We are looking for
The Strategic HRM Chair Group at the Nijmegen School of Management invites applications for a PhD position. We are looking for an enthusiastic and result-driven PhD candidate, who is looking forward to an interdisciplinary study with societal relevance. The position is part of the NWO-funded LEADER (LEAdership DEvelopment in Road transport) project, and will be supervised by Prof. Beatrice van der Heijden, Dr Jeroen de Jong, and Dr Ellen Rusman (Open Universiteit).
The LEADER project is funded by NWO's Human Capital: Future of Work programme. The aims of this project are to study: a) how leadership of truck drivers can be optimised to improve sustainable employability; b) the critical success factors for developing leaders in a context of learning communities within a road transport environment; and c) how learning communities can be designed and configured to support effective, adaptive and innovative collaboration networks that effect learning and working processes of leaders in road transport. As a PhD candidate you will specifically study the needs and practices of leaders in road transport, co-develop tools for learning communities in support of on-the-job leadership development, and conduct a quasi-experiment on the effectiveness of the learning communities. The project will integrate different fields of research, including leadership and leadership development, sustainable employability, learning networks, and mobile and seamless learning design of online learning tools. Depending on the phase of the research project, your job will require you to work on location at the Open Universiteit in Heerlen and at the Sectorinstituut Transport & Logistiek (STL) in Gouda.
Your task will be to design empirical studies, to collaborate with various stakeholders (e.g. leaders in the transport sector, ICT designers, educational designers), to co-design services for the online learning community, to collect data, conduct research analyses, to write scientific articles, and to complete a PhD thesis in time. You will collaborate with an inter-disciplinary team of researchers, and will present at national and international conferences and workshops, and also participate in other scholarly and valorisation activities.