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Professor of Organisational Theory

Professor of Organisational Theory Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Organisational Theory to join …

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Professor of Organisational Theory

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Organisational Theory to join and complement the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management.

Job Description

The appointee will:

  • carry out top research that is published in leading international journals;

  • develop one or more relevant areas of research in the field of Organisational Theory;

  • supervise PhD students and postdocs and coach junior faculty members;

  • further expand the Department’s national and international research connections in the field of Organisational Theory;

  • raise substantial external research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organisations;

  • carry out impactful research which contributes towards addressing global societal challenges;

  • perform teaching and supervising tasks for the Bachelor, Graduate and Postgraduate programmes;

  • take responsibility for the development of courses in his/her own field of expertise;

  • play an active role in post-experience education programmes such as MBA, part-time MBA and open enrolment courses.

  • perform management duties at the level of the Department, the School and the University;

  • play an active role in relevant national and international academic networks and organisations;

  • develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organisations and professionals in the Netherlands and on an international level;

  • develop and nurture relationships with local, national and international businesses and industry.


The Professor will be an expert in Organisational Theory, publishing in world-leading journals with global impact and reach. S/he should be an international top scholar who is able to coach and motivate young talent to maintain and further increase their publications in top journals, and develop academic and societal impact, and international collaboration.


Conditions of Employment

The compensation package is competitive relative to European salaries and includes several secondary benefits, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days. International faculty who work in the Netherlands, under certain circumstances, may be entitled to the 30% tax ruling.

Additional information


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is the premier business school in the Netherlands and is ranked 9th according to the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2017. The School aims to improve the practice of business and management through its ground-breaking research, its world-class education, and its engagement with industry and society. RSM believes business is a powerful instrument for solving big societal issues and has as its mission to be a force for positive change, and develops business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. With over 80 different nationalities in the student body, RSM today is a dynamic international community that spans academia, executives, current students, and the School’s extensive network of globally-dispersed alumni.

The Department of Organisation and Personnel Management (OPM) has 23 research faculty members who are highly international. The Department has a strong research tradition and international orientation, as evidenced by publications in top journals, presentations at major conferences, and international cooperation. The Department’s research and education focus on positive change that enables people and organisations to thrive.

The Department of Organisation and Personnel Management contributes to the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as executive education.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 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. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.http://www.rsm.nl

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, positions itself as an international knowledge hub for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. Founded over 100 years ago as the Netherlands School of Commerce, Erasmus University today is a renowned, public research university. Scholars and students in seven faculties and two institutions work, in their specific areas of expertise, on addressing current global societal challenges.http://www.eur.nl

How to Apply

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on thomas.modder@perrettlaver.com or +31 20 2404 379. Applications can be uploaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference 3622. The closing date for applications is 9am CEST on Monday 2nd July 2018.

EUR is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.