Head of Department of Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

Head of Department of Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

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19 Jan 28 Feb Maastricht

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Job description

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for a Professor or Associate Professor in Organization, Strategy or Entrepreneurship who will lead, guide and inspire the Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship (OSE) department. 

In an environment committed to high-quality research and research-based education, the new Head will be a role model and will chair the department’s Management Team to achieve positive outcomes in research, education and outreach.

The Head holds responsibility for cultivating and developing the department’s personnel within a positive and welcoming academic work environment. Holding budget responsibility, the Head also maintains a financially and administratively well-run department.

The Head is an active member of SBE’s senior management team and should therefore ensure the department’s contribution to the development and execution of SBE’s overall strategy. Furthermore, the Head will actively stimulate, initiate, and intensify collaboration and cooperation of the department of OSE with the other departments and institutes in SBE and beyond. 


Maastricht University (UM)


You have:

  • Demonstrated experience managing an academic group, and experience in motivating and inspiring your staff by using interpersonal, intercultural, and leadership skills focused on connecting, motivating, and developing individuals;
  • You are forward thinking, goal setting, and a good communicator and team player. You have an affinity with inclusivity, foster sustainable development, you have a connected and co-creative attitude;
  • A strong international reputation as a researcher as demonstrated by publications in the fields of Organization, Strategy and/or Entrepreneurship in highly-ranked journals. Having published in multiple fields is a plus;
  • A proven track record in student centered learning approaches. Enthusiasm for the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach is required, experience in PBL settings is a plus;
  • Clear interest in developing the outreach of the Department and the School, by obtaining (inter)national research grants (e.g. NWO, ERC), finding multidisciplinary collaboration and increasing the societal impact of scientific research;
  • A clear vision on future developments in the research fields of OSE;
  • An extensive international academic network.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years, with a possibility for a permanent contract afterwards.

We offer:

  • A temporary role as Head of Department for the period of three years, with the possibility to extend this term once;
  • A five year position (with a possibility for a permanent contract afterwards) for 0.8 to 1 FTE as Professor or Associate Professor, depending on academic merits in  research, education, leadership and outreach;
  • Salary scale depending on qualifications and work experience, based on our Collective Labour Agreement (CAO-NU);
  • Attractive package of fringe benefits, such as substantial leave arrangements, a pension scheme, relocation allowance, and more.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, please visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.

School of Business and Economics

SBE is one of the youngest Faculties of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.


Department of Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship

The OSE department is an integral part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. The department has gained a strong reputation in both research and education. The variety of expertise available allows us to provide excellent education at the Bachelor, Master, MBA, and PhD level in the broad area of organization, strategy, and entrepreneurship. OSE currently houses over 50 colleagues. OSE is home to the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Maastricht University.


  • Associate professor; Professor
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • AT2021.3


Maastricht University (UM)

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