Estonian Business School (EBS) is inviting applications for a doctoral position in digital marketing in the context of its PhD programme in Management. Candidates can apply for either the traditional research track or for the applied/ experimental innovation track.
The position is either full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time depending on the individual circumstances of the candidates (to be agreed individually). The expected start date is on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, with a nominal duration of 48 months. The proposed research grant/ scholarship is for the duration of the PhD (4 years), subject to an annual review of progress towards completion of the PhD.
The position is based at the EBS Tallinn campus in Estonia (A. Lauteri 3, Tallinn, Estonia).
We are looking for doctoral candidates to conduct research and real-life testing/ implementation (for the applied/ experimental PhD track) into the evolution and impact of digital marketing methods and tools, in particular on consumer behaviour, design and innovation and/or digital analytics. High quality proposals linked to other marketing related domains are also welcome and will be considered. As a particular focus area, proposals are encouraged to consider the usage and role of social media in shifting consumers’ mindsets towards sustainability and green economy-related issues as well as other areas of societal concern.
The research and project work will be co-ordinated and supervised by the Marketing and Communication research group at the Estonian Business School. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the project(s) will be conducted in close co-operation with other topical groups at EBS (e.g. Green Economy and CSR, Methods and Design, Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship).
Application deadline is tied with the application to the PhD programme.
The PhD journey of each doctoral candidate is highly individualised and the balance of activities will be tailored for each individual candidate depending on whether they choose to apply for the classical or applied/ experimental PhD track. It is, however, likely that the candidate will engage in the following activities:
- Development and implementation of an independent research and application agenda related to the candidate’s PhD project
- Close collaboration with the candidate’s supervisor(s) and project team
- Contributing to a number of different projects related to the candidate’s field of activity
- Publishing academic outputs
- Teaching or assisting in teaching activities (including supervision of thesis) in courses related to the candidate’s field of study
- Other relevant activities
Work environment and remuneration
Active participation in EBS’ academic and business ecosystem is a high priority. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present in the department and take an active part in the research programme on at least a weekly basis. We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained.
The monthly gross salary is between 2500 and 3000 euros.
Applicants should preferably hold a MA degree or equivalent qualifications in management or business studies, economics, political science, sociology, or in disciplines related to the topic of the call, e.g. marketing, communication, computer and data science.
The application should include a 2-4-page proposal for a doctoral research project.
For admission following documents must be submitted:
- Application form in the DreamApply platform
- Curriculum Vitae
- University diplomas and diploma supplements
- Copy of a passport or ID card
The application must be submitted in English. Deadline: 1 August 2022.