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    Posted 12-07-2022 13:37


    Are you doing research on Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management (HRM)? Are you inspired by a high-quality research community and motivated for academic teaching? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) would like to get to know you.

    Location: AMSTERDAM


    As part of our growth ambitions, the Organisational Behaviour and HRM research section is seeking a new colleague. Are you passionate about doing high-quality research and delivering excellent education? Then this may be an interesting offer for you.
    Among relevant research topics for this position are careers, leadership, workplace wellbeing, work engagement, performance management, talent development, recruitment and selection, AI and personnel psychology.
    As an assistant professor at VU, you work in the supportive international environment of the Organisational Behaviour and HRM research section. We are part of the Management and Organisation Department of the School of Business and Economics. Our culture can be characterized by a strong commitment towards research quality and productivity, teaching innovation, teamwork and executive education.

    Your duties

    • initiating and performing high-quality research in the field of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Your research results in top tier publications and grant acquisitions
    • teaching and designing courses at the master level (e.g., MSc Business Administration, and/or MBA and Executive MBA), and bachelor level (e.g., the SBE International Business Administration). You also supervise bachelor and master theses
    • supervising PhD candidates 
    • contributing to the Department and School, e.g. by serving on committees


    • you have a PhD in Organizational Behavior or Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology/Science, or a related field in the Social Sciences
    • you are fluent in both English and Dutch
    • a strong track record of research publications in top tier journals is a strong asset
    • experience with education at both MSc and postgraduate/executive levels is an asset
    • you have a university teaching qualification (BKO). If not, you are committed to obtaining this


    A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 3,974 (scale 11) and a maximum of € 5,439 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.
    The tenure track position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%). At the end of the second year a performance evaluation will take place. The Tenure Track Committee will review your file including the evaluation and advice on the continuation of your tenure track. In the fifth year, the Tenure Track Committee will review your file in order to decide upon the tenured assignment, based on the assessment criteria of the Tenure Track system at SBE.
    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)
    • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave



    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 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 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 7,000 Bachelor's and Master's students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 600 people.


    Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 09/01/2023. The job interviews are planned for the end of January and beginning of February, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

    Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.