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School/CompanyHEC Liège
Job TitleThe Smart City Institute at HEC Liège invites applications for 2 postdoctoral positions
AddressRue Louvrex, 14
Job categoryResearch
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

HEC Management School, University of Liege
HEC Management School - University of Liege (HEC Liège) is the school of management of the University of Liege. 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 2380 students. The school's mission is to train creative managers who will be responsible for building the future of businesses and organizations in a cross-cultural world. HEC Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy leading students to actively contribute to their 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.
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 patrimonium, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 40 kilometers from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 kilometers from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Köln, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the new magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

HEC Liège work environment:

The researchers will be part of the team of the Smart City Institute at HEC Liège. The Smart City Institute is an academic institute that carries out scientific research, develops teaching and supports innovation as well as entrepreneurship in the field of the sustainable and smart city. The SCI proposes to approach this thematic from a managerial angle (not a technical one) while collaborating with other disciplines (necessary multidisciplinary approach).
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Job Description
The Smart City Institute offers two post-doctoral research positions (1 year contract – renewable for 1 or 2 year(s) if the collaboration is fruitful).
The postdoctoral researchers will be asked to develop an original research proposal based on their research interests. Both theoretical and empirical approaches will be considered.
The final objective is to work on the development of scientific articles (to be submitted in international peer-reviewed journals) that analyse the transition of territories towards more sustainable and/or intelligent areas (ie. “Smart Cities, Smart Territories”) through various angles (ex. entrepreneurship, innovation, strategic management, governance, economics, urban economics, urban planning, sociology, engineering, etc).

Job Qualifications
- A doctoral degree is required.
- The candidate should demonstrate outstanding research potential (with previous scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals). Fluency in English is required. The researcher should have good communication skills and be able to be part of a team (involvement in joint projects with other researchers).
- An international profile is also required.

Information and application process
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
The researchers will start their mission on 1st October 2019 for a period of one year (renewable one time) within the team of the Smart City Institute, in the management department of HEC-Management School of the University of Liege (Belgium).
Interested candidates should apply electronically by sending their application to Professor Nathalie Crutzen : before 30 June 2019.

Please provide the following:
- Cover letter outlining research interests and the links with the research project
- References
- Curriculum vitae
- Reprints of published journal articles.

Further information about the position can be obtained at: and

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Expiry date2019/06/30