PhD position in Marketing

WorkplaceNeuchâtel, North Romandie, Switzerland
Occupation rate75%
Start1 September 2018

University background
The University of Neuchâtel is a university on a human scale, with about 4’500 students. Its small size ena-bles it to provide high-level training and to foster relationships between students and professors. It is one of the most international universities in Switzerland, with about 100 nationalities present and more than a fifth of the student body coming from abroad. Ideally located midway between Geneva and Zürich, in the heart of Europe, it is a perfect place to study or undertake high-level research in an idyllic setting between lake and mountains.


• Commit to achieve a PhD thesis in marketing / consumer behavior (topic: sustainable consumption / social marketing) under the supervision of Prof. Valéry Bezençon
• Contribute to research and other scholarly activities
• Assist in marketing lectures and contribute to the related tasks (exam prep, student support devel-opment, etc.)


• Master’s degree in marketing, management, psychology, economics, or possibly a quantitative field such as engineering or statistics
• Evidence of an analytical mind and solid quantitative skills
• Demonstrated independence and initiative
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment
• Excellent command of English (oral and written)
• Good command of French or willingness to acquire it quickly
• Passion for research and teaching
• Interest in consumer behavior, social marketing, and sustainable consumption

We offer

We offer excellent conditions
• Salary (Salary scale – in French): 2014 gross annual salary, 1st year employed at 75%: CHF 52’042 (~USD 57’225)
• 4 years contract
• Excellent working environment (university, infrastructure, city, sports offering)


Application procedure and deadline

The application files, containing a CV, a statement of interest, copies of diplomas with grade transcripts, a representative scientific work such as a master’s thesis or a research proposal for the PhD thesis, GMAT or GRE scores if available, and at least one letter of recommendation, should be sent by email (subject: PhD MKT) to and Please also mention in your e-mail how you learnt about this position.

Applications will be processed as they come with a deadline on 15th August 2018.

The University of Neuchâtel is actively engaged in the implementation of its responsibility and provides non‐discriminatory working conditions.
Phone0041 (0)32 718 13 60
In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 40212.