Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Department

Faculty of Economics and Business

Organisation

University of Groningen

The department of Innovation Management & Strategy (IM&S) at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, seeks candidates to fill one full-time, tenure-track position, starting in Winter 2017/Spring 2018. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research and teaching abilities and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and PhD students of the Faculty. All applicants should have completed their PhD, or be close to completion, and are preferably specialized in the field of Small Business and/or Entrepreneurship. Applicants with higher qualifications can be eligible for a position at the Associate Professor level, and a short path to becoming a Full Professor is negotiable as well.

The department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which is ranked among the top performers in Europe in terms of research. FEB belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. FEB members have published in top Entrepreneurship journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, as well as in top General Management journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Our faculty is actively involved in many scholarly associations (AOM, Babson, EGOS, SMS) and serves in editor and editorial board roles at leading journals.

Based in the Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest and largest in the country and is ranked within the global top 100. It is a truly global institution with close collaborations with renowned international universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen, Ghent, Tsinghua University, Osaka University, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania. The American journal The Scientist ranked the University of Groningen among the top 25 institutions in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia 2012.

Job description

Responsibilities for this position include conducting and publishing academic research as well as teaching, along with contributing to the service mission of the IM&S department. Teaching responsibilities include courses and thesis supervision at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. Teaching can comprise a broad range of topics in small business & entrepreneurship at different levels of analysis (e.g. entrepreneurial finance; policies for small business and entrepreneurship; family firms, corporate entrepreneurship, small business strategy and management, franchising). We are open to candidates with different methodological approaches. Some experience with data handling and programming skills (e.g. Python) are a plus.

The position is situated in the department of Innovation Management & Strategy which comprises six Full Professors, eight Associate Professors, and 20 Assistant Professors in addition to PhD students. We have a diverse department with more than 40% international staff and 37% female staff members. The department contributes to programmes at the (honours) bachelor’s, master’s, research master’s levels and to the PhD programme of the SOM research school. The department is responsible for three Master of Science tracks: Change Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Innovation Management. A Healthcare Management & Economics track will soon be added to the department’s portfolio, which will be offered in close collaboration with other departments and faculties. The department covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces several different research approaches with a keen focus on academic quality in research and teaching. We focus on applied as well as fundamental research questions. Areas of research at the department include innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, organization theory, & information systems (see: http://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/scientific-departments/ims/).

Requirements

We are looking for candidates who would (soon be able to) meet the following requirements:

1. a PhD in Economics or Management (potentially with a focus on entrepreneurship and/or small business), or in a closely related field
2. a demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top management journals
3. proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in mentoring students
4. a relevant international network
5. a team player with good communication skills.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 72 months.

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,475 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. A fiscal facility pertaining to extraterritorial costs (the 30% facility) may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this.

Tenure track positions at the FEB are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision at the end. The candidate will be appointed for a period of six years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, the candidate will be granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. The tenure track path can be rounded off with promotion to Full Professor, under the condition that criteria are met.
Formal tenure track requirements primarily include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching, and service. During the tenure track period 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is devoted to teaching activities.

Apply
You may apply for this position until 9 November 23:59 h / before 10 November 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

You are requested to submit:
1. a cover letter containing your motivation for the position
2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae
3. two letters of reference
4. examples of publications
5. evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized teaching evaluations).

Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We hope to conclude initial application screening by 1 December 2017.

Promising candidates will be invited for a campus visit shortly after the deadline.

We assume candidates to start by January 2018 or at another date after mutual consultation.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Samuele Murtinu, Recruitment Committee Coordinator
s.murtinu@rug.nl

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 217404

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