Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
University of Amsterdam Faculty of Economics and Business

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Economics and Business
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  1 April 2024
Vacancy number:  12573

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Section (E&I) at Amsterdam Business School (ABS) from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an internationally recognized department with a strong focus on high-quality academic teaching, research, and impact.

ABS is a growing, research driven business school at an internationally recognized university that has the ambition to become a leading international player in the field of business research and education. ABS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and financial capital of the Netherlands,  offering a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the world.

E&I Section’s main strengths in teaching, research, and impact are entrepreneurship, innovation management, creative & cultural industries, and advanced computational methods, together with our ties to the (entrepreneurial and cultural)Amsterdam. We combine teaching and research excellence with deep engagement in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond.

Our Section houses over 25 scholars, from junior (tenure track) to leading senior researchers, as well as PhD candidates. Faculty members regularly publish in top entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and psychology journals and present their work at top academic conferences every year. The section is very collegial and diverse, its scholars come from 14 different nationalities, with wide range of backgrounds.

The section’s education portfolio is based on two interrelated management challenges: creating and growing new ventures, as well as realizing and capturing innovations. The relevance of the combination of entrepreneurship and innovation has become clear in topics such as startups, entrepreneurship psychology, technology (e.g., AI), open innovation, creative and cultural industries, management of creative teams, crowdfunding, the lean startup movement, scaling up new ventures, and corporate entrepreneurship. The section promotes a challenge-based, experiential learning environment to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and innovative leaders for the future.

E&I offers courses and programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, such as:

  • Bachelor Business Administration – Track Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity.
  • Minor Entrepreneurship (University-wide Bachelor’s program).
  • Master Business Administration – Track Entrepreneurship & Management in the Creative Industries.
  • Master Business Administration – Track Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

The section also offers a joint Master’s in Entrepreneurship in a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam.

Our newly designed campus is in the city center of Amsterdam,  one of the most vibrant, diverse and friendliest cities in Europe, with an exceptionally high quality of life. English is widely spoken in the Netherlands. The compensation package is competitive relative to European salaries.

What are you going to do

We offer a rewarding job opportunity with responsibilities but also personal freedom, autonomy, and personal development in an attractive international work environment.

Excellent candidates from all major entrepreneurship and/or innovation areas are welcome. We are looking for individuals with potential for exceptional teaching performance and broad interests in entrepreneurship and/or innovation. The main tasks of the candidates are teaching, thesis supervision and teaching coordination in the (under)graduate and master education programs.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can strengthen our team in the field of applied entrepreneurship education (e.g., incubator or accelerator coaching and teaching) or technology/data science (e.g., transformative AI) in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The teaching load is reasonable and can be concentrated both in terms of time and preparation. The working language, including teaching, is English – but we particularly welcome Dutch speakers to apply for the position.

What do we require

We will prioritize candidates that hold a Ph.D. (completed or near completion), in Business Administration or Economics, with more than three years of teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation at universities in the Netherlands or abroad.

However, we will consider candidates with more than five years of teaching experience in high-education programs in entrepreneurship and/or innovation, without a Ph.D.

Our offer

The lecturer will be offered initially an appointment for one year with extension. Salary will be in accordance with Dutch academic salary scales. For a lecturer this is between €4,332 tot €5,929 per month (+16.3% holiday and end-year payments) dependent on experience and track record of the candidate. A temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities is applicable. Additionally, some research time may be offered each year to the candidate.

What else do we offer you?

The UvA has an extensive package of fringe benefits, including:

  • 29 days' holiday with full employment & extra holidays between Christmas and the New Year;
  • reimbursement of commuting expenses;
  • pension accrual with ABP;
  • in addition, the UvA offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages employees to continue their professional development;
  • you may participate in the open UvA lectures with which you can earn up to 30 credits per year;
  • we further offer a vibrant, collegial and very international environment.

The position will remain open for an extended period, and we will be actively reviewing applications until we find suitable candidates. Once suitable candidates are identified, the position will be filled at the earliest convenience. Therefore, there is no fixed start date for the position."

About the faculty

Education and research at UvA Economics and Business (EB) covers a wide range of fields that includes economics, data science, business administration, business analytics, accountancy, control, econometrics, finance and entrepreneurship. This is organized in 2 Schools: the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). Over 7,000 students are enrolled in our UvA Economics and Business programs and around 500 employees provide education and support.

Find more information about Economics and Business on uva.nl/eb.

Find more information about the Amsterdam Business School on abs.uva.nl.

Find more information about the Amsterdam School of Economics on ase.uva.nl.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative, and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam and uva.nl/working-at-eb.


The webpage of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation section: https://abs.uva.nl/content/sections/entrepeneurship-innovation/entrepreneurship-innovation.html

Further information can be obtained from Prof. dr. Martin Obschonka– Chair of the recruitment team (m.obschonka@uva.nl).

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • A cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • at least three teaching evaluations;
  • and two reference letters the names of two references who can provide a reference letter if required.

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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

No agencies please

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