Professor in Sports Management and Sports Consulting – Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany)

Professor in Sports Management and Sports Consulting – Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany)

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 Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s declared aim.





The Faculty of Sport Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a tenured full-time Professor (W2) in Sports Management and Sports Consulting commencing
on the Summer term 2023.

The successful candidate has demonstrated excellent research output in the field of Sports Management. Additional research output in the area of Sports Consulting with a special focus on consultancy for sport organisations and sports companies within their transformation processes is highly desirable.

The successful candidate has demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and is expected to teach all aspects of Sports Management and Sports Consulting into the Bachelor program of Sport Science with a major in Sports Management and to contribute actively to the master program Management & Consulting in Sports. Additionally, the successful candidate is desired to promote further development of the mentioned programs.

Cooperation with the disciplines represented in the Faculty of Sport Science as well as thematically relevant institutions of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (e.g. Economic Sciences) and other faculties is expected, as well as cooperation within the University Alliance Ruhr. Furthermore, it is desirable to be able to incorporate the faculty’s focus topics (health, performance, metropolis, sustainability).

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in the area of Sport Science, Social Sciences or Economic Sciences as well as a doctorate and international (English written) scientific publications in the subject area of the advertised position. Positive evaluation as a junior professor, assistant professor, habilitation or equivalent academic achievement and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and to generally get involved in university processes according to Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s mission statement.

The qualification profile that fits into the overall orientation of the faculty is a further selection criterion.

We expect further more:

  • willingness and proven ability to attract third-party funded research projects;
  • international cooperation in research and teaching;
  • strong commitment in teaching;
  • ability and willingness to teach courses in German and English;
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work;/ readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research.


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.

Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, lists of publications and research funding, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent by E-Mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Sport Science of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum ( no later than 14.03.2022.

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