The Chair of the Center for Sports and Management invites applications for the position of 

Research Assistant / Doctoral Student (m/f)

located at the WHU Campus Düsseldorf.

Research and Academic Programs at WHU

WHU is committed to excellence in management education concerning both learning and knowledge creation. Our commitment to excellence in research is based on three principles: quality, international orientation, and relevance for research and business practice. In this context, WHU offers a stimulating international environment. Our commitment to learning involves educating first-rate graduates and providing lifelong learning opportunities.

Job Description


  • Leading practice-related PhD-project within sports management
  • Creating relevant academic studies, case studies and practice reports

Projects and partners

  • Fostering cooperations with leading partners in sports business
  • Indenpendently leading and executing (international) projects, such as driving and executing SPOAC, the Sports Business Academy by WHU

Center for Sports and Management

  • Conceptualizing and executing academic courses and classes
  • Contributing to the strategic and content-driven development of the CSM

Job Qualifications

  • Very good master degree in management or related degree subject
  • Enthusiasm for topics related to sports, economics and society
  • Very good English and German language skills
  • Good understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods and ideally of established statistical programs (i.e. STATA, R)
  • Self-driven team player with an entrepreneurial mind-set

WHU is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from international candidates.


Kerstin Carolin Forword

Project Manager CSM

+49 (0)211 44709 746

Please send your application via email by April 30, 2018 to:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Attn.: Kerstin Forword
Erkrather Straße 224a
40233 Düsseldorf