45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Chair of Transformation of Work at the School of Business & Economics at the University of Münster (Germany) is seeking to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Akademische Rätin/ Rat)
(salary level A 13)

We are offering a full-time, fixed-term position for a period of 3 years, with the possibility to extend for another 3 years. Starting Date is 1 September 2022 (or next possible date).

Chair Transformation of Work

Join our dynamic and collaborative team of the newly established Chair and shape research in the future of work! The Chair Transformation of Work focuses on leadership and collaboration in changing and challenging work environments. In particular, we are examining how radical technological (e.g., augmented reality, AI) and societal (e.g., multiculturalism, political polarization) change affects organizations, organizational units, employees and the future of work and how change initiatives and digital transformations are managed successfully. We conduct theory-driven empirical research, publish in top-tier journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management), and work closely with practice partners and leading international scholars.

Your Tasks

•    Participation in the above-mentioned research fields, specifically independent conception, implementation, and analysis of empirical research work
•    Writing international publications on A+/A-level and participating in academic conferences
•    Supporting the supervision of doctoral students
•    Developing teaching material and teaching modules in our bachelor and master programs and supervising final BSc/MSc theses (4 SWS)
•    Supporting the acquisition of third-party funding
•    Administration and service

What we expect

•    A doctoral degree in management (or another closely related discipline)
•    Enthusiasm for research questions at the intersection of organizational behaviour, change management and innovation
•    A promising research agenda and the ability and ambition to publish in top-tier management journals (such as journals ranked in the FT50 or ABS 4*/4)
•    Advanced knowledge in empirical research and an excellent understanding of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
•    English language skills: Fluent; German language skills are advantageous, but not required
•    Demonstrated teaching excellence in management
•    Very strong communication and teamwork skills
•    Very high level of engagement and independent working style
•    Experience in applying for and obtaining external funding is an advantage

What you can expect

•    Excellent opportunities for further scientific qualification (e.g., habilitation)
•    Strong research environment and excellent research infrastructure (e.g., support to attend international conferences, funding for data collection and experiments)
•    Exciting research and company projects and challenging and diverse tasks
•    International network
•    Friendly and collegial work atmosphere in a dynamic team
•    Competitive salary (salary level A 13)
•    Flexible working hours

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women in academia. Consequently, we actively encourage applications from 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 decisions.

Interested in joining our team?

Then we look forward to receiving your application by 30 June 2022. Please submit your application electronically in one PDF file (in English or German) to Your application should include a cover letter, CV, short statement of your research interests, list of publications (if applicable), and all academic transcripts. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Julia Backmann (currently at the University College Dublin

University of Muenster
School of Business & Economics
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48143 Muenster