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Assistant professor (Tenure Track) in marketing

Wageningen University is a top class university, ranking among the world's leading institutions in the food, agri and environmental domains. We are currently …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Wageningen University is a top class university, ranking among the world's leading institutions in the food, agri and environmental domains. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious marketing researcher who would like to join our Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group as an assistant professor in a tenure track position.

We invite candidates to apply who have the ambition to make scientific and societal impactful contributions to the field of marketing. Our group is unique in not only making essential theoretical contributions in the top journals of multiple research fields such as Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Agricultural Economics, Food Sciences, and Psychology, it also emphasizes social impact of research ("Science for Impact", see www.wur.nl).

The tenure track position will consist of conducting scientific and societal research (40% of your time), teaching (40% of your time), and scientific and societal relevant management tasks (20% of your time). Therefore, we expect the candidates to be enthusiastic about conducting scientific research that can make essential theoretical advancements (preferably in the field of marketing), and that will impact societal developments.

The Wageningen University Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group is one of the leading research groups in the fields of agriculture and food worldwide. To keep up this position, we expect you to apply your research to agriculture. For example, the agri sector currently goes through a transition characterized by digitalization, service provision, and use of big data in order to make the food system, as part of a bio-based economy, more sustainable and geared towards food security and health. These developments offer numerous opportunities for researchers to make conceptual and methodological contributions to the marketing field as well as to impact on society at large. Our new tenure tracker will strengthen our team to do research in this domain, with a particular focus on agricultural producers.


As a Tenure track assistant professor you are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist who is devoted to research and education in the field of marketing, and who is eager to make a scientific and societal contribution. The Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group is a cohesive team that consists of ambitious, hardworking, collaborative, and relatively young marketing and consumer behaviour scientists.

We are looking for a tenure tracker who would fit in our team. This means that you are a team player who is motivated to advance the group's research and education as well as your own research and education. You have preferably some years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher after obtaining a PhD degree. You have a good statistical background and knowledge of various research methodologies, and you are interested in connecting at least part of your research skills to research opportunities in the agriculture context (or to use agriculture as the application field for at least part of your research). You have experience with publishing your future work in disciplinary marketing journals or top journals in other fields (e.g. applied journals). To sum up:

  • A PhD in marketing or related field.
  • A track record of publications (in marketing and/or other fields).
  • Experience in lecturing, running tutorials and thesis supervision.
  • A motivation in conducting scientific and societal impactful research (independently and in collaboration).
  • An interest in conducting research in the domain of agriculture.


Compared to other European Universities, Wageningen University has an exceptional Tenure Track system. In our tenure track system, talented scholars who fulfil the tenure track requirements not only receive tenure as an Associate professor after six years of tenure track (as an Assistant professor), they also can continue to grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. The development of a research vision and one's own research line are therefore essential parts of the tenure track position, and the tenure tracker will receive coaching in this process.

Moreover, Wageningen University in general, and the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group in particular, cares for its employees. The University and the group will support the talented tenure tracker through training and coaching to grow into the senior staff position.

Finally, in line with its focus on scientific and societal impact, the Wageningen Tenure track system focuses on more than publications and teaching evaluations. Fulfilling scientific service (e.g., conducting reviews for top journals) and societal roles (e.g. taking part in advisory boards) also form an essential part of the tenure track career.

We offer you a temporary contract for 38 hours per week, which can lead to a permanent employment contract. Yearly gross salary for Assistant Professors ranges from € 48,497 up to € 66,388 based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience.

For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

Additional information

Are you a talented marketing scientist at the assistant professor level, who has the ambition to make scientific and societal impactful contributions to the field of marketing?
Please respond to this vacancy though our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Paul Ingenbleek (paul.ingenbleek@wur.nl).

For more information about the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group, see https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Marketing-and-Consumer-Behaviour-Group.htm

We would like to receive your online application with motivation letter and curriculum vitae before July 2, 2018.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm