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We invite applications for the following positions

Team Global Professorship for Disruptive Innovation

  • Team Global Professorship for Disruptive Innovation

    ESMT Berlin has an opening at the rank of Full Professor at the interface of technology and innovation. This professorship will reinforce ESMT’s leadership in studying technology and innovation, especially addressing questions such as “How did disruptive technologies contribute to the great achievements of civilization (hunger, health, lifespan, education, globalization, prosperity) and may continue to do so while addressing great challenges (environmental and potential existential threats like bioweapons or AI)? What can governments, business leaders and societies learn from past patterns and how will these patterns unfold and evolve in the near future and across generations?” Candidates should have a keen interest in these questions and new technological developments as well as the ability to study these developments in a rigorous way and the desire to derive implications for businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Requirements for this position include outstanding research accomplishments published in the top journals, commitment to excellence in teaching, and international experience.

    ESMT Berlin is the highest‐ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. The school offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, online, and in online blended format.

    Please send application materials, including a cover letter describing present and future research and teaching plans, copies of selected recent publications, and an up‐to‐date detailed résumé with the names and contacts of three academic references to:
    Professor Per Olsson, PhD | Dean of Faculty and Research
    ESMT Berlin | Schlossplatz 1 | 10178 Berlin | Germany
    via e‐mail to: 

    We especially encourage applications from female candidates.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We aim to finalize the first review round by December 2023.

    ESMT Berlin offers compensation packages that are competitive at international levels. Research support and teaching activities are also comparable to leading global business schools. Advice and support for dual careers and transition for partner/family is provided. Overall, ESMT offers excellent working conditions in the international, multicultural, and dynamic capital city of Berlin.

    ESMT Berlin is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic
    intellectual community.

Lecturer position in Leadership

  • Lecturer position in Leadership

    ESMT Berlin invites applications for a lecturer position (part-time or full-time) in the area of leadership.

    In this faculty position, you would focus on teaching opportunities in executive education and MBA programs for participants with job experience (our Executive MBA and part-time MBA). In a second essential part of the role, you would be responsible for supervising independent-study assignments including Masters theses and MBA final projects.

    You should hold a PhD in Management or a related field, awarded by a reputable international business school, and should demonstrate evidence of excellence in (executive) teaching including experience in online format, development of innovative (experiential) formats as well as in applied research. Practical business experience and the ability to teach in both English and German language are of advantage.

    To apply, you should send us a cover letter describing your expertise in the field, a teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of your teaching performance. Additionally, you should send us an up-to-date detailed CV, including the names and contact information of two academic references.

    We especially encourage applications from female candidates.

    ESMT Berlin is the highest ranked business school in Germany and among the Top 10 in Europe according to Financial Times. Located at the heart of Berlin in Germany, ESMT has a diverse and international faculty and student body. ESMT’s mission is to create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society.

    The position will remain open until it is filled, but early applications are encouraged. The start date is spring or summer 2024, with some flexibility. Please send your application and supporting documents via email to: Professor Per Olsson, Dean of Faculty and Research,

    ESMT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic intellectual community.

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