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Assistant Professor in Innovation Management / Organization Theory (Tenure Track)

Wageningen University

The BMO group at Wageningen University studies innovation and entrepreneurship in chains and networks, focusing on the agri-food industry in particular. In a globalising world, where firms face major challenges related to, a.o., global warming, urbanisation and food security, we provide the knowledge and insights needed to internally organise and govern firms appropriately and for firms to effectively collaborate in chains and networks.

We ask

To further strengthen our group, your profile should signal:

  • you have a strong research profile and potential;
  • you have relevant and well-evaluated teaching experience;
  • you have quantitative research skills and you are a team player;
  • a substantial profile in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Organization Theory, Strategic Management, Institutional Theory, or related areas of expertise and disciplinary domains;
  • knowledge of or affinity with the domain of agri-food is a strong plus.

The two Tenure Track positions in the BMO group that is world-leading in its area offer excellent career perspectives for relatively junior academics. Wageningen University is the world leading university in its domain. For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen University & Research please see:

We offer

We offer Tenure Track as a career trajectory to excel academically in research and teaching. We wish to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.

  • We initially offer a fixed-term, 7 year contract for 38 hours per week (fulltime), which upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University’s Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract.
  • The yearly salary before taxes ranges between € 50758 to € 78935 in case of fulltime employment as an assistant professor, depending on experience and expertise.
  • In line with the University’s Tenure Track policy, a career path consists of a number of successive steps from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and subsequently to Professor.

In addition we offer:

  • Excellent training opportunities and secondary working conditions, including, for instance, a cycle-to-work plan;
  • Flexible working hours and vacations to allow for more optima work-life balance (consult with colleagues and line-manager);
  • An excellent pension scheme via ABP (;
  • Sports facilities available on campus (for a reduced fee);
  • An end-of-year- bonus, a holiday allowance;
  • Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax. Have a look on For detailed information about the remuneration package feel free to contact Jacqueline Huisman MSc, Sr Recruiter via +31 (0) 621 563413.

More information Information

More details about the roles can be obtained by contacting prof.dr. Wilfred Dolfsma,, or cell+31 6 18410197. For additional information about the process please contact Karin den Ridder, HR advisor, tel. +31 (0) 317 484401.

We are

Wageningen University’s mission is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is the leading organisation in its domain worldwide. Wageningen University joins forces with specialised research institutes to form Wageningen University & Research to answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. An integrated approach where disciplines cooperate closely to address problems is at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen University & Research. Equal opportunities employer We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Location: Wageningen - Netherlands
Salary: €50,758 to €78,935
£45,144.22 to £70,204.87 converted salary* yearly salary.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Expires: 22nd May 2019
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