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 “Innovation Management”

We are looking for an internationally recognized young researcher with excellent didactic skills. In both research and teaching, the successful candidate will pursue an entrepreneurial perspective on the development and implementation of innovations. Moreover, the candidate receives the offer to support strategic efforts to enhance an effective university technology transfer.

We welcome applications from scientists with research experience in one or several of the following areas:

  • concepts, methods and instruments for the development of innovative products, services or business models;
  • customer and other stakeholder integration in the innovation process; or
  • individual, organisational and technological preconditions of innovation capability of companies and entrepreneurs.
    In addition, thematic areas of interest may include subjects related to
    • department’s research fields (inter alia digital transformation, sharing economy, media and commu-nication, sustainability) as well as
    • research priorities at Technische Universität Ilmenau.

    The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output including a PhD in a relevant research field. In addition to excellent research, teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses for economic and engineering students in innovation management is expected in both German and English language. Moreover, the candidate will develop and teach special courses on the subjects above. Approaches and concepts for cross-disciplinary training and coaching of doctoral students will be considered a merit.

    Essential requirements are pedagogical aptitude and the willingness to make a significant contribution to the further development of the study programmes. The successful candidate is 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 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 follow-ing website:

    Applications including curriculum vitae, academic certificates, a publication list, proof of teaching experience, and a compilation of research projects must be sent to the Dean of the Department of Economic Sciences and Media, Prof. Dr. Anja Geigenmüller, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Postfach 10 05 65 in 98684 Il-menau / 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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