Hermine Weijland Fellowship: Associate Professor

The selected Fellows will be offered:

  • a tenure track position in the position of Associate Professor which, upon successful completion, will lead to an appointment as Professor;
  • 50% research time, over a three-year period. In the following years, research time will be allocated on the basis of research output, up to a maximum of 50%.
  • Supervision of a PhD candidate
  • an attractive research budget to be used for scientific publications, the preparation of applications/requests for indirect and commercial funding, and attending conferences;
  • personalized support from the VU Grants Desk and the SBE Research Office for the preparation of VENI/VIDI/VICI/ERC grants;
  • nomination for participation in VU Amsterdam’s course in Female Leadership;
  • following consultation, coaching in the form of participation in the VU Mentoring scheme for talented academic personnel or some other form of individualized coaching.

Target Group

The Hermine Weijland Fellowship focuses on promising scientists who specialize in research in the field of Economics and Business Administration. Candidates are expected to distinguish themselves through their well-defined teaching and research profile and their clear potential and ambition to achieve the position of full professor.

Entrance Requirements

We are looking for female candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • the candidate must have at least (lifetime): six publications of which two publications with an AIP of at least 90; or the candidate must have at least (lifetime): six publications of which two have an AIP of at least 80 and two have an AIP of at least 70; or the candidate must have at least three publications with an AIP of at least 90;
  • Experience with acquisition of external funding for research projects (ERC or NWO)
  • supervised at least one PhD candidate;
  • membership of editorial board of international journal(s);
  • potential to make important contributions to science;
  • active in valorisation of research;
  • good teaching reviews and a completed Basic Teaching Qualification;
  • well-defined research plan;
  • international recognition through scientific prizes/awards or membership of well-regarded Academies;
  • experience at a university or research institute abroad.

Terms of Employment and Procedures

Hermine Weijland Fellows who enter as an Associate Professor receive a temporary employment contract for a period of six years. (This is not possible for internal candidates, for them individualized agreements regarding the contract will be made). Depending on the Fellow’s profile and CV, the Associate Professor will be placed at salary grade 13 (Associate Professor 2) or 14 (Associate Professor 1). For Fellows who have entered at the level of Associate Professor 2, a dossier relating to an application for promotion will be submitted to the SBE Appointments Committee at the end of the second year, in order for the criteria for Associate Professor 1 to be evaluated, as specified in SBE’s Career Path for Academic Staff Members. In the event of a positive result, the staff member will be promoted to the position of Associate Professor 1. By no later than the end of the fifth year of the six-year contract, in consultation with the head of department, a dossier will be submitted to the HWF steering committee in order to evaluate with the HR Division whether the Fellow is eligible for promotion to the position of professor under the established criteria. If the steering committee’s evaluation is positive, the nomination process will be initiated after the approval of the SBE Board.