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PhD in Organisation Studies: Collective intelligence in teams

Designing and conducting experimental empirical research;
Presenting its findings on scientific conferences;
Reporting its findings in international journals;
Participating in the teaching program of the Organization Studies department;
Contributing to the development/testing of the ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

  • Designing and conducting experimental empirical research;
  • Presenting its findings on scientific conferences;
  • Reporting its findings in international journals;
  • Participating in the teaching program of the Organization Studies department;
  • Contributing to the development/testing of the on-line platform.

Functie-eisen

  • The candidate should hold a degree in Work and/or Organizational Psychology or a Social Sciences related field (a Research Master degree is preferred) by the starting date of the project;
  • Furthermore, the candidate should have affinity with experimental research designs. Experience with conducting experiments will be advantageous;
  • Advanced data analysis or programming skills are a plus for the position;
  • A good command of spoken and written English is essential;
  • Proactivity and willingness to operate in a multidisciplinary environment is appreciated;
  • The candidate is an independent, creative, motivated and curious scholar;

Conditions

Tilburg University is among the top Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities will apply. The appointments are intended to lead to the completion of a PhD thesis. The PHD appointment begins with a period of 12 months. Continuation of the appointment with another 36 months will be based on performance evaluation. The gross salary for the PHD position amounts € 2191 per month in the first year, rising to € 2801 per month in the fourth year, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week).

The starting date is negotiable, but preferably no later than September 2018. Applicants who are current students should include information about expected graduation date in the cover letter.

Additional information

Title: Better together than alone: the phenomenon of collective intelligence in teams

Project description

Most relevant work in organizations is performed in team settings. The more responsibility that is assigned to teams, the more important it is that teams collectively achieve high levels of intelligence. Collective intelligence is the phenomena when 2+2=5, or when teams as a whole achieve levels of performance that cannot be achieved by any of its individual composing members. In this project, we aim to study in an experimental fashion antecedents (e.g. structural configurations such as multiple-team membership) and processes leading to collective intelligent teams. This position is part of a larger project that involves also the development of an on-line platform. This platform is meant to facilitate the design and execution of the studies. The experimental work will be conducted at Tilburg University, Department of Organization Studies. The PhD candidate will be supervised by dr. Nicoleta Meslec and Prof. dr. Roger Leenders.

For more information please contact: Dr. Nicoleta Meslec m.n.meslec@uvt.nl or Prof. Dr. Roger Leenders R.T.A.J.Leenders@uvt.nl

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Health, Organization, and Relations between State, Citizen, and Society. The Schools inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Organisation Studies

The Department of Organization Studies focuses on the study of organizations from a relational perspective. The relational perspective is rooted in the social and behavioral sciences. The focus is on interorganisational relations and networks as well as intraorganizational relations, such as the functioning of teams. The department has a strong emphasis on theory driven empirical research and teaching rooted in the social and behavioral sciences. Organizational sociology and organizational psychology are the disciplinary pillars of the research and education programs of the department. https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/organization-studies/