Teaching-oriented Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

Research / Academic


The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship of Tilburg University invites dynamic and passionate individuals to apply for a position as a teaching-oriented Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation. We have two position openings. As one of our new Assistant Professors of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing the enterprising spirit of our students. You will:

  • Co-teach innovative, experiential Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation courses, focusing on design thinking, product development, business modeling, and business planning. 
  • Collaborate with industry professionals such as scale-up entrepreneurs, professional investors, corporate entrepreneurs, and new business developers to bring real-world insights into your classroom and ensure our students benefit from the latest trends and practices. 
  • Contribute to the department’s cohesion and enterprising spirit. We expect you to challenge the status quo and proactively contribute to our endeavors.

You will teach (mostly) courses in the BSc Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation program and supervise graduation projects. The E&BI program is unparalleled in its ambition to provide a relevant and evidence-based academic degree program that equips and empowers future business innovators and entrepreneurs. Its curriculum is designed to introduce students to the scholarly evidence base that provides a solid basis to develop professional competence. The program complements more traditional courses with experiential, challenge-based, and team-learning-based courses. These offer a hands-on learning journey, enabling students to immerse themselves in real-world challenges and opportunities to start and scale businesses and learn through and from immersing.

Your teaching tasks will ensure you develop beyond traditional teaching roles; you will coach, mentor, and bridge between academia and practice, guiding students as they prepare to become pioneers who tackle substantive societal challenges. Successful candidates demonstrate a passionate drive to become a teaching-oriented scholar in Entrepreneurship and/or Business Innovation. 

We can hire applicants to join the Department in the summer of 2024. We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. from a reputable university, evidence of strong teaching, and some demonstrated research potential. The ability to teach in Dutch is a big plus, as is possession of a (Senior) University Teaching Qualification.


Are you:  

  • A candidate with a doctoral degree from an AACSB-accredited school or from a school with outstanding scholarly credentials,
  • Someone with disciplinary roots in industrial design engineering, sociology, business administration, or psychology,
  • Experienced in teaching courses on (combinations of) various subfields of entrepreneurship and/or innovation, such as new venture growth and survival, new product development, or business model innovation, 
  • An entrepreneurial thinker with experience in, or a strong understanding of, business modeling, design thinking, product- and production engineering, and new product development,
  • Familiar with experiential and challenge-based pedagogies,

Then consider joining us.

As part of the university’s gender equality roadmap, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Salary Benefits:

We offer contracts with 20-40% research time based on past research output. Tenure decisions are made after 18 months based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. The starting gross salary for assistant professors is based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Depending on experience and background candidates may be eligible for a starter grant funded by the Dutch government. 


You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. Faculty moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax abatement for a period of five years (30% facility). Visit Working at Tilburg University | Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions.

Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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