Assistant Professor Business Analytics & Digital Innovation


VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Digital Innovation (tenure track), in the Department of Information Systems, Logistics and Innovation at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEWEB) seeks to combine high quality education with excellent research. The Faculty offers three Dutch taught Bachelor’s programmes (Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, and Econometrics and Operations Research), one English taught Bachelor’s programme (International Business Administration), eight English taught Master’s programmes and thirteen executive and post-experience programmes. The Faculty has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. FEWEB accommodates approximately 5,000 students and 1,500 postgraduate students.

Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (ACBA)

The Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics ( is a newly founded VU institute that aims at developing, disseminating and exploiting business analytics and data science knowledge and applications by bringing together businesses and scientific research. ACBA is a joint initiative of the departments Information, Logistics & Innovation (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration), Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences), and Computer Sciences (Faculty of Sciences). ACBA supports organizations to consider, design and undertake applied research studies concerning analytics. We have a staff of expert researchers, and also have the ability to bring in faculty and researchers from other universities. This capability allows ACBA to provide multi-disciplinary expertise and the highest academic research quality.

The Department of Information Systems, Logistics and Innovation (IL&I)

The Department of Information Systems, Logistics and Innovation has an international research orientation in its research and houses two research streams, one on Logistics and Operations Research and one on Knowledge, Information and Innovation Management (KIN) as being part of the KIN Research Group ( Researchers active in this research group publish in leading journals such as Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Organization Science, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Information & Management, Journal of Information Technology, Organization Studies, Communication Research and Journal of Management Studies. The group offers a broad range of courses in both Bachelor and Master programs and strives for high quality in both research and teaching. The group has a collaborative ethos with staff actively working together on research projects and papers. We are looking for a new colleague who can contribute to KIN and ACBA’s research on business analytics and digital innovation.


We seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing research and committed to publish at the highest level. Candidates need to have proven expertise in business analytics (business intelligence, big data) and must be able to translate this expertise into consequences for businesses from a digital innovation perspective. Furthermore, candidates for the position are enthusiastic about creating a stimulating and motivating learning environment for students in teaching.

Your tasks will be:

  • Teaching (in English or Dutch) courses at bachelor, master and post-graduate level on business analytics, including thesis supervision, designing and grading exams and design of courses;
  • Conducting research related to organizational aspects of business analytics;
  • Publishing in international journals;
  • Coordination of courses, and eventually participation in project groups or committees within the Department or Faculty;
  • Demonstrating an active interest in other work in the group and collaboration.
  • Contributing to the further development of the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics.

Candidates are required to have a PhD (completed or with a fixed date for the defense) in Business Administration, Information Systems or a related field (data science), affinity with computer sciences, high analytical skills and should be fluent in English. Also candidates who already have a proven research record are encouraged to apply (salary and position will then reflect the seniority of the candidate).

Candidates should be willing to acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’) as demanded by Dutch universities (if they do not already have one). The position of Assistant Professor is a tenure track position with initial appointment for 2+4 years and possibility of tenure. The starting date is flexible.


We offer a competitive salary package in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel depending on experience and based on a fulltime employment. In addition to this, we offer holiday allowance, end-of-year allowance, and other benefits. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at

Information and application

For more information on the position, please contact dr. Frans Feldberg (e-mail: or at ECIS 2014: prof.dr.Marleen Huysman (to schedule a meeting at ECIS: