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Professorship (W3) Digital Economics
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Following the Free and Hanseatic City of
Hamburg's ambition to further develop
the city into a knowledge metropolis,
the Hamburg University of Technology
(TUHH) is expanding its activities in
research and teaching. With its strategy
of growth the TUHH aims to expand its
position as a leading international, interdisciplinary,
innovative university of
TUHH is a modern and dynamic university,
striving for international excellence
in research and teaching. It is guided by
what has been its hallmark since foundation,
namely that of being an initiator
and a driver of innovation. Its vision
of delivering "technology for people"
builds on a widely recognized strength in
knowledge transfer and innovation with
industrial and societal partners. Being an
entrepreneurial university, the creation of
company startups is also an essential element
of the TUHH strategy.
High-ranking research, especially in the
three focal areas of Green Technologies,
Life Science Technologies and Aviation
and Maritime Systems, characterizes the
TUHH. Combining its engineering expertise
with cross-cutting research on digitization
and new materials, the TUHH sets
the ideal conditions for unlocking the
knowledge and innovation potential of
today's technological challenges.
As part of its educational strategy the
TUHH is developing new, international
degree programmes for tomorrow's engineers,
building on its excellent reputation
for innovation in teaching and learning
for the engineering sciences.
TUHH's strategy of growth envisages
closer collaboration and networking
with other scientific institutions in the
Hamburg metropolitan region as well
as strategic collaboration with industrial
partners in application-oriented research.
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TUHH seeks to strengthen its research and degree programmes with this new chair
at the School of Management and Technology that will concentrate on the consequences
of digitalization for economic activities. In particular, the professorship
is expected to focus on change in markets and organizations as a result of digitalization,
and on the consequences that these developments have for companies,
employees, consumers and for society.
The person filling this post should have a foundation in economics, preferably in
microeconomics or institutional economics, as well as experience related to digitalization
in order to facilitate study of the implications of the serious changes resulting
from progress in digitalization in the economy as a whole.
Applicants are expected to cover the field of Digital Economics in research as well
as in teaching and to cooperate with other TUHH institutes on relevant topics from
this area. TUHH seeks to appoint a person with a strong track record in research,
as shown by national and international research cooperation, and an international
publication record with a pertinent focus in areas such as:
Microeconomic consequences of digitalization on competitiveness
(Digitalization and Clusters)
Economic policy and framework for digitally transformed economies,
Implications of digital markets
Development of workforce and working conditions in an increasingly
Data Economics and Digital Value Creation
Transformation from industrial to digitally transformed economies
Influence of new information and communication technologies on
market structures, studied from the perspective of industrial economics
(productivity, customer behaviour, power of suppliers, market entry etc.)
Digitalization and International Development.
Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and are expected to
have very good didactical skills. The use of innovative teaching methods is highly
welcomed. The person appointed to the post will teach courses in Economics
in different degree programmes at the School of Management and Technology,
at both graduate and postgraduate level, and is also expected to offer courses
for students across the entire TUHH. The teaching portfolio should therefore
consist of basic Economics courses and advanced courses in Digital Economics.
Teaching is in English and German. For non-German speakers the willingness to
learn German is an advantage.
Furthermore, experience in the funding and delivery of third-party funded
projects is expected from applicants. They should also demonstrate ability and
willingness to cooperate with colleagues from the School of Management and
Technology, for example in the field of Logistics or Entrepreneurship, as well as
with colleagues from TUHH's Engineering Schools. The position will begin in the
2020/2021 winter semester.
For questions, please contact the
Head of Administration,
Mr. Klaus J. Scheunert,
phone 00 49 (0)40 42878-3002 and
or Dr. Johannes Harpenau,
Head of Research Coordination,
phone 00 49 (0)40 42878-3574 and
The deadline for applications is
August 30, 2019.
Please upload your application (including
CV, Ref. No., a list of publications, relevant
certificates, overview of research activities
and teaching experience) using the QR-Code
on the right side or the link https://intranet.tuhh.de/aktuell/stellen/
TUHH is an equal opportunity employer
and particularly welcomes and encourages
applications from women. It is certified
as a family-friendly university and
supports dual careers. Applications by disabled
persons with equal qualifications
will be given preference.
TUHH expressly recognizes qualifications
and accomplishments in academic teaching.
The legal framework of the Federal Republic
of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is
applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG).
Applicants over the age of 50 cannot expect
to be employed as civil servants.
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