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.


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the university’s 28,000 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. Research output rankings rate FEB among the top 60 institutes world-wide, and top 10 in Europe.

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 full-time 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. The department 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. GEM focuses on applied as well as fundamental research questions.

Faculty members in the area of International Management include Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Rian Drogendijk, Gary Ge, Sathyajit Gubbi, Viacheslav Iurkov, Robbert Maseland, Esha Mendiratta, Alan Muller, Kees van Veen, and Miriam Wilhelm. Their research expertise includes (but is not limited to) cultures and institutions, internationalization, comparative corporate governance, international strategic alliances, and corporate social responsibility. The group’s work has appeared in numerous top-tier general management and domain-specific journals in recent years, including AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JoM, JMS, Org. Studies, MIR, IBR, and JWB.

The Department is responsible for key courses in two BA programmes, i.e. the self-standing 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 contributing to the PhD training programme of the research school SOM).

Job description

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 Management. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this research focus. In terms of teaching, the successful candidate will contribute to the International Management 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 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

·         relevant teaching experience, 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 and collaborating 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 five 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, salary is starting from a minimum of € 3,475 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross per month (salary scale 12 of the Dutch Universities) for a fulltime position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

The assessment whether you meet the criteria takes place after 5 years.  Based on a positive final evaluation, tenure will be granted and promotion to Associate Professor. Taking into account any life events and/or time for outplacement, the appointment is for the maximum duration of 7 years.

The Tenure Track path can be rounded off with promotion to Full Professor under the condition that criteria are met.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientist. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University offers the possibility for a 90% or 80% contract with a proportionate term.

You may apply for this position until
until 14 January / before 15 January 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on the "Apply" button on the advertisement on the university's website).


For information you can contact:

Steven Brakman, Head of department,

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Professor in International Business, [log in to unmask]

(please do not use for applications)


Additional information                                                                   

About the department:

About the faculty:

About University:

About the tenure track:

Best regards,

Rian Drogendijk

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

AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business.
For information:
To post message: [log in to unmask]
For assistance: [log in to unmask]
AIB-L is a moderated list.