Appointment: full-time, temporary (6 years) with tenure track
Position: Junior professor (W1)
Start: 1st October 2020

Technische Universität Ilmenau, Department of Economic Sciences and Media, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Innovation Management, to be filled from October 2020.

Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure Track                 „Law and Economics of Digitalization“

We are looking for an internationally recognized young researcher with excellent didactic skills. The successful candidate is distinguished by a dissertation at the interface of law and economics. Additional publications, especially in international journals, are welcome. The future holder of the position is expected to develop the law and economics of digitalization (interrelations, conditions, and effects) in research and teaching.

We welcome applications from scientists with research projects and research interests on legal-economic interdependencies of digitalization in one or several of the following areas:

  • personalized data and big data,
  • effectiveness and efficiency of data protection,
  • competition policy at the interface of competition law and economics,
  • further topics related to the research cores of TU Ilmenau, inter alia, smart industry.

      In addition to excellent research, teaching of undergraduate level courses in economic and commercial law for students of the bachelor programmes of the department as well as for selected programs of other departments is expected. These basic courses should be taught in German. Furthermore, the willingness and ability to teach specialized courses in graduate programs in English is expected. Essential requirements are pedagogical aptitude and the willingness to make a significant contribution to the further development of the study programmes. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in academic self-administration.

      This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States ( The recruitment requirements and conditions of § 89 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act apply. The position is associated with a tenure track appointment to a W3 professorship. Positive evaluation will directly lead to a W3 appointment. For the evaluation process and quality assurance criteria, see the following website:

      Applications including curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publication list, prof of teaching experience, a compilation of research projects as well as the research and teaching concept must be sent to the Dean of the Department Prof. Dr. Anja Geigenmüller, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Postfach 10 05 65 in 98684 Ilmenau / Germany by 30.03.2020.

      The University is internationally recognized in research and teaching in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, and business and media. The University emphasizes innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. The University admits to Humboldt's educational ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

      Technische Universität Ilmenau holds the „TOTAL E-Quality“ award with commitment in promoting gender equality.

      As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

      Technische Universität Ilmenau offers a supportive and flexible working environment.

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