Fixed-term Professorship in Business Studies (Open Topic)

University of Bremen - Faculty of Business Studies and Economics

Within the institutional framework of the excellence initiative, the University of Bremen has successfully promoted gender equality by appointing outstanding female professors. Building on this experience, the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics wants to further promote the diversity of its professorial team and invites applications for a 

Fixed-term Professorship in Business Studies (Open Topic)
Reference number: P 719/17 

The post is a non-renewable appointment for a duration of five years on the civil service pay scale W2 (starting salary approx. €65,000 p.a.) and is open from April 1st, 2018. 

The open topic professorship provides outstanding researchers at an early stage in their career with an opportunity to pursue their own research agenda with a longer term perspective at the University of Bremen. The post holder will have favourable teaching terms, and the Faculty will generously support networking activities.

Successful applicants will have published in outstanding peer reviewed journals and will have a choice in which of the Faculty’s curricular programmes their teaching commitment of 9 weekly hours will be fulfilled. This position requires a PhD degree in Business Studies or Economics as well as further scientific achievements at the level of an associate professorship/readership. We expect open topic professors to conduct their courses in English; teaching in German will not be required. Teaching experience in a university setting is required. All professorial post holders expand their teaching skills by participating in continuous education courses at the University or beyond. 

The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims particularly at increasing the share of female faculty members in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply. International applications or national applications from candidates with an immigration background are explicitly welcome. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications. 

In case the requirements for appointment to a civil servant are not fulfilled, appointment to a professor can be made in accordance with the public employee status. The appointment shall be made in accordance with section 18 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (§ 18 BremHG). 

Please submit your application including the reference number, a proposed research and teaching plan for the next five years, a CV outlining your research and teaching experience by 24th October 2017 in writing to The Dean, Professor Jochen Zimmermann, Fachbereich 7, Postfach 33 04 40, D-28334 or send your application package electronically to We will conduct interviews for this post in December; if you have not received an invitation by that time, please consider your application as unsuccessful. For initial informal inquiries, please contact the Dean, Professor Jochen Zimmermann ( 

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