Assistant Professor in Strategic HRM

Assistant Professor in Strategic HRM

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8 Mar 8 Apr Tilburg

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Tilburg University - Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a job opening for an Assistant Professor in Strategic HRM (1.0 FTE) for the Department of Human Resource Studies, location Tilburg.

Job description

Are you looking for an academic career in an inspiring and cohesive department aiming for high quality research, teaching, and societal impact? If so, we want to draw your attention to a vacant position for an Assistant Professor in the department of Human Resource Studies. We are particularly keen to recruit an Assistant Professor with expertise in Strategic/macro level HRM and advanced and innovative research techniques.

Working as an Assistant Professor in the department will involve developing your own research activities in line with the department’s research programmes and in collaboration with members of our department and other TSB departments. More particularly, Assistant Professors are part of one or two research labs and conduct research related to the themes of these lab(s). It also involves coordinating at least one course, teaching in about two additional courses of 6 ECTS in our Bachelor or Master program, mentoring one Bachelor group, and supervising about 10 Bachelor and/or Master theses. 

The Department of Human Resource Studies is a well-established department with a strong reputation in academia. The department is well-known for its expertise in taking a balanced approach to strategic HRM. Research within the department is organized in four research labs on these core themes: 1) Aligning strategic HRM, wellbeing, and performance, 2) Health and well-being across working life, 3) Positive organizations and development, and 4) Inclusive HRM. We aim for scientific (e.g., high quality publications) and societal impact on these themes. The department’s research program is part of TSB’s Herbert Simon Research Institute through which we collaborate multidisciplinary with other TSB departments on the themes of adaptive societies, organizations, and workers; healthy life span; personalized prevention and care; and more recently digitalization. The Tilburg Experience Sampling Center is part of this institute. TSB also aims to invest in large datasets at the team and organizational level. 

The Department of Human Resource Studies is the only department in the Netherlands that offers both a Bachelor and Master’s (including an extended Master) program in HR Studies. Our Master program has two inflow moments with a total inflow of about 125 students. The Master’s program is taught in English and the Dutch Bachelor program offers an international track in “People Management”. In our Master’s program, we offer electives that build on the expertise of our staff. Members of the department also participate in three multidisciplinary programs together with other TSB departments in which we teach HRS-related topics: the two-year Research Master program “Individual Differences and Assessment”, the Master track “Positive Psychology and Wellbeing”, and the Bachelor track “Global Management of Social Issues”. We also teach a number of courses on HRM at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. These are mostly taught in English. 

The department offers a stimulating and supportive work environment and challenges its members to realize their ambitions and potential, building on their strengths. Our team of inspiring academics includes Karina van de Voorde (Strategic HRM/People Analytics), Sasa Batistic (Relational HRM/People Analytics), Marianne van Woerkom (Strengths-based approach), Dorien Kooij (Successful aging at work), Marc van Veldhoven (Work, health, and well-being), Rob Poell (HRD), Brigitte Kroon (evidence-based HRM), and Irmgard Borghouts (Inclusive HRM) among others. Our staff members are on the editorial board of and have published in high quality journals, such as Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Management, and Journal of Applied Psychology. For more information about the HR Studies department and its staff members, please visit the following website.

Your responsibilities 
The HR Studies department is looking for an Assistant Professor who is excellent in both research and teaching. As mentioned, we are particularly keen to recruit an Assistant Professor with expertise in Strategic/macro level HRM and advanced and innovative research techniques. Applicants have experience in conducting high quality research as proven by published articles or a good pipeline of studies, and are willing to write grant proposals. Experience with applying for large collaborative (EU) grants and creating societal impact is appreciated.


Tilburg University


Your qualifications 
Applicants should hold a PhD in HRM, business management, or social sciences. Applicants will need to be fluent in both written and spoken English and possess excellent communication and collaboration skills. Speaking or being willing to learn to speak Dutch is also appreciated, the university offers Dutch language training. Applicants should have experience with lecturing large groups, but also with teaching interactive workgroups for smaller groups and supervising Bachelor and Master’s theses, and be willing to acquire or have acquired the Basic University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch: BKO). 

Your talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and have good self-knowledge. 
  • You have a sense of team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

Increasing your value
With us, you will find everything you need to maximize your potential and development. We offer excellent facilities and support for research, education, and making societal impact. In all three of these areas, we “recognize and reward” you in line with national university aspirations. With great opportunities such as obtaining a senior teaching qualification, collaborating in an academic collaborative center, or participating in our Connected Leading program. We attach great importance to team spirit and have a clear, shared vision of (personal) leadership (Connected Leading). Read more about careers at Tilburg University and personal development here.  

Conditions of employment

Your terms of employment
Your valuable contribution will be rewarded with attractive benefits and sufficient attention to work-life balance. Our offer includes:

  • A position based on 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 1 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) for Dutch Universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with a view to permanent employment. You will initially receive a temporary employment contract for the duration 18 months (external candidates), with a view to permanent employment (assistant, associate, or full professor).
  • A salary ranging from a minimum of €4.332 to a maximum of €6.737,--gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant Professor 2 or 1 and salary scale 11 or 12, depending on your experience of the CLA for Dutch Universities. 

In addition to your monthly salary, you will receive 41 vacation days (for a 40-hour work week), a holiday allowance (8%), and a year-end bonus (8.3%). We reimburse the full cost of sustainable commuting: walking, cycling, or public transportation. We have a moving expenses scheme that makes it attractive to live close to the university. You will be enrolled in the ABP pension fund through us. Our Options Model allows you to choose from a variety of facilities at a tax advantage. You can work in a hybrid manner: on campus and, for a reimbursement, from home. Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf.

Your work environment
You will work in a pleasant working environment; a green campus with plenty of facilities. At a leading, entrepreneurial, and innovative university in the humanities and social sciences. The university employs 2,400 staff members and hosts 20,000 students of some 100 different nationalities. For nearly a century, this organization has worked together with a tradition aimed at contributing to society. We strive to be a community where differences in age, gender, orientation, and cultural and religious backgrounds are valued, with equal opportunities for colleagues and students and where, moreover, all decisions take into account the importance of preserving the Earth for future generations. 

Read more about the university here.


Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University is a specialized university with a high international reputation that strives to advance society by deepening the understanding of that society through research and education. The Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers excellent, innovative education aimed at preparing students to become future leaders by focusing on knowledge, skills, and character building. The School offers a varied range of Bachelor and Master programs to its 3000 students and is organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The school’s intellectually stimulating working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €4332—€6737 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 22183



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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