Assistant/Associate Professor in Business Research Methodology

Assistant/Associate Professor in Business Research Methodology

Published Deadline Location
15 Sep 21 Oct Enschede

Job description

We are looking for an excellent enthusiastic scholar to join the High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. The HBE department is a growing research group that holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology and the social sciences. We conduct cross-disciplinary business research, supporting organizations in innovative management and decision-making.

We are looking for talents with a background in business research (management sciences, operations research, business information systems) having a special interest in teaching business research methodology (approaches for solving managerial problems, design science methodology, etc.). You have acquired expertise in various design science and research methodologies applied to the business domain, and taught or developed courses in this area. You are familiar with various research methodology frameworks and empirical methods used in design research validation, and preferably also with data analytics techniques, AI and machine learning. Furthermore, you have experience with applying these research methodologies in business fields such as operations research, supply chain management, health care management, industrial engineering or information systems.

We perform ground-breaking research combining various themes such as smart-industry, supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, innovation management, healthcare, technology based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, corporate finance, HRM, and leadership. We challenge conventional scholarly wisdom! Are you looking for forward-thinking team-based environment to expand the borders of your home subject area and develop cross-disciplinary expertise? Join our team and strive to have a significant and balanced impact on science and society.


You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorisation. You will
  • carry out high-tech business research, with a genuine interest in operating at crossroads of different subject areas;
  • Work jointly with BMS lab (a lab that develops expertise in using industrial and behavioural research datasets);
  • contribute towards the supervision of BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD students.
  • (co-)teach and coordinate courses in our Bachelor and Master programs of Industrial Engineering & Management, Business & IT, and International Business Administration with business research methodology as your main focus;


University of Twente (UT)


  • show vision and entrepreneurial drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition);
  • have special interest in teaching business research methodology, which is apparent from publications in academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • hold a PhD degree in a relevant background with a focus on fields such as applied mathematics, operations research, industrial engineering, and computational science;
  • conduct (fundamental and applied) research within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • are active in networks for acquiring research funding, and have ambition and experience in working closely with companies and government agencies;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) at an internationally accredited university;
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English;
  • possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or be willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.

Conditions of employment

We offer a permanent position with a one-year probationary period (formally a 1-year contract with prospect of permanent contract). The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.807 to € 7.054 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant or Associate Professor. In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).


The HBE cluster is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive working culture. Our aim is that all job applicants are given equal opportunities. When we select candidates for employment, it will be on the basis of their aptitude and ability. To support the workforce diversity, we are open to offer flexible working conditions on an individual basis to support work-life balance, that may include contract of employment, working hours and location, or child care arrangements.

Additional information

For more information on this position you can contact M.R.K. Mes, email:, phone: +31-53-4894062. Please include a full resume with references, before October 22th, 2021


  • Assistant professor
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3807—€7054 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 175


University of Twente (UT)

Learn more about this employer


Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

View on Google Maps

Interessant voor jou


Apply for this job

Apply for this job

This application process is managed by the employer (University of Twente (UT)). Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Thank you for applying

Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Tip: save this job as favorite in your AcademicTransfer account. This gives you an immediate overview and makes it easy to find the job later on. No account yet? Create it now and take advantage of other useful functionalities too!

Application procedure

Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 21 Oct 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).