Two Assistant professors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Economics and Business – Amsterdam Business School

Publication date
22 February 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,427 to €5,330 gross per month
Closing date
15 April 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Amsterdam Business School is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation section conducts research and offers education in two interrelated management challenges: creating new businesses and realizing innovations.

The E&I section offers a broad range of educational programs, a.o:

  • MSc Business Administration – specialization track in Entrepreneurship & Innovation;
  • MSc Business Administration – specialization track in Entrepreneurship & Management in the Creative Industries;
  • MSc Entrepreneurship (in collaboration with VU University);
  • Minor Entrepreneurship (university wide);
  • Various master electives;
  • Various obligatory courses and electives in the BSc Business Administration;
  • Executive education;
  • Thesis supervision (both in the Master’s and the Bachelor’s programs).

The research of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation section focuses on themes such as: entrepreneurship, careers and 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.

Job description

 The Amsterdam Business School offers two positions:

  1. an Assistant professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, with emphasis on Entrepreneurship (starting date 1 September 2017).
  2. an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, with emphasis on Innovation Management (starting date 1 December 2017).

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), executive and, especially, at the undergraduate (BSc) level, because of the need to expand teaching in the new BSc program. Research is aimed at international top journals, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management.


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 entrepreneurship and/or innovation management.. They will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching and research. In particular, we are also looking for candidates with good quantitative methods skills - and the ability to teach them to students.

Further information

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We offer two challenging jobs with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. ABS is a growing, research driven business school at an internationally recognized university that has the ambition to become a leading international player in the field of management research and education. ABS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and financial capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world.

The appointees at the Assistant professor level will be offered a tenure track position for six years. Upon meeting the tenure track criteria, a permanent contract as Associate professor will be offered. Salary will be in accordance with Dutch academic salary scales and include a pension scheme, and range between €3,427 to €5,330 gross per month, dependent on experience and track record of the candidate. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Starting date will be 1 September 2017 for vacancy (1) with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, and 1 December 2017 for vacancy (2) with emphasis on Innovation Management, or such other dates as may be mutually agreed. 

Job application

Applications should be made via, quoting vacancy number 17-077 in the subject line and also mentioning which of the two positions the application concerns. Candidates should include two papers published or accepted in international journals or, if they do not yet have such papers, two recent working papers. Applications should further include a cover letter, a CV, and the names of two references (or two reference letters). 

The closing date is 15 April 2017.

No agencies please

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