Tenure Track Professor (W1) of Information Systems in Agribusiness

  • University of Hohenheim - Universität Hohenheim
  • University of Hohenheim - Mensa, Garbenstraße, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jul 11, 2019
Full time Agriculture, Horticulture & Aquaculture Business: Other Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description



Tenure Track Professor (W1) of Information Systems in Agribusiness
University of Hohenheim


Based on its Structure and Development Plan 2018-2022 "Bioeconomy and Digital Transformation", the University of Hohenheim currently seeks to expand its competence in informatics. Amongst others, this is accomplished by the establishment of the professorships "Bioinformatics", "Food Informatics", and "Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural Engineering" as well as the establishment of the cross-faculty "Computational Science Lab". In addition, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is seeking to fill at the earliest convenience the following professorship at the Institute of Farm Management for the first time:

Tenure Track Professor (W1) of Information Systems in Agribusiness

The professorship is funded by the joint program of German federal and state governments for the promotion of early career researchers. This is a grade W1-professorship for which recruitment payments can be offered.

The successful candidate is expected to cover novel aspects of computational sciences that have gained significance as part of the ongoing digitalization in bioeconomy, agriculture, and agribusiness. Focus areas should include data management as well as business and inter-business process optimization. For example, the analysis of mass data ("Data Fusion" and "Big Data Technologies") and data management (Workflows for high-dimensional databases) or the combination of sensor technology and process optimization ("Digital Farming") would be possible. Close cooperation with the Departments of Information Systems in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences as well as with the professorship "Food Informatics", which is currently also being filled, is desired.

Teaching will include basic-level courses in data modeling, database management, and software engineering as well as advanced courses within the newly established "Computational Science Lab" at the University of Hohenheim. The candidate should be able to teach both in German and in English. The teaching load will comprise four contact hours per week.

The position offers attractive conditions for tenure-track appointees. This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers. The requirements for an appointment are a completed university degree, pedagogical suitability and a doctorate of outstanding quality.

 If the requirements for civil service are met, the appointment will be a temporary civil service position for six years. After six years, the applicant may be appointed to a W3-position if the requirements described in the University’s quality assurance guidelines are met. The appointment to a W3-position may be done without any additional call for applications and through a simplified appointment process. More information on quality assurance and evaluation is available at https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/appointment-principles.

Job Requirements

Preferred and required qualifications as appropriate for the position.


Information and Application Process Instructions

With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Please attach the following documents to your application: a cover letter, a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications.

Please apply online at https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/prof-appt-portal by 30th of June 2019. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hölzle (ludwig.hoelzle@uni-hohenheim.de).


University of Hohenheim

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (300)

70593 Stuttgart




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