Full Professor in International Business

Company:Utrecht University

Location:Netherlands / Utrecht

Discipline:International Business

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Full Professor in International Business

Job description

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is expanding its Entrepreneurship Section. The School wants to invest in strengthening education and research with the appointment of a new Chair in International Business. The chair holder is expected to make an essential contribution to research and education in the field of international business.

In terms of research, the Full Professor in International Business should preferably have connections to areas such as internationalization strategy, organizational economics, economic geography, business systems, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and international HRM. Connections to other research themes at U.S.E. including future of work, sustainable finance, behavioural insights for policy making, entrepreneurship, sustainability and economic development, and to the Utrecht University Strategic Theme Institutions for Open Societies are highly appreciated. There are also opportunities to contribute to the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges, and the European Center for Alternative Finance.

In terms of teaching expertise, the Chair is expected to cover the full domain of International Business. This includes courses in the academic Master’s programme International Management. Teaching is in English.

More specifically the tasks and responsibilities of the Chair will include:

  • performing and encouraging scientific research in the field of international business, including cooperation with scholars from other disciplines;
  • supervision of PhD Candidates;
  • contribution to the research climate of the Section, Department, Faculty and University at large;
  • contribution to the financial sustainability, among others by actively seeking external funding;
  • participation in education in the U.S.E. Bachelor and Master programmes;


The following profile will be expected of the chair holder in International Business:

  • the candidate has a PhD in Economics or a related discipline, and broad and extensive knowledge and experience in the field of international business;
  • the candidate is a recognized and active member of national and international academic networks in the field of the chair;
  • a strong track record in research as demonstrated among others by publications in top-tier academic journals;
  • proven experience in leading, supervising, and stimulating PhD students and other young researchers;
  • a record of achievements in undergraduate and graduate teaching and coordination;
  • proven ability to acquire funding;
  • good communicative skills;
  • fluency in English.


U.S.E. offers an appointment as Full Professor. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €5,582 and €9,812 (scale HL2-HL1 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). Favourable tax conditions may apply for non-Dutch applicants. Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

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 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.  contributes 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: the real-world perspective. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values.

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. U.S.E. is also an important contributor to the European Center for Alternative Finance, the Sustainable Finance Lab and the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Additional information

Further information can be obtained – under strict confidentiality – from Prof. Erik Stam, Head of the Department E.Stam@uu.nl, phone +31 30 253 78 94.


A first evaluation round will consider applications received before June 10th, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The application should include:

  • a motivation letter;
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • teaching evaluations of previous courses, if applicable;
  • the names and email addresses of three academic referees.

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

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