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Research Assistant at the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership

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We are looking for a pre-doc research assistant for the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership

The Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership teaches and conducts research in the fields of strategic management and strategic leadership, with a focus on top managers, the psychology of managers and entrepreneurs, technological and strategic innovation, digitalization, the management of software development, as well as the communication of leaders and companies.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for an academic staff member to work in teaching and research with the qualification goal of promotion/PhD as soon as possible (flexible entry date).

The position is to be filled for a period of three years with the option of extension to complete the doctorate. Remuneration is in accordance with the salary regulations according to grade 13 TV-L. This is a 75% position.



  • Scientific work in the field of strategic management and leadership, esp. on the above-mentioned focus areas
  • Collaboration on interdisciplinary research projects and publication of research results
  • Preparation, supervision, and teaching of classes (3 semester week hours) and theses


  • A friendly workplace atmosphere in a dynamic team
  • Challenging work in a research-intensive environment with international exchange opportunities
  • Strong personal development opportunities
  • A chance to assume responsibility early


  • Completed academic university studies with a focus on business/economics/social sciences, psychology, computer science, or related fields
  • Experience in empirical research and/or data analysis (esp. statistical analyses, e.g., with Stata, R or Python) is desirable
  • Enthusiasm for the subject area of the professorship in teaching and research
  • Ability to work in a team, willingness to work hard, creativity, independence, and a desire to in develop your own ideas
  • Openness for international and interdisciplinary projects
  • A wish to take on responsibility and a strong organizational talent
  • Excellent written and spoken English, ideally German

We promote diversity and equal opportunities. Convince us with your personality and expertise.

Applications from women will be given preferential treatment in accordance with statutory regulations. We would like to point out that the application of suitable severely disabled persons is welcome.

Please send your application with relevant documents by March 14, 2023, using reference number w108-22 to:

Technische Universität Dortmund, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Professur Unternehmensführung, D-44221 Dortmund (

Please contact me if you have any questions: Prof. Dr. Graf-Vlachy

You can find further information here.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)