Career Track Assistant Professor HRM/OB with focus on leadership and governance (0.8-1.0 FTE)

University of Groningen
March 01, 2024
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Career Track Assistant Professor HRM/OB with focus on leadership and

governance (0.8-1.0 FTE) (V24.0049)

Job description

Within the Department of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (HRM/OB; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), a full-time position (0.8-1.0 FTE) is vacant for a career track Assistant Professor in HRM/OB, with a focus on the theme “Leadership and governance”. The assistant professor should have an interest in multidisciplinary research within this theme.

The University of Groningen The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with a rich heritage and an academic tradition dating back to 1614. The University is an academic community with a strong sense of belonging, and a culture of innovative education and research, counting among its alumni the first female student in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut, and various Nobel Prize winners.

Geographically, the university is rooted in the northern part of the Netherlands. The University connects education and research with sustainable and economic processes within society, reflected in focus areas such as Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.

Faculty of Economics and Business The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen (UG) empowers and connects students, academics and external stakeholders to have a joint positive impact on regional, national and global economic and business challenges in science and society. It is our mission to offer excellent education and to execute excellent and impactful research.

Leadership and Governance Theme The position is part of an ambitious government investment initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities (www., translated within FEB into five societally relevant and strategic themes in research, education, and for creating impact. One of these themes is “Leadership and Governance,” which focuses, broadly, on leadership processes and governance issues in organizations, see https: // www. business/phd-programme/prospective-phd/themes/leadership-and- governance?lang=e. The assistant professor is expected to contribute to teaching and research within this theme from an Organizational Behavior perspective. However, given the interdisciplinary nature of the themes, the candidate should be able to integrate this expertise with insights from other disciplines.

Department of HRM/OB We are a highly regarded and productive academic group. In our research and teaching activities, the primary focus areas are leadership, diversity, teams, innovation, board dynamics, health, and (un)ethical behavior. We regularly publish research on these topics in top-tier (management) journals. We use a large variety of research methods (using field, experimental, and archival data) and deal with applied, as well as fundamental research questions. Moreover, the department contributes to several degree programs at the Bachelor and Master levels and to the Research Master of the graduate school (FEB research institute). We are responsible for a one-year English spoken MSc-HRM program.

The Faculty of Economics and Business possesses very good research and teaching facilities. Faculty members within the department have an excellent network in industry, providing access to (industry funded) organizational field research. To facilitate access to industry, we have a leading role in the center of expertise HRM/OB (https: // www. and the interdisciplinary center of expertise “In the lead” (https: // www. The department has an internationally oriented work environment with collaboration and exchange with leading universities and scholars around the world.

  • have a PhD degree in HRM/OB or a related discipline
  • work on topics related to “leadership and/or governance”
  • are an excellent researcher and author of publications in international top journals
  • are willing to contribute to and develop the theme “Leadership and Governance” within the faculty and contribute to multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research and teaching in this area
  • have a relevant international academic network
  • have excellent teaching skills: you are an enthusiastic and effective lecturer, have knowledge of empirical methods, didactics, and understanding of teaching and assessment methods
  • have a University Teaching Qualification or are willing to obtain this qualification
  • have organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
  • have good interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work both individually and in a team.
  • Organisation Conditions of employment

    Following the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer you:

  • a salary depending on qualifications and work experience, starting from a minimum of € 4,332 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,737 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance, as well as participation in a pension scheme for employees. For employees moving to The Netherlands, a fiscal facility about extraterritorial costs, the 30% facility, may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this. Finally, a full-time position will entitle you to 328 hours of leave per year.
  • Career track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are permanent positions subject to a tenure decision after eighteen months. Research time is 50% during the first six years, and promotion is conditional on the pre- specified set of criteria documented for the career track. Afterward, it is allocated according to regular faculty procedures (comparable to US research schools). The vacancy comprises a full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor, but an 0.8 or 0.9 FTE appointment is possible as well, based on the preferences of the candidate.

    Starting date of the position is negotiable, but we foresee that it will start between September and December 2024.


    Interested applicants should submit:

    1. a motivation letter 2. a curriculum vitae 3. two letters of recommendation 4. samples of relevant work.

    You may apply for this position before February 29, 23.59 pm, Dutch local time (CET) using the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

    The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality is a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https: // www.

    Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https: // www. and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https: //

    We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


    For information you can contact:

  • Prof. dr. Floor Rink, Head of the Department of HRM/OB, f.a.rink
  • Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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