Full Professor in Advanced Analytics

School of Business and Economics

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Advanced Analytics. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Within the “Excellence Initiative” – the German federal and state governments’ framework to promote cutting-edge research in and to enhance the quality of the country’s universities – the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University is currently in the process of establishing four Research Areas. All four of them will be brought together under one roof, that of the Interdisciplinary Management Factory (IMF), which will serve to substantially enhance the School’s research profile. Each Research Area will address global challenges, which can only be tackled via interdisciplinary and integrated research – a form of research that one of Europe’s leading universities of technology is optimally equipped to carry out.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in establishing the Research Laboratory of the Operations Research and Management Research Area (ORM). The actors in this Research Area are economists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, whose research interests embrace operations research, operations management, discrete optimization, and efficient algorithms. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this pool of expertise with know-how from fields like prescriptive analytics, big data, or optimization under uncertainty/robust optimization. Apart from having conducted top-level research, reflected in publications in high-ranking journals, applicants should also demonstrate a successful professional orientation. Experience in procuring third-party funding is also very desirable. The teaching load will encompass two hours per semester. The professorship is limited to a period of four years.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin. Applications from early-stage researchers are particularly welcome. Should more detailed information about this position be required, please contact Prof. Marco Lübbecke (luebbecke@or.rwth-aachen.de), who heads the ORM Research Area.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: An den Dekan der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der RWTH Aachen, Prof. Dr. Oliver Lorz, D-52056 Aachen, Germany. The deadline for applications is December 12, 2012.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.