Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Responsible Leadership

Amsterdam (Gemeenten), Noord-Holland (NL)
Friday, 9 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 30 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focussed,professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. The University  has 3 campuses: in Newcastle upon Tyne, London and Amsterdam. We are global in our scope and reach, with additional partnerships in Hong Kong, Qatar and Singapore. The University has a strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe, which it is now seeking to strengthen. Our Amsterdam Campus was established in 2018 and currently offers six masters programmes and one undergraduate programme with UK accreditation.We also offer an additional master’s degree, jointly with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), which has Dutch accreditation. We are looking to expand the range of programmes we offer with Dutch accreditation in the near future. 

The Campus is fully integrated into Northumbria University, meaning that Amsterdam based academics are full members of the Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management at Northumbria University and therefore contribute to departmental objectives in teaching & research. We are part of an elite group of business schools worldwide that holds Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) double accreditation. In addition, the school is also accredited by EPAS for 21 undergraduate programmes.

To support the further growth of both the Amsterdam Campus and Newcastle Business School, we are seeking exceptional candidates who can contribute to teaching and research in the fields of Leadership and Responsible Business at the campus. The University is aiming to appoint up to three academics across three different fields of business in Amsterdam, of which this role is one.Appointments will be considered at either Senior Lecturer (grade 7) or Lecturer(grade 6). The appointee will lead and contribute to the delivery of modules on our MSc programmes. You will undertake research and scholarly activities contributing to the Faculty’s research profile and development of its next REF submission, together with contributing to consultancy, enterprise, and other income generation activities. You will contribute to the design, planning, teaching and module leadership of a range of modules such as Responsible Leadership,Leadership and Management Development and Business Ethics. Therefore, in accordance with the focus of the programmes we deliver in Amsterdam, an interest in responsible management and / or sustainability is highly desirable.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to teach effectively on a range of programmes using a variety of technologies and approaches to student learning. You must have (or be exceptionally close to completing) a PhD or DBA in a field relevant to the post ideally coupled with a record of high-quality publications and have clear plans to enhance your research through further publication, funding bids and knowledge exchange. Possession of a university teaching qualification such as Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK) or the Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (The Netherlands) or preparedness to acquire this qualification within a reasonable timeframe is essential.

The successful applicant will obtain the dual benefit of being part of a small and vibrant team at our Amsterdam Campus, whilst being embedded in the larger Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management which operates across our 3 sites. The appointment will initially be made for a period of one-year. At the end of the 1st year there will be a prospect of a second year and/or permanent employment subject to satisfactory performance. The nature of the post is such that the post holder is expected to work and attend at the University’s Campus in Amsterdam such hours as are reasonably necessary for the effective discharge of the duties of the post. The salary indication for grade 7 is € 4391 - € 5381, and for grade 6 is € 3800 – € 4266 per month, excluding 8% holiday and, but including allowances for commuting and pension plan. A fractional appointment of between for 0.8 - 1 FTE or a job share is negotiable.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Robert de Boer [], Director of the Amsterdam Campus, and Dr Alex Hope [], Head of Department, Leadership and Human Resource Management. 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio).Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 30/04/2021 

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