University of Liechtenstein - Assistant Professor in Business Process Management - Frist: 10.01.2018

The University of Liechtenstein invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Business Process Management. The position is located at the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management held by Professor Jan vom Brocke. Research and teaching at the Hilti Chair focus on various aspects of Business Process Management, including capability areas such as strategic alignment, governance, methods, information technology, people, and culture. Our ambitions are to publish relevant and rigorous research in top-tier academic journals, to provide service to our community, and to develop and maintain an extensive industry network.

We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Management Science, Business Administration, Computer Science, or closely related disciplines; a proven track record of research at international standards, teaching experience; and a passion for BPM research and education.

You are expected to develop research agendas, conduct impactful research, publish the results from this research in international top journals, collaborate in international academic networks, actively contribute to the acquisition of funding for research projects, collaborate with industry partners, and to teach BPM courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. You are highly motivated, you have experience in the rigorous application of theories and empirical research methods, and you want to contribute to shaping the future of our research group.

The University of Liechtenstein is young, rooted in its home region, and active around the globe. It is a state university according to Swiss standards, accredited by AAQ (Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance), and a member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Liechtenstein is a prosperous economic country in the heart of Europe. The state is home to people from over 100 nationalities, and the country has one of the highest gross domestic products per capita worldwide. It has a diversified economy focusing on both product and service innovation. You will find headquarters from world leading international companies as well as a lively scene of start-up companies (also see:

The Information Systems department is home to more than 30 researchers including 6 professors and renowned international visiting staff. Members of the institute have published in international top journals including EJIS, ISJ, JAIS, JIT, JMIS, MISQ, and MIT Sloan Management Review (also see:, and have edited seminal books in BPM, such as the International Handbook on Business Process Management, BPM: Driving Innovation in a Digital World, and BPM Cases: Digital Innovation and Business Transformation in Practice.

The vacancy is a position with an initial appointment for three years and the possibility for extension for another two years. Knowledge of the German language is not essential, but candidates are expected to learn German from the outset of enrollment. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people, and ethnic minority groups.

Candidates who are interested to apply for this position are requested to send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and lists of publications and teaching experience before January 10, 2018 to:  

University of Liechtenstein

Mag. Christoph Jenny

Head of Administrative Department for Human Resources:

For further information please contact:

Hilti Chair of Business Process Management, 

Head of the Institute, Institute of Information Systems, 

Telephone: +423 265 13 00