Assistant Professor in Marketing (0.8-1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide having both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. FEB offers an inspiring international academic community for students, staff, alumni and external organisations. It is renowned for its quality, ambition and identity. The mission of FEB is to prepare students for a career in research or a leading position in the corporate or public sector through high-quality, research-based degree programmes in the fields of economics and business; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields by conducting high-quality research; and to provide a stimulating and international environment for both staff and students.

The Department of Marketing is one of the leading marketing groups in Europe. The Department is responsible for courses in marketing for students in Bachelor and Master programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Business. In addition, the department participates in the Research Master programme, a challenging 2-year Master programme intended for students aiming at a PhD. Scientific research is concentrated in the research programme Marketing (part of the research school SOM), which obtained very high ratings in the most recent evaluation. Moreover, contract research is conducted within the Customer Insights Center, which forms a bridge between science and practice in the field of customer insights.

Job description

Within the Department of Marketing (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), a position is vacant for an Assistant Professor 2.

The new Assistant Professor is expected to strengthen the educational and research components of the Department of Marketing. Therefore, we seek candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates from all sub-disciplines (quantitative marketing, strategy, consumer research) are considered. We are looking for candidates with the ability to publish their work in international marketing journals. Distribution of time for teaching versus research is 70% vs 30% of the appointment. Thus, the main focus of this position is on teaching. Teaching by the Assistant Professor will contribute to the overall teaching load of the Department of Marketing. Specific educational tasks will depend on the expertise and experience of the candidate.


• PhD degree in Marketing or a related discipline
• excellent teaching skills: the candidate is an enthusiastic and effective lecturer, has knowledge of didactics, and understanding of teaching and assessment methods
• Basic Teaching Qualification or is willing to obtain this qualification
• the candidate is a qualified scientific researcher and author of some (forthcoming) international publications in the area of Marketing or a related discipline
• proficiency in English
• the candidate has organisational qualities, is a team player and has excellent communication skills.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,746 gross per month to a maximum of € 5,127 gross per month (salary scale 11) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% year-end bonus
• participation in a pension scheme for employees
• a full-time position, but can be made between 0.8 and 1.0 FTE, in consultation with the candidate.

Starting date of the position is negotiable, but we anticipate that it will be between September 2020 and February 2021. The new Assistant Professor will be appointed for a period of two years.

The University of Groningen provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Application

Interested applicants should submit:

1. a motivation letter
2. a complete curriculum vitae
3. one letter of recommendation
4. samples of relevant work.

You can submit your application until 30 July 11:59pm / before 31 July 2020 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Head of the Marketing Department, Prof. dr. Tammo H.A. Bijmolt

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 220239

Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

Department of Marketing Faculty of Economics and Business Customer Insights Center

Digital application form