Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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Are you an ambitious and outstanding scholar in the field of Marketing? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Job description

We are looking for two new colleagues to build our strong research program and meet the growing teaching needs. The addition of new faculty members provides us with an opportunity to further enhance our ambition to be one of the top European marketing groups, where a collaborative spirit and intellectual curiosity are highly valued. We are looking for internationally oriented, ambitious and collegial scholars who share our passion for research and teaching, and are interested in colleagues with a quantitative or marketing strategy background, but also in good candidates with a more behavioral profile. Candidates are required to have a PhD in Marketing or related area (either completed or with a fixed date for the defense) at the start of the contract, and should be fluent in English.

Your duties
  • teaching in the BSc, MSc and at the executive level programs of the School of Business and Economics (courses to be discussed)
  • conducting and supervising academic research (including PhD projects) aimed at top-tier journals in marketing and related fields
  • contributing to the further development of the Marketing department


  • earned or scheduled PhD in marketing or related fields
  • an ambitious future research agenda
  • demonstrated potential to establish a successful track record in research 
  • some experience in teaching in undergraduate and master program

What are we offering?

Most importantly, we are offering you a position in our collaborative and social group of academics, who support each other in going forward on the academic ladder. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,746 (scale 11) and a maximum of €5,127 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. Please note the additional allowance and bonus noted below.

The initial employment contract will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of Tenure. The 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 SBE. Early reviews are possible.

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
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • 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. 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 endeavour – 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 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 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 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.

Marketing Department
We are a research oriented group that offers a stimulating environment and a dynamic international culture. Our faculty is a hghly collaborative group and open, and  publishes in the major marketing journals, as well as several other (top level) outlets in economics, psychology, decision making, and interdisciplinary journals. We have also organized a number of high quality conferences and symposia, including a JAMS Thought Leadership conference (2017), the inaugural IMRC conference (2018, in collaboration with Journal of Interactive Marketing), and our VU consumer research symposium (2016, 2018, 2021).

The department offers courses at all levels and participates in the school’s PhD program. Our MSc in Marketing (in English, 150-200 students) was rated best in The Netherlands in the 2018 annual Master survey. In addition, we offer a part-time MSc in Marketing for executives, and teach courses in the various (Research) Master and BSc programs in the fields of business, economics and data science. Teaching is mostly in English, with Dutch being a rare exception. A list of marketing faculty is given here:


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae including a list of publications and cover letter before December 15, 2020. You may also e-mail Mr. Ingmar Leijen with your package. We will review applications on a rolling basis from the moment of receiving, and the search will continue until the positions have been filled with a high-quality candidate. The starting date is September 2021, with earlier starts possible (and desirable).

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

Name: Prof. dr. Peeter Verlegh
Position: Head of the department

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