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Assistant Professorship in Distribution Logistics (m/f) (JU-16-18)

Jacobs University Bremen is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in our focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity, and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world and is characterized by a truly intercultural community. Currently, more than 1,300 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus.

The department of Mathematics and Logistics in the focus area Mobility invites applications for the next possible date to apply for a position as

Assistant Professorship in Distribution Logistics (m/f)
Job ID JU-16-18

Jacobs University Bremen is seeking a dynamic individual to advance our transdisciplinary environment for learning and research. The successful candidate is expected to play a prominent role in the further development of undergraduate and graduate education and in research.

She/he will be responsible for: a) designing and delivering courses; b) supervising student projects; c) mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; as well as d) developing research projects and applying for third party funding. The language of instruction is English.

The successful candidate must have an international track record of excellence in research, teaching, and funded projects in a discipline/field related to the denomination of the position. Experience with supply chain management, particularly procurement and distribution is an asset. Furthermore, expertise in analyzing large-scale data sets and/or innovative IT solutions would be of particular interest. The candidate is expected to actively engage in individual supervision in Bachelor and Master programs.

The applicant must hold a PhD degree in engineering, management, applied computer science, mathematics or other related fields at the time of the application and will take responsibility, particularly in the programs Industrial Engineering & Management (BSc), as well as Supply Chain Engineering & Management (MSc), offered within Jacobs University’s focus area “Mobility – of people, goods, and information”. Moreover, if possible the candidate will also contribute to the program Data Engineering (MSc). An initial contract will cover three years. Following successful evaluation, tenure is possible.

Our ambition is to boost junior careers, and thus, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from young researchers.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Arvid Kappas, Dean of Graduate & Executive Education and of the Focus Areas Diversity and Mobility, at a.kappas [at], or +49 421 200 4334/4347. For further information, please see

Applications should include single PDF attachments containing a letter of motivation, copies of certificates and diplomas, curriculum vitae, a record of teaching, a statement on current and future research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees.

Please send your application via e-mail to job-application [at] Please indicate Job ID JU-16-18 in your correspondence. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.