Junior Faculty Position in Entrepreneurship, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Junior Faculty Position in Entrepreneurship
School of Business and Economics
VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands


The Opportunity

As part of its growth ambitions, VU Amsterdam seeks to appoint a new assistant professor who is passionate about entrepreneurship and is committed to pursuing research and teaching excellence in this exciting field. We seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing relevant and rigorous research, is committed to publish at the highest level, and is enthusiastic about creating a stimulating learning environment for students in his/her teaching. An interest in the impact of new technological developments (e.g., digitization) or societal developments (e.g., sustainability) on entrepreneurial activity is a plus. The new hire will join the Department of Management and Organization of the VU School of Business and Economics. As such, the position is embedded in a supportive international work environment that is characterized by a strong commitment towards research productivity, teaching innovation and teamwork. Candidates must have a PhD in Business and Management or a related field (completed or with a fixed date for the defense). Prior publication experience in top management or entrepreneurship journals is a strong asset. Starting date is flexible.


About VU Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam is a top-ranked research university in the Netherlands that is home to more than 23,000 students and 4,500 employees. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research. As part of the VU School of Business and Economics, 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 (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, etc.) as well as in success in attracting external funding. It has a collaborative ethos with members actively working together on research projects, and is characterized by an international work environment with people from many diverse cultural backgrounds. The Assistant Professor will contribute to the Department's teaching and research activities and be member of the entrepreneurship group. The research program of this group focuses on core topics in the field of entrepreneurship such as the creation and growth of new firms and industries, the psychological and cognitive underpinnings of entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic renewal, and the dynamics of regional clusters and entrepreneurial ecosystems.


Application Procedure

Are you interested in this position? Send us your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and personal vision statement (+/- 1 page) about research and teaching via e-mail at vacature.sbe@vu.nl. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For more details about the position, please check https://www.vu.nl/en/employment/vacancies/index.aspx. Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Wouter Stam, by email to w.stam@vu.nl.