This professorship is funded by the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure Track Programme (“Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses”).

The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further three years after a positive interim evaluation. After positive evaluation in the final year, the candidate is tenured on a professorial level (W3). This appointment is due to commence in the summer term 2021.


Ref. No. P2008

The School of Management Sciences and Technology seeks applications that establish research and teaching in data-driven innovations at TUHH. The junior professorship requires profound knowledge and experience in the field of innovation research as well as the digitalization of markets in order to guarantee collaborative, successful research with other TUHH institutes and external research institutions. The successful candidate is further expected to conduct high-quality, original and relevant theoretical and empirical research of international standing preferably at the intersection of the following disciplines: innovation management, organization research and computer science. TUHH is looking for an ambitious scholar with a research and teaching focus in at least one, preferably several of the following research themes and (sub-) fields:


  • Development of data-driven innovations
  • Business models for data-driven innovations
  • Impact of data-driven methods on innovation management
  • Developing data-driven techniques for innovation practice and research

      Documented experience in teaching is expected. Courses at undergraduate and graduate level will be offered to students from different departments, including courses focusing on problem-based learning.

      The TUHH acknowledges exceptional and innovative teaching achievements and capabilities. Successful applicants will therefore contribute to TUHH’s prominent profile of innovative teaching methods with high quality undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc.) courses. The courses are in English and German; for non-German speakers a willingness to learn German is expected.

      TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

      The deadline for applications is August 06,2020.

      Applications can be submitted in German or English. Please upload your application (including CV, Ref. No. P2008, a list of publications, relevant certificates, overview of research activities and teaching experience).

      For questions, please contact the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel,
      phone +49 (0)40 42878-3049 and e-mail

      The legal framework of the Federal Republic of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG). Applicants over the age of 50 cannot expect to be employed as civil servants.

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