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  • Position

    Scientific staff | Wetenschappelijk personeel - RSM

  • Visible since

    Thursday, 6 June 2024

  • Deadline

    Sunday, 18 August 2024

  • FTE

    1 fte

  • Reference



Innovation Management is one of three critical business areas covered by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) department of Technology and Operations Management and is focused on developing strategies, structures and processes to generate, select and implement innovations. 

Job description

Are you an outstanding PhD candidate? The section Innovation Management (IM) at RSM invites you to apply for a faculty position as assistant professor IM. As a new faculty member, you join the IM section at the start of 2025 or at your earliest convenience.


Job requirements

We don't require you to start with all the answers; your journey at RSM involves continuous learning and knowledge development.

We are interested in you if you possess one or more of the following:

  • A completed PhD or one that you will defend in 2025 in management, organisation, strategy, organisational behaviour, marketing or a related field with a micro or macro perspective on creativity and/or innovation from a leading business school.
  • Exceptional teaching skills that ignite enthusiasm in the classroom.
  • A demonstrated potential for excellence in research by having papers published in or submitted to highly ranked journals.
  • Full professional proficiency in English; proficiency in Dutch is a bonus.

At RSM, we view diversity as an essential aspect of our identity, not just something that is “nice-to-have.” We embrace diversity in all its dimensions, and take this aspect into consideration during our hiring process.

Employment conditions and benefits

We offer you:

  • A strong research environment in an enthusiastic, international and prolific team.
  • A research budget that covers conference participations, data collection and research assistance.
  • Limited teaching load.

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

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary and up to a maximum of € 5,929.00 gross per month (scale 11 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a considerable amount of vacation days. More information is available at


This position is offered by the Innovation Management (IM) group of RSM’s department of Technology and Operations Management. It’s your opportunity to gain a full-time role in an inclusive university environment, which values and invests in your professional and personal growth.

IM is one of three critical business areas covered by the department of Technology and Operations Management and it is focused on developing strategies, structures and processes to generate, select and implement innovations.

The group comprises around 20 faculty and PhD students. We teach our own master programme as well as two of RSM’s bachelor programmes and several of the school’s full-time and part-time master and MBA programmes. Our specialised MSc in Innovation Management is among the top programmes of its kind in the world. 

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.


Are you interested in this vacancy? Be sure to apply before 18 August 2024. Screening starts as soon as we receive the applications and will continue until the position has been filled.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae (including names and contact details of three referees)
  • Research statement
  • Job market paper

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Please email Birgul Arslan at or Dirk Deichmann  at