The Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models at the Faculty of Management and Economics is looking for a 

research associate / Postdoc (m,f,x) for the period until 31.12.2024 with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is one of the largest and most renowned teaching and research institutions in Germany. 

extent: full-time
duration: temorary
beginning: 01.12.2023
application deadline: 29.09.2023

Your tasks:

  • Contribute to the research and teaching of the Chair in the field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Empirical research in the field of entrepreneurship, innovative business models and sustainability (circular bioeconomy)
  • Continued acquisition of third-party funding and independent management of research projects

Your profile:

  • An above average PhD in entrepreneurship, innovation management or related fields with a strong research interest
  • Experience in empirical management research and familiarity with statistical methods and programs, combined with a strong interest in publication
  • High analytical skills as well as creativity and familiarity with designing empirical research
  • Experience in project management and communication
  • A very good command of English, a high degree of initiative, commitment and the ability to work in a team

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • fair and flexible working hours
  • Post-doctoral qualification
  • A wide range of research topics Entrepreneurship and innovative business models
  • Travel to scientific conferences and cooperation partners at home and abroad
  • Excellent working conditions in a very good working environment
  • Close Collaboration with the Worldfactory Start-up Centre at RUB

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Vanja Mati, Phone: +49234 32 26690
Vivian Peuker Steinhäuser, Phone: +49234 32 25099

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 2369 until 29/09/2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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