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Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (HoME), Germany

Professor of General Business Studies, Accounting and Controlling

The Faculty of Business Administration and Information Sciences at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, with effect from 1 April 2018, the following position:

Professor of General Business Studies, Accounting and Controlling (category W2)

The post-holder (m/f) will be required to teach “Fundamentals of Controlling” and other modules (such as management accounting) from the General Business Studies curriculum forming part of the core units on our business administration programmes and in the capacity as a subject representative for other departments of Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. In addition, the candidate will be expected to take responsibility for and to develop one of the modules from the “Corporate Accounting and Controlling” disciplines (both for face-to-face teaching and for on-the-job programmes) and to contribute to subject-related teaching for Master’s students. The person sought should, since completing his or her business administration studies, have gained extensive practical experience in operational controlling, preferably in a manufacturing company environment. The candidate will be expected to incorporate controlling-related SAP modules into teaching content.

Applicants will be expected to cover within their research and teaching several of the following topic areas in particular:

  • Cost analysis and cost management
  • Financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Control calculations and cause-related variation analyses
  • Investment controlling and cost centre control, divisional controlling (including IT controlling)
  • Task and budget controlling, market segment and profitability controlling
  • SAP skills 

The position is subject to the requirements and conditions of employment set out in Section 35 of the state of Saxony-Anhalt’s Higher Education Act (“HSG LSA”). The candidate must be prepared to contribute to research, to in-service programmes (several weekends per semester), to professional development courses and provide support in response to requirements from other departments. In view of the increasingly international nature of the programmes offered, teaching will also be provided through the medium of English.  

The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in the work of university administration committees.

The level of remuneration is in line with the conditions applicable to employees of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. In addition to the basic salary, bonuses may be paid to reward above-average performance.

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences is seeking to increase the proportion of women employed in academic roles and expressly invites women to apply. Applications from academics based outside Germany are welcome. Applications from candidates with a disability will be given priority consideration if they are equally suitable and qualified for the position.

Applications, including supporting documentation as required under Section 35 (2) of the HSG LSA (including CV, evidence of professional and academic achievements, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching activities), should be sent by 23 March 2017 to: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andre Döring, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Information Sciences, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Eberhard-Leibnitz-Strasse 2, 06217 Merseburg, Germany.

Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (HoME)

HoMe was founded on the April 1, 1992. The campus, however, has been an institution of higher education since 1954. Up to 1993 the technical college “Carl Schorlemmer” was located here.

Application details

Published:
2017-02-17
Application deadline:
2017-03-23

Applications, including supporting documentation as required under Section 35 (2) of the HSG LSA (including CV, evidence of professional and academic achievements, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching activities), should be sent by 23 March 2017 to: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andre Döring, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Information Sciences, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Eberhard-Leibnitz-Strasse 2, 06217 Merseburg, Germany.

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