Job description

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Strategic Management. Candidates with a profile Strategic Management, International Business, Innovation Management, Market Dynamics or Organizational Economics are invited to apply. The candidate is expected to publish in high quality international peer-reviewed journals and to contribute to Utrecht University’s research theme Institutions for Open Societies. Candidates are also expected to teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the School. Teaching is in English. The preferred starting date is August 2021.


The successful candidate is expected to:


We offer a temporary position (0.8-1.0 FTE) for a period of six years with a final evaluation after five years, after which the candidate can be appointed as an Assistant Professor with tenure. During the tenure track period 40% of the position is reserved for research and 60% is dedicated to teaching activities. The tenure decision is based on U.S.E.’s tenure track criteria.

The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University external link can be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University external link, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance external link is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The candidate will become a member of the Entrepreneurship Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). external link U.S.E. is part of the Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty of Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics, with scientifically rigorous and societally relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines in order to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business and government point of view. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. U.S.E. is also an important contributor to the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship and the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.

U.S.E. maintains an excellent international network of academic relationships and is continuously working on extending this network. Curricula are fully taught in English. Members of the entrepreneurship section have key positions in major global academic communities such as the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association and the Global Entrepreneurship Network and sit on the editorial boards of the leading entrepreneurship journals.

Additional information

Further information can be obtained – under strict confidentiality – from Prof Samuele Murtinu external link, via [log in to unmask] external link or Dr Niels Bosma external link (Head of Section Entrepreneurship) via [log in to unmask] external link


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below. The application should include:

The first interviews will be scheduled in January 2021. The procedure is planned to be finalised by late February/early March 2021.

Please do not contact U.S.E. with services or other commercial interests.

The application deadline is 4 January 2021.

Link to the job opening:

Prof. dr. S. Murtinu | Professor of International Business | Programme Coordinator of the Master in International Management | Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) | Kriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC Utrecht, the Netherlands | Adam Smith Hall | [log in to unmask]
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