JADS Associate Professor (Digital) Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation

Updated: over 1 year ago
Deadline: 04 Sep 2019

Positions in Digital Entrepreneurship


Associate Professor


Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Artificial Intelligence, JADS Den Bosch

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Job description

Positions in Digital Entrepreneurship

To strengthen our digital entrepreneurship team, we are looking for enthusiastic colleagues who have obtained PhD degrees in statistics, econometrics, quantitative social science or related disciplines, have one or more top publication(s), are excellent teachers, as witnessed, for example, by favorable teaching evaluations. We are specifically looking for academics with a strong quantitative background and understanding of quantitative social sciences e.g. computational social sciences, large scale experimentations, behavioral tracking, social-network analysis and agent-based modelling and want to apply this knowledge in the context of organizations, businesses and entrepreneurship.

Our quantitative approach is relatively unique in the field of entrepreneurship and helps us build strong relations with the other research groups at Mariënburg. Of course, where appropriate we mix qualitative and quantitative methods. We have a preference of using objective data from micro- to macro-level (e.g. behavioral trackers, data scraping) and develop new organizational measures to build and test novel theories. We are especially interested in using data and technology to get a better understanding of modern digital organizations. For example, we are interested in using technology to better measure concepts such as Time and Speed and their relation with organizational effectiveness. 

But we are also interested in hearing your ideas, dreams and suggestions on research into digital organizations. This may range from studies on Software Start-ups (e.g. failures, pivoting) to studies of novel innovation ecosystems with collectives such as GitHub, TopCoder, and Kickstarter. And from studies of novel business models and revenue models (platform based, dynamic pricing) to novel methods of organizing (e.g. effectiveness of Agile, Scrum) in novel digital networks. And from Entrepreneurial Decision Making (e.g. social signal processing) to Digital Innovation with its focus on digital services (Digital Servitization).  

Job requirements

We invite candidates to apply for the position at the level of Associate Professor. The candidate is expected to start around 1st January 2020. The profile of the Associate Professor should address the following skills:

  • Track record in Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Organization Studies or related field
  • Understanding of novel quantitative methods in the social sciences and an affinity with Artificial Intelligence and Technology (e.g. Software)
  • Enthusiasm to use modern Data Science methods to study entrepreneurship aspects (e.g. opportunity recognition, decision making (e.g. quality, speed), organizational learning.
  • Willingness to develop new insights and theories on digital entrepreneurship, innovation, organizations and networks.

This Associate Professor will closely collaborate with the current professors to further build the existing team and will be involved in determining and shaping the research policies and team in the future as we envision further growth of the team.  

The Associate Professor will be involved in Master courses and the Master thesis. Moreover, the Associate Professor will also be involved in Professional Education regarding topics on Digital Entrepreneurship.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

A one year contract and after a positive first year evaluation a permanent appointment for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE as Associate Professor. The position comes with an attractive job package that features benefits including pension benefits, career support spouses, insurance discounts, ample vacation days (41), and a fixed end-of-year bonus (8,3%), to mention but a few. The gross salary is largely determined by the Dutch labour agreement (CAO NU) for universities, namely scale 13 (a maximum annual gross salary of € 85,600) and we aim to offer a competitive salary within this framework. The Associate Professor position in principle is for four years after which the position will be evaluated and might become permanent hereafter.

Information and application

Information and application

For more information about the position, please contact prof.dr. W.J.A.M. van den Heuvel (W.J.A.M.v.d.Heuvel[at]jads.nl ). Candidates are asked to provide a motivation letter and a detailed CV.

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The vacancy will be open until we have found a suitable candidate! If we find you are an interesting candidate we will invite you for an interview to assess whether you match the profile and we can be of value to each other.
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