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Professor (W3) of Information Systems Management as a permanent civil service position (f/m/d)

Published 2021-05-10

The University of Bayreuth’s Faculty of Law, Business & Economics and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are currently seeking a:
Professor (W 3) of InformationSystems Management as a permanent civil service 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 as soon as possible.

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

In your new role, you will expertly represent the key topics in research and teaching (also in English) as well as in research and technology management vis-à-vis public research funding and research stakeholders from industry and academia. In addition, you will strengthen the strategic link between the University and the Fraunhofer Institute. You will be expected to play an active role in the faculty’s degree programmes and additional courses, including the programmes in Digitization & Entrepreneurship and Finance & Information Management (in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich), and to be willing to collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis with staff from all Fraunhofer FIT locations. Diverse projects with a high level of practical relevance and a great deal of creative freedom in research await you.

You have a distinctive research profile at the interface of finance and information management with deep methodological knowledge on socio-technical and economic questions concerning digital technologies, digital business models, and digital transformation – especially in the context of corporate finance functions (finance, accounting, controlling, taxation) and/or in banks, insurance companies, and other financial service providers. In doing so, you will complement the orientation of the existing professorships in the field. You have excellent scientific credentials grounded on related publications in national and international journals. Methodological skills related to business applications for data analytics would be desirable.

Experience in third-party funding, particularly the ability to acquire and manage both publicly and industry-funded projects of applied research with companies, is a prerequisite. We also expect the willingness to collaborate with members of Fraunhofer FIT at all locations. In addition, we expect experience in setting up and leading a research group as well as in interdisciplinary teaching and research.

The general administrative requirements for hiring professors at universities in Bavaria apply. A complete description of the vacancy can be found at www.uni-bayreuth.de.

A wide variety of projects with a high level of practical relevance and a great deal of creative freedom in research await you. The University of Bayreuth 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 of Bayreuth and Fraunhofer aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching; 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 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft value and foster the diversity of their employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, or sexual orientation, and 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 electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics, Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlüchtermann, via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 1 July 2021. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at dekan.rw@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be deleted of in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.

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