KIN is Hiring: 5 PhD Positions in Business and Management

We are continuing our search for top-flight talent to join our outstanding faculty. Apply now for one of five PhD positions!

Deadline for contacting us: February 15, 2018. Deadline for application: March 15, 2018. Start of the programme: September 1, 2018.

The PhD position

PhD candidates can rely on the intensive supervision and the extensive training offered by the school’s leading researchers in the field. They will follow the 3-year PhD programme of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). The school 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 candidates spend some time abroad during their trajectory. The prospects for the school’s doctoral graduates on the labour market are excellent, both inside and outside the academic world.

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The PhD candidate 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 candidate will be involved in teaching activities at the School of Business and Economics.


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 ABRI guidelines. The topic of the research proposal must fit with one or more research tracks of ABRI.

Further information

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


Those who are interested should contact Marleen Huysman, Hans Berends, Frans Feldberg, or Bart van den Hooff by February 15, 2018. In consultation with one of our professors, the candidate should write a research proposal. Applications should then be sent by March 15, 2018 to Mw. Ina Putter ( ).

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The vacancy can be found here.