Associate Professor Position (tenured) Organizing for Social Issues Part of Tilburg University’s Philip Eijlander Diversity Program

Associate Professor Position (tenured) Organizing for Social Issues Part of Tilburg University’s Philip Eijlander Diversity Program

Published Deadline Location
17 Feb 6 Apr Tilburg
The appointee will be embedded in the Department of Organization Studies at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. Research in the department (https://tinyurl.com/rnwqdnu) focuses on relations within and between organizations and their effects on organizations’ adaptive behavior (e.g., organizational learning, change, innovation, etc.). The department has a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications in leading journals.

Job description

The appointee will be embedded in the Department of Organization Studies (http://tinyurl.com/kq54h9p) at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. Research in the department (https://tinyurl.com/rnwqdnu) focuses on relations within and between organizations and their effects on organizations’ adaptive behavior (e.g., organizational learning, change, innovation, etc.). The department has a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications in leading journals. Our faculty publish in e.g. Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Research Policy, International Journal of Project Management, and Journal of Management. Members of the department supervise Bachelor and Master students and teach a variety of degree courses at both levels in the Organization Studies programs including the Bachelor track ‘Global Management of Social Issues’ and the Master specialization tracks ‘Global Management of Social Issues’ (https://tinyurl.com/y2r3u4qd). The last two programs focus on organizing for grand challenges. All programs and tracks (except for one of the bachelor programs) are taught in English. Non-Dutch-speaking candidates will be asked to teach in English only. The working language of the Department and School is English.

Profile of the Associate Professorship Organizing for Social Issues (tenured)

Eligible female candidates for this tenured position should be specialized in education and research of organizing for social issues, also known as grand challenges or wicked problems ( for example climate change, sustainable production and consumption, migration or poverty and inequality). Organizing for social issues requires social innovations and entrepreneurship as well as new organizational forms (e.g., cross-sectoral partnering) that concern the involvement of multiple stakeholders, collaboration in multidisciplinary, international network-based projects that execute tasks over multiple iterations over longer periods. Each of these aspects of organizing for social issues defines important competences we are looking for in the ideal candidate.

The candidate is responsible for high-quality teaching and research in the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the areas of Global Management of Social Issues, and Organization Studies, by:

  • Elaborating an international and comparative perspective to studying and addressing topics related to organizing for social issues;
  • Bringing and sharing deep expertise on social issues/Grand Challenges, such as sustainability, the circular economy, poverty and inequality or migration from an organization studies or management perspecti
  • Exploring new data analysis approaches. As an emerging new interdisciplinary field, data science provides new tools for analyzing social issues and evaluating interventions that aim at social innovation.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

Candidates for the position must have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Organization and/or Management Studies or equivalent degree in a related or relevant field, with an interest in organization theory and sociology;
  • Evidence of sustained research achievements, reflected in peer-reviewed publications, preferably in top-tier outlets;
  • Have a solid background in current methodological/statistical development (quantitative and/or qualitative) and preferably have ample experience in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • A genuine interest in working and performing in a multidisciplinary research environment;
  • Have the ability to obtain and manage research grants/experience or willingness to participate in research funding efforts;
  • Excellence or the potential for excellence, in teaching students, and a strong and demonstrable commitment to the organization and delivery of teaching;
  • Experience in assisting students and Ph.D.’s while being a coach and a role model for all female students, postdocs and assistant professors;Strong command of Dutch or the willingness to learn within 2 years;
  • Strong command of English (C2 level);
  • Preferably evidence of having successfully held a position of academic leadership.

The candidates are expected:

  • To meet the criteria in terms of research quality, teaching quality, management responsibilities, proven valorization of their research and active role as a member of the Department of Organization Studies;
  • To take an active role as a role model or diversity agent in the university (e.g. by delivering a public lecture; by making their research available for a larger audience; by mentoring other junior women faculty; by incorporating gender as an integral part in the teaching and research programs).

Conditions of employment

The Philip Eijlander Diversity Program comprises:

  • A gross annual salary commensurate with experience and in accordance with Dutch national standards for the respective level of associate professorship;
  • A mentoring /coaching program to facilitate the career path of the fellows in her career;
  • A networking program Tilburg University Network for Inclusion, Diversity & Equality (TIDE). The network aims to have a positive influence on equality, diversity and inclusion politics, policies, and practices at Tilburg University;
  • Tilburg University offers competitive European salaries. For researchers coming from outside the Netherlands, the university can apply for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of taxable salary under certain conditions. The university offers very good fringe benefits.

Employer

Tilburg University

Organization

Tilburg University is a modern university, specialized in social sciences and humanities. The university is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research as well as its good facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity, as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from Tilburg city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands (7th largest city in the Netherlands), in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is located at the very heart of Europe.

Tilburg University is committed to diversity as a self-evident value within its organization. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are important key priorities of the university’s HR policy. Under the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program, Tilburg University offers talented women with a passion for teaching and research a wonderful opportunity to design research and courses on important themes at the various Schools. Appointees will receive a start-up grant for their research and will participate in a networking and mentoring program.

 

Department

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers, Healthy life span, Personalized prevention and care. The School's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation; Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €5039—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 16642

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Candidates can apply by submitting: A motivation letter; a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement. Both statements have to cover the research and education that will be conducted (max. 500 words). The most promising candidates will be invited to Tilburg to present and discuss their work with relevant members of TSB. A short scientific lecture and / or a trial class might be part of the selection procedure.

Applications and enclosed documents should be submitted by April 6, 2020. Applications should include a motivation letter indicating how the candidate meets the requirements set out above, as well as a curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, a publication list, and two letters of recommendation, only by the button below. Please mention the vacancy number in any correspondence.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Candidates can apply by submitting: A motivation letter; a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement. Both statements have to cover the research and education that will be conducted (max. 500 words). The most promising candidates will be invited to Tilburg to present and discuss their work with relevant members of TSB. A short scientific lecture and / or a trial class might be part of the selection procedure.

Applications and enclosed documents should be submitted by April 6, 2020. Applications should include a motivation letter indicating how the candidate meets the requirements set out above, as well as a curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, a publication list, and two letters of recommendation, only by the button below. Please mention the vacancy number in any correspondence.

Make sure to apply no later than 6 Apr 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).