Professorships in Sustainable Development of Tourism and in Digital Transformation of Tourism.

Professorships in Sustainable Development of Tourism and in Digital Transformation of Tourism.

Published Deadline Location
2 Jun 31 Jul Breda
The Academy for Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) is currently looking for two professors to develop and conduct applied research in the field of sustainable development of tourism and digital transformation of tourism. Strengthen our connections with the industry and academia, and foster cross-academy cooperation within BUas.

Job description

Our research aims to be cutting-edge in the innovation of research methods and topics, bridging the gap between science and practitioners and supporting the development of skills and knowledge of staff and students. Our research is split into three key dimensions for the travel and tourism industry in the coming decade: ‘green’, ‘digital’ and ‘social’.

As a professor in Sustainable Development of Tourism, you will research and develop meaningful changes that can reduce tourism’s environmental footprint, by creating an impact on relevant tourism and environmental policy domains.

As a professor in Digital Transformation of Tourism, you will be working on the deeper understanding and practical impact of concepts such as digital realities, social media, (big) data, and IoT for tourism, with the aim of designing practicable value propositions for tourism organizations and meaningful experiences for tourists.

Candidates for both positions are expected to actively contribute to the BUas Research & Graduate School and the BUas-wide research pillars.

More about our research projects.

More about the professorship in Sustainable Development of Tourism.

More about the professorship in Digital Transformation of Tourism.


Breda University of Applied Sciences


We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community, teaching, and research.

You have a portfolio of research projects, a track record of publications, including in internationally rated journals and books with publishing houses of international standing, experience in successfully acquiring funding, and a track record in academic teaching.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

We offer a position for four years, and is classified between scale 14 or 15 of the CAO HBO. The salary amounts to a monthly minimum of € 5.670,10 and a monthly maximum of € 7,940.29  (gross amounts based on full-time employment).

We offer good secondary benefits, such as a holiday allowance, fully reimbursed commuting expenses when travelling by public transport and many more benefits.

The professorships are offered in Breda, the Netherlands. A beautiful, small country in Western Europe where the Dutch are considered open-minded and the work-life balance is good. When moving to Breda, you will be supported by our HRM department.

Read more about working & living at BUas in the Netherlands. 


Breda University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences is an independent and international higher education institute, specialising in the disciplines of Built Environment, Data Science & AI, Facility, Games, Hotel, Leisure & Events, Logistics, Media, Tourism.

Breda University of Applied Sciences (hereinafter referred to as BUas) is committed to making a contribution to our globalising society by training young people to become responsible professionals – in cooperation with the international industries. Furthermore, BUas aims to create a stimulating workplace for both students and staff, to enable them to integrate knowledge and skills, to develop their talents to the fullest and apply these to society in a professional and responsible manner.

The Academy for Tourism offers over 2,000 Dutch and international students the opportunity to become professionals in the tourism industry. This small-scaled academy with a personal vibe offers a wide variety of study options. We have an extensive network and a leading position amongst the international educational institutes. Our programmes have been accredited by the UN World Tourism Organization as well as DSAD, the European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education. In addition, we have been awarded the special distinctive feature of ‘intercultural learning, deeper dimensions of internationalisation’ and received a learning award for our E-Lab. Our programmes are developed and updated continuously in close collaboration with industry professionals such as TUI, Sky Team/KLM, NBTC Holland Marketing, Center Parcs and Efteling. Our educational focus is on community learning, industry-driven education, student-oriented approach and professional excellence. Our work climate can be described as friendly, informal and driven.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor
  • Economics; Behaviour and society; Engineering
  • €5670—€7940 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT BR 20220602


Breda University of Applied Sciences

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Monseigneur Hopmansstraat 2, 4817 JS, Breda

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Make sure to apply no later than 31 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).