Three Assistant Professors Innovation Studies/Sustainable Business (1.0 FTE)

Three Assistant Professors Innovation Studies/Sustainable Business (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
21 Jun 12 Aug Utrecht
Utrecht University's Faculty of Geosciences is looking for three Assistant Professors Innovation Studies/Sustainable Business. Interested? Read more and apply here.

Job description

The Innovation Studies group, part of the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University, is looking for three new colleagues in the field of innovation, sustainability and business. You will teach in the BSc programme Science and Innovation Management and MSc programmes Innovation Sciences and/or Sustainable Business and Innovation. Your input in courses will depend on your own expertise and fields of interest. Furthermore, you will supervise students working on their Bachelor and Master thesis.

You will contribute to the research programme of the section Innovation Studies where the dynamics of emerging technologies, sustainable business models, institutions, and societal transitions are central topics. The section Innovation Studies is a large research group (30 FTE) doing excellent research and enjoying high (inter)national visibility. The culture of the group is open, collaborative and ambitious. Your own research interests are found within the broad field of Innovation Studies (innovation systems, transitions, user innovation, entrepreneurship, institutional analysis, evolutionary analysis, sustainable business models). An additional task is to contribute to the acquisition and execution of externally funded projects. Depending on your research focus you will be working under the supervision of Professor Marko Hekkert, Koen Frenken or Ellen Moors.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

You should:

  • hold a doctoral degree (PhD) that is related to Innovation Studies, Transition Studies, Management, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Geography or a related discipline; 
  • have a proven affinity with Innovation Studies;
  • have a proven expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research;
  • have interest and experience in research that matches our programmed research;
  • have published in international scientific journals;
  • have experience in acquiring and carrying out externally funded projects;
  • be well connected to relevant academic partners as well as to stakeholders in society;
  • have excellent communication skills and be a team player;
  • acquire the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) of Utrecht University, if not obtained a similar qualification yet;
  • be able to demonstrate excellent English language proficiency. We require a qualification English at C1 level (comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid) or you should be willing to obtain this level by training.

Conditions of employment

We offer three full-time tenure track positions for 4 years. The tenure decision will be taken within this period of four years depending upon progress made. The salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges from €3,637 to €4,978 (scale 11 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

Employer

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, colleagues from various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Sustainability, Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, and Life Sciences.

Utrecht University has been ranked in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities as the best university in the Netherlands, and as one of the leading research universities in Europe. Utrecht University's sustainability research has the greatest citation impact worldwide according to a study conducted by Times Higher Education (2016).

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

Utrecht University's Faculty of Geosciences studies the Earth: from the Earth's core to its surface, including man's spatial and material utilisation of the Earth - always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. With 3,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty of Geosciences is organised in four Departments: Earth Sciences, Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Physical Geography, and Sustainable Development.

Additional information

For informal inquiries you can contact Prof. Dr. Koen Frenken via k.frenken@uu.nl.

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers; Research, Development, Innovation
  • Engineering; Economics; Natural Sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1048592

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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To apply you can click the button below. Please attach your motivation for the position, a statement of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of two referees.

Make sure to apply no later than 12 Aug 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).