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Assistant Professor in Marketing (Tenure Track, 1.0 FTE)

Job description
Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, as of 1 February 2020. Candidates with interest and expertise in Marketing, Business Development and/or Entrepreneurship are invited to apply. 

The candidate is expected to publish in international peer-reviewed journals, and to teach marketing and (possibly) entrepreneurship courses in our bachelor Economics and Business Economics, and our master programme in Business Development & Entrepreneurship, and Science and Business Management. Teaching is in English. Also, the candidate is expected to contribute to Utrecht University’s research themes ‘Institutions for Open Societies’ or ‘Pathways to Sustainability’.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • hold a doctorate in Economics, Business Economics or a related discipline (e.g.; Management);
  • have a potential for excellence in research, targeting publications in good international peer-reviewed journals;
  • have knowledge of and experience with different research methods;
  • be able to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels, and prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • have excellent communication and coordination skills;
  • have an excellent command of spoken and written English.

We prefer a candidate with a background demonstrating expertise in teaching courses in Marketing, Entrepreneurship/Business Development, and preferably a mix of the two. As for research, the candidate should match with the research done by staff members of the Entrepreneurship section of U.S.E. (in particular the research areas of user and distributed innovation, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship) and be willing to connect with other topics studied by staff members of our school (e.g., strategy, consumer behavior, behavioral economics, sustainable finance).
U.S.E. is particularly interested in candidates with recently finished PhD’s (< 4 years ago).


U.S.E. offers a Tenure-Track appointment as an Assistant Professor for 4 years, after which the candidate can be appointed as an Assistant Professor with Tenure. During the Tenure Track period 40% of the position is dedicated to research, and 60% to teaching activities. The Tenure decision is based on U.S.E.’s Tenure Track criteria.

The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,637 and €4,987 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a Faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our Faculty's strength.

The candidate will become a member of the Entrepreneurship Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). U.S.E. is part of the Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty of Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics, with scientifically rigorous and societally relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business and government point of view. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. We refer to our website for more information with respect to the Utrecht University School of Economics. U.S.E. is also an important contributor to the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship and the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. U.S.E. maintains an excellent international network of academic relationships and is continuously working on extending this network. It teaches its curricula fully in English.

Additional information
Further information can be obtained – under strict confidentiality – from Prof. Dr. Jeroen de Jong, Professor of Marketing and Business Development, via You can also contact Dr. Niels Bosma, Head of Section Entrepreneurship, via

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

Please apply before 15 November 2019. Anticipate at most two rounds of interviewing: first by Skype, then a job talk seminar. Applications received after 15 November 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The application should include:
• a motivation letter;
• a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
• teaching evaluations of previous courses, if applicable
• two reference letters.

Please do not contact U.S.E. with services or other commercial interest.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.  

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