Assistant Professor in Organization Studies

Assistant Professor in Organization Studies

Published Deadline Location
21 Dec 12 Feb Tilburg
The Department of Organization Studies is looking for an Assistant Professor in Organization Studies (Full time, 18 months, fixed-term with prospect of permanent position)


The Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Organization Studies to begin preferably on August 1, 2023.

Job description

Your main tasks will include:

  • To initiate and perform academic research culminating in high-quality publications in leading journals with a focus on topics in Organization and Management.
  • To pursue research-led impact to relevant professional and societal audiences.
  • To teach and supervise BSc- and MSc theses that are part of the Department’s educational programs.
  • To prepare or participate in the writing of grant applications.
  • To contribute to the new master track “Organizing for Digital Transformation” and its courses.
  • A limited number of administrative or management tasks.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

We are looking for a colleague to contribute to our research and teaching activities within the framework of the Department’s research program “the Adaptiveness of Organizations from a Relational Perspective” and its educational programs “Organization and Management Studies” and “Global Management of Social Issues”. Because we are developing our teaching and research on the context, processes and consequences of digital transformation within and/or between organizations, applications from candidates with outstanding credentials in this area are particularly encouraged. Furthermore, it is highly appreciated if you are open to cooperating with colleagues within and outside our department on research and teaching activities. The candidate has:

  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or an ‘Anything But Dissertation’ (ABD) in the field of Management and Organization Studies or a closely related discipline.
  • A strong commitment to high-quality research and teaching preferably focused on the interplay between digital technologies and organizational phenomena at different levels – individuals, organizations, inter-organizational collaborations, and society as a whole. It concerns the field where information, communication, and digital technologies (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, machine learning) and forms of organizations (e.g., teams, departments, organizations, networks) meet and transform the way organizational entities operate, create and capture value, and bring different experiences to various internal and external stakeholders involved.
  • The willingness to work in a multidisciplinary social science environment.
  • Proven teaching experience in the Organization and Management field or neighboring disciplines.
  • Proven research expertise, visible through either publications in international high-quality scientific journals or at least an ambitious pipeline of (submitted) papers and contributions to academic conferences.
  • Strong research methodological competencies (qualitative and/or quantitative, mixed methods).
  • The willingness to write grant proposals for prestigious granting institutions (e.g., Dutch National Scientific Foundation (NWO), European Research Council (ERC)).
  • The willingness to acquire the Basic University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) of Tilburg University, if not obtained a similar qualification already.
  • Connections to relevant academic partners as well as to stakeholders in society.
  • Good communication and team working skills.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months, fixed-term with prospect of permanent position.

Tilburg University is among the top Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities will apply. The salary for the position of an Assistant Professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3.974, - and € 6.181,-  gross per month (various allowances are not included).

Department

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University is a modern specialized university. Teaching and research at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavorial Sciences (TSB) are organized around three themes. 
 (1) Healthy Lifespan; (2) Personalized Prevention and Care; (3) Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers. Furthermore, the existing research programs of all nine TSB departments are facilitated by Herbert Simon Research Institute. With its inspiring work environment, the School challenges its employees to achieve their ambitions. Involvement and cooperation are important principles in this respect.

 

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

About the department
Research in the department focuses on relations within and between organizations and the effects of the former on organizations’ adaptive behavior (e.g., organizational learning, change, innovation, resilience, etc.) and wider society while employing a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. Specific topics of interest in the research program include the following: intra- and inter-organizational networks, teams, (social) entrepreneurship, learning and innovation, temporary organizations, grand challenges, strategic leadership, and international organizations. The department has a very strong research orientation. Our faculty publishes in e.g., Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Research Policy, and Journal of Management. The department’s research program is part of TSB’s Herbert Simon Research Institute. Within the Herbert Simon Research Institute, the Department of Organization Studies also participates in the cross-cutting and multidisciplinary research theme ‘Adaptive Societies, Organizations, and Workers’.

 

The faculty of the Department of Organization Studies supervises Bachelor's and Master's students and teaches a variety of degree courses at both levels in the Organization and Management Studies programs. They supervise internal and external Ph.D. candidates. They also participate in the two-year multi-disciplinary Research Master program ‘Social and Behavioral Science’ (including an Organization Studies minor track). Our Bachelor’s program ‘Organization and Management Studies’ offers a variety of degree courses in Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Strategic Management, and Organization Research Methods. Our Master’s program ‘Organization and Management Studies’ focuses on Organizational Complexity and Dynamics. Furthermore, Organization Studies staff participates in the Bachelor track ‘Global Management of Social Issues’ and the Master track ‘Organizing for Global Social Challenges’. The latter two programs focus on organizing for grand challenges. All programs and tracks (except for one of the bachelor programs) are taught in English. Non-Dutch-speaking candidates will be asked to teach in English only. The working language of the Department, School, and University is English.

 

We protect our faculty’s research time (50%) by arranging a reasonable teaching load (50%) and working conditions that are comparable to major research universities in North America and Europe. The standard teaching task for a tenure-track faculty per year amounts to the equivalent of two courses plus the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis projects. Compensation is in line with similar schools in the Netherlands (see below), and we provide financial support for two conferences annually.

 

Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading Social and Behavioral Sciences universities. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, Tilburg University is #37 worldwide, #10 in Europe, and #1 in the Netherlands in the subject of Business & Economics. Tilburg is in the Southern part of the Netherlands, at a 1h to 1.5h traveling distance from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, close to Europe’s foremost high-tech regions (Brabant South-East) and equidistant from Brussels (Belgium) and the Aachen/Cologne area (Germany).

Additional information

Additional information about Tilburg University and the Department of Organization Studies can be retrieved from: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/organization-studies

Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Leon Oerlemans, chair of the Department of Organization Studies, email: l.a.g.oerlemans@tilburguniversity.edu, phone: +31-13-466 3153.

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 21227

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Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Apply only by using the link below. Send in your application, with a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, research statement, teaching statement, and a writing example, before 13 February 2023. The first round of interviews will take place in the second half of February 2023. We aim for a starting date of August 2023, but this can be determined together with the candidate.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Apply only by using the link below. Send in your application, with a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, research statement, teaching statement, and a writing example, before 13 February 2023. The first round of interviews will take place in the second half of February 2023. We aim for a starting date of August 2023, but this can be determined together with the candidate.

Make sure to apply no later than 12 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).