Chair in Organizations and Sustainability
Utrecht, The NetherlandsApply Now
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 01/11/2021
Formal Interview Date: Late November/ Early December
Utrecht University is pleased to invite applications for a Chair in Organizations and Sustainability. The Chair will be appointed at the Faculty of Geosciences and its Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development to help drive education, research, and impact creation in this area.
The Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University is the largest in the Netherlands, offering a comprehensive range of geosciences courses in both the sciences and social sciences. The Department Sustainable Development, also known as the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, is one of four Departments at the Faculty of Geosciences and investigates processes and opportunities for innovative change towards sustainability. The Copernicus Institute offers a unique multidisciplinary environment and has its primary emphasis on the sustainability challenges faced by society and how society is coping with these challenges.
The Chair is a full-time appointment including a management component. The appointee will be expected to spend 50% of time on research activities, 40% on teaching and 10% on management, however, this percentage is dependent on responsibilities and management tasks.
The aim of this Chair is to develop scientific insights on how organizations pursue radical change strategies, how they acquire or loose resources and legitimacy in the process of doing so, and what conditions are conducive for success and failure. Although an emphasis can be foreseen on firms as key organizations, given the collective nature of sustainability transitions, it is expected that also influences of other organizations are taken into account. The Chair will contribute to the excellent international scientific profile of the Copernicus Institute by developing and executing transdisciplinary research in the field of organizations, innovation and sustainability, and by contributing to theory development in the fields of sustainability research and organiszation/management studies.
The appointee requires the following qualifications:
Conditions of Employment
The position is offered on a fulltime basis. The gross monthly salary is dependent on previous qualifications and experience and ranges between €5,843 and €8,508 (scale H2 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % of annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % of annual salary per year. Additionally, Utrecht University offers an attractive package of secondary employment benefits.
Facilities for sports and childcare are available on the main campus, which is located only 15 minutes away from the historical city centre of Utrecht.
The University’s International Service Desk will provide support to new international faculty members with an onboarding process, as well as provide career services for their spouse.
Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions at Karunika.Kardak@perrettlaver.com or +31 (0)20 240 9341.
How to Apply
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, quoting reference 5282.
The closing date for applications is 9am CEST on Monday 1st November.
Applications will be considered by the selection committee in mid-November and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview late November/ early December. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate and final campus visits will take place thereafter.
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