Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology with an emphasis on Leadership (f/m/d)

in the Management Group of WHU.

Starting: April 1, 2022 or later
Locations: WHU Campus Vallendar or Campus Düsseldorf
Previous degree: Ph.D. or an equivalent academic qualification

Job Description

  • Teaching psychology and leadership subjects across the various WHU degree programs in English
  • Publishing high-quality research in top journals in the relevant field
  • Contributing to Executive Education development and delivery
  • Contributing to the development of the Management Group and WHU
  • Performing services for the school

Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent academic qualification in work or organizational psychology or social psychology
  • Record of demonstrated excellence in scholarly publications. Outstanding research record as evidenced by publications in leading academic journals, presentations at excellent conferences, and a strong research pipeline
  • A demonstrated ability of teaching at the MBA, EMBA and Executive Education level. Strong teaching record, especially in English, and a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation
  • Outstanding English communication skills
  • International experience

We welcome applicants interested in individual, interpersonal, group, or organizational phenomena at the interface of work and organizational psychology, management, and leadership from diverse theoretical perspectives. While we have a preference for scholars performing high-quality research in these same areas, we are open to reviewing applications from scholars with a wide range of interests in the broader psychology space (social psychology, evolutionary psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, economic psychology, differential psychology). We are particularly interested in individuals who demonstrate the willingness and the ability to teach leadership and psychology-oriented courses in our advanced post-graduate programs.

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 adheres to three research principles: quality, internationality, as well as practical and academic relevance. WHU faculty consistently publish their research in the most prestigious journals.

What we offer

WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a generous research budget, research assistants, and administrative assistance. Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with a 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 therefore foster an international, inclusive, and inspiring working 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 1,230 km long 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 a 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 a 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 strong faculty team committed to excellence in management education!


Do you want to be a part of WHU?
Come join our team!

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, full publication list indicating your five most relevant publications, teaching evaluations, a current research paper, and names of three references via Interfolio following this link: .

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact:

Professor Jürgen Weigand

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If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please feel free to contact:

Welcome Center Manager

Diana Stasch

+49 (0)261 6509 156
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