ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversität Passau – University of Passau
RESEARCH FIELDEconomicsInformation science › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)Established Researcher (R3)Leading Researcher (R4)
APPLICATION DEADLINE12/10/2019 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Passau
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 13,000 students and more than 1,100 staff study and work on our university campus, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work.
The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems at the University of Passau invites applications for the civil-service post of
Professorship of Information Systems with a focus on data and information management (pay grade W2 with tenure option on W3)
The appointee to the newly established W3 professorship (Chair), initially advertised for a period of six years as a fixed-term civil-service W2 professorship with tenure option, will represent the subject of Information Systems in research and teaching. Candidates' research focus should be on data and information management. In particular, we are looking for focal points within the context of the collection, processing, evaluation, analysis, protection or regulation of data as well as data-driven business models. The most promising candidates will have gained international visibility through publications in leading journals and be able to work on questions of Information Systems at the highest methodological level. The postholder should be experienced in obtaining external ('third-party') funding. He or she is expected to engage in co-operative and interdisciplinary research projects, some of which will be financed using external funds, and to contribute to the interdisciplinary degree programmes with an Information Systems content at the bachelor's and master's level. Furthermore, active participation in the academic self-administration and the further profile-building of the University of Passau in the key thematic area of 'Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures' is desired.
Research and teaching at the University of Passau are focused on the guiding themes of Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures; Europe and Global Transformation; and Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order. As a forward-looking, internationally visible and attractive university for Europe, the University of Passau seeks to make a significant contribution towards solving Europe's current and future challenges. Members of all faculties are in the process of establishing a unique, internationally-orientated forum for ground-breaking interdisciplinary research on one of the greatest challenges of our time: the societal implications of digitalisation. A willingness to co-operate on this interdisciplinary and cross-faculty project is expected of all future colleagues.
The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems is a young and particularly innovative faculty with dynamic drive. Economic and societal relevance, a drive for innovation and an interdisciplinary approach are the pillars of our research activities, which comprise both basic and applied research as well as knowledge transfer. Our focus areas are Accounting, Finance and Taxation (AFT); Economics (ECON); Management, Innovation, Marketing (MIM); Information Systems (WINFO) and Quantitative Methods (QM).
The successful candidate will be educated to doctoral level and either possess a formal postdoctoral qualification, such as the German 'Habilitation', or equivalent academic achievements, garnered within or outside the higher education system or as part of a prior assistant professor or comparable role (e.g. German 'Juniorprofessur'). He or she will have demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, the latter being generally established on the basis of the quality of his/her doctoral research and subsequent achievements, as applicable. In accordance with art. 10(3)(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG), candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment.
The tenure-track career path is prescribed in the tenure track statutes (German text), which include provisions on quality assurance structures, procedures and standards. Advancement from the fixed-term tenure-track professorship to the tenured professorship will proceed in line with the criteria defined in this quality assurance concept. All professorships advertised as 'tenure track' by the University of Passau are binding for the University: following a positive evaluation of the postholder's work during the term of the initial professorship, the subsequent tenured post must be offered to him or her and cannot be withheld for extraneous reasons ('true tenure track'). This concept requires that candidates for this career path have completed a doctorate at a university other than the University of Passau and/or have worked in an academic position outside the University of Passau for a minimum of two years.
The University of Passau actively promotes equal opportunities for all genders as well as diversity in the workforce; therefore, applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the requisite qualifications, without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. As the University of Passau wishes to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching, female academics are expressly encouraged to apply. This post may be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a work-share basis. Furthermore, this post is suitable for those who are registered disabled. Registered disabled persons are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.
To be considered, your application must reach the University by 31 October 2019. Your full application should include all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications with information on currently submitted manuscripts, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) and should preferably be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be addressed to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems of the University of Passau, Professor Michael Grimm, 94030 Passau. When e-mailing your application, all application documents should be attached as a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.
EURAXESS offer ID: 445413
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