Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

VU University of Amsterdam School of Business and Economics

Are you a business scholar with an interest in Strategic Management? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Location: AMSTERDAM
FTE: 1

Job description

As part of a growing department supporting ambitious people, the Strategic Management section seeks two new colleagues who are passionate about doing research at the highest level and deliver high-quality education on strategic management. We are looking for candidates who strengthen the section’s research in topics such as corporate strategy, behavioral strategy, international strategy, business ecosystems, mergers & acquisitions, strategic innovation, and stakeholder strategy/CSR.Although we are eclectic in terms of research methodology, demonstrated expertise in either quantitative and/or qualitative methods is deemed critial.

The new hire will play a key role in strengthening our Strategic Management section. Regarding research the candidates are expected to collaborate with existing staff members. Candidates for the position should also be enthusiastic about creating a motivating learning environment especially for students in the Master specialization Strategy & Organization or International Management. Candidates also have an interest to participate in executive education, specifically in MBA programmes and inhouse company education.

The position is embedded in a cooperative international work environment that embraces multi-disciplinary research, is strongly committed to research quality and productivity, proactively pursues educational innovation, delivers high-quality executive education, and stimulates teamwork.

Your duties

  • Initiate and perform high-quality research in the field of strategic management, culminating in top tier publications and grant acquisitions;
  • Teach and design courses at the bachelor level (e.g., Bedrijfskunde or International Business Administration), master level (e.g., MSc Business Administration), and postgraduate level (e.g., full-time/part-time PhD programmes; executive education); supervise bachelor and master theses students;
  • Be committed to obtaining a university teaching qualification.

Requirements

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Business Administration/Management, or a related field in the social sciences (completed or with a fixed date for the defense) and should be fluent in English. Prior publication experience in top journals in the field of strategic management is a strong asset. Candidates without a completed PhD but who already have a proven research record are also encouraged to apply. So are current assistant professors with a few years of experience. They might complete the tenure track early.

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,974 (scale 11) and a maximum €5,439 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Universitair Docent 2) is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for 1 FTE.

The initial employment contract as assistant professor will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of obtaining a permanent position (tenure). The position involves research (50%) and teaching (50%). At the end of the second year, a performance evaluation will take place. The Tenure Track Committee will review your file, including the evaluation and advice on the continuation of your tenure track. In the fifth year, the Tenure Track Committee will review your file in order to decide upon the tenured assignment based on the assessment criteria of the Tenure Track system SBE. 

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package.

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.

At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 7,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 600 people.

The Department of Management & Organization
The Department of Management and Organization comprises a large, diverse group of micro and macro scholars who seek to combine research excellence with passion in teaching. The department has a strong research tradition, manifested in top tier publication records (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies etc.) as well as in success in attracting external funding for research. The Department has a collaborative ethos with members actively working together on research and teaching projects. Our Department is highly diverse in terms of cultural backgrounds and we enjoy working in an international environment. We offer an active PhD program, Master programs in Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership Change Management and Strategy & Organization and a broad range of courses in several Bachelor programs.

Application

Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with your curriculum vitae including your publications, a personal vision statement (+/- 1 page) about research and teaching, and cover letter by 15-3-2023.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof Dr Brian Tjemkes
Position: Professor of Strategic Management
E-mail: b.v.tjemkes@vu.nl
Telephone: +31 20 5986151

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