Assistant professor in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship

Assistant professor in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship

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17 Aug 1 Oct Rotterdam

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Can you help us build excellence in research and teaching in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship? Looking to join an international group of tenure track faculty? Then this vacancy might be just right for you.

Job description

The department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) invites you to apply for this unique tenure track position at the assistant professor level. Your desire and potential to build a record of excellence in both research and teaching are much appreciated, in whichever sub-discipline you are in the broad field of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

As assistant professor in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at RSM, you join a terrific and exceptionally collegial and international group of tenure track faculty. A group which includes Christopher Sabel (BI Norwegian Business School), Erdem Dogukan Yilmaz (Bocconi), Andreas Distel (Copenhagen Business School), Yu Liu (Aalto University), Laura Rosendahl Huber (Max Planck Institute), Xena Welch Guerra (University of St. Gallen), Emanuel Ubert (Universita della Svizzera Italiana/USI) Caroline Witte (Copenhagen Business School), Zhiyan Wu (Zhejiang University) and, joining us this autumn, Jens-Christian Friedmann (Bocconi) and Patia McGrath (Wharton).

We take pride in our high-performance research culture. Erasmus University ranks third in Europe in terms of 2013-2018 UTD top journal output. Our faculty members routinely publish in top-tier journals like the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organization Science and Management Science. RSM faculty members also regularly serve as editors and associate editors of top journals like Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies. We also take great pride in our outstanding PhD programme, which has a strong record of placements at peer institutions like INSEAD, HEC, Cambridge University (Judge), University of Warwick, University of South Carolina (Moore), Aalto University and McGill University.

Tenure-track requirements for teaching and research

Your teaching workload includes about three courses throughout your tenure track contract. This is similar to a 3-0 or 2-1 workload in the US system, although the courses tend to run over fewer weeks.

Additionally, you supervise approximately 10 master thesis students per year, provided that this covers the norms which our department and the school use for research and teaching assignments.

In terms of research, the research culture and resources set by RSM’s research institute, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), aim to provide you with the best conditions in which to conduct outstanding research


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


You possess a doctorate degree, or you are in your final year of dissertation research.

Your required competences
We require you to have a doctorate degree or to be in your final year of dissertation research in strategic management and entrepreneurship or a related field.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years (in 10-year frame).

This is a full-time position with a contract for 38 hours per week.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Erasmus University Rotterdam’s attractive employment conditions also include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, a generous number of vacation days, a solid pension scheme (ABP) and contribution to commuting expenses. RSM also offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work-life balance.

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Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


The department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship plays an important role in all major teaching programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, such as BSc Business Administration and BSc International Administration, MSc International Management/CEMS, and Executive MBA. The department is home to in the MSc Strategic Management and MSc Strategic Entrepreneurship. We aim to continuously develop and improve the courses we offer to actively align them with the changing business environment, and are research-driven in what we teach.

The department belongs to Europe’s strongest Strategy departments in terms of research output and impact. It consists of over approximately 40 teachers and researchers, including about 10 PhD candidates. It has excellent contacts with national and multinational businesses, and has a number of internationally renowned professors. Education and research are focused on strategic management, global strategy, family business, individual and corporate entrepreneurship, co-operation and competition between companies, and strategic renewal. The department has several research platforms, such as the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Erasmus Centre for Family Business; they deliver pioneering research in specific areas of strategy.

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  • Assistant professor
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 3878


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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