volume: part time
restriction: 3 years
salary: EG 13 TV-L
beginning: 01.10.2022

The Management and Organization Studies Research Group in the Department of Economic Sciences and Media offers a position (75 %) as

Research Assistant/ doctoral student (f/m/d)

The Management and Organization Studies Research Group’s specific research interests range from e.g. New Work, New Leadership and Organizational Design to Strategic Management challenges like e.g. Innovation Ecosystems and Strategic Organisational Change. Regarding these topics we actively seek the exchange with both the international academic community and our regional industry partners. We strive for high quality teaching for our international and domestic students.

You contribute to the research group in research, teaching and administration. You seek to be up to date regarding research topics and research methods. For your Ph.D. you write journal articles (both co-authored and single author), present your research at conferences and submit manuscripts to international journals. Our team welcomes both new ideas and active contributions. Depending on your research interests we offer access to data from our project or to advance a preliminary study on Entrepreneurship Education.

We offer an interesting job with high self-responsibility in an interdisciplinary team. Trainings in research methods and collaboration with partner universities (e.g. Jena, Erfurt, Regensburg) are integral parts of our doctorate mentoring as well as granting access to our international contacts (e.g. Edith Cowan University, Perth/WA). We actively support your research projects and your first steps with regard to conference participation and the international community in our academic field. With a strong base in management and organization studies, interdisciplinary cooperation is important to us.

Your tasks

Your job tasks include:

  • Supporting the group’s research activities with data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation at conferences
  • Supporting the group’s teaching activities, e.g. teaching tutorials and seminars, marking of exams, supervising student papers and theses
  • Research for a doctoral degree
  • Supporting the group in administrative tasks, especially in teaching and examination procedures

Your profile

    For being part of the selection process required:

    • Master’s Degree in Business Studies or a related course with a major in Organization and Management
    • Expertise in Management- and Organisation theories (proven e.g. in master‘s thesis)
    • Expertise in empirical social science research (proven e.g. in master’s thesis)
    • Very good command of the English language (written and spoken)

    Following competences are desirable:

    • Good command of German
    • Self-responsible and goal-oriented way of working
    • Interest in people and teamwork
    • Good communication skills and manners
    • Strong interest in business and management studies research
    • Passion and enthusiasm for your research topic
    • Willingness to learn new research methods

      Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references.

        What we offer you:

        From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU-Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, familyfriendly working hours model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in the various attractive sports offerings of the University Sports Center.

        The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. She attaches particular importance to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

        Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality.

        Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

        Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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