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    Posted 28 days ago


    Location: AMSTERDAM
    FTE: 1

    Application deadline: 1st May 2021

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    Job description
    As part of our growth ambitions, we seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing high-level research and deliver high-quality education related to leadership development. Candidates working on such topics as leadership development at individual and team levels, CEOs, and executive boards would have an advantage. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of relevant research published in a top tier journals and experience in leadership development education at both MSc and MBA levels. The position is embedded in a supportive international work environment of the Organisational Behaviour and HRM research section of the Management and Organisation Department of the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Our culture can be characterized by a strong commitment towards research quality and productivity, teaching innovation, teamwork and executive education.

    Your duties

    • initiate and perform high-quality research in the field of leadership (development), culminating in top tier publications and grant acquisitions
    • initiate and develop executive leadership development programmes
    • Teach and design courses at the postgraduate level (e.g., full-time/part-time PhD programmes; executive education), master level (e.g., MSc Business Administration, and/or MBA and Executive MBA), and bachelor level (e.g., the SBE International Business Administration); supervise bachelor and master theses
    • contribute to the management of the Department / School (e.g., by serving on committees)
    • be committed to obtaining a university teaching qualification, or to possess one already


    Candidates are required to have a PhD in Business Administration/ Management, Organisational Psychology/Science, or a related field in the Social Sciences, and should be fluent in English. A strong track record of research publications in top journals in the field of management and organisational behaviour is a strong asset.


    A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,746 (scale 11) and a maximum of €6,317 (scale 13), depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Universitair docent/ Universitair hoofddocent) is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1,0 FTE. The initial employment contract will affect a period of 6 years, with the possibility of tenure.


    Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

    • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
    • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
    • solid pension scheme (ABP)
    • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
    • good growth opportunities



    The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

    We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

    School of Business and Economics
    The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.

    At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 4,200 Bachelor's and Master's students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.

    Department of Management and Organization
    The Department of Management and Organization comprises a large, diverse group of micro and macro scholars who seek to combine research excellence with passion in teaching. The department has a strong research tradition, manifested in top tier publication records (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies etc.) well as in success in attracting external funding for research. The Department has a collaborative ethos with members actively working together on research and teaching projects. Our Department is highly diverse in terms of cultural backgrounds and we enjoy working in an international environment. We offer an active PhD program, Master programs in Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership Change Management and Strategy & Organization and a broad range of courses in several Bachelor programs. The Assistant Professor will enhance and contribute to the Department's teaching and research activities and be member of the Management Consulting section. The research program of the section focuses on consultants and related management occupations as a research context, and is interdisciplinary in its analytical angles. Members of the group publish in journals like Organisation StudiesHuman RelationsJournal of Management Studies and Journal of Professions and Organizations. We also publish monographs with highly reputable publishers like Routledge, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. For more information about the department and the management consulting research group, see our website: sbe.vu.nl/nl/afdelingen-en-instituten/...


    Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until May, 1 2021.

    Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

    Svetlana Khapova
    Vrije U. Amsterdam