Professor of Family Business Culture and Ownership
Technical University of Munich School of Management

Professor in Family Business Culture and Ownership

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in »Family Business Culture and Ownership«. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor) or a tenured W3 position (Associate or Full). The professorship is endowed by the EQUA-Foundation.

Scientific Environment

With its strong research environment and close ties to industry, TUM School of Management constantly scores well in rankings, currently listed as the strongest German business school for research. 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 professor will work closely and across campuses with the Global Center for Family Enterprise. 


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 enterprising families with a possible focus on governance structures and the interplay between socioemotional wealth, familiness, and the specific characteristics of enterprising families. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor’s and master’s programs. Tenured Faculty is welcome to participate in our doctoral and executive education programs. A close cooperation with the Global Center for Family Enterprise and Munich Center for Technology in Society is envisioned.


We are looking for a candidate 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.The ability to initiate and lead cooperative research projects, attract third party funding and contribute to strategically building the Global Center for Family Enterprise is expected. Furthermore, it is expected that there is vibrant exchange between leaders of established family enterprises within research projects to constantly test theory in practice to ensure an active exchange between those two domains.

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a meritbased academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor [through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the 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. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates, abilities and expertise will be given preference.

Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at 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 September 27, 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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