Assistant Professor in Public Administration (in particular Change Management and Leadership)

Assistant Professor in Public Administration (in particular Change Management and Leadership)

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7 Jun 1 Jul Rotterdam

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The position will be in the Department of Public Administration and Sociology of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavourial Sciences. The assistant professor will contribute to the teaching and research activities of the department. With respect to teaching the focus will be on teaching in the bachelor Public Administration (especially HRM, Leadership & Performance) and in the Dutch Public Administration master program, in particular Management of HR & Change and Public Management. The teaching in the master program focuses on theses supervision and courses such as change management and leadership & motivation. Each year the exact teaching obligations will be determined by the department..


  • Teaching courses in the abovementioned area
  • Supervising BA and MA theses in the abovementioned area
  • Conducting empirical research in the abovementioned area
  • Communicating about research findings in peer-reviewed journals
  • Acquiring research funding through grant proposals and other research projects



Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • PhD in Public Administration, HRM, management sciences, organizational behaviour, sociology or related field;
  • You have high quality scientific publications in (international) peer-reviewed journals;
  • You have experience in carrying out scientific research independently;
  • You have excellent didactic skills and relevant teaching experience at academic level;
  • You are in possession of a Basic Qualification Teaching (BKO) or you are willing to achieve this qualification;
  • You have excellent written and oral skills both in Dutch and English
  • Knowledge of or experience in change management and of public sector organizations is a pre


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Fixed term of four years. Depending on your experience gained as an assistant professor, as well as the possibilities for this within the organization a permanent contract might be possible in the future.

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

Employment starts as soon as possible and will run for a fixed term of four years. The trial period is two months. Depending on your experience gained as an assistant professor, as well as the possibilities for this within the organization a permanent contract might be possible in the future.

Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR 3.637 and 5.656 gross per month (salary scale 11-12 , CAO NU ). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit


Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

DPAS covers the disciplines of Public Administration and Sociology. Two related scientific fields with different profiles. Public Administration studies governance capacity and policy interventions. It focuses on the institutional power to organize and intervene in the relations between different social, political and economic actors. Public Administration in Rotterdam goes well beyond the public realm itself and pays attention to public-private cooperation and networks of organizations. Sociology investigates the social structure of societies and the way it evolves. Sociologists in Rotterdam focus among other things on processes of globalization and individualization and on the effects of these processes on international social relations, the labor market or family relations. Related social problems that are studied are migration, flexibilization and solidarity. The perspectives of Public Administration and Sociology complement each other. Together they guarantee a highly relevant and scientific approach to topical administrative and social issues. The bachelor- and masterprogrammes of DPAS are build on this profile and educate students to become scientifically schooled professionals.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Behaviour and Society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESSB 7-6-2019


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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