Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Strategy / Entrepreneurship / Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Strategy / Entrepreneurship / Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Strategy / Entrepreneurship / Innovation at the department of Organisation & Strategy, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University
Research and Teaching in the fields of Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and/or Innovation. The position will involve teaching and supervision at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Research time and teaching time are 50% each.

Job description

The department is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague with a research interest in the broad areas of Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and/or Innovation. Example topics include, but are not limited to: strategic management, international business strategy, emerging markets, (foreign direct) investment, industrial organization, entrepreneurship, mergers and acquisitions, alliances, innovation and business venturing.

Researchers in the department are actively studying such phenomena and have successfully published in top journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, International Economic Review and Journal of International Business Studies. Apart from having an active research group that is open to collaboration, the Organisation & Strategy (O&S) department can provide you with experience-based support for building your academic career. Moreover, besides Strategy / Entrepreneurship / Innovation scholars, the O&S department contains faculty who research topics such as organization theory, labor economics, pro-active work behavior, performance in organizations, human resource management, innovation/learning, teamwork, (strategic) leadership, and other individual and collective processes at work. Hence, there are opportunities for multi-disciplinary research.

The job concerns a tenure track position. For technical reasons a 10 year contract applies. A positive evaluation after 5 years, based on various teaching and research criteria, will provide a tenured position. Alternatively, the contract will be ended after 6 years. The 5 year evaluation period is prolonged in case of pregnancy, parental and sick leave.


Maastricht University (UM)


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Business Administration, Economics or another Social Science relevant to the position. Ideally, candidates have already published one or more high-quality papers and have an active pipeline of scientific papers demonstrating a good research fit with the department. Especially candidates with an entrepreneurial, flexible and cooperative mindset are welcome to apply.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Tenure Track.

Full time Tenure Track Assistant Professor position according to VSNU CAO scale 11.

Candidates receive a one-off temporary employment contract for ten years as UD 2 (Universitair Docent, eg Assistant Professor). Five years after the appointment, or sooner if the pre-established criteria have been met, a post is granted indefinitely as UD 1. The ten-year contract allows for any delays arising from special circumstances such as maternity leave, parental leave or long-term illness.

For more information on conditions of labor see:

Maastricht University has attractive employment conditions, which include a pension scheme, holidays, holiday allowance and an end of year bonus. For researchers from outside the Netherlands there is a possibility of applying for tax free allowance which amounts to 30% of the taxable salary. More information can be found via > Support > UM employees.



Maastricht University
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

School of Business and Economics
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics offers you a truly international perspective. We are an integrated, synergetic and society-oriented institute, focusing on conducting excellent research and educational innovation. Our renowned Problem Based Learning method fosters authentic students, critical thinkers and gives rise to societal conscious leaders. Our multidisciplinary approach inspires us to explore, in fundamental as well as in more applied research. As such we function as the interface between Society, Business and Academia. We work collaboratively, in openness, towards a sustainable future. We are driven to share responsibility with all those involved in the SBE community.

We inspire you to be an interdisciplinary and engaged professional. 

International orientation
UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programmes with a strong international and European orientation, are mostly taught in English. At SBE all courses are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third of the staff is non-Dutch, and Maastricht University has partnerships with universities and organisations throughout the world in both research and education. 

Maastricht University is renowned for its innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic. Reflecting UM’s strong innovative and international profile, increasing diversity of staff (in nationality, age and gender) is essential and a core strategic goal. The university is dedicated to stimulating the career development of young academics, as well as increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Maastricht University actively encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


Organization and Strategy

The Department of Organization and Strategy of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics was founded in the year 2002. In the relatively short period of its existence, the department has gained a strong reputation in both research and education. Our department is pursuing high quality research and publishes regularly in renowned international journals. Research is multidisciplinary and spans the fields of Industrial Organization and Entrepreneurship, International Business and Strategic Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior as well as the interrelationships between these disciplines. The variety of expertise available allows us to provide excellent education at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. level in the broad area of organization and strategy. Business education at Maastricht University has an international reputation for quality and excellence and our department continuously strives to maintain and improve this high standard of teaching business.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2017.303


Maastricht University (UM)

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