Assistant Professor in Strategic Management

Assistant Professor in Strategic Management

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23 jan 28 feb Utrecht

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Wat ga je doen?
Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management, with expertise in innovation management and/or international business. Of the position, 60% of the time is reserved for teaching activities and 40% is dedicated to research. Candidates are expected to teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of the School.

The candidate will do research and teach courses at bachelor and master level offered by U.S.E.’s Entrepreneurship section – which is the home to our school’s researchers in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategic Management, International Business, and Marketing. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in the areas of strategic management, and/or its related disciplines (innovation management, international business). However, candidates with expertise in any of our section’s disciplines are welcome to apply.

Our new colleague will spend 40% of her/his time on quantitative research, to be published in high-quality academic journals. The U.S.E. research institute encourages collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, and research activities that address societally relevant issues. All candidates are encouraged to indicate how they can collaborate with the current staff at our section.

The assistant professor will take care of good teaching in accordance with our academic and departmental guidelines. The candidate should be able to teach in (some of) the areas of strategic management, innovation, international business, and competitive strategy. Furthermore, the assistant professor supervises bachelor and master theses and other research projects by students.


Universiteit Utrecht


The candidate has:
  • a PhD degree in economics, management or a related discipline;
  • a strong track record (or pipeline for younger candidates) in research as demonstrated among others by publications and citations in international recognised journals;
  • strong quantitative skills in econometrics, social sciences and/or data science
  • (some) teaching experience in an international academic environment with proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers;
  • strong communication and coordination skills;
  • strong command of spoken and written English;
  • preferred: ability to teach in Dutch.


  • a position for 18 months, with the expectation of being tenured after 18 months;
  • a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €5,929 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment external link laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development external link, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities external link, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University external link.


Universiteit Utrecht

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 strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

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.

Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.)

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E) is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at 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 socially relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business as well as government perspective.

U.S.E.’s Bachelor’s programme Economics & Business Economics offers students a solid foundation in economic theory and methods, combined with insights from business economics, finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, ethics and sustainability. The programme has about 1,500 students from various backgrounds and nationalities and is completely taught in English.

The candidate will become a member of the Entrepreneurship Section at U.S.E. Researchers at the section cover a broad range of disciplines in management research, including entrepreneurship and internationalization, innovation and firm behavior, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial ecosystems, among others. The candidate is expected to teach in our programs Science and Business Management and International Management. (The section is also involved in teaching at the bachelor program Economics and Business Economics and the master programs Business Development and Entrepreneurship and Business and Social Impact.)


  • Lector; Universitair docent; Universitair hoofddocent; Hoogleraar
  • 36—40 uur per week
  • €4332—€5929 per maand
  • Gepromoveerd
  • 3525


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