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The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School (ABS) invites applications for tenure track faculty positions in our section Entrepreneurship & Innovation. We have two vacancies, one with emphasis on innovation in relation to the creative industries, and one with emphasis on innovation management in relation to entrepreneurship.

You will be a member of a successful group with a both ambitious and supportive culture, and with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. We aim for outstanding research and world-class teaching in university Bachelor, Master and executive programmes.

We are hiring to accommodate the growing national and international demand for our education. Our teaching is research-based and relevance, responsibility and an international focus are key. We foster our excellent relations with a vibrant business community in the Amsterdam region and globally.

What are you going to do?

The core tasks of an Assistant Professor are in teaching and research. In the tenure track appointment, 50% of the time will be for research, while the teaching load will maximally take up the other 50% of time. Teaching will be at the graduate (MSc), the undergraduate (BSc) level or in the executive program. Research is aimed at international top journals, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management.

The intended starting date will be 1 September 2021 for the first position and around or before 1 January 2022 for the second, depending on the candidate’s availability and the section’s planning.

What do we require?

We are looking for two Assistant Professors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the first one (1) with emphasis on creative industries & innovation, and the second (2) with emphasis on innovation management and entrepreneurship, especially in connection to each other.

Candidates should have or be close to (the thesis should be approved by the time the contract starts) obtaining a PhD in Management Science or a closely related discipline, and their research should concern the fields of creative industries management, entrepreneurship and/or innovation management. They will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching and research. Given developments in the section’s and school’s research we have a slight preference for candidates interested in applying computer science-powered tools of data analysis – but we are not excluding candidates with other methodological interests.

Our offer

The selected candidate will be offered a six-year tenure track position as Assistant Professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure, a permanent contract as Associate Professor will be offered.

The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,139 and €5,127 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,826 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

Would you like to know more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Take a look here.

About the faculty Economics and Business, the Amsterdam Business School and the section Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Education and Research at UvA Economics and Business (EB) provides academic courses for more than 7,000 students in Economics, Business, Actuarial Science, Econometrics, and a variety of courses in the Executive Master’s programs. The Faculty also conducts research programs in many specialist areas and employs about 400 people. The EB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. EB consists of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE)

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and business capital of the Netherlands, which offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world. Within UvA, ABS offers executive, graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing and strategy. ABS is triple-crown accredited (AACBS, AMBA, EQUIS).

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation section at Amsterdam Business School is an interdisciplinary group of currently 15 faculty members with expertise in a broad tange of topics and research methods.

The research of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation section focuses on themes such as: entrepreneurship, careers & networks; marketing signals for innovative products; (digital) service innovation & growth; entrepreneurship & innovation in creative industries. Faculty members publish in international peer-reviewed journals including Organization Science; Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of Management Studies; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Journal of Management; and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

Further information

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Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Please apply using the link below, quoting the vacancy number 21-029 in the subject line. We cannot process applications that are not submitted via this link.

Applicants should provide their CV, two research papers (published or working papers), information about their teaching experiences, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests.

The closing date is 20 February 2021.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to present their (research) work at a job seminar and to provide 2 reference letters.

No agencies please

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