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    Education & Instruction
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      October 22,2021
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    Associate Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Associate Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 5,275 - € 6,421
    • Nijmegen School of Management
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 17 November 2021

    New innovations are vital sources of growth and can play an important role in the shift towards a more sustainable society. The Department of Business Administration is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Associate Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. to conduct research on and teach students about responsible innovation management entrepreneurship.

    As an internationally active researcher, you will contribute to the development of research in line with the department's Responsible Organization research programme. Your research activities will include publishing in international high-quality journals on topics that focus on the combination of technological and/or digital innovation/entrepreneurship and responsibility. Furthermore, you will attract external research funding from national, European and/or private institutions. Particularly the development of proposals for PhD projects and attracting funding for these projects will be an important task for the selected candidate. You will be expected to strengthen and actively contribute to the hot spot Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems, which is the main focus of our multidisciplinary research group. You will teach courses in the Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration and/or the Master's specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In addition, you will supervise Master's and Bachelor's students working on their theses. As you join the chair group of Marketing, you should preferably be familiar and have an affinity with the marketing discipline.


    • You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist, and a strong teamplayer, passionate about both research and education.
    • You have a PhD degree in business administration or a related field.
    • You have an excellent scientific reputation, evidenced by an excellent publication record in internationally recognised high-quality journals on topics that combine technological and/or digital innovation/entrepreneurship and responsibility.
    • Active involvement in international collaborative networks and strong connections to organisational and business practice.
    • Proven experience in attracting research funding from research councils and other external parties.
    • At least five years of experience in teaching in the field of innovation management and/or entrepreneurship at a university level.
    • Excellent teaching qualities, an enthusiasm for teaching and working with students, and the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods as well as the ability to coordinate academic courses or study programmes. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
    • Proven ability to supervise and inspire PhD candidates.
    • Proven ability to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries and to support an academic organisation in its administrative tasks as evidenced by coordination of a study programme and/or membership of internal committees and councils (such as a scientific advisory committee or examination board).
    • Excellent English language skills and a willingness to learn Dutch.

    We are

    The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM employs 330 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students. NSM's research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Creating Knowledge for Society', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.

    The Department of Business Administration is responsible for the BSc programmes in Business Administration (including a full track offered in English, and a track in International Business Administration) as well as eight specialisations within the MSc programme in Business Administration (all in English), including one in Marketing and one in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The department's interdisciplinary research programme is called Responsible Organisation and addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values, and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations towards responsible organisations. The Department of Business Administration co-creates knowledge with multiple stakeholders in the wider community to ensure the impact of its scholarly work.

    The Associate Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will be a member of the chair group of Marketing, which is part of the department of Business Administration. The group participates in various courses in the Department's Bachelor's degree programme and is responsible for the Master's specialisation in Marketing. The latter focuses on the development and maintenance of relations with existing and new customers and is designed to help students develop the analytical skills needed to study complex management issues from a broad, interdisciplinary business perspective. In addition, the chair group of Marketing has a strong presence in the Master's specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which teaches students how to deal with the challenges that entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and innovative firms face when identifying ideas for innovations, managing innovation projects, developing business plans, creating new markets for their innovations, and positioning themselves in a business ecosystem.

    The research conducted by the chair group of Marketing fits in well with the Responsible Organisation research programme of the Department of Business Administration. More specifically, the chair group's research focuses on the responsible aspects of consumer behaviour and marketing management and innovation, including topics such as customer co-creation, environmentally friendly consumer behaviour, healthy food consumption, adoption of innovations, stakeholder marketing, market creation for sustainable innovations, open innovation, and green product development. Members of the chair group have published in high-impact journals such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

    Radboud University
    We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,275 and a maximum of €6,421 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 13).
    • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • Duration of the contract: 1.5 years with a permanent position after positive evaluation.
    • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
    Yvonne Benschop, Chair of Business Administration

    Bas Hillebrand, Professor of Marketing Management and Innovation

    Practical information and applications

    Please address your application to Yvonne Benschop and submit it, no later than 17 November 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

    Your application should include the following attachments:
    • Letter of motivation.
    • CV including a list of publications.
    • Overview of teaching experience and teaching evaluations.
    • Research profile (statement regarding main research interests and ambitions).
    The first round of interviews will take place on 1 December. The second round of interviews will take place on 21 December. You would preferably begin employment on 1 March 2022.

    We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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