Professor of Information Systems Management

University of Bayreuth Faculty of Law, Business and Economics


Professor (W3) of Information Systems Management

The University of Bayreuth’s Faculty of Law, Business & Economics and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are currently seeking a 

Full Professor of Information Systems Management 

as a civil servant position who will also 

play a leading role in the Information Systems Management project group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) 

to commence on 1 January 2021. 

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The University of Bayreuth’s Faculty of Law, Business & Economics and Fraunhofer FIT – in particular, its project group for Applied Information Technology – work together in the field of information systems management. 

The professorship is combined with a leading function in the project group Information Systems Management of Fraunhofer FIT. Fraunhofer FIT is shaping the future by linking knowledge from information technology with questions from other areas of life with the aim of developing tailor-made solutions that support people in their work processes and help them in their leisure time. The combination of the professorship with a leading role in the project group Information Systems Management is based on the expectation that a significant contribution will be made to the inter-university cooperation of the University of Bayreuth with the Fraunhofer project group Information Systems Management. For this reason, the successful applicant will complement the existing professorships in the field. 

You have a distinctive research profile with sound methodological knowledge of socio-technical and economic issues of digital technologies, digital business models or digital transformation, also in the context of digital life - and should have excellent scientific credentials based on relevant publications in national and international journals. Experience with third-party funding, in particular the ability to acquire and manage both publicly funded and externally funded projects of applied research with partners, is a prerequisite. The willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation with staff at all Fraunhofer FIT locations is expected. In addition, we expect experience in setting up and leading your own working group as well as in interdisciplinary teaching and research. You will be able to teach in English. 

In addition to the general administrative requirements, prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively, evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants. It is also possible to occupy the professorship as an employee. 

A wide range of projects with high practical relevance and a great deal of freedom in research await you. The University and Fraunhofer pursue a family-friendly personnel policy and offer their employees flexible working hours and support services to help them balance their professional and private lives. The University and Fraunhofer are expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and it offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority. 

The University and Fraunhofer value and promote the diversity of their employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

 Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of  Law, Business & Economics, Prof. Dr. Jörg Gundel, electronically via by 15.09.2020. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law.

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