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Pforzheim University
Pforzheim, Baden-Wurttemberg 75175

Pforzheim University is a highly regarded institution located in the south of Germany.

The success of its three schools – Design, Engineering and Business – is based upon excellent interdisciplinary and international teaching and research activities. Students enjoy an outstanding academic education which prepares them for responsible positions in society.

The Business School Pforzheim is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a position as


starting in September 2018.

Your passion

  • You are an expert in all aspects of international Human Resources Management - on an operative as well as a strategic level. It is important to you to use current, interactive teaching methods, to be an inspiring lecturer as well as a dedicated advisor to the students.
  • Your research and teaching provide answers to HRM challenges on a structural as well as a conceptual level, focusing on globalization and internationalization
  • You lead and participate in research on current HR topics (e.g. new work, digitalization, talent analytics) and seek a strong involvement with local/national industry partners.
  • You want to play an active role in the continuous development of our HR programs to ensure that our students acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to successfully enter the job market.
  • You can identify yourself with the strategy of our AACSB-accredited business school.


Your profile and qualifications

  • You are open and enthusiastic and want to actively contribute to our team.
  • You have held international HR positions, preferably in a management role, and have experience in generalist HR positions (e.g. as an HR Business Partner with strong knowledge of workforce planning, controlling, compensation, benefits, employee relations, etc.).
  • You preferably have an academic background in economics and have also gained practical HR experience with an economic focus.
  • You have recently published applied research in relevant journals and have a strong background in empirical methods and data analytics.
  • You possess teaching experience in related teaching fields at the bachelor and master level with evidence of teaching excellence.

If this describes you – you are a perfect match for us and we are looking forward to you joining our goal-oriented and cooperative team of five professors and additional team members working in a renowned university of applied sciences.

Your responsibilites

  • Teach assigned courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, employing current teaching methods. Courses will be taught in English, ability to teach in German would be considered an asset.
  • Conduct research in the Human Rescources Competence Center aimed toward applied and research journals.
  • Provide service to the university and on faculty committees
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and teaching.


The formal requirements for applicants are a university degree and a Ph.D. or a comparable scientific qualification. A minimum of five years of postgraduate experience is required, of which a minimum of three years must have been gained outside the university. The successful applicant will initially be offered a tenured position on probation which will automatically be changed to a tenured position when the conditions stipulated by the state government (Baden-Württemberg) have been fulfilled. Details can be obtained at www.pforzheim-university.de. The university is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to increase the proportion of women at the institution. Disabled persons will be preferred in the event of equal qualifications.

Please send your application by November 29th, 2017 with reference number 173142 by eMail to berufungen@hs
pforzheim.de or by post to the Pforzheim University Rector, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jautz, Tiefenbronner Str. 65, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany.


  • Human Resources
  • Benefits
  • Financial Services
  • HRIS
  • Research
  • Education

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