Associate Professor of Transformative Value Chain Management

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Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

0.8 - 1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 5,506 - € 6,702

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Organizational unit
Nijmegen School of Management

Application deadline
09 February 2023

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Are you an experienced scholar and teacher in the area of transformative value chain management, with an interest in how organisations can address grand challenges and transform value chain systems? And would you like to share your expertise and contribute to our interdisciplinary profile on Responsible Organisation? Then join us at the Nijmegen School of Management as an Associate Professor.
The department of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, is looking for an Associate Professor of Transformative Value Chain Management with an interest in managing and transforming interorganisational relations responsibly. We are particularly looking for scholars with substantial knowledge of value chain management and business ecosystems whose research and teaching explicitly focuses on how such value chain systems can be transformed to address social and environmental issues (such as responsible sourcing, labour conditions, waste management and circular economy approaches).
We offer an integral Business Administration study programme focusing on societal problems and social processes in and between organisations. Our interdisciplinary research programme on Responsible Organisation addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values and interventions geared to the transition of organising for responsibility.
As an associate professor you will be one of the driving forces to further develop research and teaching programmes in Business Administration. Combining teaching and research skills, you should be able to inspire students and conduct cutting-edge research on transformative value chain management. You will teach in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Business Administration, conduct research in line with the Responsible Organisation programme, publish in international high-quality journals, attract external funding for research projects, acquire and supervise PhD projects, build international networks with businesses and academics, and contribute to the central and departmental administration and management tasks.
  • You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scholar and a strong team player, passionate about both research and teaching.
  • You have a PhD degree in Business Administration or a related field. 
  • You have an excellent scientific reputation in the field of transformative value chain management, evidenced by an excellent publication record in internationally recognised high-quality journals. 
  • You are actively involved in international collaborative networks and you have strong connections to organisational and business practice. 
  • You have the ambition and proven ability to attract research funding from research councils and other external parties. 
  • You have ample experience in teaching in the field of business administration at a university level. 
  • You have excellent teaching qualities, enthusiasm for teaching and working with students, and the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods as well as the ability to coordinate academic courses or study programmes. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • You have a proven ability to supervise and inspire young scholars (PhD candidates). 
  • You are willing and have a proven ability to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries and to support an academic organisation in its administrative tasks (e.g. coordination of a study programme and/or membership of internal committees and councils). 
  • You have excellent English language skills and are willing to learn Dutch (if applicable).

We are
The Nijmegen School of Management  (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM employs 300 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students. NSM's research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Creating Knowledge for Society', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.
The Department of Business Administration is responsible for the BSc programmes in Business Administration (including a full track offered in English, and a track in International Business Administration) as well as eight specialisations within the MSc programme in Business Administration (all in English). The department's interdisciplinary research programme is called 'Responsible Organisation' and addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values, and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations towards responsible organisations. The Department of Business Administration co-creates knowledge with multiple stakeholders in the wider community to ensure the impact of its scholarly work.
The position is newly created to complement existing expertise on strategic change, interorganisational collaboration and business ecosystems. It will be linked to one of the existing chairs depending on your profile.
Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,506 and a maximum of €6,702 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 13 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with a possibility of a permanent position depending on performance.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Professor of Comparative Management, Strategic Management group at .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 9 February 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Ayse Saka-Helmhout. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • A research statement (in which you outline your main research interests and ambitions).
  • An overview of your teaching experience.
  • Teaching evaluations.
The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 February. The second round of interviews will take place on Monday 6 March. You would preferably begin employment on 1 August.
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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Prof. Saka-Helmhout, A.U. (Ayse)
Professor of Comparative Management, Strategic Management group
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