WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. On WHU’s two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and a high commitment to excellence.

WHU invites applications for the position of

Professor of Diversity (Open rank) (f/m/d)

located at WHU Campus Vallendar or WHU Campus Düsseldorf, starting January 1, 2020 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.

The business school is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and FIBAA. WHU has a network of around 200 partner universities worldwide, including a joint Executive MBA program with Kellogg School of Management.

Job Description

  • Publishing high quality research in leading journals, especially on diversity topics (including but not restricted to areas of management, economics, or entrepreneurship)
  • Teaching in WHU programs (in English)
  • Involvement in business school activities and service contributions

Job Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. degree or equivalent academic qualification
  • We are searching for candidates who are passionate about diversity topics
  • We expect excellence in research through an outstanding publication record in international peer-reviewed academic journals and a strong research pipeline
  • We further value a proven track record of outstanding teaching at all levels.
  • Outstanding English communication skills.

What we offer

This (tenured / tenure-track) position will be at the rank of assistant or full professor, depending upon qualifications. Salary is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

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. English is used as the primary language of communication and teaching. 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 thought-leading, top-ranked European business school and become part of a strong faculty team committed to excellence in management research, education and practice!

For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Professor Dr. Nadine Kammerlander (nadine.kammerlander@whu.edu).

Diana Stasch

Personal Assistant Dean's Office


Applications will be considered on a rolling base until the position is filled. Please send your application, including CV, full publication list indicating your five most relevant publications, teaching evaluations, research and teaching statements, as well as contact information for three references by email to:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Attn.: Professor Dr. Nadine Kammerlander
Campus Vallendar
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar

Email: diana.stasch@whu.edu