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Sofie Jacobs, PhD
Jacobs Sofie

Sofie Jacobs, PhD

Function Associate professor HRM & Talent Development, Academic Director Global Leadership Program, Academic Mentor Executive PhD Program


  • Sustainable career management & development
  • Freelance and atypical workers careers
  • Talent management & career mobility
  • HR & Leadership in cultural & creative organizations
  • Organizational learning & personal development
  • Business research methods & Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)


  • House of HR
  • SD Worx
  • Argenta
  • Port of Antwerp
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Flemish Government

Sofie Jacobs obtained her PhD in 2017 (University of Antwerp) with a thesis on different roads to objective and subjective success for small-sized creative organizations. Since her PhD, Sofie was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management school and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). At this moment, Sofie is Associate Professor HRM & Talent Development at AMS and guest lecturer HRM at the University of Antwerp.

Sofie teaches in full-time master programs (including Master in Strategic HRM and Master in Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship), various executive masters and 'company-specific' programs. She is also Academic Director of the Global Leadership Program, 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.

Current research projects include sustainable careers from a multi-stakeholder perspective, challenges pertaining to non-standard careers (freelancers), flexible talent management, career development and mobility. Furthermore, Sofie is specialized in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).

Sofie has over 10 years of academic and professional experience. She is an experienced lecturer and published her research in several academic journals. Sofie provided research and consultancy services for government authorities, foundations and organizations in Europe, with a focus on HR topics and a diverse range of topics within the creative industries.

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