Call for Applications: Full Professor of Operations Management

(Ref.no 2017-01) WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)


WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor1 of Operations Management at the Department of Information Systems and Operations.

WU is one of the largest business universities in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The University maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the area of business, economics, and business law. WU has been granted triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is a member of a number of international networks such as PIM and CEMS.

Based in the Department of Information Systems and Operations, the new professor will join the Institute for Production Management and contribute to research, teaching, and service activities. The successful candidate is expected to conduct and publish outstanding research in Operations Management in Manufacturing and Services, and should be highly competent in applying the relevant methods. The new professor is expected to engage in high quality teaching at WU in particular to support our Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences and our Master of Science (MSc) Supply Chain Management.
Applicants should have a) a solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in the relevant fields; b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of Operations Management in Manufacturing and Services commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) a proven excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in executive teaching; e) proven international experience; f) a strong record in attracting research funding; g) leadership qualities; and h) gender mainstreaming skills.
The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (bachelor, MSc, doctorate and executive education) and we expect the new professor to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs.
Teaching experience in English is required. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.
The new professor is expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

Candidates should send their applications and all documents relevant to the criteria in the call for applications to the Rector of WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. Electronic applications can be sent to prof.application@wu.ac.at. Please quote the reference no. given above when submitting your application.

Applications must be submitted by June 7, 2017.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Edward Bernroider, Chair, Department of Information Systems and Operations, by phone: +43-1-31336-4441, or email: edward.bernroider@wu.ac.at.

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