For the Institute Organizational Design and Collaboration Engineering  of the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are looking for a:


full time and for a maximum of 4 years. The remuneration is in accordance with TV-L 13 . 13 TV-L

No.: 2023WW13

In the newly established Institute for „Organizational Design and Collaboration Engineering“ (endowed by Tempowerk, a Hamburg-based Technology Center), we conduct research and teaching in the areas of organizational design and collaboration engineering. We focus on the explanation and design of structures, systems, and processes to promote collaboration and innovation across disciplinary and organizational boundaries, specifically:

• Inter- and intraorganizational cooperation for competitiveness and innovation
• Design of organizational structures, systems, technologies, and processes to facilitate collaboration
• Management of open and collaborative organizational systems and networks (e.g. technology clusters, innovation platforms)
• Creation, selection, and evaluation of ideas within, outside, and across organizations
• Methods for designing new business models, products, services, and technologies

As a researcher, you will be actively involved in the establishment and further development of the institute. Together we want to contribute with our research and teaching to foster cross-boundary collaboration and innovation.


  • Collaboration in challenging, empirical research projects and in cooperations with practice partners
  • Supervision of courses
  • Supervision of theses
  • Collaboration in the application for third-party funding projects
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences and publications in scientific journals


Recruitment requirements:

  • Completed academic university studies, in particular in business administration, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, business informatics, data science, business psychology, behavioral economics, or a comparable field of study
    Required expertise and personal skills:
    • Firm intention to pursue a doctorate
    • Business fluent in English and German, both written and spoken
    • Enthusiasm for modern empirical research and innovative teaching
    • Initial experience in empirical research methods, statistics, and programming skills (e.g., R, Stata, Python) are an advantage


    • The opportunity for scientific qualification with the goal of a doctorate
    • A creative working environment and autonomy to develop own ideas for research and teaching
    • Intensive supervision of your own research work
    • Participation in international conferences
    • Access to an international network of high-ranking universities
    • Cooperation with innovative local and global companies
    • Pleasant working atmosphere in a small team
    • Flexible, family-friendly working conditions with 30 days of vacation per year
    • Company pension plan and capital-forming benefits
    • Possibility to purchase the hvv ProfiTicket

    For further information please contact Prof. Dr. T. Schweisfurth. Phone-No.: 040 / 428 78 - 4070, Email:

    We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority incases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

    Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof ofcompleted training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

    We look forward to receiving your online application by 14.02.2023.
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