PHD Embracing Neurodiversity Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 15-05-2024

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PhD Embracing neurodiversity: from stigma to organizational asset through management control 1.0 FTE (V24.0276)

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Job description

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Belonging to the best research universities of Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business offers an inspiring study and working environment for students and employees. International accreditation enables the Faculty to assess performance against the highest international standards. It also creates an exciting environment of continuous improvement. FEB's programmes, academic staff and research do well on various excellence ranking lists.

FEBRI, the graduate school and research institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business has a PhD position on the topic: Embracing neurodiversity: from stigma to organizational asset through management control available.

Project description
Neurodiversity has been increasingly recognized as a valuable asset in the business world. Firms are looking to hire individuals with a broad set of neurodivergent attributes in order to signal more responsible management and to improve performance. This project aims to analyze 1) how the perception of neurodivergent employees has changed over time, 2) how companies adapt processes to increase the neurodiversity of their employees and manage them effectively, and 3) how these changes affect neurodivergent employees. By exploring these themes, the candidate will add to our understanding of how companies account for and manage neurodiversity, and the consequences this has for a wide range of firms.

The PhD position is embedded in the Accounting Research Programme of FEB's Research Institute. The project will be supervised by dr. Ann Tank, dr. Jacob Reilley and prof.dr. Paula Dirks.


The ideal candidate is ambitious, highly motivated and wishes to make a career in academia. The candidate has a thorough training in research skills, speaks and writes English fluently and has obtained excellent results in the Master phase.
The PhD candidate should have a background (MSc, Research Master) in management accounting, management control, human resource management, psychology or related fields.


Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a gross monthly salary from a minimum of € 2,770 which increases yearly to a maximum of € 3,539
• an additional 8% holiday allowance each year in May, and an additional 8.3 % end of year bonus in December
• a temporary full-time appointment for a period of four years, under the condition of a positive assessment at the end of the first year. PhD candidates contribute 20% of their time to teaching in years 2-4.

Starting date: Preferably per September 1, 2024


The application package consists of the following separate documents

1. your CV
2. a motivation letter (1A4 max.) and a short study proposal for the PhD project (2 A4 max.)
3. your master's thesis
4. a scan of your diploma including transcripts
5. proof of English proficiency
6. other relevant documents.

The documents 1-5 are compulsory and please note that incomplete application packages will not be taken into account.

You may apply for this position until May 30, 11:59pm / before May 31, 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

An assessment may be part of the procedure, consisting of psychological tests and an interview.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply.

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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For information you can contact:

  • For more general information, febphdvacancies
  • Dr. Ann Tank (for more information on this specific project), a.k.tank

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FunctietitelAssistant Professor
Indicatie salaris (min – max]3945 – 3945
Aantal uren (min – max)1 – 40
Contactgegevensonbekend , onbekend onbekend
Type contractVast
LocatieGroningen, Groningen,Nederland
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