Chair (W2) of Business Informatics, esp. Business Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As part of the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States at TU Dresden, the Faculty of Business and Economics invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Business Informatics, esp. Business Engineering

(with tenure track to W3)

with a six year contract, to be filled on October 1st 2019. In being appointed to the chair, evaluation criteria will be mutually agreed upon, which will be evaluated by a TU Dresden evaluation commission at the latest in the fifth year of the chair. The main focus of the evaluation will be the scientific success in the form of subject-relevant and high-quality publications, the acquisition of third-party research funds as well as related project management in each case at the level of a W3 chair, commitment and success in teaching performance and promotion of young scientists, the networking in the scientific community and special commitment to the academic selfadministration. Following a positive evaluation, a permanent Chair (W3) of Business Informatics, esp. Business Engineering will be granted.

During the temporary position at the chair, the applicant must prove that she/he is capable of fulfilling all requirements in teaching and research in this field. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching activities in the field of Business Engineering and participate in academic selfadministration. The professor is expected to teach courses in the faculty's bachelor, master and Diplom programmes, in particular in business information systems & engineering (BISE) foundations and in the systems development specialization. We also expect the successful candidate to cooperate actively with both, the members of the faculty and other disciplines within the university, and to contribute to external fundraising.      

The ideal candidate holds an excellent PhD (or equivalent) in BISE and has a track record of additional excellent academic achievements demonstrated through presentations and papers in top international scientific conferences and journals. In line with the faculty's and the BISE group's profile we expect the candidate to conduct design science research aimed at the development of theories for design and action. We additionally welcome a research focus in those fields of Business Engineering that specifically relate to digital transformation of organisations. A domain focus in any of TUD's research priority areas – preferably based on industry collaborations – is of advantage. Experience in acquiring third-party funding and in the respective management of research projects are required. We expect good teaching skills as well as the ability and willingness to offer courses in English. Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite for appointment. However, we expect the successful candidate to acquire sufficient language skills in German to conduct teaching and administrative tasks within two years of appointment. Candidates who hold a PhD at the TU Dresden should have worked at least two years in a research position outside of TU Dresden to be eligible. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden supports tenure track professors with a programme specifically tailored to their needs. Mentoring, various coaching sessions, and special continuing education programmes and support offers provide active professional guidance throughout the duration of the temporary position at the chair.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Business and Economics (Mr. Burak Erkut, +49 351 463-34797) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann, +49 351 463-33175).

Please send your application including a CV, description of your academic career, list of publications, teaching activities and successfully acquired third-party funded, teaching evaluation results,(preferably of the last three years) a statement of future research and teaching interests and the certificate of the highest academic degree as a hard copy before 22.11.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Schefczyk, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to

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