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Position Announcement: Junior professor (W1) of Strategy and Organization



As one of Europe's leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Munich School of Management invites applications for a

Professorship (W1) (for a period of 3 years)
of Strategy and Organization

commencing as soon as possible.

The primary tasks of the successful candidate include the development and execution of ambitious research projects with international impact in the above mentioned field as well as the involvement in specialized teaching. The methodological focus should be in the field of large-scale empirical or theoretical analysis of strategies and organizational structures. The successful candidate’s research should deal with the interdependencies of organization design and firm strategies or the dynamics of organizations. Prior experience in or a research focus on high-technology markets is desirable.

The professorship is part of the “Organisations Research Group – ORG”, an interdisciplinary group of researchers comprising management scholars and economists and affiliated to the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO), one of the constituent chairs of ORG. The successful candidate should take an active role in the management and development of the research group. The candidate is expected to have an outstanding research record, international experience, interests in quantitative research, capacity for teamwork and the disposition and qualification for managing cooperative projects. Experience in project management is a strong asset.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, teaching skills at university level and an aptitude for an academic career, usually evidenced by the excellent quality of a doctoral degree. If the applicant was employed as a research assistant either before or after obtaining the doctoral degree, the entire duration of the period of employment and of the doctoral degree should not exceed six years.

The position is a fixed-term professorship for the duration of three years. Pending a positive evaluation, the position may be extended by another period of three years. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Munich School of Management (LMU Munich), Prof. Dr. Ralf Elsas, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D-80539 Munich, Germany, no later than 22.10.2014.