Assistant Professor Organization Studies (Tenure Track) (1.0 fte, 5 years)

Assistant Professor Organization Studies (Tenure Track) (1.0 fte, 5 years)

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15 Apr 31 May Tilburg

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The Department of Organization Studies at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Organization Studies to begin preferably at 1 September 2019.

Job description

Research in the department focuses on relations within and between organizations and their effects on organizations’ adaptive behavior (e.g., organizational learning, change, innovation, etc.) and wider society, while employing a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. Specific topics of interest include the following: intra- and inter-organizational networks, entrepreneurship, learning and innovation, temporary organizations, and international organizations. The department has a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications in leading journals. Our faculty publish in e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Organization Studies and Journal of Management. The department’s research program is part of TSB’s Herbert Simon Research Institute. Within the Herbert Simon Research Institute, the Department of Organization Studies also participates in the cross-cutting and multidisciplinary theme ‘Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers’.


Members of the Department of Organization Studies supervise Bachelor and Master students, and teach a variety of degree courses at both levels in the Organization Studies programs. They also participate in the two-year multi-disciplinary Research Master program ‘Social and Behavioral Science’ (including an Organization Studies minor track). Our Bachelor’s program ‘Organization Studies’ offers a variety of degree courses in Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Strategic Management, and Organization Research Methods. Our Master’s program ‘Organization Studies’ focuses on Organizational Complexity and Dynamics. Furthermore, OS staff participates in the Bachelor track ‘Global Management of Social Issues’ and the Master specialization tracks ‘Global Management of Social Issues’. Both programs focus on organizing for grand challenges. All programs and tracks (except for one of the bachelor programs) are taught in English. Non-Dutch-speaking candidates will be asked to teach in English only. The working language of the Department and School is English. Further information about the department is available at:


We protect our faculty’s research time by arranging a reasonable teaching load, and working conditions that are comparable to major research universities in North America and Europe. The standard teaching load for a tenure-track faculty, in total per year, amounts to the equivalent of two courses plus the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis projects. Compensation is in line with similar schools in the Netherlands, and we provide support for two conferences annually.



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Candidates for this position must have completed a doctorate or be All But Dissertation (ABD). They must demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality research and teaching. They preferably already have a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed publications, or at least a good pipeline of (submitted) papers, and good teaching evaluations. We are particularly interested in scholars who are willing to work in a multidisciplinary social science environment, and must have experience in teaching and performing research in the field of Organization Studies. More specifically, a successful candidate has a strong research profile and potential; has relevant and well-evaluated teaching experience; has quantitative and/or qualitative research skills and is a team player. Furthermore, such a candidate should have a substantial profile in the areas of Organization Theory or Strategic Management with Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, and/or Network Theory. Candidates should also be willing to write grant proposals for prestigious granting institutions (e.g., Dutch National Scientific Foundation (NWO), European Research Council (ERC)).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. For the tenure track position there is a 5 year fixed term contract with the possibility of tenure thereafter. Note that under certain conditions there is a possibility to enter a fast-track tenure procedure. Start date: September 2019 at the latest. The full-time gross salary ranges between € 3637 and € 4978 per month (not including various allowances). Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. Tilburg University is an equal opportunity employer.


Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading universities in Social and Behavioral Sciences. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, Tilburg University is #28 worldwide, #6 in Europe, and #1 in the Netherlands in the subject of Business & Economics. Tilburg is located in the Southern part of the Netherlands, at a 1h to 1.5h travelling distance from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, close to Europe’s foremost high-tech regions (Brabant South-East) and equidistant from Brussels (Belgium) and the Aachen/Cologne area (Germany).


Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers, Healthy life span, Personalized prevention and care. The School's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.


Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
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  • max. 40 hours per week
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