Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Digital Citizen as a Worker

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Digital Citizen as a Worker

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Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? The Leadership & Management section at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty assistant professor position with emphasis on “The digital citizen as a worker” to join our section.

Work is a core human activity that affects income as well as identity. Yet, jobs, workplaces and employment relationships are all fundamentally changing due to the ongoing digital transformation, the increased role of algorithms in organizations and the rise of the platform economy. This yields many new questions that are important to address. For example, how do new forms of employment (e.g., gig work, or self-employment) or work (e.g., remote work) as a result of digitization change the employment relationship and what consequences do such changes have for workers? What are the benefits and the risks of the growing importance of algorithmic management for the worker as well as the organization? What is the impact of digitalization on the meaning of work and citizens identity?

Also, there is currently a growing risk that the increasing differences in the level of digital literacy will lead to an increasing gap in employability and income potential between those who are able to keep up with technological developments and those who struggle to do so. How do such differences in digital literacy impact workers and organizations, and how can digital literacy of workers be developed in more inclusive ways? These are interdisciplinary themes that fit both with our section and especially the Amsterdam People Analytics Centre and is part of the interdisciplinary theme: 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world' of the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, and the Faculty of Law. 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world' is one of the interdisciplinary themes in the Dutch Sectorplan SSH.

The recruited tenure track assistant professor will contribute to the Leadership & Management section and participate in the Social Sciences and Humanities program and will be stimulated to collaborate with postdocs and assistant professors from other participating UvA faculties.

What are you going to do?
  • You are expected perform research and teaching in the area of management and (people) analytics in the context of the theme “Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world”;
  • you will present and publish your research to an international scientific audience;
  • you are active in the acquisition of research grants;
  • you seek (knowledge) exchange and (research) cooperation with professionals on your research area;
  • you contribute to the teaching programs;
  • you make a positive contribution to the organization and cooperation within the University.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


You have:
  • A (soon to be) completed PhD in HRM, Management Science, Business Analytics, Psychology or a closely related discipline;
  • excellent research skills, as demonstrated by high-level research papers, possibly already published in international journals;
  • ambition to conduct both academic research and research that directly contributes to social change;
  • experience with science communication, or the willingness to develop these skills;
  • excellent command of English in word and writing;
  • the ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • some experience in academic education;
  • good communication, social and organizational skills.

Conditions of employment

This is a temporary employment contract for 32 - 38 hours per week. The position of Assistant Professor is a tenure track position. Depending on education and relevant work experience, the salary amounts to a minimum of € 4,332 and a maximum of €5,929 gross per month (scale 11) based on full-time working hours (38 hours per week), excluding 8% vacation allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

We believe it is important that you continue to develop and professionalize yourself. To this end, we offer excellent study and development opportunities.

What else do we offer:
  • A function in which your own initiative and input are strongly valued;
  • collaboration opportunities in an active and diverse research group;
  • a challenging workplace with varied tasks and plenty of room for personal initiative and development in an inspiring organization.


Faculty of Economics and Business

The Leadership & Management group at the Amsterdam Business School has a simultaneously ambitious and supportive culture with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. We aim for outstanding research and world-class teaching in university Bachelor, Master and executive programmes. We are hiring to accommodate the growing national and international demand for our education and further strengthen our research area. Our teaching is research-based and relevance, responsibility and an international focus are key. We foster our excellent relations with a vibrant business community in the Amsterdam region and globally as well as our academic connections around the world.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

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  • Assistant professor
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 12240


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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