Assistant Professorship in IS, specifically Service Management – Muenster University, Germany

From: “Herbert Kuchen” <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:55:46 -0500

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship position

Information Systems with a specialization in service management. The
successful applicant would be based in the Department of Information
Systems of the Münster School of Business and Economics.
Application deadline: January 08, 2010

The Muenster School of Business and Economics is one of the largest and
most prestigious schools in its field Germany. A special feature of the
School is the integration of the departments of Business Administration,
Economics, and Information Systems within one School. The department of
Information Systems is considered to be one of the largest and most
reputable IS departments in Germany. Periodic, national rankings attest to
the excellent reputation of the department. The goal of the department is
to offer a thorough education in economics and computer science with
international pertinence. This encompasses the broad basis of the teaching
content, as well as the specific domains, which range from public
administration to retail and telecommunication.

Position and Qualification

The provision of services in line with their continuous innovation is of
significant importance for the success of companies in all industries
(e.g. finance, insurance, retail, manufacturing) and consequently for the
whole economy as well. Development and governance of services, potentially
concerning multiple service providers, can only be successfully performed
using appropriate Information Systems and corresponding infrastructures.

Assistant Professor (in German: Juniorprofessur W1) is a non-tenure post
that offers an opportunity to qualify for full professorship in the German
university system. The appointment is initially for three years with an
option of an extension for another three years after successful
evaluation. The teaching load is an equivalent of 4 hours/ per week for
the first three years and 5 hours/ per week thereafter.

The supervision of bachelor/master theses and Ph.D. students is valued.
The participation in general tasks of the department and faculty are
expected. The post provides the opportunity to build a research programme.

The successful candidate has proven his qualification by an excellent
doctoral thesis in the field of Information Systems or either economics or
computer science with minor subject in Information Systems. Additionally,
knowledge in

. management of innovative services,
. engineering of services,
. design and application of IT-systems in the context of service
management on the level of operative processes (ERP, SCM, CRM) as well as
analysis and reporting (Business Intelligence), and
. management and network theory

is requested.

His/her work might take a management, economic, or technical perspective
on service management. Publications in academic journals and teaching
experience are desirable. Knowledge in funded research is valued.
International experience and cooperation are preferable.

Applicants should be fluent in English, basic German language skills are
recommended. They should have good collaborative skills and be willing to
work in interdisciplinary teams. Further, good communication skills in
writing and in presentations are required.


The application shall be written in English and include the following
. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
. Description of the applicant’s research and pedagogical qualifications
experiences, as well as acquired funding;
. Complete list of publications;
. A plan for future work within the area of the announced position, both
scientific and educational, if appointed.

The University Muenster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed
to raising the ratio of women scientists in senior positions.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications from suitably-qualified
women who will be treated preferentially. The same applies to suitable
applicants with disabilities.

Applications should be sent no later than January 08th, 2010 preferable
via e-mail to:

or to:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Klein
Dean Münster School of Business and Economics
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Universitätsstr. 14 – 16
48143 Münster

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