University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located at the heart of the
Dutch capital. Amsterdam is a world centre for business and research, as well as a hub of cultural and media
activities. The UvA is a member of the League of European Research Universities.
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the University van Amsterdam (UvA) conducts international
research in the fields of accounting, finance, management, economics and econometrics. It also provides
academic courses in these areas. The UvA Business School and the UvA School of Economics form part of
The Amsterdam Business School's Information Management section currently has vacancies for two assistant
professors of Information Management:
Assistant Professor of Information Management
vacancy number 09-5007
For both internal and external candidates
The assistant professors will undertake and help coordinate research and teaching in the Information
Management section of the UvA Business School. The section is involved in teaching at the
undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Staff members teach a wide range of courses in
business studies at the FEB and in information studies at the Faculty of Science.
The section's research programme on information management (http://primavera.fee.uva.nl) is distinctly
multidisciplinary in nature, adopting theoretical perspectives from different disciplines and using various
research methodologies and methods. Researchers in the section publish on topics such as information
and knowledge management, learning, design, service innovation, and entrepreneurship. We share the
belief that information and communication technologies are critical for enabling innovative thinking and
driving subsequent action in organizations, networks and societies, while these technologies are
simultaneously shaped by people's actions. Hence, we are seeking new colleagues who are excited
about engaging in multidisciplinary approaches to the study of information, communication and
technology in social contexts; their efforts should lead to publications in international journals. We are
particularly interested in social scientists who have expertise in approaching this broad issue from an
informational, a social or a cultural perspective. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of
social studies of technology, sociology of knowledge, computer-mediated communication, design
studies, new media and/or social learning. Applicants with expertise in qualitative or quantitative
research methodologies are equally welcome.
Excellent research and writing skills as evidenced by a PhD in one of the social sciences such as
Information or Communication Science, Management or Business Studies, Sociology or Anthropology, a
proven ability to initiate and implement research of international standards, the ability to stimulate and
encourage the research of others, demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to teach in English.
The appointees will be required to follow the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme
(LTHEP, in Dutch referred to as BKO), a system adopted by all Dutch universities. Short-listed
candidates will be asked to give an academic seminar.
The university is located in the centre of Amsterdam. For more information on the Business School and
its Information Management section, visit www.abs.uva.nl and http://primavera.fee.uva.nl. Applicants
who require further information should contact Prof. Rik Maes (email@example.com) or Dr Ard Huizing
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Preliminary inquiries indicating interest, motivation and qualification are highly
The salary is negotiable, but will be based on the salary scale for assistant professors at Dutch
universities and be in accordance with the collective agreement regulating employment conditions at
Dutch universities. The gross monthly salary will be between €3,195 (min. scale 11) and € 4,970 (max.
scale 12). Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The UvA offers a very
attractive pension scheme and other fringe benefits.
The date on which the appointment is to begin will be determined by mutual agreement; however, we
should like it to begin by the middle of 2009. Assistant professor appointments are tenure-track
positions: the initial appointment will be for four years, and become tenured upon good research and
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests to:
University of Amsterdam Business School, Personnel Department, attn: Bernadette Clemens,
Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Applications may also be emailed to
email@example.com. Please include the job reference code. The closing date for applications is 30
Amsterdam Business School
Information Management section
Published 25 January 2009
Source: Communications Services