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School/CompanyVlerick Business School
Job TitlePhD-Researcher Management Accounting
AddressVlamingenstraat 83
Job categoryAcademic
Career levelEntry Level (less than 2 years of experience)
Desired education levelAdvanced Degree
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

Do you have a passion for research? Do you believe in the open, pragmatic, vital and international spirit of Vlerick? And are you ready to explore the world of strategic risk management? Then we have the perfect job for you! 


PhD-Researcher Management Accounting


What can you expect?

As a PhD-researcher in the Accounting & Control Cluster, you will:

  • Execute a FWO PhD-project titled: Contract design and collaborative creativity in partnerships: the role of the motivation climate, types of creativity and use of intrafirm controls. This project is situated on the intersection between the management accounting area and creativity domain
  • Disseminate knowledge by writing papers, reports and articles and present research findings to both business and academic audiences
  • Provide support for our teaching activities


What do we expect from you?

  • Applicants must hold one of the following:
    • A Master's degree in business (or a degree equivalent to four or five years of management studies)
    • A Master's degree in another field, provided that the basics of business have been covered and other elements in the application file are outstanding and attest to a sound mathematical and statistical background
  • You have excelled during your academic studies. Academic performance should be above average, with yearly exam results equalling distinction or more, at least twice, of which minimum once in the master's degree
  • You have a research mind-set and good analytical skills
  • You want to conduct research relevant both for the academic and the business world
  • You are fluent in English
  • You can work autonomously but you are also a good team player
  • You have a proactive attitude
  • You have good writing skills
  • Located on campus Leuven


Working at Vlerick is

  • Autonomy, responsibility & challenging work
  • Opportunities to learn & grow
  • Interesting contacts with the business world



Please apply with your CV and motivation letter through For more information concerning the position please contact: or

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Expiry date2019/09/01