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Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

Constructor University – School of Business Social and Decisions Sciences

Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) is a private, state-accredited, English-language university in Bremen. We offer Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs in three schools: School of Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, and School of Business, Social and Decision Sciences. Our principles are first-class teaching and research, international diversity, and transdisciplinary cooperation. According to the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Constructor University is among the top 25 percent out of more than 1.900 universities worldwide and is ranked as the second most international university in the world. As an international university, we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, over 1.800 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.

Among several other strategic interventions, the university is currently driving an ambitious expansion of management sciences across its academic and scientific programs and activities, underpinned by significant new investments in personnel, research and relevant scientific equipment. This initiative is intended to improve integration and interdisciplinarity across the three schools in teaching, learning and research.

In this context, a new academic position, at the level of Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance has been opened in the School of Business Social and Decisions Sciences. Accordingly, Constructor University invites applications from interested candidates for the following position, to be filled ideally by Fall 2024:

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance (m/f/d)- full time; tenure track 

Your responsibilities:

In this position, you will support our teaching and research activities in the field of Entrepreneurial Finance. For instance, you will teach and develop courses dealing with startup financing, venture capital, private equity, crowdfunding and alternative financing and related subjects, adapting to the evolving landscape of startup funding. The successful candidate will also pursue and lead research initiatives that directly address the challenges and opportunities within entrepreneurial finance, such as valuation of startups, fintech innovations, fundraising strategies, and the financial management of fast-growing ventures.

In addition, you will foster connections with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including startups, accelerators, venture capitalists, and angel investors within and outside the Constructor ecosystem to facilitate experiential learning opportunities for students and collaborative research projects. Moreover, you will guide and mentor students and university spin-offs with potential business ideas or financial plans.

You are expected to support teaching in the School of Business, Social and Decisions Sciences and focus on developing and implementing innovative, pedagogically sound approaches to online, hybrid, and in-person education. Furthermore, you will work across our three schools to integrate entrepreneurial finance with other areas of education, and you will advise students on their studies and supervise Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD theses and research projects.

Your qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Finance, Business, Economics, or a closely related field, with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance
  • A track record of publications in entrepreneurial finance or related areas in recognized journals or a strong pipeline indicating future publications
  • Experience and success in teaching in the context of international and diverse environments
  • Demonstrable interest in innovative teaching and learning approaches
  • Experience in transferring research knowledge to solving problems
  • Responsible, self-motivated person able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intercultural experience and competence
  • Fluency in English, the language of instruction and communication on campus

What you can expect at Constructor University:

Constructor University unequivocally guarantees the academic freedom of every member of the faculty, as well as every other member of the Constructor University community. We encourage diversity in the University in ethnic, cultural, social, religious, political, and national backgrounds, as well as in individual lifestyle. Constructor University offers full equality of opportunity to all qualified applicants and is an equal opportunity employer.

Constructor University consistently achieves top results in national and international university rankings.

In the CHE Ranking, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of the German-speaking higher education landscape, Constructor University has achieved top placements every year since its first participation in 2005.

  • The result counts: trust working hours for work-life balance
  • Possibility to work remotely
  • Individual on-boarding, career- and development planning
  • Company fitness program offers with EGYM Well Pass (former Qualitrain)
  • Green campus with recreation areas, take the tour: https://info.constructor.university/campustour/
  • Constructor University has extensive programs on sustainability and environmental sustainability

Your application: 

For any further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Arvid Kappas via Mail (akappas@constructor.university) or job-application@constructor.university 

Apply today - it's simple and uncomplicated. We look forward to getting to know you.

Please upload your documents in a single PDF document, including a letter of motivation stating your field of expertise, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio and publication record, copies of certificates and diplomas, certification of English proficiency (optional), and the names and addresses of two referees in our application management system. Click here or via the apply button to go to our website and proceed through the individual steps. 

The deadline for submission of applications is 11.01.2024 (EOB). The offered positions are tenure track, with review of performance after a first contract of three and a second contract after another three years. Successful evaluation leads to permanence and typically promotion to associate professor level.

The review of incoming applications begins immediately. Please note that only applications submitted through the official application portal will be considered for recognition.

Location: Bremen - Germany
Salary: €79,000
£68,713.88 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 11th January 2024
   
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