Professor (W2) in International Business

Company:Pforzheim University

Location:Germany / Pforzheim

Discipline:International Business

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


With around 6,200 students and 500 people in teaching, research and administration, Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. In its three faculties – Design, Economics and Law, and Technology – the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim combines creativity with business education and technical precision. Interdisciplinary, international approaches, technology and know-how transfer are essential elements of our success. We offer not only specialist training for our employees and students, but also holistic personality development.

Our Business School is looking for a candidate to fill the following professorship in the field of International Business for the summer semester 2020:

Professor (m/f/x) (W2)

International Business

Reference number: 183231

Pay grade: W2

Working time: full time

Application deadline: 12.04.2019

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be teaching International Business topics in our tri-lingual Bachelor’s program (English / German / French or Spanish) in the English language.
  • You will also be expected to teach various International Business topics in the English language within the Master’s program in the mid- to long-term.
  • You will work together with companies on teaching and research projects and contribute to the research activity of our faculty.
  • You will regularly publish in internationally recognized scientific journals
  • You will actively participate in the academic self-government of the International Business Department, the Business School, and the University.
  • You will actively support the internationalization activities of our Business School.

Your profile and qualifications:

  • You have proven your scientific qualification by having successfully studied Business Sciences/Economics in an international context and by completing a doctorate.
  • You have acquired international work experience, preferably in Purchasing / Supply Chain Management or Sales and have managed teams.
  • You are an enthusiastic teacher possessing excellent teaching and didactical skills proven by an extensive teaching record.
  • You are an experienced project manager and negotiate successfully in an international context.
  • You have an excellent command of the English (C1) and German (B2) language, both in written and spoken communication. Additional knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Ideally, you have experienced the consequences of digital transformation in international business during your career.

The formal requirements for applicants are a university degree and a Ph.D. or a comparable scientific qualification. A minimum of five years of postgraduate experience is required, of which a minimum of three years must have been gained outside the university. The successful applicant will initially be offered a tenured position on probation which will automatically be changed to a tenured position when the conditions stipulated by the state government (Baden-Württemberg) have been fulfilled. Details can be obtained at The university is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to increase the proportion of women at the institution. Disabled persons will be preferred in the event of equal qualifications.

Please send your application not later than April 12th, 2019 with reference number 183231 by email to berufungen@hs‐ or by post to the Pforzheim University Rector, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz, Tiefenbronner Str. 65, D-75175 Pforzheim, Germany.

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