Professorship (W3) Chair of Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business and Economics
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a non-state university under church leadership and officially recognized by the Free State of
Bavaria. It is committed to strong research and excellent teaching and combines first-class study conditions with an international focus. Eight faculties
offer a wide range of subjects for around 5,000 students. The University employs 900 people of different faiths and beliefs. Grounded in the Christian view
of human life, the KU aims to create an academic and educational culture of responsibility.
The WFI Ingolstadt School of Management invites applications for the
Chair of Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business and Economics (W3)
to be filled by April 1, 2023.
The KU is committed to increasing the percentage of women in research and teaching and therefore explicitly encourages female researchers to apply.
The chairholder will represent the advertised subject area with a focus on its application in business and economics within teaching and research. In the course of research, the chairholder is expected to obtain peer-reviewed third-party funding and publication in leading international peer-reviewed journals as well as to show involvement in the faculty’s doctoral program.
Teaching responsibilities include active participation in undergraduate and graduate level courses in German and English language. The chairholder is expected to hold classes on descriptive, inductive and multivariate statistics, on modern machine learning processes and on evaluation methods for the causal identification of cause-effect relationships, each using computer-aided statistics and a modern language, e.g. R, Stata or Python. The offered classes take a look at applications of both business and economics.
In addition, active involvement as understood by academic self-governance and research transfer are expected.
Applicants have proven research expertise in applied statistical/quantitative procedures, especially in the area of modern machine learning and modern evaluation methods for the causal identification of cause-effect relationships. They should have at their command a strong national and international network, publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and experience with the successful acquisition of (peer-reviewed) third-party funding. In addition, applicants are characterized by their broad, varied teaching experience and very good didactical skills and interdisciplinary qualifications. The future chairholder is required to have a very good command of the German and English language and should be prepared to teach in both languages.
Requirements for employment
The requirements for employment shall be governed by Article 7 BayHSchPG (Bavarian Law on Academic Personnel of Higher Education Institutions) and include a completed university degree, the exceptional ability to conduct academic research, as generally demonstrated by the quality of a doctoral degree in the relevant subject area, as well as the habilitation or an academic achievement comparable to a habilitation which may also have been obtained outside the university context or in the context of a junior professorship. The successful applicant must be no older than 52 years of age at the time of appointment. Exceptions to this rule may be granted in justified cases (see Article 10 para. 3 BayHSchPG). The KU pursues a policy of intensive student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to spend a considerable amount of time on campus.
Please include the following usual supporting documents in your application: cover letter, résumé, list of publications, list of courses held, certificates, proof of professional career,
as well as a teaching and research concept (max. 3 pages). Please send your application to the dean’s office of the WFI Ingolstadt School of Management,
email@example.com, by October 15, 2021 (please combine all documents in one PDF file). All submitted application documents
will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the hiring process has been completed.
All employees are obliged to acknowledge the nature and mission of the KU as stipulated in its Mission Statement and Foundation Charter. The University is therefore interested in receiving applications with relevant information in this regard. The Charter of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Foundation, which supports the University, is available for download from the website of the KU in German with an English translation at
The KU is committed to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, and aims to ensure that its members are able to balance work and family life. Candidates with severe disabilities who are equally suitable to other applicants will be prioritized.