PhD Position in Management
University of Bern
Switzerland

PhD Position in Management

For the Swiss NSF-funded research project “Exploring the nexus of volunteer role identity and volunteer engagement: How does framing of beneficiaries matter?”, our Public Management and Organization research team at University of Bern's KPM Center for Public Management seeks to recruit a PhD candidate for a 4-year position, starting in August 2024 or by agreement.

Tasks
  • In collaboration with the postdoctoral fellow coordinating the project, you will actively review the literature on framing and volunteering, as well as conceptualize, collect and analyze qualitative data
  • You will conduct your doctoral work within the context of the project
  • You will collaborate closely with non-profit organizations supporting refugees in German-speaking Switzerland, as well as with a team of internationally renowned scholars
  • You will assist the team in rendering the project relevant for project partners and beyond
  • You will contribute to joint conference submissions, research publications and support project coordination (reports, organization of workshops and annual meeting with project partners and collaborating organizations)
Requirements
  • You hold a master's degree in organization or management studies (possibly also in a related discipline, such as sociology, communication or political science, pertinent to the research project)
  • You have a solid command of and interest in qualitative empirical research methods; an experience in media analysis is a plus
  • You are motivated to collaborate with non-profit organizations supporting refugees in Switzerland and to explore the media framing of refugees
  • You have the ability to work independently, meet demanding deadlines, as well as cooperate with diverse project members
  • You have excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • German as mother tongue (or an equivalent level) and very good English skills are a prerequisite
We offer
  • You will be part of a motivated and passionate team and will have the chance to collaborate with leading international scholars, as well as renowned non-profit organizations supporting refugees in Switzerland
  • You will benefit from collegial mentoring, an interdisciplinary team in a dynamic institute, as well as from an attractive workplace in close proximity to Bern main station
  • Employment conditions in line with the SNF PhD regulations
 
 
Please send your application – consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates and a written work sample – in ONE single PDF document to Dr. Charlotte Traeger,
charlotte.traeger@unibe.ch
.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Charlotte Traeger, for any queries you may have.


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