Open position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Corporate Governance and Board Dynamics (Tenure Track) – Deadline 09 January 2023


Are you doing research on the topics of corporate governance and board dynamics? Are you inspired by a high-quality research community, teaching in various university degree programmes (including Bachelor, Master, Doctoral, and Executive education)? Then the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position:

FTE: 1 – 1

Job description

As part of our growth ambitions, we seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing high-quality research and deliver excellent education related to Corporate Governance and Board Dynamics. Among relevant research topics are board dynamics, a behavioural perspective on boards’ work, corporate governance for good life, diversity and inclusion in boards, and many more. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of relevant research published in top tier journals and experience with education at both MSc and executive education levels. The position is embedded in a supportive international work environment of the Management and Organisation Department of the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Our culture can be characterized by a strong commitment towards research quality and productivity, teaching innovation, teamwork and executive education.

Your duties

  • Initiate and perform high-quality research in the field of Corporate Governance and Board Dynamics, culminating in top tier publications and grant acquisitions
  • Contribute to the VU Knowledge Hub for Boards Research and Leadership
  • Teach and design courses at the executive level, master level (e.g., MSc Business Administration, and/or MBA and Executive MBA), and bachelor level (e.g., the SBE International Business Administration); supervise bachelor and master theses
  • Supervise PhD candidates
  • Contribute to the Department / School (e.g., by serving on committees)
  • Be committed to obtain a university teaching qualification, or to possess one already.


  • Candidates are required to have a PhD in the domains of Corporate Governance and Board Dynamics, or a related field in the Social Sciences, and should be fluent in both English and Dutch. A strong track record of research publications in top tier journals is a strong asset.

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 3,974 (scale 11) and a maximum of € 5,439 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.

The tenure track position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%). At the end of the second year a performance evaluation will take place. The Tenure Track Committee will review your file including the evaluation and advice on the continuation of your tenure track. In the fifth year, the Tenure Track Committee will review your file in order to decide upon the tenured assignment, based on the assessment criteria of the Tenure Track system at SBE.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  •  8% holiday allowance
  • 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • possibility to save holiday hours for sabbatical leave

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.


We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.

At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 7,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 600 people.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 09/01/2023. The job interviews are planned for the end of January and beginning of February, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova
Position: Head of Department

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