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Vacaturenummer 18347
VU onderdeel: External

Are you  a philosophy and business scholar with an interest in business ethics? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:

Location:                      AMSTERDAM
Hours per week:            40 hours
Job description
We seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing research and committed to publish at the highest level in business ethics. Furthermore, candidates for the position are enthusiastic about creating a stimulating and motivating learning environment especially for students in the Master Business Administration, and several Bachelor Programs (Business Administration, Economics, Econometrics etc.) where business ethics is a mandatory course. Normative ethics will be central part of these courses.
Your duties
• doing research in the field of Business ethics, publishing in leading international journals and acquiring research grants
• teaching Business Ethics courses on several levels (Bachelor, Minor and Master), design and coordination of these courses, the design and grading of exams and thesis supervision. Most courses are in English, some also in Dutch
• participation in project groups or committees within the department or faculty
• Be committed to obtaining a university teaching qualification (BKO)
Candidates are required to have a PhD in Business Ethics, or a related field in philosophy or in the social sciences (completed or with a fixed date for the defense) and should be fluent in English and preferably Dutch as well. A double master degree in philosophy and business administration or a related social science is preferred. Prior publication experience in top management or business ethics journals is a strong asset. Candidates without a completed PhD but who already have a proven research record are also encouraged to apply. So are current assistant professors with a few years of experience. They might complete the tenure track early.
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 € 3,545,- and a maximum € 4,852,- in accordance with salary scale 11, depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Universitair docent 2) is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1,0 FTE.
The initial employment contract will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of extension. The position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%). Candidates should be willing to acquire a basic qualification in teaching as demanded by Dutch universities (if they do not already have one). The position of Assistant Professor is a tenure track position with initial appointment for 2+4 years and possibility of tenure.
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 and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
• considerable employer’s contribution to the ABP pension scheme
• contribution to commuting expenses
• optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
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. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 23,000 students. We employ more than 4,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.
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 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.
The Department of Management & Organization
The Department of Management and Organization comprises a large, diverse group of micro and macro scholars who seek to combine research excellence with passion in teaching. The department has a strong research tradition, manifested in top tier publication records (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies etc.) well as in success in attracting external funding for research. The Department has a collaborative ethos with members actively working together on research and teaching projects. Our Department is highly diverse in terms of cultural backgrounds and we enjoy working in an international environment. We offer an active PhD program, Master programs in Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership Change Management and Strategy & Organization and a broad range of courses in several Bachelor programs. The current position belongs to the chair in Business Ethics. Members related to this chair publish in journals like Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, but also in general management journals with a focus on ethics like Journal of Management Inquiry. We also publish monographs with highly reputable publishers like Routledge and Oxford University Press Topics in our teaching and research are for instance collective responsibility, moral disengagement, chain responsibility and rationality. For more information about the department, see our website:
Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.
Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with your curriculum vitae including your publications, a personal vision statement (+/- 1 page) about research and teaching, and cover letter by 18-11-2018. Mention vacancy number 18347
Name:               Ms. M. Maletic
Position:           Managing Director
Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name:               Prof. Dr. Johan Wempe
Position:            Chair in Business Ethics
Telephone:        +31 20 5984441

Relocation support
If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam, and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:
Name:               Wytske Siegersma
Position:           Relocation Advisor
Telephone:        +31 (20) 59 85037
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