Professor of Accounting
Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is setting up its own teaching and research location at the
Bildungscampus Heilbronn (Heilbronn Education Campus). A total of 13 professorships are to be
provided at the TUM Campus Heilbronn in the five Academic Departments of the TUM School of

• Innovation & Entrepreneurship • Marketing, Strategy & Leadership • Operations & Supply Chain
Management • Finance & Accounting • Economics & Policy. TUM invites applications for
Professor in »Accounting«

to begin in winter semester 2020/21. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track
option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor) or a tenured W3 (Associate or Full) position. The
professorship is endowed by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

Scientific environment

The aim of the TUM School of Management is to make the TUM Campus Heilbronn a leading center for
research and teaching on family-owned firms and the management of digital transformation. The school
offers a dynamic scientific setting providing scholars with an exceptional environment to educate
responsible talents and pursue relevant research at the intersection of management and engineering.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists.
We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of accounting. Within this area a focus on aspects of
family-owned firms would be an asset. The teaching load includes courses in the university's bachelor's
and master's programs. The successful candidate should take care of the introductory modules in
financial and management accounting and will participate in establishing the Global Center for Family
Enterprise as well as new study programs at the new TUM Campus Heilbronn.


We are looking for candidates with advanced scientific experience, proven by achievements in research
and teaching at the highest international standards, according to the relevant career level. A university
degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical
aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience
abroad is expected. A commitment to undertaking interdisciplinary research on digitization is a plus. The
ability to attract, set up and lead collaborative research projects, to attract third-party funding, and to
participate in developing a strategic vision for a Center for Family Enterprise is mandatory.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based
academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position
as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and
Career System apply. TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community,
embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area as well as of the
Bildungscampus Heilbronn; close interaction with family firms in the region is possible. The TUM Munich
Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed
professors. MDCO also provides assistance with relocation and integration of new professors, their
partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women.
Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM's application guidelines for
professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System
are available on Here, you will also find TUM's information on
collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than April 24, 2020 to the Dean of the TUM School of
Management, Prof. Gunther Friedl, Technical University of Munich, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich,
Email address for applications:

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