Tenure Track (assistant) professor in Strategic Innovation & Organization in Supply Chain Networks

Tenure Track (assistant) professor in Strategic Innovation & Organization in Supply Chain Networks

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10 Nov 12 Dec Wageningen

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Are you an enthusiastic and ambitious academic and want to join our group in tenure track? Do you have academic expertise in the areas of Strategy, Innovation and/or Organization with a focus on sustainability transition? Then apply for this challenging position at our chair group!

The Business Management and Organisation (BMO) group is part of the Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). WUR is the world leading university in the domain of sustainability, agriculture, and food systems, and offers Tenure Track as a career trajectory to excel academically in research and education.

You and your future colleagues investigate how businesses address societal challenges, transitioning towards running a more sustainable business, particularly in the agrifood and life science domains. Businesses can act individually or as part of a supply/value chain networks and ecosystem. We perform research towards novel frameworks based on core management and organisation theories, and we teach new generations of professionals about what is involved in managing business transition.

We intend to attract an ambitious and high-potential academic who focuses on innovation, strategy and organization for sustainability transition, and who is willing to start a Tenure Track career trajectory as of January 1st 2023. We are committed to stimulating and supporting the career development and perspectives of the academic selected for the position.

General information about the Business Management and Organisation group can be found on https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Business-Management-Organisation.htm.


Wageningen University & Research


  • a completed PhD in a relevant social science, or agricultural and food sciences with a specialization in economics, management or organization;
  • A research profile and potential focused on innovation, strategy and organization for sustainability transitions, and related areas of expertise and disciplinary domains;
  • Topical journal publications and forthcoming articles;
  • Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills;
  • Relevant and well-evaluated teaching experience in business and/or organization topics and keenness to develop own teaching expertise;
  • Experience with diverse and international working environments;
  • An enthusiastic and creative team player with leadership potential;
  • Knowledge of or affinity with the domain of agri-food is a strong plus;
  • Ambitious young-career professionals are highly welcome.

Conditions of employment

A challenging position of 1.0 FTE (38 hours) with a competitive salary in scale 12 from a minimum of €4.406,- to a maximum of €5.656,- per month before taxes (in case of fulltime employment as an assistant professor) for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The salary scale depends on your experience and expertise.

We initially offer a fixed-term, 7 year contract which upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract. In line with the University's Tenure Track policy, a career path consists of a number of successive steps from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and subsequently to Professor.

For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen University & Research please see: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm.

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme through ABP (www.abp.nl);
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions (including, for instance, a cycle-to-work plan);
  • 232 holiday hours annually for a fulltime (38 hrs) employmen;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1102810-1


Wageningen University & Research

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