Freie Universität Berlin, with its School of Business & Economics / Department of Business Information Systems
invites applications for a
Junior Professorship in Information Systems - Digital
Transformation and Strategic Information Management
(salary grade W 1)
The professorship is to be funded in the context of the Einstein Center Digital Future. The professorship is offered under
the reserve that the funds are granted.
The successful applicant will assume responsibilities in research and teaching in the area named above.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
Candidates will have a successful track record of university teaching as well as excellent research activities in Business
Information Systems (preferably internationally), especially in the areas of digital transformation and the effects of new
technologies on human beings, companies and markets. She or he will have documented research experience in information
management, e-business as well as service engineering, especially in the areas of business model innovation, product
innovation and service innovation, mobile IT, social media, collaborative work, and the development of new application
systems (mobility, health, among others). The junior professor will be familiar with current methods and discussions on
Business Information Systems, especially concerning the topics of behavioral science, design science research and economic
implications of new technologies in an interconnected and digital economy. She or he will have experience with
interdisciplinary work in the context of third party funding, and have research experience with companies. Additionally,
the appointee will have excellent English language skills.
The professorship is part of the newly established Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)
. The selectee will be involved
in interdisciplinary research groups that are concerned with the topics digital industries and services, digital humanities
and society, and digital health. The junior professor will contribute to the teaching in the bachelor’s and master’s degree
programs of the Department of Business Information Systems at the School of Business & Economics. Additionally, she
or he will also participate in the research and teaching at the Einstein Center Digital Future. Addressing Gender and Diversity
approaches is required.
The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. Reappointment is contingent
upon positive evaluation of performance and may be extended for three more years.
Applications quoting the reference code P 07/16
should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification,
a list of publications and working papers, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as
of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects.
All materials, including a private postal and an email address must be received (preferably electronically in one PDF file)
by January 7, 2017 at
Freie Universität Berlin
z.Hd.v. Frau Oellers-Reis
Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships
at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt
. For additional details, please visit
Please note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors and partners. It is intended to extend a
number of the temporary professorships at the end of the funding period. Additional professorships for Berlin will be
advertised in the coming months and will be posted at