WU is currently inviting applications for the position of a full professor of Distributed Ledgers and Token Economics at the Department of Information Systems and Operations. Candidates are expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in Business Information Systems with a focus, among others, in one or more of the following areas: Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain based Market Design, Token Design and Token Economy, Cryptoeconomics, and Distributed Trust and Game Theory.
The new professor will become a faculty member of the Department of Information Systems and Operations. This department investigates novel business models, innovative business processes and disruptive information systems concepts using a multi-method approach, integrating approaches from information systems research, management science, software engineering, data science, operations research, cognitive science and organizational studies. Our research investigates the structure and dynamics of social systems in general and business information systems in particular at the intersection of organizational requirements, technological capabilities and human needs. In this way, we both contribute to the efficient and effective design of business processes, business methods and business information systems and to understanding the empirical antecedents of the successful management of information systems in a business setting. It is our ambition that our findings help to address fundamental challenges of our time such as globalization, sustainability, privacy and the transition into a knowledge society.
Recent years have seen various new systems being established based on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The newly opened position solicits applications from researchers with demonstrated expertise in this area.
Further details on the call for applications, including a detailed qualification profile, can be found online: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/careers/careers-at-wu/current-job-openings/.
WU is committed to diversity and inclusion, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the recruitment process. Candidates’ qualifications will be assessed in the context of their academic age.
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The successful candidate is expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in his/her field and to have outstanding qualifications:
a) A solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in Business Information Systems or a related area; b) an outstanding international reputation for high quality scholarship in the area of Business Information Systems with a focus, among others, on Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain based Market Design, Token Design and Token Economy, Cryptoeconomics, as well as Distributed Trust and Game Theory commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) excellent teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in executive education; d) proven international experience; e) a strong record in attracting research funding; f) leadership qualities; g) gender and diversity management skills.
2. What we expect from the successful candidate
The successful candidate is expected to perform teaching activities at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD/doctorate, and executive education). Full professors are expected to teach eight weekly credit hours.
Specifically, we expect the new colleague to contribute to WU’s teaching programs in the field of Digital Economy (on bachelor’s and master’s level) in terms of program leadership and teaching in the core program. Furthermore, we expect the new colleague to contribute to the Research Institute of Cryptoeconomics and its activities in the Austrian Blockchain Center in terms of project leadership and research collaboration.
We also expect the new professor to take an active role in the university’s self-governance and third mission activities
Additional Salary Information: employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: 71,882.80; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation
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