Professorship (W2) for Informatics with Focus on Digital Innovation and Transformation

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.


The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (Department of Informatics) is seeking a professor (W2) of informatics with a focus on digital innovation and transformation.
Responsibilities include research in the field of design-oriented business informatics or applied informatics in one or more of the following topic areas:

  • designing AI innovation and transformation in organizations
  • designing innovative digital platforms and ecosystems
  • designing responsible development, architecture, and governance of digital innovation and transformation in organizations and ecosystems

by using modern information technologies such as AI, distributed-ledger systems, or metaverse technologies.

Research should strengthen the faculty’s Information Governance Technologies emerging field, co-innovation activities, and knowledge exchange with business and administration.

The professorship involves mandatory teaching in the Master of Science in IT Management and Consulting and contributions to undergraduate teaching in informatics and business informatics.

The professorship will drive substantially the further development of research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in the “IT Management and Consulting” master program network through reliable collaboration with network members within and outside the University. It also involves participation in academic self-governance.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic track record and research experience in the professorship field.

You have distinguished yourself through collaboration in research, teaching, and/or knowledge exchange with organizations in the corporate and administrative sectors as well as through the real-world design and evaluation of digital innovation and transformation. Ideally, you also have international experience. You can design and teach classes in German and English to a high standard.

Additional information

Universität Hamburg values gender equality, diversity, and finding a balance between family life and working or studying. Integrating these values into teaching and management is expected. We also expressly encourage qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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