Associate Professor of Sustainable Value Chain Management

Associate Professor of Sustainable Value Chain Management

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Job description

Are you an experienced scholar and teacher in the area of sustainable value chain management with an interest in how shared and sustained value chain participation can address grand challenges and transform systems? Would you like to share your expertise and contribute to our interdisciplinary profile on Responsible Organisation? Join us at the Nijmegen School of Management as an Associate Professor.

The department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, is looking for an Associate Professor of Sustainable Value Chain Management with an interest in managing interorganisational relations responsibly. We are particularly looking for scholars with substantial knowledge of supply chain management and business ecosystems whose research and teaching addresses social and environmental issues such as responsible sourcing, labour conditions, waste management and circular economy approaches.

We offer an integral Business Administration study programme focusing on societal problems and social processes in and between organisations. Our interdisciplinary research programme on Responsible Organisation addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values and interventions geared to the transition of organising for responsibility.

As an associate professor you will be one of the driving forces to further develop research and teaching programmes in Business Administration. Combining teaching and research skills, you should be able to inspire students and conduct cutting-edge research on sustainable value chain management. You will teach in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Business Administration, conduct research in line with the Responsible Organisation programme, publish in international high-quality journals, attract external funding for research projects, acquire and supervise PhD projects, build international networks with businesses and academics, and contribute to the central and departmental administration and management tasks.


Radboud University


  • You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scholar and a strong team player, passionate about both research and teaching. 
  • You have a PhD degree in business administration or a related field. 
  • You have an excellent scientific reputation in the field of sustainable value chain management, evidenced by an excellent publication record in internationally recognised high-quality journals. 
  • You are actively involved in international collaborative networks and you have strong connections to organisational and business practice. 
  • You have the ambition and proven ability to attract research funding from research councils and other external parties. 
  • You have ample experience in teaching in the field of sustainable value chain management at a university level. 
  • You have excellent teaching qualities, enthusiasm for teaching and working with students, and the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods as well as the ability to coordinate academic courses or study programmes. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • You have a proven ability to supervise and inspire young scholars (PhD candidates). 
  • You are willing and have a proven ability to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries and to support an academic organisation in its administrative tasks (e.g. coordination of a study programme and/or membership of internal committees and councils). • You have excellent English language skills and are willing to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: fixed-term contract for 1.5 years with a possibility of a permanent position depending on performance.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,506 and a maximum of €6,702 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 13).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with a possibility of a permanent position depending on performance.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Nijmegen School of Management enables students, institutions, companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. In doing so, the faculty is committed to Radboud University's mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all.

In the context of our 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies' mission, we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond Economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. On topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty, we contribute to innovation and sustainable growth. Furthermore, we address environmental and climate challenges, seeking to contribute towards resolving them. Academic research and teaching at the Nijmegen School of Management are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in Business Administration; Economics and Business Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Political Science; and Public Administration. Academic research takes place at the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above-mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hotspots. The Nijmegen School of Management currently has 400 FTEs of staff and about 5,000 students.

The Department of Business Administration is responsible for the BSc programmes in Business Administration (including a full track offered in English, and a track in International Business Administration) as well as eight specialisations within the MSc programme in Business Administration (all in English). The department's interdisciplinary research programme is called 'Responsible Organisation' and addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values, and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations towards responsible organisations. The Department of Business Administration co-creates knowledge with multiple stakeholders in the wider community to ensure the impact of its scholarly work.

The position is newly created to complement existing expertise on strategic change, interorganisational collaboration and business ecosystems. It will be linked to one of the existing chairs depending on the candidate’s profile.

Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • €5506—€6702 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1199132



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