Sparkasse Assistant Professor of Finance, Tenure Track

Vallendar, Rheinland-Pfalz (DE), in the heart of Germany
Competitive salary as well as an attractive package including research budget and mentoring program
Nov 02, 2020
Jan 01, 2021
Government & Institutions
Contract Type

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. On WHU’s two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and diversity and a high commitment to excellence.

WHU invites applications for the position of

Sparkasse Assistant Professor of Finance (f/m/d)

located at WHU Campus Vallendar. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2021, but alternate starting dates may be arranged.

Academic Environment

WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU adheres to three research principles: quality, internationality, as well as practical and academic relevance. WHU faculty consistently publish their research in the most prestigious journals. The position is based in the Finance and Accounting Group.

Job Description

  • Conducting teaching across the various WHU degree programs in English
  • Performing research in finance and publishing in leading research journals
  • Mentoring final theses (Bachelor, Master, MBA) and doctoral students
  • Performing services to the academic community

Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent academic qualification in Finance or a closely related discipline
  • Outstanding research record as evidenced by publications in leading academic journals, presentations at excellent conferences, or a promising research pipeline
  • Teaching experience, especially in English
  • Outstanding English communication skills
  • International experience is advantageous

What we offer

WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a research budget and a mentoring program for Assistant Professors. The appointment is initially for three years and can be extended for an additional three years conditional upon a positive mid-term review. WHU offers the opportunity for tenure-track if the WHU requirements for a tenure-track are met (e.g., excellence in research). Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with a high-quality research and teaching infrastructure. WHU is an equal opportunity employer and thus welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. We believe in the benefits of diversity and therefore foster an international, inclusive, and inspiring working environment. We also offer opportunities for personal development, including language courses as well as integration assistance for new faculty members.

Our campus in Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km stretch of the 1,230 km long Rhine River. With its castles, historic towns, towering vineyards, and steep slopes, this section of the river is a UNESCO world heritage site. Major cities are dotted along the banks of the river and within easy travel distance. Koblenz marks the meeting point of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area is never short of things to see and do.

Join a top European business school and become part of a strong faculty team committed to excellence in management education!

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf (  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, full publication list, teaching evaluations, and names of up to three references via Interfolio following this link:

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, feel free to contact Diana Stasch (

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management | Campus Vallendar, Burgplatz 2, D-56179 Vallendar


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