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Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Faculty of Management and Economics / Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation (CEIT)

W2 Professor (with tenure-track W3) in Data Science in Economics

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) 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 Faculty of Management and Economics of RUB invites applications for the position (for initially five years) of a

W2 Professor (with tenure-track W3) in Data Science in Economics

associated in the field of competence “Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation (CEIT)” commencing as soon as possible.

A central focus of the CEIT is research on how innovations lead to economic and social transformation. Digitization creates a large amount of novel data in economic contexts that can be used in research as well as in entrepreneurial and economic policy practice. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Data Science in Economics in research and teaching. Candidates with a proven competence in processing and modelling high-dimensional data, also in different data formats (e.g. speech and image data, texts), as well as in suitable analysis methods (e.g. machine learning, data mining, descriptive/predictive/prescriptive analytics, econometrics of big data) are desired. The research focus of the professorship should be on the application of the methods to economic problems.


We expect a connection to the main topics of the faculty. In particular, the application of methods in the fields of energy and sustainability, corporate data and business models, finance or regional data are welcome.

A positive evaluation as a junior professor or an equivalent academic achievement and evidence of teaching skills are required. The willingness to perform administrative duties at the faculty and at the university level is assumed.

Further, we expect:

  • Methods training in Data Science in faculty course offerings,
  • Teaching in the program of “Applied computer science”,
  • Participation in the joint master's program “Econometrics” of the UAR universities,
  • Willingness to collaborate in research with other members of the faculty and with collaborative partners outside the faculty, including the Cluster of Excellence CASA, MPI Cyber Security and Privacy, RWI, and the UA Ruhr Graduate School “Regional Inequalities”.

At RUB, we are committed to promote the careers of women and people of color in the areas in which they are underrepresented. We therefore encourage and welcome relevant applications as well as those from non-binary or gender-queer applicants. Applications from persons with disabilities or equal status are very welcome. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.

Since the professorship is expected to raise third-party funds, an overview of the already achieved acquisition successes is part of the application documents, which - in addition to the curriculum vitae, the list of publications and the list of courses teached  - also include two-page concepts on the design of the research and teaching activities of the professorship, respectively.

Applications are requested by August 19th 2021 to the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer, preferably by email to empwifo@rub.de or by post to the Faculty of Management and Economics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Bauer.

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Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
for initially five years
Donnerstag, 19. August 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
Faculty of Management and Economics / Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation (CEIT)
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer


Herr Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer



Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Faculty of Management and Economics / Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation (CEIT)


Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum