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Ans De Vos, PhD
Ans devos

Ans De Vos, PhD

Function Chairholder SD Worx Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers, associate dean of education,  academic director Global Leadership Skills full-time master's programs


  • Career Competencies
  • Future of Jobs
  • Personal Development
  • Psychological Contracts


  • Sd worx
  • Vlaamse Landmaatschappij
  • PSA

Ans De Vos holds a Master's degree in Psychology (KULeuven) and an additional degree in Human Resource Management (University of Antwerp, now Antwerp Management School). She started her career at Vlerick Business School in 1996 and received her PhD in 2002 from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Ghent. Her doctoral research focused on the psychological contract among new employees, i.e. the expectations newcomers have about the terms of their employment relationship and how these evolve during the socialization period.

From the start of her academic career, Ans De Vos has been fascinated by careers. More specifically, her mission is to make people more competent in directing their own careers so they can take responsibility for their professional lives. She researches how a win-win can be created between organizations and their employees and this within the broader societal issues surrounding careers and work in general, in order to achieve sustainable career policies.

She particularly studies evolutions such as digitalization and flexible work and their impact on careers, both from an individual and organizational perspective. She advises organizations on career management challenges and is a well-known speaker on this topic.

Ans is currently a professor at Antwerp Management School, where she holds the SD Worx Chair 'Next generation work: Creating Sustainable Careers'. She also coordinates the expertise center Next Generation Work and is associate dean Education at AMS.

Ans teaches in full-time master programs (including Master in Strategic HRM and Master in Management), various executive masters and 'company-specific' programs. She is also academically responsible for Global Leadership Skills, the personal development track in the full-time master's programs in which students are guided in developing self-knowledge, personal growth and self-leadership with a view to their future careers.

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