Institute of Business Administration
(Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences),
University of Rostock
Professorship in Service Management

Application deadline: 2 September 2022

Founded in 1419, the University of Rostock is the oldest university in the Baltic Sea region and the third oldest university in Germany. Today, the University of Rostock stands for excellent study conditions and an attractive research profile. Currently, more than 12,000 students are already taking advantage of the above-average broad range of subjects with more than 90 courses of study.

Service management is a building block of both the research profile and the curricula taught at the Institute of Business Administration. The vacant professorship therefore has a key function for defining the profile of the institute. We expect candidates to further sharpen and extend this profile. Furthermore, in both research and teaching the Institute of Business Administration is committed to the transition of the economy towards sustainability and to the enforcement of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria. Moreover, candidates are expected to be able to collaborate within one of the departments of the university’s Interdisciplinary Faculty (especially “Maritime Systems” and/or “Ageing of Individuals and Society”).

We are looking for a scholar with a succinct profile as an empirical researcher, as demonstrated primarily by a record of publications in top-tier journals of the field. Demonstrated ability to generate public funding and intense collaborative relations to the international scientific community are also expected.

The professorship further is responsible for teaching courses covering the entire range of service management at both the bachelor’s and master’s level, and for participation in teaching courses in general business administration at the bachelor’s, as well as, courses in (primarily quantitative) methodology at the master’s level. Candidates are required to teach in the German language.

Applications with the usual documents (full CV, a complete list of academic and professional background, publications, teaching experience, certificates, any additional qualifications, a summary of grants and sponsored research activities and a description of future research plans) should be sent no later than Sept-02-2022 to the Universität Rostock, Dekan der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Ulmestraße 69, 18057 Rostock or by e-mail to We would like to point out that your e-mail will be sent to us unencrypted

For further inquiries, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Marcus, chair of appointments committee
+49 381/498-4455