Tenure Track position Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
The Department of Innovation Management & Strategy (IMS) at the Faculty of Economics and
Business of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, has an opening for a (junior) tenure track
position in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Our IMS department contributes to several programs at the bachelor and master level, to the
research master and to the PhD training program of the research school SOM. The department
offers three Master of Science programs – in Strategy & Innovation, in Small Business &
Entrepreneurship, and in Business Development. The department covers a variety of interests
and backgrounds, and embraces a range of research approaches and methods with a keen
focus on quality. We focus on applied as well as fundamental research questions.
We are looking for high-potential candidates in the area of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, with
an ability to publish work in international top peer-reviewed journals. Research will be on Small
Business and/or Entrepreneurship topics and themes. The successful candidate will be teaching in
bachelor and master courses with a focus on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The candidate will
have a research focus on Small Business and Entrepreneurship; research time is allocated according
to standardized procedures. Involvement in supervision of PhD students and acquisition of externally
funded research projects are expected.
1. A finished PhD in a relevant field (Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Business
2. Author of at least three international publications in peer reviewed journals.
3. Excellent teaching abilities.
4. Ability to attract research funding.
5. International network;
6. Organizational qualities and excellent communication skills.
Conditions of employment.
The level of the appointment (assistant or associate professor) depends on the qualifications
of the candidate. Depending on qualifications, the position is offered for a five year period,
with the possibility of a tenured position afterwards. In case you do not fully meet the
requirements for an assistant professor, a two year appointment in a junior position is
The salary, according to university standards in the Netherlands, depends on research years of
experience and qualifications and ranges between E 3,195 to E 4,970 (assistant professor)
and E 4,428 to E 5,920 (associated professor) for a fulltime position (40 hour workweek). In
addition, there are a 8% holiday allowance and a 8,3 % end of year bonus. Preferable starting
date: September 1st, 2010.
Department of Innovation Management & Strategy:
Research Institute SOM: http://www.rug.nl/feb/Onderzoek/index
For enquiries, refer to Prof.dr. W.H. Dolfsma, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 50 363 2789 or Dr. M.
Brand, email@example.com , +31 50 363 7492
You are requested to submit::
1. a motivation letter
2. a complete curriculum vitae.
3. the names of three experts who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation.
4. three self-selected “best papers”.
5. a short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals.
6. a five keywords description of your research area.
Applications should be sent before March 31 of 2010 to:
University of Groningen, Personnel and Organization Department
P.O.Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands
Or by email tot firstname.lastname@example.org