Loughborough University in the UK invites applications for a PhD studentship on exploring the bright and dark side of narcissism at work in 2019.
Is it a good idea to be a bit of a narcissist at work? Interestingly, narcissism combines seemingly contradicting characteristics such as being extraverted and disagreeable, being charming and aggressive, being humorous and hostile. Accordingly, past research on narcissism has shown that it can be a mixed blessing in the workplace. For example, narcissists often seem dominant and arrogant, but they can also be highly motivated and effective at work.
This research project will draw on recent novel conceptualizations of narcissism that disentangle it’s bright and dark side. Broadly, it aims to answer, when do positive aspects of narcissism (high self-esteem, being charming) prevail and when do the negative aspects (devaluation of others, aggressiveness) dominate? And which work context may facilitate/temper it?
This PhD project aims to shed light on these unanswered questions by using research methods such as experience sampling surveys, indirect measures, and multi-source studies. Of course, the project also allows for the development of your own interests and approach.
Worth of Award
This studentship will provide an opportunity to:
- complete a PhD at an internationally renowned research university
- take part in a project on a contemporary and fascinating topic with high practical relevance
- work in a dynamic and collaborative team that is dedicated to top-tier research while fostering a positive working atmosphere
- partake in extensive career development, including developmental mentoring, regular feedback, support for summer schools and international conferences
- develop a broad skill set by also gaining teaching experience
- The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee.
- They are looking for someone with an excellent MSc in (Work) Psychology, or related fields. You should have a very good understanding of quantitative methods, study design, and statistical analyses, including statistical software packages.
- You are curious about exploring the dynamics of personality and identity at the workplace and strive for an academic career.
- This project is expected to result in jointly authored contributions to international conferences and leading academic journals. They encourage applications from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.
- Their entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours.
How to Apply
All applications are made online, please select the school/department name within the programme name section and include the quote reference number.
Deadline: Applications close on July 10, 2019.