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Full Professorship (W3) Information Systems: Public Sector Digitalization
University of Münster
The Department of Information Systems in the School of Business and
Economics at the University of Münster, Germany, in co-operation with
the Excellence Startup Center (ESC@WWU) invites applications for a
Full Professorship in Information Systems:
Public Sector Digitalization (salary level W3)
The position is available to commence from April 1st, 2021 on.
The successful applicant will represent information systems in research
and teaching, preferably in the field of public sector digitalization and,
more specifically, in digitalization at the interface between business
Research questions to be addressed are – besides others:
Conceptualization, design and use of digital infrastructures
social values and regulation in the interplay of private and public
sector in a holistic ecosystem (e. g. in the sense of the Government
as a Platform (GaaP) idea).
the Role of digital infrastructures in the integrational context of
(Public) IT infrastructures and platforms as a basis for business
start-ups (e. g. in the sense of open innovation or co-creation)
the future role of public/governmental institutions,
the future role of the technology sector (in a general manner) for
It is expected that the successful applicant‘s work is primarily designoriented,
but supported by empirical research. The research should
be positioned between the Institute for Information Systems and the
Excellence Startup Center (ESC@WWU).
Successful applicants must be able to prove through their past and
current research work that they are internationally recognised and are
able to work at the highest scientific level in the field of the professorship.
A corresponding qualification must be proven by relevant publications
in high-ranking international journals in the subject area of the
It is expected that the future holder of the position will establish his
or her own research group within the existing department‘s structures
and add it with appropriate third-party funding, as well as demonstrate
the ability to build international networks.
teaching (in English) and examinations in the various study programs
(BSc IS, MSc IS, MSc PIONEER, PhD) including 9 hours of instruction
supervision of bachelors and master‘s theses and doctoral candidates
building a research group and attracting research funding
participating in services and committees within the department and
Applicants must have successfully completed a relevant university
degree, hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications at
the time of appointment, either in information systems or a related
The applicant must have professional proficiency in English. German
language skills at the level of C1 must be demonstrated after two
A pedagogical suitability, typically demonstrated by the quality of
the teaching concept/philosophy, student course evaluations and
the quality of the presentation, all of which are part of the application
The ability to conduct research at a high international standard. The
applicant is meant to provide an account of her or his research pipe
line, i.e. planned research and publications, their research concept,
an outlook for the professorship and for the development of their
work, including a positioning of it in a wider research context.
Experience in attracting external funding and managing funded
projects, international experience, an international network and
international collaboration is welcomed. In particular, we expect
active participation in the European Research Center for Information
We are looking for a personality who exhibits flexibility and resilience,
self-responsibility and the ability to work independently, leadership
skills, team spirit and social competence, and who has experience
in successful international cooperation.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the proportion of senior women academics.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female
candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements
will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.
The University of Münster is committed to employing more
staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities
who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring
Any inquiries about the position can be directed to the head of department,
Prof Jörg Becker at email@example.com. Special
inquiries about the Excellence Startup Center can be directed to Prof.
Thorsten Wiesel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be sent via email and must include:
a full CV
proof of qualifications
documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international
level, including publications in the field‘s internationally
recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation
Index and/or Google Scholar
documentation of courses taught
PDF versions of three research papers relevant to the fi eld of the
professorship to be considered during the review - only publications
written in English or German will be taken into consideration
information demonstrating experience in research management,
industry co-operation and international co-operation
a statement of research and teaching concept/philosophy
a reflection on the positioning and potential research collaborations
within the Department of IS, ERCIS, and ESC@WWU