Professorship (W2) in Supply Chain Processes Management

Company:Hochschule Pforzheim

Location:Germany / Pforzheim

Discipline:Supply Chain Processes Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


With about 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 schools – Design, Business and Engineering – the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim combines creativity with business education and technical precision. Interdisciplinarity, internationality, technology and knowledge transfer are essential elements of our success. Our employees and students are not only offered specialist training, but also a holistic personal development.

The Business School invites applications for the following professorship in the degree programme business administration/purchasing and logistics starting in winter semester 2020/2021:

Professorship (f/m/x) (W2)

Supply Chain Processes Management

Reference number: 191031

Pay grade: W2

Working time: full time

Application deadline: 03.10.2019

This bachelor degree program provides fundamental knowledge in business administration and an in-depth education in purchasing and logistics, which is the focus of this position. We emphasize interaction based teaching and aim at the integration of practice into our curricula, e.g. by placing student team projects in companies.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be representing the area Supply Chain Processes Management and teaching in German and English on undergraduate and graduate level.
  • You will be integrating relevant methods of problem solving and process optimization as well as quality management such as CIP, PDCA, Value Stream Design, Lean Management, Six Sigma or agile project management.
  • Special focus is on the mapping of processes in IT systems and the digitalization of the supply chain.
  • You will be developing own ideas for interdisciplinary courses and will be working actively on the internationalization.
  • You will be contributing to the research and publication activities of the Business School in your area and integrating companies into applied research projects.

Your profile and qualifications:

  • You have worked in the area of Supply Chain Management, gained international experience and acquired leadership competence.
  • You are passionate about teaching and proved already your didactic skills.
  • You have built up an extensive national/international network.
  • You have a strong interest in knowledge transfer to industry.
  • Ideally you have already been successful in acquiring external funding.
  • You are willing to actively engage in administrative tasks at the university and to take over organisational functions in the degree program.

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.

Further details (cf. § 47 Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg) can be found in an information sheet which can be downloaded from the university's homepage. The Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences aims to increase the proportion of women in its staff and therefore urges qualified interested women to apply. Disabled applicants with the same qualifications have priority.

Please send your application not later than October 3rd, 2019 with reference number 191031 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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