Post-doctoral opportunity

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Service Management/Transformative Service Research at Nadi-CeRCLe, University of Namur, Belgium!

We are thrilled to announce a postdoctoral position in the dynamic field of Transformative Service Research (TSR) at Nadi-CeRCle - University of Namur, Belgium. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and accomplished researcher to join our vibrant team.

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Contract: 1 renewable contract for 2 years in total

Location: Nadi-CeRCLe – University of Namur, Belgium

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

Proposed Start Date: March 1, 2024

URL for Job Document: Postdoctoral Opportunity in Service Management/Transformative Service Research at Nadi-CeRCLe

Research Environment:

Nadi-CeRCle is an internationally renowned research center dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of service management and marketing. Our team works on cuttingedge research projects. We provide an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for researchers at all stages of their careers. Our team is part of a multidisciplinary research institute called Nadi (Namur Digital institute) with more than 100 researchers from different disciplines who focus on digital services and technology. Nadi-CeRCLe is located in the wonderful city of Namur, which seamlessly combines historical significance, natural beauty, and a vibrant cultural scene. The candidate will also have the opportunity to leverage the dynamism and robust connections within the Belgian service community.

About the Postdoctoral Opportunity:

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the evolving field of Transformative Service Research. The research project associated with the position will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Wafa Hammedi (University of Namur, Belgium), Dr. Linda Alkire (Texas State University, USA) and Dr. Mohamed Sobhy Temerak (Surrey University, UK)


  • Conduct original research in the field of Transformative Service Research.
  • Publish research findings in reputable service marketing and management journals (ABS 3* & 4*) and present at leading international conferences.
  • Mentor doctoral students and contribute to the academic community.
  • Contribute to the dynamic culture of the NADI-TEAM. 


  • International Eligibility: This position is open to candidates from both EU and non-EU countries. Please be aware that individuals of Belgian nationality are not eligible for this funding. 
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as Business, Marketing, Service, Sociology, or Psychology. 
  • Ph.D. Completion Period: The Ph.D. should have been awarded between 2014 and 2023. •
  • Research Interest and Skills: A strong interest in research, coupled with robust analytical and critical thinking abilities, is essential. 
  • Autonomy and Organizational Skills: Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work independently and possess excellent organizational skills. 
  • Publication Commitment: An ongoing commitment to consistently disseminate and publish research findings is expected. 
  • Research Track Record: A solid track record of research publications in ABS 3* or 4* ranked journals is desirable. 
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills: Excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills are imperative. 
  • Team-Oriented Approach: A collaborative and team-oriented approach is mandatory. 


  • Competitive scholarship and benefits package. 
  • Access to state-of-the-art research resources and facilities. 
  • Opportunities for international collaboration and networking. 

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to directly submit the following documents to Professor Wafa Hammedi at by December 1 st, 2023. 

  1. Cover Letter detailing your research interests, preferred research methods (i.e., qualitative versus quantitative methods/techniques) and motivation for applying. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  3. Copies of relevant publications or working papers 
  4. Contact information for at least two academic references 

For inquiries or further information, please contact Professor Wafa Hammedi We look forward to welcoming an exceptional postdoctoral researcher to our research team.

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