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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship (W1 with tenure option for W3) in Information Systems, Specifically Digital Transformation and Society
University of Münster
The Department of Information Systems in the School of Business and
Economics at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship
in Information Systems,
Specifically Digital Transformation and Society
(pay grade W1 with tenure option for
full professorship W3)
The expected starting date is as soon as possible.
The successful applicant is expected to research and teach within the
field of information systems, specifically digital transformation and
society, to pursue qualitative or multi-method research projects and
complement the current profile of the IS department. Applicants are
expected to demonstrate an ability to undertake research at a high
international standard, which will be evidenced by the quality of their
doctoral thesis and high-ranking academic publications.
Possible thematic focus areas
The professorship is proposed to research the dynamics of digital
transformation at the intersection of economics, politics and society.
Possible focus areas are:
digital platforms as critical societal infrastructures
a systemic analysis of the impact of digitalization: high tech
ecosystems, institutional innovation and societal impact
digital transformation of work and new models of organizing
regulation vs. innovation
digital transformation and reconfiguration of business models:
value generation vs. value extraction
socially accountable design of digitalization
spread of social media and the transformation of societal values
dark side of big data and datafication
Digital risk society
We expect an account of the interdisciplinary nature of this field of
teaching (in English) and examinations in the various study
programs (BIS, MSc IS, PhD) including 4 hours of instruction per
week (equivalent to 1 module) during the first 3 years, 5 hours per
supervision of bachelor and master's theses and doctoral
building a research group and attracting research funding
participating in services and committees at the department and
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent
qualifications at the time of appointment, either in information
systems or a related fi eld.
The applicant must have professional proficiency in English.
German language skills at the level of C1 must be demonstrated
after four years.
A pedagogical qualification, typically demonstrated by the quality
of the teaching concept/philosophy, course evaluations and the
quality of the presentation which are part of the application process.
Ability to conduct research at a high international standard.
The applicant is meant to provide an account of her or his research
pipeline, i.e. planned research and publications, their research
concept, an outlook for the professorship and for the development
of their work, including a positioning of it in a wider context of
Experience in attracting external funding and managing funded
projects, international experience and international collaboration
is welcomed. In particular, we expect active participation in the
European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS).
We are looking for a personality who exhibits flexibility and
resilience, self-responsibility and the ability to work independently,
team spirit and social competence, and openness to interdisciplinary
The assistant professorship (W1) is a non-tenured position for up to
6 years. The position may lead to a tenured position as full professor
(W3) if the requirements are met. The initial appointment will be for
3 years, which will be extended by another 3 years upon a positive
interim evaluation. The decision regarding tenure is typically taken
after six years. The applicant chosen is expected to show good
academic citizenship, i.e. he/she is expected to be physically present
on a regular basis and to actively participate in the activities of the
department, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and
is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female
candidates with equivalent qualifi cations and academic achievements
will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal
possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with
severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications
will be preferentially considered.
Applications must be sent via email and must include:
a cover letter
proof of qualifications and a full CV
documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an
international level, including publications in the field's internationally
recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation
Index and/or Google Scholar
documentation of courses taught
documentation of pedagogical qualifi cations or other material for
the evaluation of the applicant's pedagogical skills
PDF versions of the doctoral thesis and two research papers
relevant to the field of the professorship (if they are not already
included in the thesis) to be considered during the review - only
publications written in English or German will be taken into
information demonstrating experience in research management,
industry co-operation and international co-operation
a statement of research and teaching concept/philosophy
a reflection on the positioning and potential research collaborations
within the Department of IS