PhD Position in Management

ETH Zurich

PhD Position in Management

The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation at ETH Zurich's Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Georg von Krogh, invites applications for a PhD position. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in research aimed at addressing contemporary challenges in management and organizational theory.

Project background

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Job description

Project and Supervision: The selected PhD candidate will embark on a research project culminating in a dissertation of at least three high-quality papers intended for top-tier journals. Co-supervision will be provided by Prof. Georg von Krogh, Dr. Ann-Kristin Weiser, and a team of senior researchers at SMI. Expected starting time: Q4 2024.

Your profile

  • A Master’s degree (MSc, MA, or MPhil) in Business Administration or a related field (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Engineering). Note: MBAs are not eligible
  • Demonstrated interest and capability to conduct qualitative research, evidenced by previous work, such as an outstanding Master's thesis
  • Experience in field research and strong competencies in business-centric practices and stakeholder management
  • Exceptional English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • A strong desire to contribute to the academic discourse and develop further one’s research skills, alongside curiosity, self-direction, and a propensity for teamwork

We offer

Environment and Offerings: The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation provides an inspiring, team-based research environment to support your immersion into an ambitious research agenda. Our team consists of a dynamic and international group of researchers who share a common vision to contribute to top-level academic research in the fields of strategic management and innovation. Our research interests include organization and management theory, strategic management, artificial intelligence / digitalization, collaborative innovation. The research team has an excellent track record of publishing in leading journals within the field, including The Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review. We also have a strong international network of collaborators.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary. For employment details at ETH Zurich, visit ETH Zurich Employment Information.

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We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

Submit your application online by 31.05. 2024, including:

  • A motivation letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Academic transcripts and diplomas.
  • Master thesis and/or research papers.
  • At least one reference letter.

Application Procedure: Only applications through our online portal can be considered. For assistance, contact

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Learn More: For additional details, visit our website at Potential inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Ms. Ingrid Lienhard via email or phone +41 44 632 83 32.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.