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Université of Neuchâtel / Management: PhD position

Bewerbungsfrist: 15. Juli 2018


PhD position in management

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


The Enterprise Institute at the University of Neuchâtel solicits applications for a PhD position in management at the University of Neuchâtel starting 1st September 2018 or upon agreement.


Position details

  • Complete a PhD thesis in management
  • Assist in administrative, teaching and research support for the supervisor
  • Contribute to the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research
  • Collaborate with the team in research and other scholarly activities
  • The position ranges from 70% to 100%



  • Master’s degree in management or in a related social science discipline (psychology, sociology, political science, statistics)
  • An interest in several of the following topics: innovation, strategy, business-government interactions, decision making, sensemaking, cognitive perspectives, psychological theories, organization theory, energy transition, sustainability
  • Demonstrated expertise in empirical research methods (e.g. content analysis, experimental methods, secondary data, survey research, case study analysis)
  • Passion for research
  • Demonstrated independence and initiative
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent command of English (oral and written)
  • Good command of French or willingness to acquire it


We offer excellent conditions

  • Salary (Salary scale – in French): 2018 gross annual salary, 1st year of employment at 100%: CHF 69’389.45; at 70%: CHF48’572.-
  • Excellent working environment (university, infrastructure, city, sports offering)
  • Possible links with private sector and non-profit institutions


University background

The University of Neuchâtel is a university on a human scale, with about 4’500 students. Its small size enables it to provide high-level training and to foster relationships between students and professors. It is one of the most international universities in Switzerland, with about 100 nationalities present and more than a fifth of the student body coming from abroad. Ideally located midway between Geneva and Zürich, in the heart of Europe, it is a perfect place to study or undertake high-level research in an idyllic setting between lake and mountains.


Information on the Enterprise Institute is available at: 


Information on the doctoral program is available at: 


Application procedure and deadline:

Please send your complete application to Sara Wenger (sara.wenger(at)unine(dot)ch) and Emmanuelle Reuter, Assistant Professor of Innovation Management (emmanuelle.reuter(at)unisg(dot)ch). The application documents should include a cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas and work certificates, (intermediate) grade report, copy of bachelor or master’s thesis, proposal of potential thesis topic (2 pages max.). Please also mention in your e-mail how you learnt about this position.


The deadline is July 15th 2018, but the position remains open until it is filled.

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