Graduate Assistant in Organization Theory

Company:HEC Lausanne

Location:Switzerland / Lausanne

Discipline:Organization Theory

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


Graduate Assistant in Organization Theory


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


To complete the team, the Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS) at Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) is looking for a PhD position in Organization Theory.

Job information

Starting date: August 1st, 2021

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 full-time position

Salary: 65’000 CHF (first year) – 75’800 CHF (fifth year)

Supervisor: The supervisor will be Professor Déborah Philippe.

Required Profil 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 Professor Philippe does research (sustainability, social evaluations, organizational sociology) and in qualitative research methods

Your Responsabilities

  • A minimum of 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies
  • A maximum of 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 platform by December 31st, 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 Research Team

Examples of papers by Déborah Philippe in subjects related to sustainability, social evaluations and organizational sociology can be found when following this LINK.

The Department of Strategy

The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS) 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. Members of the Department have published in leading international outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, etc.

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 Contact

Please submit applications by December 31st, 2020. Inquiries about the position should be sent to the Executive Assistant of SGS Department Mrs. Pavla Le Moing (

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