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Assistant Professor in Human Resource Studies


Job requirements
The HR Studies department is looking for an enthusiastic new team member who is excellent in both teaching and research. To extend the department’s current range of expertise, we are particularly keen to recruit an Assistant Professor whose main focus is on HR Analytics, or on the intersection between HR and data science. Data science, with a large role for mathematical and statistical techniques as well as humantechnology interaction, is rapidly becoming one of the most important research areas of TSB and Tilburg University. Given this context, we want to strengthen our focus on HR analytics. Applicants should be particularly strong in advanced quantitative research techniques and analyses of big data. The post will involve teaching on both the Bachelor and Master programs (the teaching will be related to HR analytics), supervising Master’s theses as well as developing your own research activities in line with department’s research programme

Applicants should hold a PhD in HRM, business management, econometrics, methodology or social sciences and have a strong publication and teaching record. You will need to be fluent in both written and spoken English and possess excellent presentation and communication skills.

Terms of employment
Tilburg University is among the top Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities will apply. For the tenure track Assistant Professor, a five-year tenure track, with the possibility of tenure thereafter, applies. The salary for the position of an Assistant Professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3.366,- and € 4.608,- gross per month (various allowances are not included).

Applications and information
Additional information about Tilburg University and the Department of Human Resource Studies can be retrieved from: Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Marc van Veldhoven, chair of the Department of Human Resource Studies, email:, tel: +31-13-4662749.

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter only by the button below to Hans-Georg van Liempd MSc, Managing Director School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Email: The closing date for applications is 29 February 2016. Preferred start date is July 2016 at the latest.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Health, Organization, and Relations between State, Citizen, and Society. The Schools inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Human Resource Studies
The Department of Human Resource Studies within TSB, headed by Professor Marc van Veldhoven, is a well-established department with a strong reputation spanning almost three decades for being the only department in the Netherlands to offer both a Bachelor and Master program in HR Studies. The Master programme is taught in English. The department is also developing a strong reputation in research, with academic links to Cornell University in the USA and King’s College London in the UK, supporting the team of academic staff based at Tilburg in carrying out high quality research. Our Master programme has developed strong thematic modules based on our areas of specialism: Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Development, Work, Well-being, and Performance and HR analytics. Our team of academics includes Professors Marc van Veldhoven (Work, health, and well-being), Jaap Paauwe (HRM and performance), and Rob Poell (HRD). For more information about the HR Studies department and its members of staff, please visit:

Recruitment code
Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

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