WU is currently inviting applications for the position of a full professorof Digital Ecosystems at the Department of Information Systems and Operations. Candidates are expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in Business Information Systems with a focus on digital ecosystems comprising shared, networked and evolving sociotechnical systems. Such systems reflect among others platforms enabling innovative business models building on collaborative business and consumer networks.
The new professor will become a faculty member of the Department of Information Systems and Operations. This department investigates novel business models, innovative business processes and disruptive information systems concepts using a multi-method approach, integrating approaches from information systems research, management science, software engineering, data science, operations research, cognitive science and organizational studies. Our research investigates the structure and dynamics of social systems in general and business information systems in particular at the intersection of organizational requirements, technological capabilities and human needs. In this way, we both contribute to the efficient and effective design of business processes, business methods and business information systems and to understanding the empirical antecedents of the successful management of information systems in a business setting. It is our ambition that our findings help to address fundamental challenges of our time such as globalization, sustainability, privacy and the transition into a knowledge society.
Digital ecosystems are rapidly changing the way how we do business. The newly opened position of a professor for Digital Ecosystems solicits applications from researchers with, among others, demonstrated explicit expertise in the area of digital ecosystems comprising shared, networked and evolving sociotechnical systems. Such systems reflect among others platforms enabling innovative business models building on collaborative business and consumer networks.
Further details on the call for applications, including a detailed qualification profile, can be found online: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/careers/careers-at-wu/current-job-openings/.
WU is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to achieve an equal gender balance in its senior faculty. In its Strategic Plan, its Plan for the Advancement of Women, and the Performance Agreement concluded with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, WU has committed itself to increasing the number of women among its full professors. For this reason, WU is inviting only women researchers to apply for this professorship. We are looking forward to receiving numerous applications. Women with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the recruitment process. Candidates’ qualifications will be assessed in the context of their academic age.
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The successful candidate is expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in her field and to have outstanding qualifications:
a) A solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in information systems research or a related area; b) an outstanding international reputation for high quality scholarship in the area of information systems research commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) excellent teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in executive education; d) proven international experience; e) a strong record in attracting research funding; f) leadership qualities; g) gender and diversity management skills.
2. What we expect from the successful candidate
The successful candidate is expected to perform teaching activities at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD/doctorate, and executive education). Full professors are expected to teach eight weekly credit hours.
Specifically, we expect the new colleague to contribute to WU’s teaching programs in the field of Digital Economy (on bachelor’s and master’s level) in terms of program leadership and teaching in the core program.
We also expect the new professor to take an active role in the university’s self-governance and third mission activities.
Additional Salary Information: employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: 71,882.80; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation
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