Assistant/Associate Professor Corporate Governance

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The position will be based within the Faculty Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship (EG&S). As Assistant or Associate Professor Corporate Governance the ideal candidate will deliver a significant research and teaching contribution to the strategic focus theme Modern Governance.


General description of activities

The work of the Assistant/ Associate Professor includes teaching (degree and executive education), conducting research, fulfilling administrative tasks (committees) and representative tasks. Furthermore, the Assistant/ Associate Professor is expected to actively collaborate with colleagues and practitioners (in particular members of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute/NCGI) in the development of research and teaching activities at Nyenrode. The Assistant/ Associate Professor will be a key contributor to the further development of the NCGI.


The Assistant/ Associate Professor will be responsible for publications in scientific journals and/or books and other publications; for establishing, maintaining, and expanding collaboration with national and international research institutes, universities and (international) businesses wherever possible and viable; for fostering and extending the network and alliances; and for embedding the input of research activities into the educational activities. The Assistant/ Associate Professor will also contribute to the development of the research agenda for the NCGI.

Considering the profile of Nyenrode and its executive education program, we are looking for a profile that is both research and impact oriented.

The candidate needs to have a solid track record of peer reviewed papers in top international academic journals in the domain of corporate governance, management, law, economics and/or accounting. (S)he also needs to have the ability to build an international network and to focus on both traditional academic and impact-oriented research to an international standard. Applicability of this research in executive education and/or a (comparative) focus on corporate governance in the Netherlands will be considered a plus.

In terms of impact, we are looking for a research agenda that aligns with major societal transformations such as climate change, planetary boundaries, inequality, energy transition, degrowth, long-termism and sustainability; inclusion and embedding of stakeholder interests; future regulatory developments; the governance of eco-systems; big data and artificial intelligence.


Teaching skills need to be highly developed and exposure to boardroom members and dynamics is a plus. Corporate Governance is a crucial subject taught in the Executive Education offerings (e.g., New Board Program, ‘Commissarissencyclus’ for Non-Executive Directors, Electives, and other programs in our Board & Governance portfolio). Over time, there will be a need to teach Degree programs as well.

Engaging in the debate

The candidate will be expected to be involved in the debate on corporate governance, exemplified by a track record of successful dissemination of research and impact findings in academic as well as practitioner-oriented outlets such as practitioner publications, newspapers, and magazines.


The proven capacity to attract revenues through the successful acquisition of contract research will be considered a plus.


Who are we?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit offers a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance, and personal development. Thanks to this combination, Nyenrode develops sustainable added value for companies and for society. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation.

Nyenrode offers degree and executive education programs in business, management, accountancy, and controlling, and conducts research in these disciplines. The mission of Nyenrode is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders.’ Central to everything we do are our core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship. Do you recognize yourself in these core values?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit has two locations: Breukelen and Amsterdam.


Who are you?

You have obtained a PhD in a relevant academic field and have demonstrated the ability to:

-Express research leadership

-Teach in a clear and enthusiastic manner

-Carry out research at a high level, demonstrated by interdisciplinary scientific publications related to corporate governance (requirements are set in accordance with Nyenrode Research Output system for Assistant or Associate Professors).

-Initiate, stimulate and supervise research (including MSc and PhD research).

-Express thorough knowledge of corporate & modern governance theory and practices in academic and practitioner outlets and communities.

-Lead in the acquisition of research funds

-Build an extensive international network with academic as well as practitioner communities.

-Show an excellent command of the English language. Professional proficiency in Dutch will be considered a plus.


What do we have to offer?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit can be characterized by a combination of a prominent level of professionalism and an informal atmosphere. Salary will depend on position and qualifications. Tax benefits may apply. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with a possibility for a permanent position.

The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty. Internationals, minorities, women, and personas with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Nyenrode offers a competitive salary with attractive secondary benefits. For more information on Nyenrode visit



Interested candidates are invited to forward their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or two recently published papers, present research activities and pipeline, recent teaching evaluations, and three references) to Please put reference hk110523 in the subject of your email.

Should you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Henk Kievit, Director Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship (EG&S):

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.