Full Professor in International Business

Research / Academic

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is expanding its Entrepreneurship Section. The School wants to invest in strengthening education and research with the appointment of a new Chair in International Business. The chair holder is expected to make an essential contribution to research and education in the field of international business.


In terms of research, the focus of the chair is on how national contexts affect business activity and how businesses choose to be active in different national contexts. The candidate’s profile should preferably have connections to areas such as internationalization strategy, organizational economics, economic geography, business systems, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and international HRM. Connections to other research themes at U.S.E. including future of work, sustainable finance, behavioural insights for policy making, entrepreneurship, sustainability and economic development, and to the Utrecht University Strategic Theme Institutions for Open Societies are highly appreciated. There are also opportunities to contribute to the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges, and the European Center for Alternative Finance.


In terms of teaching expertise, the Chair is expected to cover the full domain of International Business. This includes courses in the academic Master’s programme International Management, such as International Strategic Management and Multinational Organizations, and in the Master’s programme Science and Business Management. Teaching is in English.


More specifically the tasks and responsibilities of the Chair will include:

  • performing and encouraging scientific research in the field of international business;
  • supervision of PhD Candidates;
  • contribution to the research climate of the Section, Department, Faculty and University at large;
  • contribution to the financial sustainability, among others by actively seeking external funding;
  • participation in education in the U.S.E. Bachelor and Master programmes;


The following profile will be expected of the chair holder in International Business:

  • the candidate has a PhD in Economics or a related discipline, and broad and extensive knowledge and experience in the field of international business;
  • the candidate is a recognized and active member of national and international academic networks in the field of international business;
  • a strong track record in research as demonstrated among others by publications in top-tier academic journals;
  • proven experience in leading, supervising, and stimulating PhD students and other young researchers; 
  • a record of achievements in undergraduate and graduate teaching and coordination;
  • proven ability to acquire funding;
  • good communicative skills;
  • fluency in English.

Salary Benefits:

U.S.E. offers an appointment as Full Professor. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €5,582 and €9,812 (scale HL2-HL1 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Favourable tax conditions may apply for non-Dutch applicants. Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week


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