Tenure Track Assistant Prof. Organization Studies and/or Innovation Management
The department of Innovation Management & Strategy (http://www.rug.nl/(...)fic-departments/ims/) at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, is looking for a new colleague to fill a tenure track position. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research and teaching abilities and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and PhD students of the faculty. You should have completed your PhD, or are close to completion, and your research agenda is strongly related to the research theme of one of the research groups in our Department:
- Information and communication technology enabled change
- Strategy, sustainability, and corporate governance
- Innovation management and collaboration
- Entrepreneurship and business dynamics.
The department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which is ranked among the top performers in Europe in terms of research. FEB belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. FEB members have published in journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Our faculty is actively involved in many scholarly associations (AOM, EGOS, EURAM, SMS) and also serve in editor and editorial board roles at leading journals.
Based in Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest and largest in the country and is ranked within the global top 100. It is truly global institution with close collaborations with renowned international universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen, Ghent, Tsinghua University, Osaka University, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania. The American journal The Scientist ranked the University of Groningen among the top 25 institutions in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia 2012.
Responsibilities for this position include conducting and publishing academic research as well as teaching, along with contributing to the service mission of the Department. Teaching responsibilities include courses and thesis supervision at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. During the tenure track period 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is dedicated to teaching activities.
The position is situated in the department of Innovation Management & Strategy which comprises six Full Professors, eight Associate Professors, and 20 Assistant Professors in addition to PhD students. We have a diverse department with more than 40% international staff and 37% female staff members. The department contributes to programmes at the (honours) bachelor, master, research master levels and to the PhD programme of the research school SOM. The department is responsible for four Master of Science tracks: Change Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation Management, and Healthcare Management & Economics. The department covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a number of different research approaches with a keen focus on academic quality in research and teaching. We focus on applied as well as fundamental research questions. Areas of research at the department include innovation, strategy, information systems, organization theory & entrepreneurship (see:
Our new colleague would (soon be able to) meet the following requirements:
- a PhD
- a demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top management journals
- proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in mentoring students
- a relevant international network
- a great teammate with good communication skills.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,545 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,513 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
A fiscal facility pertaining to extraterritorial costs, the 30% facility, may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (https://www.vsnu.nl/(...)-universiteiten.html).
Tenure track positions at FEB are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision at the end. You will be appointed initially for a period of seven years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation at the end of the third year of employment. The seventh year is intended to compensate for any ‘life events’ (e.g. prolonged illness or parental leave) which might take place during the first six years. Based on a positive final evaluation in the sixth year, tenure will be granted and you will become Associate Professor. The track concerns an academic career path which leads to a position as Full Professor if criteria are met.
Formal tenure track requirements primarily include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching, and service.
The University of Groningen provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
You may apply for this position until 30 September 23.59h / before 1 October 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
You are requested to submit:
1. A cover letter containing your motivation for the position
2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
3. Two letters of reference
4. Two examples of publications
5. Evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized teaching evaluations).
Promising candidates will be invited for a campus visit shortly after the deadline.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Faculty / asst. prof. / lecturer
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands