WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school based in Vallendar and in Düsseldorf.
It is a leading business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. WHU’s
academic degree programs and executive education programs provide excellent educational opportunities for every career stage.
The school is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and FIBAA. WHU has a network of around 200 partner universities worldwide, including
a joint Executive MBA program with Kellogg School of Management.
WHU invites applications for the professor position (m/f) of
Mercator Foundation Endowed Chair of Digital Sustainable Urban Transport
starting in April 2018 or later.
Academic Environment at WHU
The Supply Chain Management Group consistently ranks among the top 10 research groups worldwide. The group’s faculty members
publish research on a broad range of SCM related topics such as e-commerce, operations management, sustainable sourcing, sustainable
supply chain management, service operations management, big data analytics in retail and operations management, and real options modelling.
- Developing a research agenda accelerating the evolution towards sustainable urban transport.
- Publishing high-quality research in the area of digitally-enabled sustainable urban transport.
- Teaching in all WHU programs (in English).
- Contributing to the development of the Supply Chain Management group as well as WHU at large.
- Establishing and fostering networks with international technology and science-driven institutions and organizations.
- Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. degree or equivalent academic qualification (e.g., experience as Assistant Professor in logistics / transportation or entrepreneurship). We encourage candidates to apply that have practical experience in technology-related fields, business model development and digital technologies.
- We expect excellence in research reflected in an outstanding publication record in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as those of the FT50 list and a strong research pipeline targeted at publication in top international journals.
- We further value a proven track record of outstanding teaching at various levels. While an excellent command of English is necessary, knowledge of German is not required.
Salary is competitive at an international level and depends on the candidate’s qualification. The offered package includes a generous research budget, research assistants, and administrative assistance.
WHU is an equal opportunity employer.
Based on our international profile, we highly appreciate applications from non-German candidates.
For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Professor Stefan Spinler (
or +49 261 6509 430).
Please submit your detailed application documents and publication list, indicating your three most relevant publications, via e-mail by December 15, 2017 to: