Assistant Professor Diversity

Assistant Professor Diversity

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25 May 18 Jun Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for an Assistant Professor (0.8 FTE - 1.0 FTE) for the Department of Human Resource Studies, location Tilburg.
Duration of employment contract: 18 months (followed by permanent contract).

Job description

Working as an Assistant Professor in the department will involve developing your own research activities in line with the department’s research programme and in collaboration with members of our department and other TSB departments. More particularly, Assistant Professors are part of one or two research labs and conduct research related to the themes of these lab(s). It also involves coordinating at least one course, teaching in about two additional courses of 6 ECTS in our Bachelor or Master program, mentoring one Bachelor group, and supervising about 10 Bachelor and/or Master theses. Accordingly, time to be spent on research and teaching is 50/50. 

The Department
The Department of Human Resource Studies is a well-established department with a strong reputation in academia. The department is well-known for its expertise in taking a balanced approach to strategic HRM. Research within the department is organized in four research labs on these core themes: 1) Aligning strategic HRM, wellbeing, and performance, 2) Health and well-being across working life, 3) Learning, development, and the strengths-based approach, and 4) Inclusive HRM. We aim for scientific (e.g., high quality publications) and societal impact on these themes. The department’s research program is part of TSB’s Herbert Simon Research Institute through which we collaborate multidisciplinary with other TSB departments on the themes of adaptive societies, organizations, and workers; healthy life span; personalized prevention and care; and more recently digitalization. The Tilburg Experience Sampling Center is part of this institute. TSB also aims to invest in large datasets at the team and organizational level. 

The Department of Human Resource Studies is the only department in the Netherlands that offers both a Bachelor and Master’s (including an extended Master) program in HR Studies. Our Master program has two inflow moments with a total inflow of about 150 students. The Master’s program is taught in English and the Dutch Bachelor program offers an international track in “People Management”. In our Master’s program, we offer electives that build on the expertise of our staff. Members of the department also participate in three multidisciplinary programs together with other TSB departments in which we teach HRS-related topics: the two-year Research Master program “Individual Differences and Assessment”, the Master track “Positive Psychology and Wellbeing”, and the Bachelor track “Global Management of Social Issues”. We also teach a number of courses on HRM at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. These are mostly taught in English. 

The department offers a stimulating and supportive work environment and challenges its members to realize their ambitions and potential, building on their strengths. Our team of inspiring academics includes Karina van de Voorde (Strategic HRM), Marianne van Woerkom (Strengths-based approach), Dorien Kooij (Successful aging at work), Marc van Veldhoven (Work, health, and well-being), Rob Poell (HRD), Brigitte Kroon (evidence-based HRM), and Irmgard Borghouts (Inclusive HRM) among others. Our staff members are on the editorial board of and have published in high quality journals, such as Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Management, and Journal of Applied Psychology. For more information about the HR Studies department and its staff members, please visit the following website


Tilburg University


The HR Studies department is looking for an Assistant Professor who is excellent in both research and teaching. We are particularly keen to recruit an Assistant Professor with expertise in Diversity and/or Cross-cultural/International HRM. Applicants have experience in conducting high quality research as proven by published articles or a good pipeline of studies, and are willing to write grant proposals. Applicants should be strong in advanced and innovative quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques. Experience with applying for large collaborative (EU) grants and creating societal impact is appreciated. Considering the current composition of our team, we particularly encourage candidates with a non-Western international background to apply.
Applicants should hold a PhD in HRM, business management, or social sciences. Applicants will need to be fluent in both written and spoken English and possess excellent communication and collaboration skills. Speaking Dutch is also appreciated, the university offers Dutch language training. Applicants should have experience with lecturing large groups, but also with teaching interactive workgroups for smaller groups and supervising Bachelor and Master’s theses, and be willing to acquire or have acquired the Basic University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch: BKO). 

Your talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and have good self-knowledge. 
  • You have a sense of team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months (followed by permanent contract).

Tilburg University is among the top Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. We offer an employment contract for 18 months during which you should show your competence in research and education. After a positive assessment of your performance this will be converted into a permanent contract. 

Academics from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. 

This is a position for 0.8 fte -1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week) of the full-time working week. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of € 3.974 and a maximum of € 6.181 gross per month for full time employment contract, based on UFO profile Assistant Professor. and salary scale number 11 or 12 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University applies equal policies and actively promotes transparent pay for men and women by applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. 

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year.

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions. We think flexibility, professional and personal development, and good employee benefits important. We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development.  

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students, so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 


Tilburg University

Serving society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.
Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.
We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is one of the five faculties of Tilburg University. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of “Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers”, “Healthy life span”, and “Personalized prevention and care”. Upcoming themes are “Social behavior and behavioral change”. Social inequality and diversity” and “Mental disorders”. The School’s inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions, involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this. 
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21623



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