Assistant Professor in HRM and HR Analytics

University of Amsterdam


Assistant Professor in HRM & HR Analytics

Publication date 15 March 2021
Closing date 19 April 2021
Level of education PhD
Hours 38 hours per week
Salary indication €4,139 to €5,127 gross per month
Vacancy number 21-169

Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? The Leadership & Management section at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a tenure track faculty assistant professor position with emphasis on HRM & HR Analytics to join our section and become an active member of the Amsterdam People Analytics Centre.

You will be a member of a successful group with a simultaneously ambitious and supportive culture with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. We aim for outstanding research and world-class teaching in university Bachelor, Master and executive programmes. We are hiring to accommodate the growing national and international demand for our education and further strengthen our research area. Our teaching is research-based and relevance, responsibility and an international focus are key. We foster our excellent relations with a vibrant business community in the Amsterdam region and globally as well as our academic connections around the world.

What are you going to do

The core tasks of an Assistant Professor are in teaching and research. In the tenure track appointment, 50% of the time will be for research, while the teaching load will (maximally) take up the other 50% of time. Teaching will be at the graduate (MSc), the undergraduate (BSc) level or in one of the executive programmes the ABS offers. Research is aimed at international top tier journals, especially in the fields of HRM, OB and Management.

The intended starting date will be 1 September 2021, depending on the candidate's availability and the section's planning.

What do we require

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in HRM & HR Analytics. Candidates should have or be close to (the thesis should be approved by the time the contract starts) obtaining a PhD in HRM, Management Science, Business Analytics, Psychometrics or a closely related discipline, and their research should concern the fields of HRM, organizational behavior/management and/or people or business analytics.

We are especially interested in candidates with a quantitative background and an interest in People Analytics. They will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching and research. Given developments in the section’s and school’s research we expect that candidates are skilled in applying computer science-powered tools of data analysis or are willing to learn these skills and develop this expertise as soon as possible.

Our offer

You will be offered a six-year tenure track position as Assistant Professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure as judged by the ABS Promotion and Tenure committee, a permanent contract as Associate Professor will be offered. The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,139 and €5,127 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,826 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates for the first few years of employment (subject to tax law). The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

About the Amsterdam Business School

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and business capital of the Netherlands, which offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world. Within UvA, ABS offers executive, graduate and undergraduate programmes in accounting, finance, management, marketing and strategy. ABS is triple-crown accredited (AACBS, AMBA, EQUIS).

The Leadership & Management section at the Amsterdam Business School is a growing interdisciplinary group of currently 16+ faculty members and 5 PhD students with expertise in a broad range of topics and research methods. The research of the Leadership & Management section focuses on themes including Strategic HRM and HR analytics, (un)ethical and charismatic leadership in organisations, proactive work behavior, personality, stereotypes, and the role of time, motivation and emotions.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • prof. D.N. Den Hartog

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 19 April 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation describing the research and teaching interests.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a job interview and will be asked to present their (research) work. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide 2 reference letters.

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