Netherlands: PhD Student “Human and social sustainability in work organizations”

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PhD student will conduct his/her research in the project "Human and
social sustainability in work organizations". The research is about
designing regenerative work. Regenerative work is defined as work that
supports the growth and revitalization of employees’ various resources.
Regenerative work thus increases employees’ ability to function in the
future while also promoting positive affective states and performance
in the present. The regenerative potential of work relates to the
manageability of work (e.g., a balance between resources and work
demands), the clarity of goals, and feedback received. This research
builds on previous methodologies concerning the analysis and design of
jobs. The research will use both surveys and case studies, and will be
carried out in industrial companies, in which work crafting is
developed in the context of (hyper)turbulent and unpredictable change.

This PhD position is embedded in the KNAW-acknowledged Beta Graduate School for Operations Management and Logistics.


University Graduate

For this position
we are interested in candidates who show an interest in the development
of chaos and complexity theory and the willingness to engage in the
co-development of such theory in an international network context.
Candidates should be familiar with case study methods, and techniques
for quantitative data analysis, and must show competence in writing in
Candidates with a master in Work & Organizational
Psychology, Operations Management and Logistics, Innovation Management,
or related programs are invited to apply. The PhD candidate is expected
to deliver a PhD thesis and a number of scientific publications within
a period of 4 years.


Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Department of Technology Management

The Department of Technology Management is
a leading school in the area of industrial engineering and management
science as well as innovation sciences. TM"s mission is closely tied to
its pioneering work in developing an engineering perspective on
business processes as well as its interdisciplinary research on
transitions in societies in relation to technical changes. At the heart
of our academic philosophy is the synergy between research and
teaching. Moreover, TM is a decidedly small-scale department in which
scholars and students together with practitioners work on critical
problems at the interface of engineering, management, innovation, and
human behavior. TM offers two BSc and four MSc programs and contributes
to several other educational programs of the TU/e.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 – 2500
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

dr. F.M van Eijnatten
Telephone number: +31(0)402472469

Mrs. C.J.M van Overdijk
Telephone number: +31(0)402475204
E-mail address:

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.


You can apply for this job before 06-10-2008 by sending your application to:

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Paviljoen R 1.23
Eindhoven University of Technology
Postbus 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
E-mail address:

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number V39.460.


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