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Appointment of Chair in Organizations and Sustainability (1.0 FTE)

The Chair is a full-time appointment including a management component.

3 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 5843 - € 8508 per maand


The Chair is a full-time appointment including a management component. The appointee will be expected to spend 50% of time on research activities, 40% on teaching and 10% on management. However, this percentage depends on responsibilities and management tasks.

The aim of the Chair is to develop scientific insights on how organisations pursue radical change strategies, how they acquire or loose resources and legitimacy in the process of doing so, and what conditions are conducive for success and failure. Although an emphasis can be foreseen on firms as key organisations, given the collective nature of sustainability transitions, it is expected that also influences of other organisations are taken into account. The Chair will contribute to the excellent international scientific profile of the Copernicus Institute by developing and executing transdisciplinary research in the field of organisations, innovation and sustainability, and by contributing to theory development in the fields of sustainability research and organisation/management studies.


The appointee meets the following qualifications:

  • a PhD in Organisation Studies, Transition Studies, Innovation Studies, Management Science, Sociology, Economics, Geography or a related field;
  • outstanding problem- and theory-guided research achievements, demonstrated by an excellent publication record, and strong expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology;
  • strong reputation in the international scientific community as evidenced by successful engagement with international networks and projects;
  • an inspiring research vision, including a vision on future collaborations with adjacent fields and groups;
  • an interest in societal challenges related to sustainable development, and the ambition to engage in interactions related to these topics;
  • excellent social, organisational and management skills in teaching and research;
  • research leadership as evidenced by significant contributions to establishing and leading research groups and engagement in mentoring early career Researchers;
  • good relations with businesses and empirical knowledge about business strategy;
  • proven ability to successfully recruit and supervise PhD students, and experience in successfully obtaining and leading (inter)national research grants;
  • ability to inspire others while supporting team spirit, and proven engagement in mentoring early career Researchers;
  • excellent didactic qualities and experience in teaching at all levels in order to provide, develop and organise high-quality education, including education for stakeholders from industry, government and civil society;
  • a vision for and experience with developing innovative teaching methods for the design and delivery of education;
  • strong and proven ability to communicate with the non-academic world.


The position is offered on a fulltime basis. The gross monthly salary is dependent on previous qualifications and experience and ranges between €5,843 and €8,508 (scale H2 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% of annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % of annual salary per year. Additionally, Utrecht University offers an attractive package of secondary employment benefits.

Facilities for sports and childcare are available on the main campus, which is located only 15 minutes away from the historical city centre of Utrecht.

The University’s International Service Desk will provide support to new international faculty members with an onboarding process, as well as provide career services for their spouse.

Additional information

Additional information can be downloaded here, quoting reference number 5282. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions at Karunika.Kardak@perrettlaver.com or +31 (0)20 240 93 41.