Post-Doc in Marketing

Company:University of Bologna

Location:Italy / Bologna


Employment Type:Full Time (24 months)


Post-Doc in Marketing
Department of Management, University of Bologna (Italy)
In collaboration with University of Amsterdam

Publication Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019
Interview Date (tentative): Monday 6 May 2019

Job Type: Full Time
Length: 24 months

Required Level of Education
PhD in Marketing, Management, Statistics, Economics/Econometrics, and Psychology or related disciplines

Vacancy Type
Post-Doc Position


University of Bologna was founded in 1088, UNIBO is considered the oldest university in the Western World. UNIBO boasts over 86000 students enrolled, 33 departments, 11 schools, 5 campuses, and nearly 6000 employed as instructors or support staff. UNIBO offers 43 international degree programs, 21 of which are delivered in English; 51 PhD programs, 47 specialization schools, and 64 Master's programs. This heterogeneous nature diversified structure and investment in the professionalization of support services ensures solid institutional support for the research team. The post-doc position will be hosted by the Department of Management, which currently employs 30 full, 35 associate, and 23 assistant professors, and 23 PhD students. DiSA coordinates several undergraduate, Master’s programs, and oversees the activities of Bologna Business School, the business school of the University of Bologna. Additionally, since 1992, DiSA offers a PhD program in Management. DiSA’s core subjects are Accounting, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Organization, and Strategy.
The marketing group at Disa is well-known for its leading research and quality of publications.
Faculty research and expertise include a broad range of topics in the areas of customer decision making, marketing strategy, and marketing modelling. The approach to research of the group takes a hard science and empirically driven perspective. Faculty members have expertise in the application of statistical and modeling techniques as well as in the design of experiments and field experiments to analyze data in various forms. The mission of the group is to generate relevant and reliable insights that can contribute to the advancement of marketing as a discipline, and to provide actionable managerial tools to support the next generation of leaders.
Although University of Bologna is the main institution who sponsoring this position, this post-doc position is also done with the collaboration of Amsterdam Business School (ABS).

Amsterdam Business School is one of the two schools of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business. The ABS has almost 3,000 students and the equivalent of 120 full-time academic staff. The school’s core subjects are Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, and Big Data / Business Analytics. Six sections (Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Leadership & Management, International Strategy & Marketing, and Operations Management) conduct top-level research published in prestigious international journals. ABS also provides various degree programmes including a BSc programme and six MSc programmes, a wide range of post-doctoral programmes featuring three MBAs, four accountancy programmes and Lean Six Sigma programmes, as well as an extensive portfolio of open courses and in-company projects.

Project Description

The new Post-Doc candidate will be involved in a joint project between Disa and ABS, University of Amsterdam. The candidate must be willing and able to conduct research consistent with the high standards of both institutions, have strong analytical and problem solving skills and background/knowledge in statistics and modeling.
The research produced by the candidate will be part of a stream of projects in the area of multichannel and omnichannel management and marketing effectiveness along the customer journeys.
The title of the project is “The Evolving Landscape of Marketing Effectiveness in the Omnichannel Era.”
Part of the activity will be focused on creating a database containing information on antecedents and consequences of channel choice, and analyzing the underlying dynamics of the customer channel choice. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with industry partners willing to run field experiments. We are looking for ambitious high-potential candidates who are demonstrably committed to excellence in high-impact research, and therefore devout to publish, in top-tier international journals, and presentation to conferences.


  • Hold a PhD in Marketing, Management, Statistics, Statistics, Economics/Econometrics, and Psychology or related disciplines
  • Strong interest and experience in quantitative research methods and modeling and/or statistics. Have developed skills with multivariate statistical analysis (e.g. test hypothesis, regression techniques, analysis of variance) and modeling techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong quantitative background.
  • Strong organization and communication skills and perseverance
  • The ability to work independently in developing the research project
  • Be enthusiastic about participation in marketing research activities
  • Interested in spending a short visiting period (some months) in a European University (Amsterdam Business School) for developing research projects
  • In addition to these formal requirements, candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, working progress papers (mandatory at least one), and interview(s) with the potential supervisor(s)

Further Information

Applicants who require further information about this position may contact dr. Umut Konus via email: or dr. Sara Valentini via e-mail:


Our post-doc will be fully funded and salaried by the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. You will be appointed for full time job position for 24 months providing a gross monthly salary of € 1980 (total 24 months: € 47.574). You will have the possibility to integrate this salary with teaching related activity (from 6000 € till 15000 € gross per year depending on the type of activity). Preferred starting date is September 2019

Job Application

Applications through an online system. The closing date is: Monday 29 April 2019

This is a public call from a public University. The online system is the only channel that you can use to complete your application, therefore please follow the next instructions properly.
If you need assistance, you can contact:
Dr. Michela Bega
Phone number: +39 051 2098188

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