Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organisation and Digitization

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organisation and Digitization

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15 Nov 15 Jan Rotterdam

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The department of Organisation and Personnel Management at Rotterdam RSM invites applications for a faculty position broadly focusing on Organisation and Digitization. This is a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Expected starting ...

Job description

Do you have an interdisciplinary perspective on developments in AI and other technologies and how they are transforming our thinking about organisations? Do you think about how change is affected by digital technologies and AI?

We seek an assistant professor interested in how digital technology and AI affect how organisations function, how work is structured and managed. Addressing issues such as (but not limited to) the consequences of these changes, their legitimacy, and the controversy, resistance, accompanying the adoption and utilisation of digital technologies; how change is affected by the adoption and presence of digital technologies and AI? How digitization affects (de)centralization within organisations, the interaction between formal and informal organisation, organisational design, and organisational boundaries.

We look for applicants with a macro-orientation/perspective who embrace methodological pluralism, possibly including innovative methods for the digital age to help build our macro research group that incorporates OT, sociology, management, economics, and macro-organisational behaviour, and contributes to RSM's management research, education, and engagement.

Your main tasks
Tenure-track assistant professor in Organisation and Digitization

teaching, research and engagement
  • Conduct and publish research in the field of organisation and digitization - an interdisciplinary area that may relate to macro fields such as organisation theory, sociology, management, economics or organisational behaviour at macro -level
  • Engage with and contribute to the department's furthering of macro perspectives on organisation
  • Teach RSM's master and bachelor students, ideally connecting macro and micro perspectives, and be able to teach post-graduate students
  • Supervise master and bachelor theses
  • Engage in RSM's mission: being a force for positive change in the world


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • A PhD or expect to complete a PhD during 2023 in OT, sociology, management, economics, or a closely related field in management or the social sciences
  • Outstanding achievements in the research field of Organisation and Digitization or clear evidence of high potential for such research (i.e., published papers and/or high-quality papers in the pipeline for top management journals - see the ERIM journal list)
  • Teaching excellence or indication of excellent teaching potential

Your required competences
  • Passionate about research and teaching
  • Team-player, willing to collaborate with others, and positively contribute to the department's development and excellence
  • An ability to collaborate with colleagues, including micro-OB scholars, to bridge the department's main areas of research
  • Fluent in English; Dutch fluency an advantage, but optional

Conditions of employment

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

  • A contract of 38 hours per week
  • A challenging full-time position at a well-known business school and based on the Tenure Track system.
  • A starting date of 1 September 2023. An earlier or later starting date can be discussed.
  • Safe employment conditions.
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
  • 3733


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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