The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, seeks to fill a tenure track position in International Management at the Assistant Professor level. Experienced Assistant/Associate professors will be considered for this position as well.



The University of Groningen seeks to fill a tenure track position in International Business and Management at the Assistant Professor level. Experienced Assistant/Associate professors will be considered for this position as well.

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the university’s 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations, is a research focused, international Faculty. FEB offers an inspiring international academic community for students, staff, alumni and external organisations. The Faculty is renowned for its quality, ambition and identity. Its mission is to prepare students for a career in research or a leading position in the corporate or public sector through high quality, research based degree programmes in the fields of economics and business; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields by conducting high quality research; and to provide a stimulating and international environment for both staff and students.

The position is housed within the Department of Global Economics and Management (GEM -, part of the Faculty of Economics and Business. The Department is home to a vibrant community of scholars from all over the world, comprising nearly 50 fulltime faculty and over 20 PhD students. About 1/3 of the faculty members is non-Dutch and more than 80% of the PhD students come from outside The Netherlands. GEM faculty engage in cutting-edge research in International Economics, International Business, and International Management.

GEM focuses on applied as well as fundamental research questions. The research expertise of faculty members covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a range of research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research and teaching. Faculty members in the area of International Business and Management include Sjoerd BeugelsdijkRian DrogendijkHans van EesSathyajit GubbiRobbert MaselandEsha Mendiratta, Alan MullerKees van Veen, and Mirjam Wilhelm. Their research includes (but is not limited to) cultures and institutions, internationalization, comparative corporate governance, international strategic alliances, and corporate social responsibility. Their work has appeared in numerous top-tier general management and domain-specific journals in recent years, including AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JoM, JMS, Org. Science, Org. Studies, MIR, IBR, and JWB.

The Department is responsible for key courses in two BA programmes, i.e. the bachelor programme in International Business, and the International Economics & Business track in the Economics & Business Economics bachelor programme. The Department is directly responsible for two MSc programmes: International Business & Management and International Economics & Business. In addition, the Department participates in the Research Master programme (a challenging 2-year master programme set up for students intending to pursue a PhD and contributes to the PhD training programme of the research school SOM).

Job description

The University of Groningen seeks to fill a tenure track position in International Business and Management at the Assistant Professor level. Experienced Assistant/Associate professors will be considered for this position as well.

The Assistant Professor contributes to research, teaching, and management of the department. Following a period of growth and continuing success, the department wishes to further strengthen its position in International Business and Management. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this research focus. In terms of teaching, the successful candidate will contribute to courses across the BA and MSc programmes in International Business and Management as well as the Research Master programme. The successful candidate will be asked to develop and teach courses close to his or her field of research.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• a PhD degree in business, economics, or a related discipline, and expertise in the field of International Business and Management
• a relevant publication record demonstrating the candidate's ability (or potential) to publish in international academic publications, preferably in top tier peer-reviewed journals
• a relevant “track record” in terms of teaching, including proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in mentoring students
• a relevant international network
• a team player with good communication skills
• the potential to generate external funding for research projects.

Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after a period of six years. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external funds raising activities. During the tenure track period, 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is devoted to teaching activities.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, yearly salary is starting from a minimum of € 47,825 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 74,385 gross (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position, including 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. (Monthly salary varies between € 3,427 and € 5,330 gross, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus).
Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The University is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of six years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, tenure will be granted.

You may apply for this position until 16 October / before 17 October 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

·         Erik Dietzenbacher, Head of department, [log in to unmask]

(please do not use for applications)

Additional information

·         About the faculty

·         About our research

·         About the tenure track

Vriendelijke groet / Best regards,

Rian Drogendijk

Faculty of Economics and Business, Global Economics and Management
University of Groningen

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