PhD position on the topic Supply Chain Resilience


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

Job description

The graduate school Economics and Business has a PhD position on the topic “Supply Chain Resilience” available.

You will work within the Department of Operations in the field of Supply Chain Management on the topic of Supply Chain Resilience. The goal of the PhD project is to better understand how context, supply chain and network characteristics shape or should shape SC Resilience and extends earlier projects and publications. The PhD positions part of a large project where PhDs, researchers, consultants and companies work together in a large consortium to realize both scientific and managerial aims.

About the University of Groningen
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the approximately 34.000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

About the Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business has an inspiring study and working environment for students and employees. International accreditation enables the Faculty to assess performance against the highest international standards. It also creates an exciting environment of continuous improvement. FEB's programmes, academic staff and research do well on various excellence ranking lists.


We are looking for candidates with:

• a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, (International) Management, Business Administration
• a background in empirical research methods
• English writing and presentation skills.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 48 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a gross monthly starting salary from € 2,770 which increases yearly to a maximum of € 3,539
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
- a temporary full-time appointment for a period of in principle four years, under the condition of a positive assessment at the end of the first year.

Preferred starting date: as soon as possible

Job Application

The application package consists of the following separate documents:

1. your CV
2. a motivation letter and short research idea (max 1 A4)
3. a scan of your diploma including transcripts
4. proof of English proficiency
5. other relevant documents.

Documents 1-4 are compulsory. Please note that incomplete application packages will not be taken into account.

You may apply for this position until 29 October 11:59pm / before 30 October 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

An assessment may be part of the application procedure, consisting of psychological tests and an interview.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

For general information on the application procedure

Prof. Dirk Pieter van Donk (for information on the project)

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0664

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