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School/CompanyHEC Liège
Job TitleCall for projects in Sustainability/Digital/Entrepreneurship - Postdoctoral Position HEC Research, Research Unit of HEC Liège, is looking for 1 full time postdoctoral researcher
AddressRue Louvrex, 14
Job categoryResearch
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

HEC Research is the research unit of HEC Liège. It includes more than 100 FTE researchers (faculty, senior and junior scientists) who are active in various fields of economics and management science. As part of its strategy, HEC Research aims to foster active interdisciplinary collaborations around three issues – sustainability, digital and entrepreneurship – in order to generate transformative research with high impact on HEC’s strategic research fields and with a concrete influence on the socio-economic environment of the school. Sustainability (which includes CSR), digital and entrepreneurship have been distinguished as three stimulating research topics on which HEC researchers already have relevant expertise, and with the potential to favor interdisciplinary research within the research unit. Applicants should therefore propose interdisciplinary research projects focusing on those transversal topics, connected with at least two strategic research fields of the School.

The research unit is subdivided into 7 subunits associated with strategic research fields in which the school has significant experience and a critical mass of researchers, publications, teaching and corporate collaborations, namely, Asset and Risk Management (ARM); Changing Workplace and Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM); Economic Analysis and Policy (ECON); Marketing and Service Innovation (MSI); Social Enterprise and Business Ethics (SEBE); Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics (SCM); Sustainable Performance: Tax, Audit and Accounting (SUSP); as well as an 8th subunit that hosts some emerging fields of research.

The postdoctoral position works under the administrative responsibility of the Research Director and will be monitored by PRISME (Interdisciplinary research pole in economics and management sciences, i.e. the research council of HEC Liège and management board of the research unit).

Job description:

The candidate will:
• Develop a research project connected to our transversal themes (Sustainability – which includes CSR-, digital and/or entrepreneurship) with an interdisciplinary approach connected to at least 2 of the seven strategic research fields.
• Aim for a scientific leadership position and see him/herself as academic “intrapreneur” who will actively shape and further develop his/her own organization through a sense of ownership, self-responsibility and transdisciplinary thinking.
• Represent HEC in the international scientific community notably through the organization of scientific events/workshops, and the presentation of his/her research outputs in international conferences

Your profile:

• You have a PhD in management, economics, finance, data science, or applied sciences
• Languages: English and French. The knowledge of French is not mandatory;
A plus: You are specialized in data analysis.


2-year (paid) contract, subject to evaluation of the candidate’s performance at the end of the first year. The contract also includes a working budget for covering the needs of the position over the two years. The position can start between 1st March and 1st October 2019 (to be discussed). For further questions about the salary conditions please contact

Application package:
(1) Research project of maximum 10.000 characters (space included) with the following sections: A. Research question B. State of the art C. Research methodology D. Calendar and research outputs;
(2) A detailed CV
(3) List of publications and working papers;
(4) Motivation letter;
(5) Recommendation letter of one international expert of the field (for instance, your former PhD supervisor, etc.)
(6) A scanned copy of your PhD degree or any official certificate;

Interested candidates should send their application to Muriel Vervier (Head of the Research Support Service) at before 31st January 2019 or until the position is filled. Decisions will be communicated no later than March 2019. Further information can be obtained at the same address. The email header should clearly mention “Postdoctoral Position – HR2”

About HEC Management School - University of Liege (HEC Liège)
HEC® Liège is the management school of the University of Liège. HEC® Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 full-time faculty members and researchers and more than 2500 students. HEC® Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy leading students to contribute actively to their own education. The international vision of HEC® Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and faculty.
The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in, quality improvement has been recognized through prestigious international accreditations: HEC Liège has become the 1st complete Belgian business school hold both AACSB and EQUIS institutional accreditations. HEC® Liège also holds the EPAS award for each of its three main programmes: the Master in Management, the Master in Business Engineering, and the Doctoral Program. The specialization “Banking and Asset Management” of the Master in Management has recently been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HEC® Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
HEC® Liège is located in Liège, Belgium’s third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region. At the heart of Europe, Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the seventh freight airport in Europe. Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical heritage, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 30 km from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 km from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Cologne, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
A description of the HEC® Liège work environment can be found at:

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Expiry date2019/01/31