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      August 30,2021
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    PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer in International Business (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer in International Business

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 2,836 - € 4,474
    • Nijmegen School of Management
    • Required background: Research University Degree
    • Application deadline: 15 September 2021

    We are looking for

    The Department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management is looking for a PhD/Junior Lecturer in International Business to join its Strategic Management 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 under the supervision of Prof. Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Prof. Hans van Kranenburg and Dr Marleen Wierenga. The PhD project will focus on innovative ways in which multinational enterprises (MNEs) manage sustainability challenges. Sustainability challenges have led to an increasingly volatile global business environment, which raises questions on the viability of advanced and emerging economy MNEs' local and cross-border strategies. Thus, it has become imperative for MNEs to establish new and more sustainable practices that focus on longer-term social value creation and solutions to grand challenges.

    Current international business research on MNEs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shows that growing attention is paid not only to how MNEs succeed internationally as profit-driven agents but also to how their value-adding activities can have both positive and negative impacts on sustainable development. However, what is crucial and remains less known is whether and how MNE innovation activities and outcomes are sustainable for society at large, as they dually address profit-making and one or more of the SDGs. Consequently, the PhD project will aim to advance our understanding of the processes through which MNEs create or acquire the knowledge, resources, skills and experiences necessary to develop sustainable innovations within the local and global multi-stakeholder networks within which they are often deeply embedded.

    A more detailed project description is available upon request from Prof. Ayse Saka-Helmhout ( On the basis of this project description, you will be expected to develop a more elaborate research proposal in this area in the first and second years of your appointment. Your proposal will need to be approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Nijmegen School of Management. You will enrol in the PhD programme of the IMR Doctoral School.

    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 Strategic Management and/or International Business. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.

    We ask

    • A Master's degree in a relevant field of Business Administration or Management or equivalent.
    • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by your grade transcripts and CV.
    • Excellent writing skills, as evidenced by a chapter from your Master's thesis, a forthcoming or published article, or a presented conference paper.
    • The ability to develop a research proposal in the area of multinational enterprises, innovation and SDGs.
    • The ability to teach in English; Dutch teaching skills are an advantage.
    • You are enthusiastic and highly motivated.
    • The ability to finish your PhD thesis in time, i.e. strong skills in project management, flexibility and proactive behaviour.

    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.

    The vacancy is within the Chair Group of Strategic Management, which is part of the Department of Business Administration. The Strategic Management group focuses on strategy processes in relation to the dynamic and complex environment that organisations are confronted with and the competencies and skills required to deal with the diversity and plurality of stakeholders to create multiple values for an organisation and its surroundings. Its research contributes to the Responsible Organisation research programme of the Department of Business Administration. More specifically, the group's research interests centre on market and non-market strategic behaviour, transitions, business models, strategic decision making, governance, networks, and performance of organisations. Members of the Strategic Management chair group have published in high-impact journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Journal of Law and Economics, Organization Studies, and Research Policy.

    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: 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:
    Prof. Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Professor of Comparative Management
    Tel.: +31 24 361 30 79

    Apply directly

    Please address your application to Prof. Ayse Saka-Helmhout and submit it, no later than 15 September 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

    Your application should include the following attachments:

    • Letter of motivation.
    • CV.
    • A sample of your writing, for example a chapter from your Master's thesis or a forthcoming paper, preferably in English.
    The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 24 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 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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