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Call for application Postdoc/PhD student - Outliers in management

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

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Call for application Postdoc/PhD student - Outliers in management


Do you often look at things differently?

Call for application: Postdoc/PhD student- Outliers in management

Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

We are seeking a Postdoctoral fellow/PhD student to work on the SNF funded project (How) are Outliers Used for Theory

Building in Management and Organization Science? The Link Between Rigor and Impact in Deviant Case Analysis. The project

envisions to extrapolate analytic strategies for investigating outliers in management research and discuss their relative

methodological sophistication.

The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Michael Gibbert, Laboratory of Science Communication, Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland) and Prof.

Lakshmi Balachandran Nair, Methodology and Statistics Department, Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands), in close collaboration with the Institute for Leadership

and Organization, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany).

The applicant should have a solid basis in the philosophy of science both theoretically and practically, with demonstrated expertise in (preferably) both quantitative

as well as qualitative analysis techniques. A strong background in the social and administrative sciences would be ideal.

Essential Skills

 Strong background in quantitative methodology with reasonable experience in (and an open mind to) qualitative methods

 Background in social and administrative sciences

 A PhD in research methodology, or a PhD in social and administrative sciences with a strong focus on methodological issues (for Postdoctoral fellow)

 Two or more publications in peer reviewed international journals (for Postdoctoral fellow)

Other desirable skills

 Experience working in a qualitative methodology research project

 Initiative to develop new areas of research within the group

 Excellent communication skills

 Proficiency in English

 Ability to translate project results into high-quality research publications

 Ability to work well in a team

If this sounds like your cup of tea, send a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae (with list of publications), and a statement of research to Michael

Gibbert (michael.gibbert@usi.ch) and Lakshmi Balachandran Nair (l.balachandrannair@uu.nl). While applications received before November 2016

will be given priority, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.