Academic Positions Nederland

Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI), Nederland

5 PhD positions in Business and Management (f/m)

For each 1.0 fte
Vacancy number: 17016
Closing date: 15-03-2017 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing research university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centers, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEWEB) aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The Faculty offers three Dutch taught Bachelor’s programmes (Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research and Business Administration), one English taught Bachelor’s programme (International Business Administration), seven English taught Master’s programmes, two research masters, and seventeen postgraduate programmes. The faculty has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. FEWEB accommodates approximately 4300 students and 1700 postgraduate students. Over 500 staff members are employed at the Faculty.

Amsterdam Business Research Institute

Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) was established in 2009 and builds on a long history of research and teaching at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. ABRI consists of six research tracks (Accounting and Financial Management; Information & Innovation Management; Logistics & Operations Research; Marketing; Organizational Behavior (incl. HRM); Strategy & Organization) and involves renowned Dutch and international research fellows who publish in and are part of editorial board of journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies. ABRI offers a full time PhD programme in Business and Management where the focus is not only on excellent research but also on academic career development.

The PhD position

PhD students can rely on the intensive supervision and the extensive training offered by the faculty’s leading researchers in the field. They will follow the 3-year PhD programme of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). The Faculty offers opportunities to attend conferences, to meet other international researchers and to participate in high-quality discussion groups in support of writing papers for publication. Many of our PhD students spend some time abroad during their trajectory. The prospects for the Faculty's doctoral graduates on the labour market are excellent, both inside and outside the academic world.


The PhD student is required to conduct independent research, supervised by a (team of) professor(s), and to incorporate the findings of his or her research in a doctoral dissertation. In addition, the PhD student will be involved in teaching activities at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.


Applicants should have a MPhil / Research master (e.g. our Business in Society Programme) or an equivalent programme with good grades in Economics, Business Administration, Operations Research, Sociology, or a related discipline. We expect candidates to show a proactive research orientation and to be proficient in written and spoken English. GMAT/GRE test results are required from all applicants. The candidates are expected to apply with their own research proposals written in accordance with the standard NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) guidelines. The topic of the research proposal must fit with one or more research tracks of ABRI.

Further particulars

The appointment will be for a total of three years. The initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months, extendable up to three years upon a positive evaluation. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at


The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts € 2.552 gross per month during the first year and increases to € 2.801 gross per month during the third year, based on a full-time employment.


For more information on the application procedures and the proposal form, please check

The applications should be sent before March 15, 2017 to Mw. Ina Putter (  

Start of the programme: September 1, 2017.
Deadline for application: March 15, 2017.
Please mention the vacancy number.

Please also check the other positions we have available at ABRI, such as:

Assistant/Associate Professor Management of Digital Innovation (Tenure Track) via:

Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI)

The Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) was established in 2009 and builds on a long history of research and teaching at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Informatie over de sollicitatieprocedure



Vermeld bij uw sollicitatie a.u.b. dat u deze advertentie aantrof op Academic Positions.

Soortgelijke functies