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Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and EHL Hospitality Business School (EHL) invite applications for a fully funded Doctoral student position in the fields of Organization Theory and Entrepreneurship.

  • You will work as Doctoral/Research Assistant within the context of a 4-year research project fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The research project lies at the intersection of the fields of organization theory and entrepreneurship for the development of Swiss breweries, and is co-supervised by Professors Nikolaus Beck (USI) and Margarita Cruz (EHL Hospitality Business School).
  • You will pursue doctoral studies at the doctoral school in the group of Management and Organizations at USI. This includes attending doctoral courses, developing your doctoral dissertation, attending conferences, among others.   
  • You are passionate about carrying out research in the fields of organization theory and/or entrepreneurship
  • You are interested in organizations’ entrepreneurial behavior
  • You hold a Master degree preferably in Economics, Management or Sociology, with economics courses as part of the curriculum
  • You have experience in using quantitative methods of analysis and knowledge of statistical and programming tools such as Stata, R (Python is an asset)
  • You are fluent in English and in at least in one of the Swiss official languages (German, French, or Italian)
A unique doctoral position in the fields of organization theory and entrepreneurship in collaboration between two world-class institutions:  
  • Being one of the top research institutions in the field of Organization theory worldwide, the Institute of Management and Organization at USI offers a profound academic training and an enriching research community. 
  • Being the world’s best hospitality business school, EHL offers extensive experience, visibility, and access to industry data for research purposes.  
Solid ground towards the development of a successful international academic career. 
In addition, EHL Group offers an exceptional benefits program which features free meals, generous paid time off, a free parking spot, or employer’s contribution towards public transportation as well as staff access to the school’s infrastructures and on-site services.
EHL Group
Le Chalet-à-Gobet
1000 Lausanne 25
Phone : +41 21 785 11 11

Please send us your resume, cover letter, transcripts of university education, relevant language certificates (TOELF, IELTS, DELF, Goethe, etc.) for non-native applicants of the languages mentioned above, and an academic recommendation letter. 
Only full application packages will be considered.

Applications have to be submitted on this website only – applications submitted via other means will not be taken into account. Please note that submitted documents will be used to evaluate your application and processed by authorized EHL Group employees.

Kindly note that this position is not compatible with other professional activities. 

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