Assistant Professor in Strategic Marketing in Food and Agribusiness

The Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group (MCB) of Wageningen University is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Assistant Professor within the Academic Career Framework to fulfil a pivotal position in strategic marketing in food and agribusiness.

The position involves research on sustainable marketing in food and agribusiness and education, including courses and bachelor– and master-thesis supervision, among others within the Sustainable Business and Innovation master program.

As an assistant professor, the candidate will make the first steps in developing a research vision within the domain described above. Be devoted to, and have the relevant background needed, to conduct research on and educate students in strategic marketing management, with an explicit interest in sustainability, food and agribusiness. Be a team player contributing to the acquisition of externally funded projects and the supervision of PhD students. The focus of this teaching is to train students to develop and execute theory-driven research projects addressing real-life problems related to sustainable marketing.

The Marketing and Consumer Behaviour group of Wageningen University is unique in certain respects, and they expect their candidates to fit this profile as well.

Starting Date: No later than October 1, 2024.


In accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities, they offer:

  • a competitive gross salary of between €5.247 and €6.737 for a full-time working week of 38 hours
  • partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more;
  • a strong focus on vitality, and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
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Job Requirements

Applicants for this position must meet the following criteria:

The ideal candidate is expected to have the following qualities:

  • an excellent knowledge of various marketing theories and marketing research methods;
  • a PhD degree (or planned defense date) in (strategic) marketing;
  • experience with publishing in top-scientific journals (as evidenced by a publication record);
  • experience with and/or a strong interest in student-focused teaching;
  • strong affinity with societally relevant science on topics such as sustainability, health, and circularity;
  • Strong affinity with food and/or agribusiness;
  • within the previously described domain, ability to develop a focused research vision aligned with your unique expertise;
  • willing and able to acquire externally funded research projects (initially as part of a team effort, later also independently);
  • willing and able to supervise PhD students, and willing to build your own team (over time);
  • excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page;
  • knowledge of Dutch language will be highly valued.

Application Process

To apply for the Assistant Professor in Strategic Marketing in Food and Agribusinessclick here.

Deadline: April 30, 2024.

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