Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship (tenure track, 1 fte)

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship (tenure track, 1 fte)

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8 Mar 4 Apr Utrecht

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UU's LEG Faculty is looking for an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship (tenure track). Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, with a focus on entrepreneurial ecosystems and entrepreneurship-led development. The candidate is expected to publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and to contribute to the Entrepreneurship Section’s research programme Entrepreneurship and Society, in particular entrepreneurial ecosystems. 
Candidates are expected to teach the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the School. Teaching is in English. The preferred starting date is August 2022.


Utrecht University


The successful candidate is expected to: 
  • hold a doctorate in economics, business economics or a related discipline;
  • have a potential for excellence in research, targeting publications in top-field international peer-reviewed journals;
  • contribute to our research on Entrepreneurship and Society, in particular entrepreneurial ecosystems, and develop collaborations with relevant colleagues;
  • have knowledge of and experience with advanced quantitative research methods (data science, network analysis, econometrics);
  • have the ability to inspire and teach students from undergraduate to graduate level; prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • have excellent communication and coordination skills;
  • have an excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • have affinity or experience with practitioners (entrepreneurs, policy makers).

Conditions of employment

U.S.E. offers a tenure track position (1.0 FTE) as an Assistant Professor for six years, with a final evaluation after five years, after which the candidate can be appointed as an Associate Professor with tenure. During the tenure track period 40% of the position is reserved for research and 60% is dedicated to teaching activities. The tenure decision is based on U.S.E.’s tenure track criteria.

The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,821 and €5,230 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information: working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of law, economics and governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The candidate will become a member of the Entrepreneurship Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.), which is part of the Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty of Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics, with scientifically rigorous and societally relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business and government point of view. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values.

U.S.E. maintains an excellent international network of academic relationships and is continuously working on extending this network. It teaches the curricula fully in English.

The Entrepreneurship Section’s research focuses on Entrepreneurship and Society, including research on entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation and entrepreneurship behaviour, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship and internationalization. The section contributes to academic Master's programmes in Business Development and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Business and Social Impact, and Science and Business Management, and the academic Bachelor's programme Economics and Business Economics. There are strong ties with the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship, the Centre for Complex Systems Studies, and Utrecht University's strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Pathways to Sustainability.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Economics
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1186037



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