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Junior Professor of Business Administration with a Focus on Management and Sustainability

Freie Universitaet Berlin - School of Business & Economics Business Administration

The successful applicant will assume research and teaching responsibilities in the field of business administration with a focus on management and sustainability.

Appointment requirements are governed by Section 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG).

The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of excellent research, ideally within an international context, in one of the following areas of management: organization, strategy, inter-organizational cooperation, human resources management, or supply chain management. Their research profile will show a relevant focus on management or organization theory, preferably with a specialization in interorganizational relations (IOR) or corporate governance and accountability (CGA) in the context of social and/or ecological sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong record teaching at university level, in both English and German, and should have experience with third-party-funded research projects as well as with interdisciplinary collaborations.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The new junior professor will be expected to participate in building the business administration profile of the department, “Organization and Society,” especially in relation to IOR or CGA. They will contribute to partnership projects and/or joint partnership initiatives of Freie Universität Berlin. The junior professor will be expected to engage in the acquisition of third-party funding. Additionally, we expect the new professor to publish their research in highly ranked, internationally recognized professional journals. The new professor will also be expected to address gender and diversity issues as part of their research and teaching.

The position entails a three-year appointment as a civil servant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Following a successful midterm review (“Zwischenevaluation”), the position can be extended for another three years. If the appointee then successfully passes their tenure review, they will be appointed to a permanent professorship through a streamlined appointment procedure (i.e., the permanent appointment will not be advertised as a separate position). As part of this process, performance goals will be negotiated at the time the junior professor is hired. The fulfillment of those goals will be assessed as part of the tenure review (Section 102c of the Berlin Higher Education Act, BerlHG).

The performance goals will cover (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Promoting early-career researchers
  • Academic committee work
  • Leadership and management

At the time of appointment to the permanent professorship, all general regulations and conditions regarding public sector employment must be fulfilled.

In addition, any candidates who are employed at Freie Universität Berlin as their main employer must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Section 102c, paragraph 3.

Applications should be accompanied by the usual documents, including a CV with information pursuant to Section 102.a.1.4 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please enclose translations where necessary), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by February 3rd, 2022. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes, (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the email address below it.

Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Dean's Office
Attn: Ms. Kallmann
Garystr. 21
14195 Berlin


Application documents will be deleted from our servers after the legal retention period has lapsed.

Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act that are relevant for professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c BerlHG) can be found online:

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

With an electronic application, you acknowledge that FU Berlin saves and processes your data. FU Berlin cannot guarantee the security of your personal data if you send your application over an unencrypted connection.

Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Initially W1; after evaluation W2 with tenure
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th January 2022
Closes: 3rd February 2022
Job Ref: WE1MgtTT/21
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