(Junior) Lecturer in the area of strategic management

Are you an enthusiastic teacher of strategic management? Do you inspire your students to make a positive impact on business and society? Then you could be RSM’s next lecturer in the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • WO
  • Tijdelijk
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR)


As (junior) lecturer of MSc strategic management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), you are the face of the department for many master students. To deliver high-quality instruction and engage with students, you realise that this role requires frequent physical presence on RSM's Woudestein campus.

Throughout our autumn MSc core courses, yours is a highly visible and interactive role in teaching seminar sessions. For each of the theory-driven large-scale lectures (300+ students) taught by our staff, you provide an accompanying small-scale seminar session for roughly 75 students in which you lead them in the discussion and application of strategic management principles. In your lectures, you facilitate group discussions and activities that encourage student participation and collaboration. You foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to succeed academically and personally, and you collaborate in the core team to ensure a seamless and cohesive educational experience for your students.

In the spring, when the core courses end, master students select a research theme for their graduate thesis that interests them and aligns with their academic and career goals. It's then that you coach each of your students as they write their thesis. You assist them in developing research questions, methodology, data analysis, writing and other aspects of the thesis process as they all work toward delivering high-quality MSc theses.

Your full portfolio of teaching duties is rounded out with other activities, such as coaching BSc internships, assisting in the grading of various courses at the BSc or MSc level, or coordinating student assistants. Where possible, these activities may align with your interests, expertise and/or background. For instance, if you have a background in strategy consulting, you'll have the opportunity to teach or co-teach elective courses on that topic in the spring.

Your main tasks
In this role you:
  • Teach small-scale seminars
  • Coach MSc students in writing their theses
Teach, depending on experience, an elective course on strategic management consulting in the spring


You can apply for this position when you hold a master degree or PhD in a related field. While we welcome all qualified applicants, we give you preference when you hold a PhD and have completed your University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).

Your required competences
You're an enthusiastic and committed teacher with demonstrable affinity with research in strategic management or adjacent fields. You strive to provide high-quality content and clear, constructive feedback. You're conscientious and have good organisational skills. Additionally, you are constructive and cooperative and willing to work with colleagues from various courses and programmes.

Do you have a strong background in strategic management or strategy consulting? We also encourage you to apply for this vacancy, under the condition that you are truly passionate about teaching.


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. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


You start in this position in July or August 2023 (earlier is possible). This position is for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE (32-38 hours) and is initially funded for three years.

For more information, please go to

The department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship plays an important role in all major teaching programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, such as BSC Business Administration and BSc International Administration, MSc International Management/CEMS, and Executive MBA. The department is home to the MSc strategic management and MSc strategic entrepreneurship. We're research-driven in what we teach, and we aim to continuously develop and improve the programmes we offer to actively align them with the changing business environment.

This department is one of the strongest in Europe in terms of research output and impact. It comprises around 40 teachers and researchers, including about 10 PhD candidates. Our department has excellent contacts with national and multinational businesses and a number of internationally renowned professors. Education and research are focused on strategic management, global strategy, family business, individual and corporate entrepreneurship, cooperation and competition between companies, and strategic renewal. The department has several research platforms, such as the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Erasmus Centre for Family Business, both of which deliver pioneering research in specific areas of strategy.

For more information about our activities and our colleagues, please go to

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,960 (scale 10 CAO NU) gross per month and up to a maximum of € 5,439 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 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days. More information is available at

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.

Meer informatie

Interested in this position? Please upload your motivation letter and most recent CV before Monday, 10 April 2023.

First-round interviews are scheduled for the week of 17 April. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to present a teaching statement - this meeting can on campus or online - and have short one-on-one meetings with various members of the department.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr Jurriaan Nijholt, senior lecturer in the department of Strategic Entrepreneurship, via