Professor of Business Analytics and Technology Transformation

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the 2002 Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor for Business Analytics and Technology Transformation

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a permanent professorship position under private law for a

Professor of Business Analytics and Technology Transformation

to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation will be conducted after a five-year period.

The successful candidate is expected to represent and further develop the field of Business Analytics and Technology Transformation in research and teaching. Business Analytics refers to the continuous analysis of business data, with the aim to extract knowledge about past and future activities, and to exploit them in planning and decision-making tasks. Technology Transformation concerns supporting the respective necessary, accompanying or triggered transformation processes within organizations.

Research achievements in one or several of the following areas are expected:

  • Applications of Business Analytics in different functional business areas.
  • Methods of Business Analytics, especially in data management and data analysis addressing Big Data challenges in the context of analytic questions in business and economics.
  • Technology Transformation and Business (Model) Transformation to allow, support, and implement business analytics processes from data acquisition to the implementation of decisions.

Info Box


Univ. Prof.
Sophie Parragh, Ph.D.
+43 732 2468 5500

Univ. Prof.
Dr. Michael Schrefl
+43 732 2468 4271

terms of employment

permanent position
(§ 98 UG)

application deadline

June 9, 2021

submit application here

Applicants for the position must have a venia docendi (habilitation degree) or a comparable qualification in Business Administration, Business Informatics, or a related discipline.

Please see the job opening for a detailed job description online at

A salary above the minimum amount (which is currently € 74,503.80 before taxes) as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation (including an application form and current CV) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz under by June 9, 2021. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.