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RMI Professorship for strategy and organization at Rheinhard-Mohn Institute for corporate management

University of Witten/Herdecke. Witten, 11.05.2018



Faculty of Economics - RMI Professorship for Strategy and Organization at the Reinhard Mohn Institute for Corporate Management
The University of Witten/Herdecke is a non-profit university and focuses its research and teaching activities on the areas of economy, health and culture as well as on the interfaces between these subject areas.
The "RMI Professorship for Strategy and Organization" at the Reinhard Mohn Institute (RMI) for Corporate Management is to be filled at the Faculty of Economics at the earliest opportunity.
Since its establishment in 2010, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has financed and supported the RMI. It works in the spirit of the participatory and responsible management philosophy of the founder Reinhard Mohn and provides significant national and international impulses for a reform of the theory and practice of corporate management through research, teaching and practical dialogue. In addition to the professorship advertised here, the RMI also includes the Reinhard Mohn Endowed Chair of Corporate Management (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering) and a research professorship for leadership (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Ortmann). Among the RMI’s current focal points are: Cooperative relationships, network and alliance strategies, management of openness and transparency, trust in and between organizations, new forms of leadership and work in the digital age and corporate responsibility.
The holder (f/m) of the RMI Chair of Strategic Organization represents business administration, in particular strategic management and organization, with an emphasis on the interactions between these areas. He/she brings in a scientific profile that strengthens the orientation of the RMI described above. Simultaneously, it is expected that the job holder will specifically expand the profile through her/his own specialization. As an integral part of the institute, the RMI professorship contributes significantly to its program in research, teaching and practice dialogue.
We are looking for a leading researcher, team player and committed personality who
  • has proven her/his high research qualification through publications in leading international journals;
  • is characterized by methodical adeptness and openness;
  • actively participates in the faculty’s degree programs;
  • has a proven interest and experience in the transfer of theory and practice;
  • has experience in raising third-party funds;
  • fulfils the requirements for appointment to a professorship according to §36 University Law NRW;
  • uses innovative, interactive teaching concepts that foster student self-responsibility and participation;
  • enjoys teaching in English;
  • shows high presence at the university (4 days/week).
  • The Integration into a research-oriented institute with excellent opportunities for personal development and advancement
  • Scope for personal specialization within the broad institute’s profile
  • An active, attractive research and teaching environment
  • Small class sizes and highly motivated students
  • A large network of partner companies and practical contacts
  • Contract for initially five years with the prospect of permanent employment at the RMI.
The University of Witten/Herdecke expressly lives the idea of diversity ( Its aim is to promote the diversity of its members and to take into account their competences and particularities, e.g. due to their age or physical constitution.
Proactive efforts are being made to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff.
Applications with the usual documents (CV, scientific career, list of publications and courses, evaluations) and a description of the scientific fields of work are requested electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Witten/Herdecke, Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50, 58448 Witten (e-mail: by sending a PDF until June 4, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact the Managing Director of the Faculty of Management and Economics, Dr. Jörn Weingärtner (, Tel.: +49 2302/926-568/584), or the Director of the Reinhard Mohn Institute for Corporate Management, Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering (, Tel.: +49 2302/926-501).

Bewerbungsschluss: 04.06.2018