Endowed Professorship (W2) for Informatics with a focus on Digital Transformation and Technochange

Endowed Professorship (W2) for Informatics with a focus on Digital Transformation and Technochange

Universität Hamburg - Allianz Hamburger Hochschulen für Informatik

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is implementing an inter-university strategy to strengthen informatics and computer science in the context of digitalization. Ahoi.digital intensifies cooperation in informatics education, research, and technology transfer between Universität Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), and HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU).

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a


commencing as soon as possible, ref.no. 2290/W2


The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of Digital Transformation & Technochange. Thus, a proven track record in this field of research as well as experiences in successfully developing innovative formats for co-innovation between research and industry / the public sector are required.

The successful candidate is further expected to demonstrate solid knowledge of informatics-based change of organizations and organizational networks and their architectures in the context of digitalization. She/he is required to actively contribute to the interdisciplinary research projects of the Department of Informatics, esp. in the field of information governance technologies. Further, active participation in ahoi.digital, the Hamburg informatics cooperation platform, is also expected.

The successful candidate can demonstrate experience in developing and designing institutional networks between research and industry/business/public administration and will deploy this expertise in the further development of the network IT-Management and -Consulting at Universität Hamburg.

We require a university professor to be willing and able to take on teaching of mandatory courses in the IT Management and Consulting degree program and of undergraduate courses in informatics. We expect substantial contributions to innovation in studies and teaching based on your experience in the design of new courses and teaching/learning formats. Extensive experience in and a willingness to participate in academic self-governance are desirable.

Furthermore, we expect active participation in ahoi.digital, the cooperation platform for informatics at Hamburg’s higher education institutions.

Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.


Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 HmbHG.


Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Ritter at ritter@informatik.uni-hamburg.de.

Please submit your application, including standard documents (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications) as well as a 4-page research proposal outlining your field of specialization and your planned research projects. This should include potential contributions to the research areas and potential cooperations within the Department and the cooperation platform ahoi.digital. We also ask candidates to provide details of their teaching experience as well as of courses they plan to develop/teach in the future in a short teaching proposal. Please include results from teaching evaluations.

The application deadline is 10. January 2019. Please submit your application, including the reference number 2290/W2 preferably in electronic form as a single PDF file to bewerbungen@verw.uni-hamburg.de or by post to:

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
ref.no. 2290/W2
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg


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Endowed Professorship (W2) for Informatics with a focus on Digital Transformation and Technochange