Assistant or associate professor in organisational change and consulting

Assistant or associate professor in organisational change and consulting

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14 Mar 4 Apr Rotterdam

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Are you keen to address societal challenges and impact in research areas such as leadership, management of change processes, organisation theory, diversity management, and stakeholder management? And are you keen to teach about organisation change and consulting on all academic levels? Then you might be the next …

Assistant or associate professor in organisational change and consulting

… in the department of organisation and personnel management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

The position starts on 1 September 2019 or sooner, and will be on an assistant professor or associate professor level, depending on the candidates’ level of experience and research track record.



Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate outstanding achievements in both research and teaching in the area of organisational change and consulting (OCC). With a PhD in a related area such as organisation theory, organisational behaviour or sociology, applicants must show a high level of competence in quantitative and qualitative research.

At the assistant professor level, which is a tenure track position, this entails published papers or articles under review in top management journals (see ERIM journal list).

At the associate professor level, which is tenured, applicants are expected to have a track record of high-quality publications (A-level, indicated as P* on the ERIM journal list). Candidates for the associate professor level must have extensive experience in teaching OCC or related courses in bachelor and master programmes, and ideally also at the MBA and executive levels.

Candidates are expected to play an important role in the OCC master programme offered by RSM. As the position may involve teaching in both RSM’s English- and Dutch-taught programmes, fluency in English is required and fluency in Dutch is desirable.


Conditions of employment

Employment conditions

The conditions of employment comply with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO NU). Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

The compensation package is competitive and includes several secondary benefits, such as a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.



Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 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 the students 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 an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and has Europe’s biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 600,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 countries. Its landscape is modern, with high-rise apartments and creative architecture. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe, as Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours, and has excellent air travel connections to the USA and many other destinations. Amsterdam and The Hague are less than an hour away by train or car. The standard of healthcare and education in the Netherlands is high. English is widely spoken in Rotterdam, and is the official language of RSM. For more information please visit


Organisation & Personnel Management Department

The department of organisation and personnel management consists of a group of predominantly international staff from renowned institutes in Europe and Asia. Prominent research areas covered in in the department are leadership, management of change processes, organisation theory, diversity management, and stakeholder management. In this research we address societal challenges and the influence of digitisation on the management of organisations and personnel.

Research of the department is published in international top tier journals including Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewAcademy of Management AnnalsOrganization ScienceJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of ManagementOrganization Studies and Journal of Management Studies.

The department has an outstanding PhD programme and an established network of international collaborations, comprising research exchange visits to prominent international schools and including the New Directions in Leadership Research (NDLR) conference, hosted by RSM and other top business schools.

Research environment

Research within RSM’s department of organisation and personnel management is part of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), which also provides extensive research support to the faculty. ERIM runs an active seminar series with speakers from top international schools, a separate brown bag seminar, several annual conferences, and a visitor programme with eminent scholars. Funding support for research and conferences is also available.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • RSM/Dep.2/2019073


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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