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Dr. Julian Decius

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Researcher Organizational Psychology (Tenure Track)

Head of the field of work Organizational Psychology

Contact:

University of Bremen
Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
WiWi1, Room A2390 (2. Floor)
Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 1
28359 Bremen

Tel: +49 421 218-66590
E-mail: julian.deciusprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Office hours: by appointment (currently via Zoom)

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Academic positions

2021 – present    
University of Bremen
Researcher (with tenure track to Senior Researcher), head of the field of work Organizational Psychology

2019
University of Antwerp, BE
Research stay with Prof. Dr. Eva Kyndt, Antwerp School of Education

2015 – 2021
University of Paderborn
Research assistant at the Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology (Prof. Dr. Niclas Schaper)

2013
University of East Anglia, UK
Research stay with Prof. Dr. Karina Nielsen and Prof. Dr. Kevin Daniels, Norwich Business School


Education

2020
Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.PhD)
University of Paderborn
Dissertation thesis: "Informal learning within the context of industrial work – Conceptualization, operationalization, antecedents, and learning outcomes"

2014
Master of Science (M.Sc) Psychology (Organizational Consulting / Business Psychology)
Ruhr University Bochum
Master thesis: "Dimensions of Success Personality in Professional Soccer – An Investigation with BIP-6F"

2012
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Business Psychology
Ruhr University Bochum
Bachelor thesis: "Only foot or also brain? – Performance potential of soccer players in the German Junior National League"

2011
Study abroad
Lindenwood University, St. Charles (Missouri), USA


Practical experience

2014/2015
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Football GmbH
Human resources development, career orientation of junior soccer players

2012
eligo Psychological Personnel Software GmbH, Bochum
Development and optimization of (self-)assessment tools on a scientific basis

2009
Civilian service
Housekeeping, assistance and driving service in a retirement home

2008
Jahdiel A.C., Salinas Victoria (Monterrey), Mexico
Voluntary service in a social project

 

Awards

2022
Dissertation Award of the University of Paderborn

2021
Academy of Management Careers Division Best Overall Paper Award Finalist (Top 3)


Grants

2022
EARLI Mentoring Grant for a research stay at Maastricht University, NL

2021
Funding from the DAAD Congress Travel Program (EAWOP Conference, Glasgow, UK, cancelled due to pandemic).

2018
Funding by the DAAD Congress Travel Program (EARLI SIG14 Conference, Geneva, CH)

2017
Funding by the DAAD Congress Travel Program (EAWOP Conference, Dublin, IRL)

2011/2012
Scholarship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

2011
Scholarship from Lindenwood University (Missouri, USA) for a semester abroad

 

A full list of Dr. Julian Decius' publications can be found here.

 

Selected scholarly articles:

Decius, J., Dannowsky, J., & Schaper, N. (2022). The casual within the formal: A model and measure of informal learning in higher education. Active Learning in Higher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/14697874221087427

Hilkenmeier, F., Fechtelpeter, C., & Decius, J. (2021). How to foster innovation in SMEs: Evidence of the effectiveness of a project-based technology transfer approach. The Journal of Technology Transfer. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-021-09913-x

Decius, J., Knappstein, M., Schaper, N., & Seifert, A. (2021). Investigating the Multidimensionality of Informal Learning: Validation of a Short Measure for White-Collar Workers. Human Resource Development Quarterly. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21461

Decius, J. (2021). Kompetenzdiagnose im Wirtschaftsbereich Fußballsport: Das Kompetenzinventar Profifußball (KIPF) [Competence Diagnosis in the Economic Sector of Soccer: The Competence Inventory Professional Football (KIPF)]. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO), 52(2), 341-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11612-021-00571-z

Decius, J., Schaper, N., & Seifert, A. (2021). Work characteristics or workers’ characteristics? An input-process-output perspective on informal workplace learning of blue-collar workers. Vocations and Learning, 14(2), 285-326. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12186-021-09265-5

Decius, J. (2020). Informelles Lernen im Kontext industrieller Arbeit – Konzeptualisierung, Operationalisierung, Antezedenzien und Lernergebnisse [Informal Learning within the context of industrial work – Conceptualization, operationalization, antecedents, and learning outcomes] (cumulative dissertation thesis). Paderborn University. http://dx.doi.org/10.17619/UNIPB/1-1072

Decius, J., Schaper, N., & Seifert, A. (2019). Informal workplace learning: Development and validation of a measure. Human Resource Development Quarterly,30(4), 495-535. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21368

 

Memberships in Professional Associations

  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs): Special Interest Group "Work, Organizational and Business Psychology"
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): Special Interest Group 14 "Learning and Professional Development"
  • Junior Researcher Network of the EARLI (JURE)
  • Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (BDP): Section “Business Psychology”
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie in Deutschland (asp)
  • Professional Development Research Network (PDRnet)

   
Reviewer Activities

  • Current Psychology
  • Frontiers in Psychology – Organizational Psychology
  • Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO)
  • Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (ZAO)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Junior Researcher Conference of the EARLI (JURE)