Academic Director of Executive Education and Professor in Management

Company:Kuehne Logistics University GmbH

Location:Germany / Hamburg


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Academic Director of Executive Education and Professor in Management (gn*)

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany seeks applications from qualified academics that would like to lead the KLU’s academic efforts on Executive Education. We are particularly interested in recruiting a strong candidate with a background in fields such as logistics, transportation, supply chain management, general management, leadership, organizational behavior, marketing, strategy, innovation or adjacent fields relevant to a business school for a position of Professor (Open Rank) beginning any time over the next year.
This new faculty position at KLU in Hamburg will be initially for a 3-year period and be renewable for another 3 years, after which time the faculty member will be up for tenure. These times can be different depending on the experience of the applicant and the level of the initial appointment.

Your Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver programs in KLU Executive Education as well as teach in KLU’s degree programs; have experience of innovative teaching formats and/or online learning; liaise with industry partners on promoting executive education
  • Be able to expand KLU’s collaboration with industry internationally, within Germany and in the Hamburg region
  • Build up strong networks within industry and academia, and be willing to assist others at KLU in acquiring external funding
  • Publish their work in a manner which is appropriate for their specific field of research, preferable in collaboration with members of KLU’s faculty
  • Complement the research activity at KLU with the objective of strengthening the institution’s reputation for undertaking studies of relevance to practitioners
  • Contribute to institution building
Your qualifications
  • You have a PhD in a management discipline or in a related field
  • You are well networked with industry contacts
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • Knowledge of German is not a requirement, but would be a great advantage

We offer

At KLU, you will work with open-minded and ambitious colleagues in an international, multicultural atmosphere at the attractive HafenCity location. The campus not only offers breathtaking views of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, the container terminals and the newly emerging neighborhoods of Hamburg's HafenCity, but also modern workplaces. Our employees benefit from family-friendly working hours, home office, company pension scheme, sports facilities and a subsidy for the public transport job ticket.


A complete application will include a CV, letter of intent, publication list, names of three references, teaching portfolio (including details on teaching experience in executive education and student feedback), and research statement (including a description of research and publication projects in progress) to Reviews will start November 20, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. A campus visit is part of the final selection procedure. 
For inquiries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Christian Barrot, Dean of Programs, phone: +49 40 328 707 226, eMail:

Contact Person:Christian Barrot (

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