Job: University of Amsterdam


Postdoctoral researcher in Marketing and Strategy

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Postdoctoral researcher in Marketing and Strategy
1.0 FTE
vacancy number 08-5025

The postdoc will do academic research on the cultural industries (e.g. music, film, theatre) and publish in respectable marketing, strategy, management and/or organization journals. We are interested in research that relates the cultural industries to product development and innovation, strategy and competitive dynamics, entrepreneurship, public policy, international marketing and branding, audience behaviour, e-commerce and/or leadership. The postdoc will cooperate with senior and junior researchers who are investigating the cultural industries from both the marketing and the strategy perspective.

Researchers in the section currently publish on topics in marketing (innovation, new product development, consumer behaviour, international entrepreneurship) and strategy (cultural entrepreneurship/cultural industries, sustainability/corporate social responsibility, international business, evolutionary theories). The section is involved in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels, including the Amsterdam MBA programme.

The Strategy & Marketing section is chaired by Prof. Ans Kolk.


  • PhD in business or a field relevant to the topic
  • Proven ability to initiate and implement research of international standards
  • Good academic and English writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of or interest in one or more cultural industries
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Short-listed candidates will be asked to give an academic seminar.

Further information

The university is located in the centre of Amsterdam. For more information on the Business School and its Strategy & Marketing section, visit and

Applicants who require further information should contact Dr Mark Leenders (email; tel. 31 20 525 6078) or Prof. Nachoem Wijnberg (; tel. 31 20 525 6106).

The deadline for applications is 22 August 2008. Interviews/seminars will be held on 18 and 25 September 2008.


The appointment will be funded for a period of two years. The postdoc will also be expected to do some teaching (20% of the time). The salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel and the concomitant scales (10-11): the gross salary will be between €2802 and €3678 per month. The collective employment agreement of the Dutch universities will be applicable. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

Job application

Applicants should send their detailed CV, a covering letter and the names and addresses of three references to: University of Amsterdam Business School, Bernadette Clemens, Personnel Department, Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Applications may also be emailed to: Please include the job reference code.

The closing date for applications is 22 August 2008.