Professor in Law of Digital Goods and Digital Commerce

Technical University of Munich School of Management


Professor in Law of Digital Goods and Digital Commerce

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in »Law of Digital Goods and Digital Commerce« to begin in winter semester 2020/21. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor) or a tenured W3 (Associate or Full) position. The professorship will presumably be endowed by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Management and is affiliated with the TUM School of Governance. The School of Management offers a dynamic scientific environment for scholars to educate talented students and pursue relevant research at the intersection of management, engineering and the natural and life sciences. The TUM School of Management is one of the world’s few triple crown schools, meaning that it is holding accreditations by AMBA, AACSB, and also EQUIS. The School of Governance focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society and technology, so as to integrate future technologies into the political dialogue and decision-making, as one example.


Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scholars. We seek to appoint a legal expert in the law of digital goods and digital transactions in the internet economy, with a special interest in the platform economy. The teaching obligation includes courses in the university’s bachelor’s and master’s programs.


We are looking for candidates with advanced scientific experience, proven by achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards, according to the relevant career level. Prerequisites are a university degree in law and an outstanding doctoral degree in law and/or economics and/or business administration or an equivalent scientific qualification and furthermore pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English. Substantial international research experience and the commitment to engage in interdisciplinary research are expected as a given.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply. TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the Greater Munich Area’s vibrant research environment. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides customized career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors, also assisting new professors, their partners and accompanying family members with relocation and integration into the Munich community.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference, as required by German law. Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your English language application to the Dean of the TUM School of Management, Prof. Gunther Friedl, Technical University of Munich, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich, to be received no later than May 22, 2020. Email address for applications: For questions, please contact the head of the search committee, Prof. Dirk Heckmann (


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