Are you passionate about strategic management and/or entrepreneurship research? Want to shape minds through innovative teaching? Apply to this vacancy!

  • Position

    Scientific staff | Wetenschappelijk personeel - RSM

  • Visible since

    Thursday, 28 March 2024

  • Deadline

    Thursday, 18 April 2024

  • FTE

    1 fte

  • Reference



For this vacancy at the assistant professor level in the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), we offer you a collaborative environment that nurtures excellence in research and teaching, supported by a rich ecosystem of resources and international collaboration. As our newest assistant professor of strategic management/entrepreneurship, you’re ready to forge new paths in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship research. You aspire to use innovative teaching to shape the minds of the next generation.


Job description

We value your desire and potential to build a record of excellence in both research and teaching, in whichever sub-discipline you are, in the broad field of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

As our assistant professor in strategic management and/or entrepreneurship at RSM, you join a terrific and exceptionally collegial and international group of tenure track faculty. A group which includes Christopher Sabel (BI Norwegian Business School), Andreas Distel (Copenhagen Business School), Laura Rosendahl Huber (Max Planck Institute), Xena Welch Guerra (University of St. Gallen), Emanuel Ubert (Universita della Svizzera Italiana/USI) Caroline Witte (Copenhagen Business School), Jens-Christian Friedmann (Bocconi) and Patia McGrath (University of North Carolina).

We take pride in our high-performance research culture. Erasmus University ranks third in Europe in terms of 2013-2018 UTD top journal output. Our faculty members routinely publish in top-tier journals like the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Management Science.

Additionally, RSM faculty members regularly serve as editors and associate editors of top journals like Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. We’re also quite proud of our outstanding PhD programme, which has a strong record of placements at peer institutions like INSEAD, HEC, Cambridge University (Judge), University of Warwick, University of South Carolina (Moore), Aalto University and McGill University.

Job requirements

Tenure-track requirements for teaching and research


You are in possession of a doctorate degree, or you’re in your final year of dissertation research.

Your teaching workload includes about three courses throughout your tenure track contract. This is similar to a 3-0 or 2-1 workload in the US system, although the courses tend to run over fewer weeks.

Additionally, you supervise approximately 10 master thesis students per year, provided this complies with the norms which our department and RSM use for research and teaching assignments.

In terms of research, the culture and resources set by RSM’s research institute, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), aim to provide you with the best conditions in which to conduct outstanding research.


Employment conditions and benefits

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions. The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).  

This is a position for 38 hours per week (full-time), with the option to apply flexible working hours according to CAO NU.  

We have a hybrid working scheme, where you can choose to work fully from the office on the Woudestein Campus in Rotterdam or partially work from home.   

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 4,332 and up to a maximum of € 5,929 gross per month (scale 11 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours. 

  • 8% holiday allowance,  
  • Year-end bonus of 8.3%  
  • Generous leave scheme of 29 days per year based on a 38-hour workweek 
  • Pension with ABP 
  • Partially paid parental leave and fully paid additional birth leave for partners 
  • Discount on our collective health insurance  
  • Access to campus facilities such as the University Library and discount on a subscription to the Erasmus Sports Center 

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development and coaching opportunities at EUR too. 


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3,700 academics and professionals and almost 33,000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognisable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.

Faculty / Institute / Central service

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


The department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) invites you to apply for this tenure track position at the assistant professor level.

We value your desire and potential to build a record of excellence in both research and teaching, in whichever sub-discipline you are, in the broad field of strategic management and entrepreneurship.


To apply for this vacancy, be sure to send us your cover letter and recent CV, together with all the following:

  • A job market paper
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation

If we think you might be a good addition to our team, we’ll invite you for an in-person or online interview. When that goes well, we'll invite you for a campus visit.

Do you have further questions or would you like more information about this vacancy? Please contact Prof. Taco Reus, chair of the hiring committee of the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, at

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 18 April 2024, but we will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.