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PHd position in Marketing

1.12.08 |

Ph.D Positions in Marketing
Tilburg, 5000 LE, (Noord-Brabant), 38 hours per week Tilburg University

Job description
Tilburg University’s Ph.D. programme is among the most selective in Europe. It offers a full-fledged graduate programme, comparable to top schools in the U.S. Coursework and dissertation sum up to a four-year curriculum, divided into the 1-year M.Phil. programme (mostly coursework) and the 3-year Ph.D. programme (mostly dissertation work).

Before embarking on their Ph.D., our students first enter a 1-year M.Phil (graduate) programme that prepares them for doing research in marketing. The MPhil programme offers one of the most complete sets of fundamental and advanced courses anywhere in Europe in preparation for a Ph.D., and is taught by professors who are top-notch researchers. Candidates who already possess an M.Phil. degree can apply for direct admission to the dissertation phase.

University Graduate
All applicants must have a doctoral degree or be close to completion.

Students who have successfully completed the M.Phil. programme can transfer from M.Phil. to Ph.D. status. The dissertation phase takes three years and covers a specific research domain in quantitative marketing, consumer behaviour, or marketing strategy. While PhD students work in close collaboration with their thesis advisors, they also have plenty of opportunity to interact with the other faculty members.

Tilburg University
Tilburg University (the Netherlands) is a modern, specialized university. It is well known for its high standards in education and scientific research as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both tranquillity and connectivity as it is situated in a wooded park, yet only five minutes away from the city centre, main highways, and railways. Located in Tilburg, a mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the south of the Netherlands, and in close proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg University is situated in the very heart of Europe

The Marketing department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The Faculty enjoys high rankings for its excellence in education and research. In Europe, it is the current number one research institute in economics and the number three in business. Members of the Marketing department are represented in the boards of all major marketing journals and have a strong publication record (please consult the personal web pages of our staff members on We are committed to nurture this position further in the future by combining the strengths of three key research areas in marketing: quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, and marketing strategy. A warm collaborative atmosphere, strong team spirit, focus on cross-border research, and a shared ambition to excel are among the key drivers of the Marketing team.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 3000 - 3500
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 1 and 3 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
The tuition fee for the 1-year M.Phil. programme is €1,597 for European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and €10,272 for non-EEA citizens. Due to generals subsidies, excellent students from non-EEA countries will receive substantial tuition fee waivers of up to €7,812 so that only the legal minimum fee of €2,460 has to be paid. During their M.Phil year, students are responsible for their own sources of income. However, for international students, several scholarships are available of €800 (full) or €400 (partial) net per month on the basis of educational merit. For Dutch students, a number of student assistantships are available. All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme will receive a starting salary of approximately €2,400 gross per month. This salary increases yearly to reach approximately €3,100 gross per month in the third and final year of the Ph.D. programme.

Additional Information

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

* About the organization
* About the function
* Electronic application form
* GMAT score
* GRE score

You can apply for this job before 01-04-2009 by sending your application to:

Tilburg University
A. Habraken
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
E-mail address:

You can apply for this programme by sending your application to Tilburg University CentER Graduate School Room K208 PO Box 90153 5000 LE TILBURG the Netherlands

Your application should comprise:

1. A filled out application form that can be found out
2. A letter of motivation
3. Two academic letters of reference
4. An example of written work (e.g., bachelor thesis)
5. A transcript or certified copy of university grades (bachelor + master)
6. An overview of all quantitative courses taken at university level (e.g. statistics, mathematics, econometrics), including a brief description of the course contents and the handbooks used.
7. An IELTS or TOEFL English language test (unless you have studied or worked in an English language environment for at least three years)
8. A GMAT or GRE score. Applicants should perform in the top 10% on the quantitative part of either one of these tests. For more information about these tests, please see and The code number for Tilburg University is VMV-LT-72 for GMAT and 0730 for GRE.
9. Those wishing to apply for a scholarship and a tuition fee waiver should include a written request with their application addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies.

The application deadline is April 1 2009 for all non-Dutch passport holders. Applicants who want to be considered for a scholarship/tuition fee waiver should have submitted their completed applications by February 1 2009. The application deadline for holders of a Dutch passport/visa is July 1 2009. The difference lies in the administrative procedures that we need to follow to enable non-Dutch passport holders to receive a visa, housing, etc. All applicants are advised to submit their application by the earlier deadline, because only a limited number of positions are available

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT 300.08.43.

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