Professor (W2) of Brand Management, especially High Class and Luxury Brands

Company:Pforzheim University

Location:Germany / Pforzheim

Discipline:Brand Management, especially High Class and Luxury Brands

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Pforzheim University is a highly regarded institution located in the south of Germany. The success of its three schools – Design, Engineering and Business – is based upon excellent interdisciplinary and international teaching and research activities. Students enjoy an outstanding academic education which prepares them for responsible positions in society. The Business School Pforzheim is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a position as

PROFESSOR M/F/X (pay grade W2, full-time) of Brand Management, especially High Class and Luxury Brands

(Code: 191061)

starting March 2020 or later.

Applicants should hold a degree in Business Administration. At least three years of professional experience in Brand Management with a focus on High Class / Luxury Brands are required. Teaching expertise as well as high quality publications should underline your academic profile.

Teaching tasks will include lectures and seminars on marketing and marketing communication with a special emphasis on brand management and high class brands. Teaching will be at Bachelor and Master level, both in German and English language. A focal point of teaching and research will be within the interdisciplinary Master’s program Creative Communication and Brand Management (M. A.).

The ideal candidate should have good German language skills and the willingness to further improve these during her or his first semesters at Pforzheim University. The candidate will have practical experience in brand management, in particular high class and luxury brands. Candidates who are willing to contribute to research and to assume administrative responsiblity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The application deadline is September 20, 2019. Please send your full application including CV, list of publications and teaching experience to the Rector of Pforzheim  University, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz, Tiefenbronner Str. 65, 75175 Pforzheim/Germany  or at

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.

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