Professor (Lector) of Hospitality and Hospitable Behaviour

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You will join a multidisciplinary team of professionals in a challenging but friendly environment. The school community is international, which means both the educational programme and all business communication are done in English. Hotelschool The Hague has developed an excellent reputation over 90 years; the result of the structured & innovative educational programme and the experience and quality of our staff, instructors, and lecturers.


The Research Centre is the unit of HTH responsible for studying and discussing the academic developments in our discipline and for conducting top-ranking research on the main concerns, opportunities and threats of the hospitality industry. It provides value to students and hospitality professionals through the dissemination of recent developments in the academic literature, and to Hotelschool the Hague by contributing to its positioning as an international top-ranking institute.

The Research Centre of Hotelschool The Hague has built a strong reputation both academically and in the professional world The Research Centre increasingly cooperates with business universities and with partners in the ‘Hotel Schools of Distinction’ network. Information on past and current research projects can be found at

For the research team we are looking for a new professor in the area of Hospitality and Hospitable Behaviour. Your main responsibility will be to conduct research to further the academic knowledge of and practitioner insights into human contacts in commercial and non-commercial hospitality settings, in the interaction between e.g. professionals and guests or in the human interaction with (hospitality) robots.

General function description

Together with the Director of the Research Centre and with fellow Professors you are responsible for developing and conducting practically-relevant research. In interaction with the hospitality industry you stimulate the innovation of knowledge and professionalisation of the teaching staff, in keeping with the strategic vision of Hotelschool The Hague.

You are responsible for the research programme within your research line and the quality of the research and its execution, coaching Bachelor, Master and PhD students, professionalisation of lecturers, dissemination of knowledge and curriculum renewal.

Candidate profile

You have/are:

  • You are an internationally experienced researcher and/or educator with a background in a relevant social discipline such as psychology or sociology, and you have a demonstrable affinity with Hospitality Management;
  • You have demonstrable expertise on the social contacts in (commercial and non-commercial) hospitality settings;
  • You bring a strong academic network and industry contacts to the HTH community;
  • You have academic qualifications, i.e. a relevant Ph.D. degree and you have published in international academic journals in fields pertaining to the proposed research line.
  • You have an extensive network in the field or have excellent contacts within education and research institutes at home and abroad;
  • You have a demonstrable affinity with and knowledge of the hospitality industry and a proven trackrecord in the acquisition of external research projects
  • You are able to initiate and organise collaborations with companies and institutions for the benefit of conducting research;
  • You have teaching experience at master and/or bachelor level in a field relevant to higher hospitality management education.
  • You have a manifest ability to translate your academic research in an appealing way to hospitality practitioners and hospitality education audience. You are also able to present your work in trade journals
  • You are able to acquire external funding for conducting the researc


Hotelschool The Hague offers a salary based on scale 14 the labour agreement of Universities of Applied Science (CAO HBO) with a range between € 5.670,10. and € 7.227,85 gross per month, depending on your professional experience and qualifications.

In addition, Hotelschool The Hague offers:

  • A 13th month;
  • An excellent package of fringe benefits;
  • Employees with a 40-hour working week are entitled to 428 hours (53 days) of leave annually with retention of salary;
  • Excellent opportunities for further personal development;
  • Compensation towards your health insurance expenses;
  • Option to make use of group discounts for multiple insurances;
  • Travel allowances for commuting to and from work;
  • A pension plan through ABP;
  • Most importantly you would work for an organisation that strives to have a positive impact on society, helping to develop future leaders in the hospitality industry.

Additional information

Hotelschool The Hague works with a 40-hour workweek. The starting date for this position is as soon as possible depending on the notice period of the applicant.

The work location for this position can be either our Campus in Amsterdam and/ or Campus The Hague.  

Additional information can be provided by Mr. J. Oskam, through email:

An English language proficiency test may be part of the selection procedure. Upon receiving an offer, a certificate of conduct (VOG) is required.

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your English CV and motivation letter. Kindly submit your CV and motivation letter to the attention of Ms. C. Kloos, Corporate Recruiter.

To apply please send your cv and motivation letter to