Associate Professor, Intercultural and Responsible Leadership

Associate Professor, Intercultural and Responsible Leadership

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17 Mar 7 May Amsterdam

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Are you enthusiastic about international business, cultural systems
and responsible leadership? Then, we invite you to apply to an open position at
the Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB).

Job description

We are looking to strengthen and expand our expertise in intercultural and responsible leadership. We seek candidates with a proven track record and deep expertise in subjects such as (but not limited to) intercultural leadership and communication, cross-cultural conflict management, intercultural competences, diversity and inclusion in a global context or power dynamics and relations. Candidates must hold a PhD from a leading university, have teaching experience and a relevant research publication track record.


The Associate Professor Intercultural and Responsible Leadership will deliver on the following points:

  • leads collaborative research projects and teams that develop new and creative approaches to research and practice challenges
  • actively promotes the integration of own research with other research interests within AMSIB, the Faculty of Business and Economics and as appropriate outside of the university
  • publishes high-impact scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals
  • leads and participates in knowledge transfer activities to disseminate research results and increase impact among the AMSIB’s stakeholders and community, including professionals, students and academics
  • initiates, contributes and plays a significant strategic role in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development in the subject area related to research and knowledge expertise
  • develops, enables and delivers research and practice informed teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • teaches undergraduate and graduate courses relevant to area of expertise
  • collaborates to generate and expand external research funding from government grants, corporate sponsoring or external funders
  • maintains and expands an international academic and professional network
  • mentors and coaches colleagues in their career development in regards to research capacity and skills
  • contributes proactively and collegially to AMSIB’s development and its international visibility


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA))


The Associate Professor position requires:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD or DBA) in organization studies, intercultural communications, human relations management or a closely related discipline, a focus on intercultural management in a global context is preferred
  • Experience with the Dutch higher educational system and/or in industry or working with international companies is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership in academic practice-oriented research and research-informed teaching
  • A strong publication track record in peer-reviewed journals in related fields
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching excellence and experience in blended learning or e-learning 
  • Experience in writing successful grants and executing funded research projects
  • A strong academic and professional network and the ability to connect diverse stakeholders, such as students, government, businesses, researchers
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and proactive engagement in AMSIB’s development
  • Leadership qualities and ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Ability to engage students in research and to translate theory into practice
  • Excellent communication skills in English (minimum requirement IELTS 7.0 / CE1); preference is given to native English speakers

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Contract extension and permanent contract dependent on performance.

What you can expect from us

  • Working in a diverse, fun and driven team in an international environment
  • A position based on salary scale 13 of the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO HBO).
  • Gross monthly salary between € 5.164 – € 6.579, plus an additional 8% vacation pay and a year-end payment of one month’s salary (13th month), based on a full-time appointment and dependent on education and experience.
  • An initial contract for a period of one year or two years. Contract extension and permanent contract dependent on performance.
  • An extensive package of employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance.
  • Excellent opportunities for life-long learning and personal development.


Located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, AMSIB is the largest school of International Business in The Netherlands, and the first Dutch university of applied sciences to obtain the international EFMD Programme accreditation. We offer a diverse and intellectually stimulating working environment where we strive to deliver better business education for a better world through experiential learning and relevant, practice-oriented research. We have a tradition of practice-based research and teaching and are very dedicated to both excellence in the classroom and to producing high-quality, high-impact research. Our faculty members are engaged scholars, conducting research projects and scholarly activity with students, professionals, public organizations and partner universities. We publish in leading international journals such as Academy of Management JournalBusiness &SocietyOrganization StudiesJournal of Global Mobility, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, The Sociological Review.

With approximately 2.900 students and more than 150 faculty from 80 international backgrounds, AMSIB is an inclusive, multicultural community that fosters a passion for learning, a global mindset, a hands-on attitude, ethical behaviour and social responsibility. We are immersed in an international knowledge network of universities, multinational corporations and innovative start-ups. All our programmes are taught entirely in English and prepare students for the world of international business. Information about our programmes can be found at:

Talent and diversity as strengths

AMSIB, as part of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), aims to be an organisation in which everyone feels welcome, appreciated and at home. As an employer, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we can perform as a knowledge institution of and for our stakeholders. Inclusion, tolerance, respect, and acceptance are critical to our success, and these are values that are reflected in the way we treat our employees and students.


  • Associate professor; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • €5164—€6579 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT HVA 20230317


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA))

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