Mounting social and environmental challenges arise from business conduct in global supply chains, including violations of human and labour rights or corruption. As a PhD Candidate, you will investigate the dynamics involved in negotiation, implementation and adaptation of these multi-actor governance initiatives. Your insights can help tackle such challenges in the future and lead to new and responsible forms of governance.
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 Dr Nora Lohmeyer, Dr Stefan Schembera and Prof. Kristina Lauche. The research you will conduct for your PhD thesis concerns Responsible Governance in Global Supply Chains. Supply chains face complex social and environmental challenges that require new forms of governance to compensate for the lack of global public regulation and to involve a variety of public and private actors.
This project aims to provide a better understanding of the ongoing dynamics involved in the negotiation, implementation and continuous adaptation of such multi-actor governance initiatives. It will take a process approach to advance scholarly knowledge of these ongoing dynamics across multiple (intra-organisational, inter-organisational, societal) levels by addressing such questions as: How can organisations account for reflexivity and adaptation in the governance of global supply chains? How can they ensure sustained motivation and engagement of the policy makers and adopters involved?
Your teaching responsibilities will include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the Department of Business Administration, as well as in the Master’s programmes in Organisational Design and Development. You may also be involved in the supervision of Bachelor’s and/or Master’s theses. 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 responsible organising.
- Enthusiasm for teaching and working with students. Experience with teaching at a university level is preferred.
- A genuine interest and experience in academic research, especially in the area of organisational responsibility and organisational change.
- Strong methodological skills, qualitative skills in particular.
- Strong conceptual thinking skills.
- Excellent writing skills (in English) as evidenced by writing samples.
- The ability to work in a research team and a willingness to take initiative.
- The ability to finish your PhD thesis in time, i.e. strong skills in project management, flexibility and proactive behaviour.
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 Department of Business Administration‘s research programme addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values and interventions geared to the transition of organising for responsibility.
As a PhD candidate, you will join the Organisational Development and Design group. The group combines interests in the structural conditions of the organisation of work with studies of emerging change and organising for social responsibility. Externally funded projects involved new forms of organising in dynamic contexts, transitional change towards sustainability and circular economy, implications of new technology and field-level change in the development of ecosystems.
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!
- 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 conditionsWork 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.
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For questions about the position, please contact Dr Nora Lohmeyer, Assistant Professor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact Prof. Kristina Lauche, Full Professor at email@example.com.
Practical information and applications
You can apply until 31 October 2021, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Nora Lohmeyer. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
- Letter of motivation.
- CV with contact details of three references.
- Writing sample (e.g. a chapter from your Master’s thesis or a conference paper).
The first round of interviews will take place in week 46. The second round of interviews will take place in week 48. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2022.
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