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Ans De Vos, PhD

Ans De Vos, PhD

Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers


  • Academic Director, Expertisecentrum Next Generation Work
  • SD Worx Professor “Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers”
  • Academic Director “Leadership & Career Development Track”, FT Masters


  • Career Management
  • Career competencies
  • Future of jobs
  • Personal Development
  • Psychological Contracts


  • Full-time Master in Human Resource Management
  • Full-time Master in het Management

Ans De Vos is professor at Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp, faculty of Business Economics and is holder of the SD Worx Chair “Next generation work: Creating sustainable careers”. It is her personal mission, through her academic work and teaching, to strengthen individuals in their career development as well as organizations in their career management. She investigates important evolutions such as digitization and flexible work and their impact upon careers both from an individual and organizational perspective. These are also the core topics of her teaching activities within Antwerp Management School. She frequently cooperates with organizations on challenges related to career management, and is a well-known speaker on this topic.

Current research projects include sustainable careers from a stakeholder perspective, development of a tool for facilitating career development in self-directed teams, the impact of digitization upon work, competencies and employability, and challenges pertaining to non-standard careers and flexible talent management.

Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior. Recently she published two international books on sustainable careers (“Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers” and “Facilitating Sustainable Careers across the Lifespan”), and one practitioner-oriented book on sustainable career management (“Loopbanen in Beweging”). She is associate editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and serves on the editorial board of Career Development International and Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Ans De Vos obtained her PhD in 2002 from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. She holds a master degree in Psychology (K.U. Leuven) and Human Resource Management (University of Antwerp). During her doctoral studies, she was a doctoral fellow at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). She started her academic career at Vlerick Business School, where she worked as associate professor in HRM and career management. She is also affiliated with the Faculty of Business and Economics of the KU Leuven.