Professor (Lector) of Digital Transformation in Hospitality (0,6 – 1,0 fte)

Professor (Lector) of Digital Transformation in Hospitality (0,6 – 1,0 fte)

Published Deadline Location
17 Nov 15 Dec Den Haag
Hotelschool The Hague is seeking a: Professor (Lector) of Digital Transformation in Hospitality (0,6 – 1,0 fte).

Job description

Hotelschool the Hague is a Hospitality Business School with strong ties to the international hospitality industry. The school seeks to explore “tomorrow’s hospitality industry”, which entails studying the balance between “High Tech” and “High Touch”, or the added value of hospitality and human interaction in a context of evolving business models in the hotel industry and adjacent economic sectors.

The Research Centre is the unit of HTH responsible for studying and discussing the academic developments in our discipline and for conducting top-ranking research on the main concerns, opportunities and threats of the hospitality industry. It provides value to students and hospitality professionals through the dissemination of recent developments in the academic literature, and to Hotelschool the Hague by contributing to its positioning as an international top ranking institute.

The Research Centre of Hotelschool The Hague has built a strong reputation both academically and in the professional world. The Research Centre increasingly cooperates with business universities and with partners in the ‘Hotel Schools of Distinction’ network. Information on past and current research projects can be found at

For the research team we are looking for a new professor in the area of Digital Transformation in the Hospitality Industry. Your main responsibility will be to conduct research to further the academic knowledge of and practitioner insights into the consequences of digitization, robotization, data analytics and artificial intelligence on the future of the hospitality industry.

General job description:
Together with the Director of the Research Centre and with fellow Professors you are responsible for developing and conducting practically-relevant research. You organize, conduct and coordinate the execution of research projects and monitor the quality.

In interaction with the hospitality industry you stimulate the innovation of knowledge and professionalization of the teaching staff, in keeping with the strategic vision of Hotelschool The Hague. You take initiatives to disseminate knowledge among students and practitioners, and you strengthen the research culture at Hotelschool The Hague by generating enthusiasm for (your) research among faculty.

You will be teaching bachelor and/or master students about your own research and other areas of your research with a minimum of 15 % of your time.

You are responsible for the research programme within your research line that you will design and implement;

And for the quality of the research and its execution, coaching Bachelor, Master and possibly PhD students, professionalisation of lecturers, dissemination of knowledge and curriculum renewal.

You will make sure your research connects to the industry and students.


Hotelschool The Hague


  • You are an internationally experienced researcher and/or educator in the field of Hospitality Management or adjacent disciplines;
  • You have demonstrable expertise on the impact of the digital transformation on hospitality businesses, operations and professions;
  • You bring a strong academic network and industry contacts to the HTH community;
  • You have academic qualifications, i.e. a relevant Ph.D. degree and you have published in international academic journals in fields pertaining to the proposed research line. 
  • You have an extensive network in the field or have excellent contacts within education and research institutes at home and abroad;
  • You have a demonstrable affinity with and knowledge of the hospitality industry and a proven track record in the acquisition of external research projects
  • You are able to initiate and organise collaborations with companies and institutions for the benefit of conducting research;
  • You have teaching experience at master and/or bachelor level in a field relevant to higher hospitality management education.
  • You have a manifest ability to translate your academic research in an appealing way to hospitality practitioners and hospitality education audience. You are also able to present your work in trade journals
  • You are able to acquire external funding for conducting the research

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4-6 year.

Following our sector’s collective agreement level 14 or 15 (CAO-HBO) depending on your professional experience and qualifications. The maximum salary in scale 14 is € 6.813,59 or maximum € 7.485,19 in scale 15 gross per month based on a full-time position. We also offer excellent fringe benefits:

  • An 13th month salary at the end of the year;
  • 428 hours (53 days) of leave with retention of salary per calendar year (FT contract);
  • Flexible working hours to support a healthy work – life balance;
  • A range of personal development opportunities;
  • Compensation towards your health insurance expenses;
  • Travel allowances for commuting to and from work.

We initially offer a 4-6 year contract starting at your earliest convenience. The position is situated equally across both our The Hague and Amsterdam campuses.


Hotelschool The Hague (HHS)

Hotelschool The Hague was founded in 1929, making it one of the oldest independent hotel schools in the world. Since then, we have been renowned for our innovative education and research which places us amongst the leading Hospitality Management Schools in the world. We presently educate over 2500 students with 250 employees representing 65 different nationalities divided across its two campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam.

For the past six years, we have been proudly recognized as the best public hotel school in The Netherlands. Furthermore, our Master’s degree in International Hospitality Management has been voted for two consecutive years as one of the best Masters in Business Administration in The Netherlands by 'Keuzegids






Additional information

How to apply:
Please apply for our vacancy for Professor (Lector) of Digital Transformation in Hospitality through the 'Apply' button, by selecting the vacancy with the title “Professor (Lector) of Digital  Transformation in Hospitality” and “apply” before the deadline of 15 December 2020. Please note that unfortunately not all internet browsers are compatible with our website. 

Kindly submit your English motivation letter and resume for the attention of Ms. Sandra van der Puil, HR Advisor. Furthermore, we may invite you for a personality assessment and a trial lecture and additionally require a VOG (certificate of conduct) upon signing your employment contract. Aligned with our value of inclusion we strive for diversity throughout our entire organization. 

Additional information:
For additional information regarding this position, please feel free to contact Dr. J.A. Oskam by email:

For further information regarding employment at Hotelschool The Hague please see:


  • Lecturer; Technical and laboratory; IT; Education
  • Natural sciences; Engineering; Economics
  • 24—40 hours per week
  • €6813—€7485 per month
  • Doctorate
  • SP Lector Digital Transformation


Hotelschool The Hague

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Make sure to apply no later than 15 Dec 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).