PhD Position in Strategy, Globalization and Society

Company:HEC Lausanne

Location:Switzerland / Lausanne

Discipline:Strategy, Globalization and Society

Employment Type:1 year (can be renewed for 2 x 2 years)


HEC Lausanne, Department of Strategy
Graduate Assistant in Strategy, Globalization and Society

The Department of Strategy at HEC Lausanne solicits applications for a PhD position in Strategy, Globalization and Society.

Starting date: September 1st, 2020. 

Contract duration: The initial contract is 1 year. The contract can be renewed for 2 x 2 years. The maximum funding period is 5 years.

Location: University of Lausanne, Faculty for Business and Economics, Internef Building. The research activities will be carried out in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the candidate should take residence.

Type of position: This is a part-time position: 70% during the first year and 75% starting from the second year.

Salary: 45’500 CHF (first year) – 56’850 CHF (fifth year)

Supervisor: The supervisor will be a professor from the department, to be chosen during the first year by mutual agreement between the student and the professor.

Required Profile for the PhD position:

  • A master’s degree, preferably in Management or Economics.
  • Fluency in English.
  • A passion for research.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • An interest in the topics on which research is being done by department members (see more on this below)

Job Description:

  • 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies
  • 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to providing teaching and research support for the contract responsible

Application procedure:

Please submit the following documents through the UNIL applications website by January 2nd, 2020:

  1. Statement of purpose (Cover letter)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposal of a potential thesis topic (please follow the guidelines:
  4. All the grade reports of your MA and BA degrees.
  5. A pdf copy of your MA thesis or other research-oriented output (e.g. BA thesis, seminar papers, etc.). This document must be single-authored.
  6. At least one reference letter

The Department of Strategy

The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society of the Faculty for Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. We value the diversity of the expertise of the members of the department as well as the diversity of the departments at the Faculty of Business and Economics. We have a collegial atmosphere that makes it easy for us to carry out our research. We conduct research on the sources of firms’ long term competitive advantage and sustainable performance. Members of the Department have published in leading international outlets such as the Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, or Organization Science.

Located at Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the French Alps, Lausanne is a beautiful and cosmopolitan spot to live and work.

Information on HEC Lausanne is available at:

Information on the Department of Strategy is available at:

Publications by members of the Strategy Department can be found at:

Information on the doctoral program in Management is available at:

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University of Lausanne encourages applications from women.

Application deadline and contacts:
Please submit applications by January 2nd, 2020 through the UNIL job applications platform:

Inquiries about the position should be sent to the executive assistant Giulia Svanascini (

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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