PhD Project on International and Strategic Leadership / Teaching Assistant
The Research Institute for International Management (FIM-HSG) is seeking to fill one position as PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant. The candidate will join a young and ambitious international research team and produce a cumulative dissertation in the field of International and Strategic Leadership. The dissertation will be produced under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok at FIM-HSG. We are seeking to fill the position as soon as possible.
Dissertation project: The dissertation will be within the area of International and Strategic Leadership with a strong focus on the upper echelons (i.e. Top Management Team, Board of Directors) of multinational corporations. The purpose of the dissertation project is to produce internationally competitive, quantitative research on relevant questions within the outlined phenomena. Further details of the specific focus of the dissertation can be defined based on mutual agreement.
Position details: In addition to pursuing doctoral studies, the candidate will be expected to take over teaching and research assistance responsibilities (35%). The candidate will provide support for all teaching activities at FIM-HSG, for example in planning and coordinating courses and in preparing, marking, and evaluating course assignments and exams. In addition, the candidate will also be expected to support research projects conducted at the institute.
Candidate profile and requirements: Applicants should have a Master's degree (or international equivalent) in the fields of International Business, Management, Strategy or similar. The candidate must have obtained a degree that allows the candidate to pursue doctoral studies at the University of St.Gallen. The candidate should be eager to conduct quantitative research and possess strong statistical skills. Ideally the candidate has already gathered experience in conducting quantitative research (e.g. as part of a term paper, Bachelor or Master thesis). The ideal candidate is organised, reliable, and flexible, and interested in both teaching and research activities. The position requires very good English language skills and good German language skills in written and oral form. The candidate will frequently interact with multinational students as part of the teaching assistant activities. The ideal candidate will therefore demonstrate a strong international orientation and have accumulated substantial international experience (e.g. through foreign studies, internships or meaningful extra-curricular activities). The salary is in accordance with the University of St.Gallen's salary scale for institute assistants with master's degrees.
Applications and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications will only be considered from candidates who satisfy the formal approval criteria of the University of St.Gallen's Ph.D. in Management (PMA) doctoral programme.
See http://www.unisg.ch/en/forschung/doktorat for general information about the doctoral programme and http://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/zulassungundanmeldung/zuldoktoratsstufe/pma for detailed information about the admission criteria and approval process. Informal enquiries or general questions about the position can be addressed to Georg Guttmann (email@example.com, +41 (0)71 224 2479).
For more information about the Research Institute for International Management, please visit our website: http://www.fim.unisg.ch