WHU invites applications for the full professorship (m/f) of the

Mercator Foundation Endowed Chair of Transportation

starting in June 2018 or later.

Academic Environment at WHU

The Supply Chain Management Group consistently ranks among the top 10 research groups worldwide. The group’s faculty members publish research on a broad range of SCM related topics such as e-commerce, operations management, sustainable sourcing, sustainable supply chain management, service operations management, big data analytics in retail and operations management, and real options modelling.

Job Description

  • Developing a research agenda in the area of urban transportation focusing on sustainability and data analytics-enabled solutions
  • Publishing high-quality research in the area of sustainable urban transportation.
  • Teaching in all WHU programs (in English)
  • Contributing to the development of the Supply Chain Management group as well as WHU at large.
  • Establishing and fostering networks with international technology and science-driven institutions and organizations.

Job Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. degree. We encourage candidates to apply that have additional practical experience in technology-related fields, business model development and digital technologies.
  • We expect excellence in research reflected in an outstanding publication record in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as those of the FT50 list and a strong research pipeline targeted at publications in top international journals.
  • We further value a proven track record of outstanding teaching at various levels. While an excellent command of English is necessary, knowledge of German is not required.

Salary is competitive at an international level and depends on the candidate’s qualification. The offered package includes a generous research budget, research assistants, and administrative assistance.

WHU is an equal opportunity employer. Based on our international profile, we highly appreciate applications from non-German candidates.

For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Professor Stefan Spinler (stefan.spinler@whu.edu or +49 261 6509 430).



Diana Stasch

Personal Assistant Dean's Office


Please submit your relevant application documents and publication list, indicating your three most relevant publications, via e-mail by March 31, 2018 to:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Attn.: Professor Stefan Spinler 
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar, Germany

Email: diana.stasch@whu.edu