Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
VU University of Amsterdam School of Business and Economics
Netherlands

Are you an ambitious and outstanding scholar in the field of Digital Innovation at Work? 
Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Location: AMSTERDAM

FTE:

Job description

We are searching for a passionate colleague to develop our research program related to Digital Innovation at Work. With see this open position for a tenure track assistant professor as an opportunity to further enhance our ambition to be one of the top research and teaching groups in the field of digital innovation in the workplace, where a collaborative spirit and intellectual curiosity are highly valued. We are looking for internationally oriented, ambitious and collegial scholars who share our passion for the field of digital innovation and will contribute to our research and teaching. We welcome applications from social scientists with a PhD in business administration, organizational sociology or related social science disciplines.

We seek to further increase our global visibility through top-level research on technology and work. In terms of teaching, we offer a newly developed and challenging MSc Program in Digital Business and Innovation, with 150 new students in 2020. The program delivers in-depth knowledge on Digital Innovation, based on fundamental theoretical perspectives and with a strong focus on implications for (and collaboration with) practice. Furthermore, we offer courses on information systems, digital innovation, new ways of working, and (qualitative) research methods in the BSc programs in (International) Business Administration as well as the doctoral program of the School of Business and Economics. All our teaching for the BSc IBA program, the MSc program and doctoral program is in English.

Your duties

  • teaching at the BSc, MSc at the School of Business and Economics and at the executive level in the programs of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation
  • conducting and supervising research (including PhD projects)
  • publishing in international top-tier journals
  • coordination of courses, and (eventually) participation in project groups or committees within the Department or Faculty
  • contributing to the further development of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation in its collaboration with the business community and executive education

Requirements

  • earned PhD in business administration, (organizational) sociology or related
  • social science discipline
  • an ambitious future research agenda
  • demonstrate a potential to establish a successful track record 
  • demonstrate experience in teaching in undergrad and master program
  • interest in collaboration with industry partners and active research valorization is an asset

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 €3,746 (scale 11)
and a maximum €5,127 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.

The initial employment contract will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of Tenure. The position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%).
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)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • 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 endeavour – 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 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 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 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.

About KIN Center for Digital Innovation

The KIN Center for Digital Innovation (www.sbe.vu.nl/kin) is a multi-disciplinary research institute on digital innovation and is part of the School of Business and Economics of the VU University of Amsterdam. We are an international group of 35 researchers studying the ways in which the use and development of digital innovations affect the way we work and organize. The group is very well connected to both the academic and private and public organizations. Our research is characterized by a practice-based approach and by its close collaboration with many business partners and researchers from other institutes. On top of delivering top quality teaching and research, the KIN Center for Digital Innovation is creating a platform for collaboration with private and public organizations, offering various forms of executive education, research collaboration and knowledge sharing sessions for business partners.

Application

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae including your publications, a personal vision statement (+/- 1 page) about research and teaching, and cover letter until August 14, 2020.  

We start inviting candidates from the application deadline onwards and the search will continue until the positions has been filled with a high-quality candidate

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions

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

Name: Marleen Huysman
Position: Head of the department
E-mail: m.h.huysman@vu.nl

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