As part of a continuing growth initiative, the Department of Management of Tilburg University invites applications for at least one tenure track position in strategy and/or entrepreneurship. For these positions we seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, including experienced Assistant Professor. In addition, subject to final budgetary approval, we are seeking applications for at least one position at the Associate or Full Professor level in strategy and organization (broadly defined); see below for details about the senior positions.
We seek future colleagues whose work fits our orientation towards strategy scholarship from a management perspective. For a junior position, we are looking for candidates with exceptional research potential and strong teaching ability. For a senior position, we expect demonstrated research excellence in the form of multiple top publications and other evidence of scholarly impact, plus evidence of teaching and service leadership ability.
We are open to candidates with interests in various topics and subfields – in particular corporate strategy and entrepreneurship but also competitive strategy, innovation, and international management. The successful applicants can join the Department in any month during 2020. ABD applicants are expected to earn their Ph.D. prior to joining the Department.
Department and Conditions
The Department of Management is part of the School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University. As a whole, the department consists of 38 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 13 lecturers. Within the department, the Strategy and Organization section conducts research in strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, and innovation. The current members of the department, including its Strategy and Organization group, are listed at www.tilburguniversity.edu/mgt. The department also has a high-caliber set of emeritus and affiliated faculty and fellows. The working language of the department and school is English.
This is an opportunity to join an outstanding and diverse group of collegial and research-oriented colleagues. The Department also houses two tracks of TiSEM’s Research Master and Ph.D. programs, which prepare researchers for productive academic careers with excellent international placements.
The department has a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications. The teaching load for pre-tenure faculty is the equivalent of two courses in total per year plus supervision of Bachelor and Master’s thesis projects (40% teaching time). Compensation is competitive with similar schools, and we provide guaranteed travel and extra initial research budgets. Faculty moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a large tax abatement (30%) for a period of five years or more (subject to pending legislation).
Tilburg University and Area
Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading universities in the fields of business and economics, ranking regularly among Europe’s top five by research productivity (e.g. UT Dallas Ranking 2019). It ranks # 28 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education Ranking 2019). The campus provides a green, academically centered environment with modern facilities and convenient local transportation. Tilburg’s central position in the Benelux offers excellent regional and international access. Major airports nearby include Amsterdam (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Düsseldorf (Germany).
Full applications are due by September 20, 2019; although applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants should submit (1) a motivation letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement and (as relevant) a dissertation summary, (4) a main (job market) paper and two other examples of research, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching ability. In addition, they should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted directly. Application documents should be uploaded via the online application system at: https://mystudy.uvt.nl/it10.jm_home. Select “Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Strategy and /or Entrepreneurship" or "Associate or Full Professor in strategy and organization (open rank)”.
We will conduct some informal interviews at the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting in Boston, or via Skype in August and early September. Candidates interested in an informal interview should send their CV, a statement of interest detailing professional and personal fit with the position, and indication of whether they will be attending the AoM conference, to TilburgManagementRecruiting@tilburguniversity.edu by July 28.
For a senior position, we expect demonstrated research excellence in the form of multiple top publications and other evidence of impact, plus evidence of teaching and service leadership ability. Time allocation for senior faculty is a function of individual performance and preferences, but research towards publication in top journals remains a priority at all ranks.
The department of Management has open positions also in information management and supply chain management, at open rank. Interested applicants in these areas should refer to our separate position announcements, or can write to TilburgManagementRecruiting@tilburguniversity.edu for more information.
Tenure Track Position in Strategy at Tilburg University:
Exceptional research potential and commitment to publishing in top journals
Strong teaching ability
Expertise in strategy and related management fields
Strong work ethic
About Tilburg university
Tilburg University is one of Europe’s leading universities in the fields of business and economics, ranking regularly among Europe’s top five by research productivity (e.g. UT Dallas Ranking 2019). It ranks # 28 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education Ranking 2019). The campus provides a green, academically centered environment with modern facilities and convenient local transportation. Tilburg’s central position in the Benelux offers excellent regional and international access.