Doctoral student in the area of nudging and persuasive communication University of Antwerp, Department of Marketing Belgium

Doctoral student, Nudging and persuasive communication 

The Faculty of Business and Economics is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Marketing for a

Doctoral student in the area of nudging and persuasive communication


Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of personalized and context-based just-in-time adaptive interventions to promote a healthier lifestyle.
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the marketing department of the Faculty of Business and Economics.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master’s degree in business economics, business engineering (MIS), communication sciences, psychology or a related field.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • You have an interest in the psychology of human behaviour and the impact of persuasive communications.
  • Students in the final year of their master can also apply.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.


We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be between June 1 and November 1 2019 (in consultation);
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 - € 2.516,73;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 15 April 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place end of April 2019.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. dr.Nathalie Dens (


The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


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