Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
December 15, 2022
Offerd Salary:Salary according to scale 44
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(ref. AAP-2022-242)

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The Department of Work and Organisation Studies (WOS) is an interdisciplinary group of about 60 scholars with backgrounds in economics, sociology, psychology, management and history, bringing different theoretical as well as methodological perspectives to the study of work. More specifically, the research at WOS aims to extend knowledge on employees' and job seekers' psychosocial well-being and on organizational practices, policies, and processes that affect the nature and conditions of work and the organisation of labour within the society. This includes amongst others research on:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership & organizational behaviour
  • Quality of labour
  • Careers & employability
  • Organizations within society
  • The Faculty of Economics and Business has four campuses (in Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk, and Leuven). This position is related to our campus in Antwerp, but travelling between campuses and collaboration with researchers from other campuses is certainly possible. KU Leuven is a research-oriented institution and is the most innovative university of Europe (ranked first in Reuters ranking).


    You carry out scientific research in the domain of organizational behaviour, and more specifically intervention studies, thereby strengthening your research portfolio as well as contributing to both the organizational behaviour and the research methods lab. In addition, we expect you to execute an educational project, i.e. an international market analysis of Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Behaviour (OB) master programs to inform and guide a re-positioning of the curriculum and develop new teaching material related to changes in the curriculum. Finally, you will provide teaching support (e.g. supervision of bachelor's or master's theses, correction of exams, support for a course or teach (part of) a course).

  • You have a doctoral degree in applied economics;
  • Your research is situated in the field of Organizational Behaviour (OB) with expertise in intervention studies;
  • You are familiar with the Belgian educational system and programs and the Faculty of Business and Economics of KU Leuven;
  • Your English and Dutch is very good (written and spoken); the support on the educational project and teaching support will be mainly in Dutch;
  • You are intellectually curious and analytical, with a penchant for scientific research and a proactive, autonomous working attitude.
  • Offer

    We offer employment as a full-time doctor-assistant (80% possible, to be discussed) in a stimulating environment starting on February 1st 2023, for a period of 1 year.

    Salary according to scale 44.

    Your main office will be in Antwerp because the educational project is related to the program in Antwerp.

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    campus Antwerp


    For more information please contact Prof. dr. Mike Smet, tel.: +32 3 201 18 79, mail:

    Please attach a motivation letter, CV, one reference that we may contact (e.g. PhD supervisor) and a summary of one page about your PhD or a position paper. Important note: your motivation letter should contain the reason why you are interested in this particular position and the related educational program as well as facts or examples that demonstrate that you satisfy the listed requirements.

    KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

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