Professorship in Business Administration, especially Sales and Marketing

Company:Hochschule Niederrhein

Location:Germany / Mönchengladbach

Discipline:Business Administration, especially Sales and Marketing

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Invitation for applications

We are currently inviting applications for the following professorship at the Hochschule Niederrhein in the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Mönchengladbach campus:

Business Administration, especially Sales and Marketing
Pay grade W 2 LBesO W (State Salary Regulations)

The Hochschule Niederrhein is one of the largest and top-performing universities for applied sciences in Germany. We open up perspectives, and with academic training that is geared to the future, we ensure that our graduates are in demand on the labour market. As a result of our solution and transfer-oriented research, we are an innovative driving force for the region and have a close, cooperative relationship with companies, municipalities and institutions. The comprehensive support of the students by our lecturers is one of our distinguishing factors.

The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics offers several application-based, full-time and career integrated degree programmes in line with the latest scientific findings and business requirements. We apply hands-on teaching methods and focus on project work in cooperation with the industry, thereby ensuring practice-based training.

The Hochschule Niederrhein is characterised by its location in the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with attractive and scenic surroundings on the left bank of the Lower Rhine and the border region to the Netherlands.

Your brief

  • You will represent the Sales and Marketing department in the English-language Bachelor‘s degree programme. At the Hochschule Niederrhein, this also encompasses comprehensive support for students and study projects.
  • This field of teaching includes: Elaboration of sales and distribution strategies, also in an international context, with special consideration of the potential of digital transformation, sales management, e-commerce as well as the principles of sales and marketing.
  • You will also head the English-language Bachelor‘s degree programme.
  • In addition to the further development of the programme‘s content, this includes in particular the establishment and expansion of cooperation projects with international partner universities.
  • Lecturing in English and German in various degree programmes.
  • The teaching brief of the professorship includes not only compulsory courses but also the development and implementation of innovative and modern teaching methods, including the development of elearning content.
  • Willingness to participate in the committees of the department and the University.
  • In addition, you will hold joint courses for other degree programmes at the university if necessary.

Your profile

You hold

A university degree from a scientific university, ideally with a focus on business administration, and a relevant doctorate.

You have

  • Relevant knowledge, experience and success in sales or marketing.
  • Experience in the development of sales strategies and/or marketing plans.
  • Experience in an international environment, gained in particular during assignments in other countries or professional stays abroad.
  • Very good English language skills, in particular the ability and willingness to hold courses in English.
  • Good knowledge of German for holding lectures. Native speakers are welcome. German courses will be offered as required.

You have

Strong communication, cooperation and team skills as well as a willingness to develop both personally and professionally.

We are looking for

  • Experience in the management of sales or marketing departments.
  • Publications in the field of sales and marketing.
  • Experience with regard to the digitisation of courses, especially in drawing up blended learning concepts.
  • Experience in the further development of degree programmes.
  • Experience in the application of innovative teaching/learning/examination methods in higher education and experience in the provision of courses.

General recruitment requirements in accordance with Article 36 of the Law on Higher Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Higher Education Act HG)

  • Completed studies at a scientific university;
  • Special competence in scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by the quality of a doctorate;
  • Special achievements in the application or development of scientific findings and methods over a five-year period of professional activity, of which at least three years must have been completed outside the higher education sector in a field related to subjects described above.

We are offering

  • An attractive working environment and the opportunity to help shape teaching and research at a high-performing university of applied sciences, as well as to accompany young people on their academic path to their professional careers.
  • Through our networks in the region and beyond, we also open up opportunities for your own research and transfer activities.
  • Recruitment to a civil servant post up to the age of 49 (parental leave, military and community services are taken into account).
  • W2 salary with the possibility to receive vocational, special and / or functionalbenefits in addition to the basic salary.

The Hochschule Niederrhein supports its newly appointed professors and theirfamilies with various individual measures to help them get started in our region(e.g. childcare places for under three-year-olds, holiday care).
The Hochschule Niederrhein values and encourages quality through diversity and welcomes applications from women. In the case of equal suitability, competence and professional performance, they are given preferential consideration, unless personal reasons of a competitor prevail.

Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities as well as persons of equal status as specified in Article 2 Section 3 SGB IX (Social Code) will be given preferential consideration.

Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application!

If you have any content-related questions please contact
Prof. Dr. Christian Winnewisser
Phone: +49 (0)2161 186 6325

If you have any questions regarding recruitment
Department of Human Resources Management and Staff Development
Phone: +49 (0)2151 822-2456

Please submit your application with

  • the usual documents (with corresponding certificates),
  • the completed application form (obtainable at,
  • as well as an exposé of past and planned research activities and cooperation concepts within the university
  • as well as a teaching portfolioto our application portal ( stating the reference code P-8-13_2020_e by 30.09.2020 at the latest.

Address your application to
The President of the Hochschule Niederrhein
Reinarzstraße 49 | 47805 Krefeld

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

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