Postdoc Position in Entrepreneurship / Family Enterprise

Company:Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Location:Germany / Heilbronn

Discipline:Entrepreneurship / Family Enterprise

Employment Type:Postdoc Position


Technische Universität München
TUM School of Management
Professur für Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise
Prof. Dr. Miriam Bird
Bildungscampus Heilbronn

Postdoc Position (m/f/x) in Entrepreneurship / Family Enterprise
(100%, TV-L E14)

TUM School of Management at TUM Campus Heilbronn invites applications for a Postdoc position (m/f/x) in the area of Entrepreneurship / Family Enterprise at the newly founded Global Center for Family Enterprise (Prof. Dr. Miriam Bird). Expected starting date is April 2023 or by mutual agreement. The scientific employee (postdoc) will be employed on a 100% position at level E 14 TV-L (public sector pay scale). The post-doctoral researcher is expected to work in the area of entrepreneurship / family enterprise. The postdoc position (m/f/x) is limited to 24 months but can be extended for another 24 months (extension is subject to a positive performance evaluation).

About us…

Founded in 2002, TUM School of Management is part of TUM, one of the leading technical universities in the world. With its strong research environment and close ties to industry, the school constantly scores well in rankings, currently listed as the strongest German business school for research, and #9 in Europe for M. Sc. programs on entrepreneurship. The TUM Campus Heilbronn is a dynamic organization whose goal is to achieve excellence in research, teaching and impact. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship department is amongst the leading of its kind in Europe, with over 50 academics at faculty, post-doctoral and doctoral levels who regularly publish in premier outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and Social Studies of Science.

We offer…

  • the opportunity to work on international research projects (e.g., entrepreneurial teams) at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe,
  • the opportunity to present your work at international conferences and support in publishing your work in leading management and entrepreneurship journals,
  • extension of your teaching skills through teaching activities at the Global Center for Family Enterprise,
  • provision of training as well as developmental support throughout your time at our institute and,
  • active involvement in several outreach activities and effective communication (i.e., knowledge transfer) of your research.

We look for…

  • a team player with completed PhD degree (or close to completion) in management, (organizational) psychology, sociology, economics, business informatics, or related subjects,
  • with a strong passion for entrepreneurship and/or family business research,
  • with a solid knowledge of empirical research (quantitative or experimental) methods,
  • knowledge of statistics, programming languages (e.g., Python), natural language processing, machine learning is advantageous but not required and
  • excellent organizational and oral/written communications skills (command of the German language is an asset but not a must).


Please send a cover letter (specifying a possible starting date), your CV including publication list (including names of two academic references), and relevant university and work certificates, as well as one published or working paper in one pdf-file until December 18, 2022 to

For further information about this position please contact Ms. Lena Vorsatz ( As an equal opportunity employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. The position can also be filled by two part-time employees.

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