Assistant professor (tenure track) in entrepreneurship and innovation

Assistant professor (tenure track) in entrepreneurship and innovation

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1 Aug 30 Sep Amsterdam

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Job description

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation section of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is looking for Two Assistant professors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

The core tasks of an Assistant professor are in teaching and research. In the tenure track appointment, 50% of the time will be for research, while the teaching load will maximally take up the other 50% of time. Teaching will be at the graduate (MSc), executive and, especially, at the undergraduate (BSc) level, because of the need to expand teaching in the new BSc program. Research is aimed at international top journals, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management.

The intended starting date will be 1 January or 1 September 2019, depending on your availability and the section's planning.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


You should have or be close to (your thesis should be approved by the time the contract starts) obtaining a PhD in Management Science or a closely related discipline, and your research should concern the fields of entrepreneurship and/or innovation management. We will evaluate you on your potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching and research. In particular, we are also looking for candidates with good quantitative methods skills - and the ability to teach them to students.

Conditions of employment

We offer two challenging jobs with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. ABS is a growing, research driven business school at an internationally recognized university that has the ambition to become a leading international player in the field of management research and education. ABS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and financial capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world.

We will offer the appointees at the Assistant professor level a tenure track position for six years. Upon meeting the tenure track criteria, we will offer a permanent contract as Associate professor. Salary will be in accordance with Dutch academic salary scales and includes a pension scheme, and ranges between €3,545 to €4,852 gross per month, dependent on experience and track record of the candidate. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. 

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Amsterdam Business School (ABS)

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business. ABS Master in Business Administration was #1 ranked in 2016 and the school is internationally recognised and triple-crown accredited. It has around 3,000 full-time students and 120 FTE academic staff. One of the school’s core focus areas is the application of Data Science in all areas of business studies: Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, HR, Accounting and Strategy.

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation section conducts research and offers education in two interrelated management challenges: creating new businesses and realizing innovations. The research of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation section focuses on themes such as: entrepreneurship, careers & networks, marketing signals for innovative products, (digital) service innovation & growth, entrepreneurship & innovation in creative industries. Faculty members publish in international peer-reviewed journals including Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €3545—€4852 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 18-474


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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