefits of diversity in organizational and economic power positions. This project contributes novel insights by investigating how diversity in directorates and boards of large firms (concerning, among others, gender, age, education, ethnicity, or former business experiences) impacts value creation for various stakeholders (such as investors, employees, and communities). Specifically, we aim to uncover the context dependencies of the diversity-value creation link, focusing on how the benefits or pitfalls of diverse leadership manifest during large-scale economic and societal crises that challenged many corporations in recent decades: the COVID19 pandemic and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. The project combines insights from organizational and economic sociology, social and organizational psychology, and management using large-scale linked administrative registers on businesses and their leaders and employees. For more information on the project, see:
    https://www.scoop-program.org/program-projects/802-7-9-diverse-we-stand-organizational-leadership-diversity-and-sustainable-value-creation-in-periods-of-crisis

    The project is part of the transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research program SCOOP: Roadmaps to Resilient Societies (see: http://www.scoop-program.org ). SCOOP is a research and training center dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of sustainable cooperation as a key feature of resilient societies. SCOOP brings together researchers of the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, VU Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Radboud University Nijmegen.

    Aside from research commitments, the PhD candidate is expected to participate in the PhD training programs of both SCOOP and the ICS. More details about the SCOOP Training Program can be found here:
    https://www.scoop-program.org/training-program-towards-transdisciplinarity

    Qualifications

    We expect the candidate to have:

    • completed or be close to completing a Master's degree in Sociology, Social/Organizational Psychology, Management, or a related field in the social sciences
    • solid training in a quantitative research methods and -preferably- experience working with large-scale survey or administrative datasets
    • eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary research team
    • an excellent academic record
    • a desire to publish international articles and write a dissertation
    • demonstrable competencies as conceptual capacity, presenting, monitoring, planning, and organizing
    • good social and communication skills
    • excellent command of English and academic writing skills.

    Candidates from abroad must fulfill conditions set by the IND (https://ind.nl/en) to work in the Netherlands.

    Organisation

    Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education, offering high-quality teaching and research. We encourage the 36,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Among the best research universities in Europe, we join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks around the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

    The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. The faculty studies issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how these can be resolved or prevented. The Department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.

    The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

    The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. The faculty studies issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how these can be resolved or prevented. The Department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. See also: https://www.rug.nl/research/department-of-sociology/

    Conditions of employment

    In accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer:

    • a gross salary of € 2,443 gross per month in the first year to a maximum of € 3,122 gross per month in the final year (salary scale PhD), based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
    • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus on the annual gross income
    • attractive secondary and market terms of employment
    • job classification in the UFO job profile of PhD
    • a position for four years (fulltime). The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the contract period is to be expected
    • a PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of the Faculty.

    Application

    You may apply for this position until 26 July 11:59pm / before 27 July 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

    The application should include:

    • a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position including your research experience, research skills and research interests (max. 2 pages)
    • a curriculum vitae
    • the names and contact details of two referees.

    If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a round of online interviews. The interviews are likely to be conducted in the week of September 5. A second round of interviews might follow shortly thereafter. Employment will become effective upon mutual agreement.

    The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/policy-and-strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/
    Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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    Information

    For information you can contact:

    • dr. Zoltán Lippényi, z.lippenyi rug.nl

    Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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