Assistant Professor of Business Management and Organization

Wageningen University

Assistant Professor position within the Business Management and Organisation group (Tenure Track)

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Are you the enthusiastic Assistant Professor we are looking for? Do you have academic expertise in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business, Transformation of Agrifood Business?

For a May 2021 start, the Business Management & Organisation (BMO) Group in the Social Sciences Group of Wageningen University is looking to attract an ambitious and high-potential academic. The BMO group is part of the Section Business Science, which in turn is part of the Department of Social Sciences at the Wageningen University.

The BMO group at Wageningen University studies innovation and entrepreneurship in chains and networks, focusing on the agri-food industry in particular. In an increasingly interconnected world, where firms face major challenges related to, among others, climate change, urbanisation and food security, we provide the knowledge and insights needed to internally organise and govern firms appropriately and for firms to effectively collaborate in chains and networks.

Wageningen University is the world leading university in its domain. We offer Tenure Track as a career trajectory to excel academically in research and teaching. We wish to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development. The Tenure Track position in the BMO group offers excellent career perspectives for relatively junior academics.

In this challenging career trajectory:

  • you acquire, lead and implement innovative and creative(inter-) national research projects in the BMO group;
  • you collaborate with colleagues and supervise PhD students, BSc and MSc theses and you develop and teach courses;
  • you contribute to the further development of the BMO group.
Tenure Trackis a career path for hardworking scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.

We ask

To further strengthen our group, your profile should signal:

  • a completed PhD in a relevant social science;
  • a substantial profile in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business, Transformation of Agrifood Business, or related areas of expertise and disciplinary domains;
  • an interest in Emerging Economies;
  • a strong research profile and potential;
  • relevant and well-evaluated teaching experience;
  • quantitative research skills;
  • being a team player;
  • knowledge of or affinity with the domain of agri-food.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will be offered a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as professor. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €3.746,- and €5.826,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11-12).

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad

Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact prof.dr. Wilfred Dolfsma via or via +31 6 18410197.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Sandra Willemsen, Corporate recruiter or Bianca Aversteeg, recruitment support via

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 31st of March 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on the 9th of April 2021.

Equal opportunities

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusive webpage. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR

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