Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal)

University Professor ”Management of the Digital Transformation“ (m/f/d)

Technische Universität Clausthal

Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Clausthal University of Technology invites applications for the position of seven professorships in the field of Digital Transformation of the Circular Economy to begin as soon as possible.

Digital transformation is one of the greatest challenges facing science, economy, and society. It marks the transition from an industrial age defined by analog technologies to an age of knowledge and creativity shaped by digital technologies and digital innovations. Digitization offers the opportunity to anchor sustainability and the conservation of resources in the economy and society of tomorrow. Therefore, we want to research and develop the digital transformation of sustainable industrial processes in a transdisciplinary way at the Center for Digital Technologies (DIGIT) ( This digital transformation offers enormous opportunities, which we at Clausthal University of Technology want to actively shape and create together with you at the DIGIT research center.

Clausthal University of Technology is a research-focused university with outstanding national and international networking. The approximately 4,000 students and more than 1,200 employees enjoy short commutes, personal interaction, and the stimulating landscape of the Upper Harz region in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains. Clausthal University of Technology is the most significant economic factor and the largest employer in the region. We embody cultural diversity and internationalism. Here, science works closely with business and industry, bridging the gap between basic research and application in our strategic focus on the Circular Economy.

The Faculty of Energy and Economic Sciences of Clausthal University of Technology is seeking to appoint the Position of

University Professor (Salary Scale W2 NBesO)
”Management of the Digital Transformation“


at the Institute of Management and Economics as soon as possible.

We are seeking an internationally recognized scientist representing the field “Management of the Digital Transformation” in research and education in adequate breadth. Candidates are to have a research focus in Entrepreneurship or Innovation Management, with applications to Corporate Digital Transformation. The intended research emphasis of the chair is on
• E-Entrepreneurship in the context of business creation and the digital transformation
of small and medium-sized enterprises and
• Innovation Management for digital products, services, and processes

In addition, the research areas should have links or application domains in at least one of the following fields:
• Business Technology Strategies
• Agile Corporate Organization
• Service Dominant Logic, Digital Marketing, or Relationship Marketing, or
• Advanced Circular Economy

The position holder should actively contribute to the further development of the research profile of the Institute of Management and Economics and Clausthal University of Technology. He or she is required to participate in coordinated interdisciplinary programs, in cooperation with neighboring departments as well as with external partners in Germany and abroad. Moreover, an active involvement in at least one of the four strategic research fields of Clausthal University of Technology is expected.

Teaching duties include courses in Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, and Digital Business Models. These courses are part of the university’s Digital Technologies and Digital Management programs as well as further degree programs. In the medium term, the chair will be assigned further courses in General Management for the Business Administration and the Industrial Engineering programs. In addition, the position holder should play a part in the further development of the Digital Technologies program.

The requirements of the position are defined in Section 25 of the Niedersachsen Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz NHG). In particular, an excellent doctorate as well as a habilitation or comparable achievements are required.

Experience in the acquisition of third-party funded projects or corresponding industrial experience is expected.

The willingness to hold courses in German and English is a prerequisite. Strong commitment to teaching is expected.

The Clausthal University of Technology wishes to increase the number of its female faculty. Therefore, applications from female candidates are particularly welcome. Candidates with disabilities who are equally qualified will be given preference. Applications from international scientists are welcome; proficiency in the German language is desired for teaching and committee work.

A part-time professorship is possible upon request.

Applicants who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who do not hold already a permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis).

Further information is available from the chairman of the Search Committee, Prof. Dr. Winfried Steiner, phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-7652, email:

Applications with the usual documents must be submitted until 16.06.2020 in written and/or electronic form to the Dean of the Faculty of Energy and Economic Sciences ( at Clausthal University of Technology, Prof. Dr. Bernd Lehmann, Erzstraße 20, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, or to, respectively.

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University Professor ”Management of the Digital Transformation“ (m/f/d)