Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and/or International Business (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and/or International Business (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description
Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor with expertise in Strategic Management and/or International Business. The position includes at least 40% research time and the remaining time is reserved for governance and teaching activities. Candidates are expected to develop their own research profile and teach in the bachelor's and master's programmes of the School. Teaching is in English.
The Assistant Professor will coordinate and teach courses at bachelor and master level offered by U.S.E.'s Entrepreneurship section . We are open to candidates who can teach courses in Strategic Management and International Business, but also candidates with expertise in Related Management- or Business Economics themes (e.g., corporate governance) are encouraged to apply. The Assistant Professor will take care of high quality teaching in accordance with the academic and
departmental guidelines. Furthermore, the Assistant Professor supervises bachelor and master theses and other research projects by students.
The Assistant Professor spends at least 40% of her/his time on research that is supported by the U.S.E. Research Institute. The institute stimulates collaboration with researchers from other disciplines and research activities that address societally relevant issues. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. Connections to research themes at U.S.E. (future of work, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Economic Development, Sustainable Finance) and to the Utrecht University Strategic Themes Institutions for Open Societies and/or Pathways to Sustainability are facilitated and highly appreciated.

The successful candidate is expected to have academic teaching skills and to contribute to the research programme of the U.S.E. Research Institute. More specifically:
  • a PhD degree in economics, management or related disciplines;
  • 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 and/or data science;
  • teaching experience in an international academic environment with the 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.


We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for 18 months in an international working environment, with the expectation of being rewarded tenure after this period. U.S.E. actively stimulates career development of Assistant Professors (Universitair Docent) with the possibility of ultimately progressing to Associate Professor (UHD) . The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between € 3,974 and €5,439 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions , including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University .

About the organization
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 Sustainability.
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.
The candidate will become a member of the Entrepreneurship Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics (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 section is involved in teaching at the bachelor level and the master level, in particular in our Master's programmes International Management, Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Business and Social Impact and Science and Business Management.

Additional information
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. Samuele Murtinu (Section Head Entrepreneurship), via .
Please do not contact U.S.E. with services or other commercial interest.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae, including a letter of motivation, two reference letters and teaching evaluations of previous courses - if applicable - via the 'apply' button.
Interviews will be scheduled soon after April 15th 2023.

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