Business Administration, Leadership, Organization Behavior
The Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership, led by Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges at the University of Zurich is inviting applications for
Your primary tasks are…
As a Post-doctoral Researcher, you will develop, manage, write-up and publish research in areas related to leadership, organizational behavior, and/or human resource management. You take an active interest in and collaborate on projects in one or more of the Chair‘s core research areas (leadership, emotion, motivation) and you contribute to our expertise in virtual reality, data science and computational psychology/predictive people analytics. You will craft, manage, and drive applications for third-party funding in support of the Chair’s research activities. You will contribute to our teaching and take responsibility for courses, and you engage in student supervision and offer guidance for doctoral students in their projects. You take on some of the administrative and academic duties of the chair and help together with the team to further develop and establish the Chair as a leading platform for research, teaching, outreach, and impact.
Your qualifications include…
a completed or nearly completed PhD degree or its equivalent in Business or Psychology or neighboring fields, with a special emphasis on organizational behavior or organizational/ industrial psychology
a proven publication track record in top-tier management or psychology journals, or publication potential as evident in working papers or submitted papers that are invited for revision
excellent oral and written English, as evidenced in a PhD dissertation written in English
a very good understanding of quantitative methods, including study design and statistical analyses, and a very good command of relevant software packages, such as R, Mplus, Stata, and/or SPSS
good presentation skills, as evident in conference presentations; teaching experience (ideally with formal student evaluations) is a plus
a devotion to writing; experience with popular writing (for outlets such as blogs, magazines, or newspapers) is a plus
a readiness to engage with leaders and organizations
the ability to work in and guide a team, curiosity and discipline, self-reliance and initiative-taking, as well as integrity and creativity
You have the opportunity…
to advance your academic career at an internationally renowned research university and to partake in extensive career development with the aim of obtaining an assistant professorship
to work with leading scholars through collaborative research projects
to be part of and guide a dynamic team that is dedicated to top-tier research, inspirational teaching and impactful outreach while fostering a positive working atmosphere
to work in a well-equipped, state-of-the-art research infrastructure
to live in a city where the quality of life is among the best in the world
to receive a competitive salary, in line with the university’s compensation scheme
to hold a renewable contract that can run for up to 6 years
How to apply:
Please submit your application in English via e-mail to our office manager, Lissette Cabrera: email@example.com. Your application should consist of the following PDF documents:
First, please put the following documents in this order into a single PDF document:
A 2-page cover letter that describes your motivation and research interests, and includes your contact data, including your potential start date
A current academic CV; if applicable, please list publications (academic and/or other), conference presentations, teaching experience, professional/consulting experience, and experience with grants and third-party funding
An overview of your working papers and ongoing projects (for each paper/project, please include the title and abstract, the names and affiliations of your co-authors, the target journal, and the current status of your work, that is whether it is at the idea stage, the data collection stage, the analysis stage, the write-up stage, or submitted to or invited for an r+r by a journal)
Copies of your final transcripts for high school and all university degrees
Optionally, any transcripts for tests scores (e.g., TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT)
Names and contact data including e-mail and phone number for three academic referees
Second, please submit a copy of your PhD dissertation as a separate PDF document.
Third, please submit two publications, manuscripts in the publication process, or working papers.
If we see a good fit between your profile and our offer, we would invite you for a online interview on Zoom.
To get to know each other, we invite successful candidates to Zurich for further interviews, provided that travel will be permitted.
Once we agree to work together, you could start relatively quickly, thus please let us know in your cover letter by when you would be free to join us and when your desired start date is.
Submission deadline: August 8, 2021
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Office Manger Lissette Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org. She handles all queries relating to the position.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Additional Salary Information: competitive salary, in line with the university’s compensation scheme
About University of Zurich
The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and enjoys an excellent international reputation. With scholars and students from all over the world, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Technology engages with the important economic and social questions of our times and addresses them through cutting-edge research.
The Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership is part of the Department of Business Administration within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Technology. In our research, we focus on the social dynamics between leaders and followers and on the role of emotions and motivation in organizational life. We employ primarily quantitative methods and conduct carefully controlled experiments as well as field and archival studies in organizations; we also use big data and related approaches in people analytics as well as qualitative approaches. We publish our findings in widely read top-tier academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. We also share our findings beyond academia in prac...titioner oriented journals such as Harvard Business Review. Our research is frequently covered in the media around the world, for example, by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, Le Monde, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Die Zeit.
The Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership and our newly forming Center dedicated to studying the future of work thus provide a highly research-oriented environment in which people work together to answer big questions, inspired by challenges that leaders and corporations face currently and will face in the future. We give aspiring researchers an opportunity to grow their careers in a collaborative setting with a global outlook, and we foster a startup spirit that allows all members of the Chair to shape and contribute to the Chair’s goal of developing a leading platform for rigorous research, inspirational teaching, effective outreach, and organizational and societal impact.