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You will work for the International Business research group, which is part of the Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Business (ESB).
Furthermore, you will engage in practical research to obtain knowledge on sustainable international entrepreneurship and manage other lecturer-researchers. Selecting these people for the research group's knowledge network is your responsibility. Allocating tasks to and motivating members of the knowledge network comes naturally to you, as an inspirational leader.
As a professor, you will safeguard and increase the quality of all activities developed by the research group, including research that is always practice-oriented, easy to read, challenging and recognisable. You will use your relevant network to create an effortless exchange between research, education and practice by ensuring that research results are mentioned in publications, lectures, demonstrations and through a number of forms of education for lecturers, students and industry professionals, to mention some examples. Additionally, you will run a number of social and economic activities in which your wealth of experience with valorisation plays a pivotal role. You will also procure your own sources of income through grant programmes and contracted research.
As you welcome the application of the results of practice-oriented research in education, you happily contribute to this process. You will also support members of your knowledge network in teaching students research skills and inspiring inquisitive attitudes in students. Furthermore, you will occasionally give inspiring, subject-specific lectures.
Avans University of Applied Sciences is committed to bringing out the best in people. It has a reputation for being an excellent employer. We live up to our commitment by offering attractive employment conditions.
You will work for the International Business research group and, regarding the content you deal with, are aligned with Avans University of Applied Sciences’ International Business and Management study programmes. The research group is also aimed at accessing new international markets. Operating on an international scale leads to consequences for businesses’ governance, communications and internal organisation. Based on a sustainability focused perspective, the emphasis is not limited to profitability, as it is essential to consider local cultures, values and ethical aspects. Globalisation primarily represents a challenge to large businesses that operate in many markets. Additionally, the increasing level of digitalisation leads to the creation of new business models and is of increasing importance for both internal business practices and collaboration between partners in the value chain. Digitalisation also increasingly fulfils the role of a catalyst.
The ESB is one of Avans University of Applied Sciences’ 6 centres of expertise. 11 schools in the business domain work together within the ESB. Together they represent 13,000 students, 840 lecturers and 13 different bachelor degrees.
The centre of expertise contributes to professionalising industry practices and developing the knowledge of the involved bachelor degrees.
Through its research, the ESB aims to make an impact on developing a sustainable economy and society. Furthermore, it aims to make a direct impact by conducting research into sustainable entrepreneurship in collaboration with businesses, governments and NGOs. Lastly, it aims to make an indirect impact by using the research results to benefit education, lecturers, students and our alumni.
The ESB pursues these ambitions with the following 6 research groups: Sustainable Strategy and Innovation (SSI), Sustainable Finance and Accounting (SFA), Sustainable Working and Organizing (SWO), Improving Business (ImB), New Marketing (NM), International Business (IB) and 1 associate Professor in the field of the Mindset of sustainable SME entrepreneurs.
For more information on either Avans University of Applied Sciences’ or the ESB's research, please visit avans.nl/onderzoek.
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