Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Leadership Development

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Leadership Development

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15 Nov 15 Dec Rotterdam

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Job description

As the department of Organisation and Personnel Management's tenure track assistant professor in leadership development at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), you explore every aspect of the field of leadership development. Your specific focus lies on the current trends in digitalisation, the digital transformation of work, and how that transformation influences leadership and leader development.

You could start as early as March 2023 or as late as 1 September 2023.

Your main tasks
Your main tasks include:
  • Conducting and publishing research in the field of Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Engaging in and contributing to the department's scholarship, in particular the Erasmus Centre for Leadership (https://www.rsm.nl/faculty-research/centres/erasmus-centre-for-leadership/)
  • Teaching master and bachelor students, with the potential to teach post-graduate students as well
  • Supervising master and bachelor theses
  • Engaging in RSM's mission to be a force for positive change


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


As our ideal candidate, you possess:
  • A PhD or expected completion of your PhD during 2023 in OB, HR, organisational psychology or a closely related field in management or social sciences
  • Known expertise in leadership development; specific attention to the challenges of digitalisation is a pre
  • Outstanding demonstratable achievements in leadership research or clear evidence of high potential for such research; for example, published papers or high-quality papers in the pipeline for top management journals (see ERIM journal list)
  • Teaching excellence or can show a clear indication of excellent teaching potential

Your required competences
You are:
  • Passionate about research and teaching
  • A team player, willing to collaborate with others and positively contribute to the department's development and excellence
  • Fluent in English

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 10 years (tenure track).

This is a full-time position with a contract of 38 hours per week, preferably starting in September 2023.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO VSNU). Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 3,974 (scale 11 CAO NU) gross per month and up to a maximum of € 6,181 gross per month (scale 12 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days. More information is available at https://www.eur.nl/en/working/eur-employer

RSM encourages learning, personal growth, and training for increased effectiveness for all colleagues. There will be opportunities for job-specific training and development where necessary and upon request, including training for the University Teaching Qualification. RSM has a mentoring programme available for all employees.


Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked 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 them 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. www.rsm.nl

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. www.eur.nl


Understanding the way people operate is central to the success of any organisation. Managing people requires understanding organisations in their full complexity, thus at several levels of analysis. The department covers topics on four levels: those that apply to the individual such as leadership, leader development, power, incentives, and goals; those applying at the team level such as diversity, team processes, hierarchy, and professional identity; those at organisation level such as organisational learning, organisational design, coordination, organisational culture and change, and organisation of work; and topics at the level of the environment such as social, technological, economic changes, and politics.

Research within the department of Organisation and Personnel Management has always been a force for positive change, helping people and organisations worldwide to thrive and prosper. Pioneering faculty work at the forefront of human issues such as diversity, organisational change and leadership studies. Working successfully with business cultures that may have very different methods, expectations and models to those in Europe, the UK and North America constitute an important focus.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3734


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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