Associate Professor in Business Analytics

Company:University of Luxembourg

Location:Luxembourg / Kirchberg

Discipline:Business Analytics

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Associate Professor (promotion track) in Business Analytics

(Valid from 16/04/2021 to 15/06/2021)

Language: English (UK)

Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Economics and Management

Job number: UOL04100

Contract Type: Permanent

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week

Expected Start Date: 01/09/2021

Job: Associate Professor

Functions: Associate / Assistant Professor

Location: Kirchberg

Expertise: Professors

Faculty - Uni Lux: Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

The University | About us...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.

Your Role...

  • The University is looking for an Associate Professor (Promotion Track) of Business Analytics who will conduct impactful research leading to publication in leading business journals, deliver strong teaching and student experience in business education (possibly across faculties), contribute to program development and acquire external research funding through active engagement with Industry
  • Educated in Business Administration, Management or Operations Research, the selected candidate will command a broad portfolio of methods and tools from data science, data analytics and artificial intelligence. The selected candidate will have the capacity and willingness to cover a wide area of business applications, which can include financial analytics, marketing analytics, supply chain analytics, people analytics, analytics for strategy making, innovation analytics, predictive analytics and machine learning. The selected candidate will take part in the teaching activities of the FDEF, providing reliable, high-quality service at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Teaching contributions are also possible beyond the FDEF, namely in the FSTM-based programs in engineering
  • The selected candidate will have the ability to perform and administer high quality scientific research leading to publications in the premier business and management journals. The selected candidate will create increased research expertise, international visibility and joint publication opportunities for the Department of Economics and Management
  • Finally, the selected candidate will be willing to collaborate with stakeholders and partners both within and beyond the university, to acquire external funding from national and European research agencies as well as from private sources through Industry engagement

What we expect from you…

  • PhD degree in Business Administration, Management or Operations Research
  • Established record of publication and citation in internationally recognized, high-ranked business and management journals
  • Documented teaching experience and communication skills showing commitment to quality education
  • Leadership and management experience in academic institutions and multicultural research groups
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding from national and European research agencies as well as from private sources through Industry engagement
  • The University of Luxembourg is located within a particularly rich multicultural environment. The selected candidate must master English language as well as one of the two official languages spoken in Luxembourg: French or German. The University staff is strongly encouraged to learn the other official language by giving free access to language course to reach this goal

We offer

  • An international team at a young, dynamic university
  • An interdisciplinary research environment
  • A wide network of academic, institutional and corporate partners
  • Skilled support staff and team-oriented work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Permanent - the position at the Associate Professor level follows University of Luxembourg’s promotion-track career scheme and a possibility of promotion will be given after 5 years upon positive evaluation
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04100 - F2-50012630 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

How to apply...

Applications should contain:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV, including periods of absence from work (or where the effect has been equivalent to absence) including family-related leave and career breaks
  • Complete list of publications
  • List and short description of research projects acquired over the past 5 (five) years
  • List of PhD theses supervised
  • List of teaching activities over the past 5 (five) years
  • Statement of research activities planned at UL
  • Statement of teaching activities planned at UL
  • Statement of other activities considered at UL
  • Names of 3 referees and the relationship to them

All applications should be sent by e-mail before 15/06/2021 to:

Professor Katalin Ligeti

Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

University of Luxembourg

All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

The University of Luxembourg wants to achieve gender parity in its academic positions and wants to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. In case candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give the preference to women in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country with the convenience of a larger European capitals in a tranquil setting. Additional information about Luxembourg can be found under and Luxembourg’s financial centre is the largest investment fund captive reinsurance centre in Europe and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone. The financial sector is a major employer in Luxembourg and accounts for over 30% of the country’s GDP. There are private international schools in English and other European schools offering diverse languages (e.g. French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) as well as English branches in a growing number of state/public schools.

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