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University of Geneva

University of Geneva
Markus Menz
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40
1211 Genève

Research and Teaching Assistant / PhD Candidate in Strategic Management 100%

Genf, per 01.07.2020

Research and Teaching Assistant / PhD Candidate

At the University of Geneva, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), we are recruiting a Research and Teaching Assistant / PhD candidate in Strategic Management.


Job Description:

We are active in research, teaching, and executive education in strategic management. Our research focuses on strategic leadership and corporate governance (CEOs, functional senior executives, top management teams, boards of directors), as well as corporate strategy (corporate headquarters, diversification). We collaborate actively with large corporations and leading business schools around the world. Our objective is to publish impactful studies in highly ranked international academic and practitioner journals.

The successful candidate is expected to write a doctoral thesis and to participate in our research activities. The doctoral thesis is going to be under the supervision of Professor Dr. Markus Menz. The candidate will be asked to support our teaching and executive education activities, and to engage in projects of our School.


Candidate Profile:

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in management or a related field and should have some prior work experience. He or she should have excellent analytical skills and the self-discipline to complete a doctoral thesis. An interest in quantitative empirical methods and prior experience with statistical programs such as STATA or R would be a plus.

Excellent written and oral skills in English are essential; knowledge of French and/or German is a plus.


Starting Date: 

July 1st, 2020 (or upon mutual agreement).


Additional Information:

The chosen candidate will initially be hired at 100% on a 1-year contract renewable, with a maximum duration of 5 years. The first 3 months constitute a trial period with a 1-month notice.


Application Procedure:

Your application must include a Cover Letter explaining your motivation for applying to this position, a detailed CV, and a copy of the Master diploma (with grades).

Applications must be submitted exclusively online through the following link before February 29, 2020, midnight (Geneva time): web_page_id=44943

For further inquiries about the position, please contact Professor Markus Menz at