WHU invites applications for the position of

Professor of Management (m/f)

with an emphasis on Leadership
(tenured position)

located at WHU Campus Vallendar / WHU Campus Düsseldorf, starting September 1, 2018 or later.

Academic Environment

WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU aims to adhere to three principles: quality, internationality, and relevance to business practice.

This position is based in the Management Group. The Management Group consists of international junior and senior scholars. It is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. Faculty members publish research on a variety of topics including organizational behavior, strategic management, leadership, human resource management, organizational change, organization theory, management accounting, and information management in leading international business and management journals.

Job Description

  • Publishing high-quality research in top business and management journals.
  • Teaching management subjects, particularly Leadership, in English to WHU Bachelor, Masters and MBA students.
  • Contributing to executive education development and delivery.
  • Contributing to the development of the Management Group and WHU.

Job Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a relevant field and a record of demonstrated excellence in scholarly publications, as well as a demonstrated ability of teaching at the MBA level. WHU expects and strongly supports faculty research leading to publication in top-tier journals. Collegiality and a demonstrated ability to develop and work with others to define and conduct research are important. We welcome applicants interested in individual, interpersonal, group, or organizational phenomena from diverse theoretical and disciplinary perspectives including organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, and leadership, among others. We are particularly interested in individuals who demonstrate the willingness and the ability to teach leadership courses in our advanced post-graduate programs.

What we offer

WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a generous research budget, research assistants, and administrative assistants. Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with high-quality research and teaching infrastructure. WHU is an equal opportunity employer and thus welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. We believe in the benefits of diversity, and we foster a vibrant, international, and inspiring environment. We also offer opportunities for personal development, including language courses as well as integration assistance for new faculty members.

Our Campus in Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65km stretch of the 1,230km international Rhine River. With its castles, historic towns, towering vineyards, and steep slopes, this section of the river is a UNESCO world heritage site. Major cities are dotted along the banks of the river and within easy travel distance. Koblenz marks the meeting point of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area is never short of things to see and do.

Our Campus in Düsseldorf is located in the state North Rhine-Westphalia. With a population of about 600,000, it benefits from very good infrastructure, including a fantastic public transport system. Düsseldorf offers a multicultural cityscape, as it is home to a diverse population, including the largest Japanese community in Germany. Düsseldorf functions as state capital and economic engine. It thus offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities to residents and visitors alike

Join a top European business school and become part of a thought-leading faculty committed to excellence in management research and education!

Please direct informal inquiries about the position to Professor Jürgen Weigand (juergen.weigand@whu.edu).

Diana Stasch

Personal Assistant Dean's Office


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please send your application, including CV, full publication list (highlighting the five most relevant publications), teaching evaluations, and names of three references by email to:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Attn.: Professor Jürgen Weigand
Campus Vallendar
Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar

Email: diana.stasch@whu.edu