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      January 26,2021
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    Assistant Professor in Organization Studies (Tenure Track)

    The Department of Organization Studies is looking for an

    Assistant Professor in Organization Studies (Tenure Track)
    (1.0 fte, 5 years)

    The Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Organization Studies to begin preferably at 1 August 2021.

    Research in the department focuses on relations within and between organizations and their effects on organizations’ adaptive behavior (e.g., organizational learning, change, innovation, etc.) and wider society while employing a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. Specific topics of interest in the research program include the following: intra- and inter-organizational networks, teams, (social) entrepreneurship, learning and innovation, temporary organizations, grand challenges, and international organizations. The department has a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications in leading journals in the fields of organization and management. Our faculty publish in e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Research Policy, and Journal of Management. The department’s research program is part of TSB’s Herbert Simon Research Institute. Within the Herbert Simon Research Institute, the Department of Organization Studies also participates in the cross-cutting and multidisciplinary research theme ‘Adaptive Societies, Organizations, and Workers’.

    Members of the Department of Organization Studies supervise Bachelor and Master students, and teach a variety of degree courses at both levels in the Organization Studies programs. They supervise internal and external Ph.D. candidates. They also participate in the two-year multi-disciplinary Research Master program ‘Social and Behavioral Science’ (including an Organization Studies minor track). Our Bachelor’s program ‘Organization Studies’ offers a variety of degree courses in Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Strategic Management, and Organization Research Methods. Our Master’s program ‘Organization Studies’ focuses on Organizational Complexity and Dynamics. Furthermore, OS staff participates in the Bachelor track ‘Global Management of Social Issues’ and the Master track ‘Organizing for Global Social Challenges’. The latter two programs focus on organizing for grand challenges. All programs and tracks (except for one of the bachelor programs) are taught in English. Non-Dutch-speaking candidates will be asked to teach in English only. The working language of the Department, School and University is English. Further information about the department is available at:

    We protect our faculty’s research time (50% of 1 fte) by arranging a reasonable teaching load (50% of 1 fte), and working conditions that are comparable to major research universities in North America and Europe. The standard teaching task for a tenure-track faculty, in total per year, amounts to the equivalent of two courses plus the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis projects. Compensation is in line with similar schools in the Netherlands (see below), and we provide financial support for two conferences annually.

    Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading universities in Social and Behavioral Sciences. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, Tilburg University is #37 worldwide, #10 in Europe, and #1 in the Netherlands in the subject of Business & Economics. Tilburg is located in the Southern part of the Netherlands, at a 1h to 1.5h traveling distance from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, close to Europe’s foremost high-tech regions (Brabant South-East) and equidistant from Brussels (Belgium) and the Aachen/Cologne area (Germany).

    Your main tasks will be to:

    • Initiate and perform academic research culminating in publications in leading journals;
    • Present your research to relevant external academic and professional stakeholders;
    • Teach and supervise theses in our BSc and MSc in Organization Studies, and in Global Management of Social Issues, and the Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences.

    We are looking for a colleague who is looking forward to contribute to our teaching activities and to conduct research within the framework of the Department’s research program. Furthermore, it is highly appreciated if you are open to cooperating with colleagues within and outside our Department on research and teaching activities. The candidate has:

    • A doctoral degree (Ph.D.), or be Anything But Dissertation (ABD) in the field of management and organization studies or a closely related discipline;
    • A strong commitment to high-quality research and teaching;
    • The willingness to work in a multidisciplinary social science environment;
    • Preferably a strong teaching and research track record drawing on network and/or relational perspectives on organizing (intra- and/or Inter-organizational relations, relations between organizations and their stakeholders/environment), applied to any of the following areas: Grand Challenges, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Management, Organization Theory, and (Social) Entrepreneurship;
    • Proven expertise in research, either published in international high-quality scientific journals or at least a good pipeline of (submitted) papers, and contributed to academic conferences;
    • Strong research methodological competences (qualitative and/or quantitative, mixed methods);
    • The willingness to write grant proposals for prestigious granting institutions (e.g., Dutch National Scientific Foundation (NWO), European Research Council (ERC));
    • Teaching experience and good teaching evaluations in the field of Organization Studies, or related areas;
    • The willingness to acquire the Basic University Teaching Qualification (BKO) of Tilburg University, if not obtained a similar qualification already;
    • Connections to relevant academic partners as well as to stakeholders in society;
    • Good communication and team playing skills;

    Employment terms and conditions
    Tilburg University ranks among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. For the tenure track position, there is a 5-year fixed term contract with the possibility of tenure thereafter. Note that under certain conditions there is a possibility to enter a fast-track tenure procedure. Start date: September 2021 at the latest.
    The full-time gross salary ranges between € 3.746 and € 5.127 per month (not including various allowances). Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. Tilburg University is an equal opportunity employer.

    Information and Application
    Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from dr. Tine Buyl ( ) or Prof. dr. Leon Oerlemans, chair of the Department of Organization Studies ( ).

    Review of complete applications will start on March 15th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are invited to submit a CV, letter of motivation (including research and teaching statement), teaching evaluations (if available), and one recent publication/submission. These documents must be sent to Drs Hans-Georg van Liempd, Managing Director Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University (only by using the link below), before March 15th. Interviews with applicants will be scheduled for April 2021.

    Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers, Healthy life span, Personalized prevention and care. The School's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

    Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Recruitment code
    Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

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