PhD supervisor (0,8 - 1,0 FTE)

PhD supervisor (0,8 - 1,0 FTE)

November 29, 2016

At TIAS School for Business and Society, we believe that economic success and social progress go hand in hand. Today's insights are not tomorrow’s solutions. We therefore encourage a critical and inquisitive approach. We need to ask different questions if we want to understand how things really are. To look for answers which can positively impact organizations, businesses, and society. We are the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology for highly-educated people, managers, and professionals. With its broad portfolio of MBAs, Executive Masters, customized programs, master classes, and PhDs, TIAS annually attracts around 2,400 participants from 25 countries. We have been doing this for over 30 years.

TIAS offers various PhD Programs, including a ‘PhD for Executives’ and an ‘Executive PhD in Finance’ (in collaboration with the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China). The core of the programs are residential teaching weeks. During this weeks a cohort of PhD candidates receives training in the areas of research (e.g. research methodology, quantitative and qualitative research methods) and skills (e.g. presentation and academic writing skills). In addition, PhD candidates receive feedback form both faculty and their peers on their research proposals or their papers, and the progress they make. Multiple faculty are involved in the PhD programs division of TIAS (e.g. core faculty, academic directors, division director) and existing courses are in place to facilitate the learning process. We are currently looking for a:

PhD supervisor (0,8 - 1,0 FTE)

(Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands)

The PhD supervisor supports beginning PhD candidates in the different PhD programs, although the main focus will be on the Executive PhD in Finance and the corresponding Chinese candidates. All PhD candidates are (senior) executives who conduct their PhD research on a part-time basis (the program is a four-year program). A couple of initial feedback rounds are provided by a colleague who provides feedback on the basis elements of the proposals (e.g. structure, referencing) and the writing skills of the candidates.

Main responsibilities include, mainly within the field of finance and economics:

  • Advise beginning PhD candidates on how to write a research proposal or a paper;
  • Provide feedback, written and/or oral (e.g., via Skype), on PhD research proposals and papers;
  • Advice PhD candidates in searching academic literature and retrieving data;
  • Communicate with the candidates and their Chinese supervisor;
  • Supervising PhD candidates together with colleagues from TIAS and Tilburg University;
  • Assist the academic director in identifying potential supervisors;
  • Conduct research (max 0.5 FTE).

Required qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Finance or Economics who have experience with supervising PhD candidates, and interest in applied research, enjoy working in a team and are independent and flexible. Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written, are necessary. Insight in the Chinese culture is preferred.

More information about our customers, programs and organization can be found at

You can contact the director of the PhD division: Tim de Leeuw ( or 013- 4663995) for further information about this position. You can send your application with CV and motivation letter to Marjolein Kooren, HR Manager, at

Headhunters and recruitment agencies do not need to apply.