We are looking for
The Department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management is looking for a PhD/Junior Lecturer for its Strategic Human Resource 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. Beatrice van der Heijden, Dr Caroline Essers and Dr Yvonne van Rossenberg. In this PhD project, you will study refugees’ labour market access and labour market integration, focusing on the ways in which refugees develop their social capital, identities and commitments in order to (successfully) participate in the Dutch labour market. More particularly, your study will be aimed at acquiring more in-depth insights into how refugees develop and use their social capital to find work, how they shape their identities while seeking employment, or at work, and how their commitment systems develop and change while they are seeking employment, or are at work. An exploratory design is proposed, focusing on the most import pathways to work which are: (1) employment, (2) entrepreneurship, and (3) voluntary (unpaid) work. In-depth insights into these complex labour market integration processes is essential for building a more sustainable economic integration policy, and will contribute to a better understanding of sustainable work and sustainable career trajectories amongst refugees.
A more detailed project description is available upon request from Dr Caroline Essers (firstname.lastname@example.org). On the basis of this project description you will be expected to develop a more elaborate research proposal in this area in the first year of your appointment. This proposal will have to be approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Nijmegen School of Management. You will enrol in the PhD programme at the IMR Doctoral School.
Your teaching responsibilities include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the Department of Business Administration, as well as in the Master’s degree programmes in Strategic Human Resource Management and/or Innovation and Entrepreneurship/International Business. Moreover, you may be asked to supervise Bachelor and Master students’ thesis work. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.
- 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 writing sample, such as a chapter from your Master’s thesis or a (forthcoming or published) article or presented conference paper.
- The ability to develop a research proposal in the area of strategic human resource management.
- 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, proactive behaviour and excellent academic writing skills.
The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations in both the public and private domains. 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 where possible. Altogether, NSM employs 300 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics.
Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes are offered in the seven focus areas, which are organised in NSM’s educational institute. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM currently has approximately 5,000 students.
The Institute for Management Research (IMR) is the research institute of the Nijmegen School of Management. Our researchers carry out state-of-the-art research into complex problems of governance and management in order to explain the causes of these problems, and to use that knowledge to create potential solutions. We combine knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines with collaboration with societal relevant actors. Our motto is ‘Responsible Governance for Sustainable Societies’.
The Department of Business Administration is responsible for the BSc programmes in Business Administration (including a full track offered in English, and a track in International Business Administration) as well as eight specialisations within the MSc programme in Business Administration (all in English), including one in Strategic Human Resource Leadership. The department’s interdisciplinary research programme is called ‘Responsible Organisation’ and addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values, and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations towards responsible organisations. The Department of Business Administration co-creates knowledge with multiple stakeholders in the wider community to ensure the impact of its scholarly work.
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 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
- Employment: 1.0 FTE.
- The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of € 2,790 and a maximum of € 4,402 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.
- Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is tax free.
- Duration of the contract: 6 years.
- The intended start date is 1 November 2021.
- 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. Beatrice van der Heijden, Professor of SHRM
Please address your application to Prof. Beatrice van der Heijden and submit it, using the application button, no later than 26 September 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments:
- A letter of motivation explaining your motivation, interest in the position and your competence in the research field.
- Your CV including academic qualifications, relevant knowledge, relevant research experience, course grade list, list of publications (if applicable) and two suitable academic references (e.g. from your Master’s thesis supervisor or a professor).
- A writing sample, 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 4 and 7 October 2021. The second round of interviews will take place on 12 October 2021.