Universität Groningen (NL) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Organizational Change and Information Systems (217163)

The department of Innovation Management & Strategy at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, seeks candidates to fill one full-time, tenure track position, starting in early 2018. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research and teaching abilities and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and PhD students of the faculty. All applicants should have completed their PhD or be close to completion, and may be specialized in the field of Information Systems, Organizatinal Change, or a combination thereof.

The department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which is ranked among the top performers in Europe in terms of research. FEB belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. FEB members have published in journals such as, for example, the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Our faculty is actively involved in many scholarly associations (AIS, AOM, EGOS, EURAM, IFIP, SMS) and many of our colleagues also serve as editors and on editorial boards at leading journals.

Based in Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest and largest in the country and is ranked within the global top 100. It is a truly global institution with close collaborations with renowned international universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen, Ghent, Tsinghua, Osaka, UCLA, or the University of Pennsylvania.


Job description:

Responsibilities for this position include conducting and publishing academic research as well as teaching, along with contributing to the service mission of the Department. Teaching responsibilities include courses and thesis supervision at the undergraduate and master level.

The position is situated in the Department of Innovation Management & Strategy which comprises six Full Professors, 10 Associate Professors, and 16 Assistant Professors in addition to PhD students. We have a diverse department with more than 40% international staff and 37% female staff members. The department contributes to programmes at the (honours) bachelor’s, master’s, research master’s levels and to the PhD programme of the research school SOM. The department is responsible for three Master of Science tracks: Change Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Innovation Management. In the near future, a Healthcare Management & Economics track will be added to the department’s portfolio, which will be offered in close collaboration with other departments and faculties. The department covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a number of different research approaches with a keen focus on academic quality in research and teaching. We focus on applied as well as fundamental research questions. Areas of research at the department include innovation, strategy, information systems, organization theory & entrepreneurship.


Your qualifications: 

We are looking for candidates who would (soon be able to) meet the following requirements:


  1. a PhD in information systems, organization studies, or a closely related field
  2. a demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top conferences and journals
  3.  proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in mentoring students
  4.  a relevant international network
  5.  a team player with good communication skills.


Conditions of employment:

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. Yearly salary is starting from a minimum of € 41,124 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 63,960 gross (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. A fiscal facility pertaining to extraterritorial costs - the '30% rule' - may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this.

Tenure track positions at the FEB are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision at the end. The candidate will be appointed for a period of six years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, the candidate will be granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. The Tenure Track path can be rounded off with promotion to Full Professor, permitted that criteria are met. Formal Tenure track requirements primarily include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching, and service.

During the tenure track period 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is devoted to teaching activities.


We assume candidates to to be able to start their work with us before or at August 2018.



You may apply for this position by means of the application form on the university website. Navigate to the respective job posting and click "apply" at the bottom of the page.

You are requested to submit the following documents:


  1. a cover letter containing your motivation for the position
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  3. two letters of reference
  4. examples of publications
  5. evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized teaching evaluations).

 Please note: you can only upload 5 documents, so you have to merge your files up to 5 documents.


Meet us at ICIS:

Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We would like to take the opportunity to invite potentially interesting candidates to have a chat with parts of our team at ICIS in Seoul this December. We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible to allow for screening. Of course, quick submissions or the meetings at ICIS are no requirements to be considered in the later stages of the selection process.

Promising candidates will be invited for a campus visit shortly after the deadline.


Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.



For information you can contact: Dr. Marjolein van Offenbeek (please do not use for applications)


Additional information:

Department's homepage 

Research programme Innovation & Organisation

About our tenure track system