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Doctorate or PhD
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03 Sep, 2017

Professor (open rank) of Executive Education - University of St.Gallen (HSG)

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The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland – a leading University in Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs – seeks to appoint a Professor (open rank) of Executive Education by August 1, 2018 or by mutual agreement

You will join the leadership team of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law. A successful candidate with a sufficiently strong research record will also be appointed to the School of Management. You will act as the Academic Director of the Executive MBA programme; manage a team of some 15 colleagues running the Executive MBA programme; teach core modules in our numerous executive programmes; develop contacts with corporate clients; initiate new executive education programmes; and contribute to executive leadership development in and outside of Switzerland. The appointment may be at the level of Full Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer.

You will bring to the post a recognised reputation within the fields of management and/or leadership and executive education, as demonstrated by your professional career and publication track record. You have a proven record of applying high ethical managerial and academic standards. You hold a relevant doctorate from a recognised institution; have a track record of success in programme development and in teaching senior executives; are fluent in English and German; and have access to a network in academia and/or practice that will support your executive education activities.

This opportunity will suit a senior academic wishing to broaden connections with firms or a senior practitioner wishing to reflect on the links between theory and practice. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with colleagues in the core subject areas of the University (management, economics, law, international affairs and social sciences) and will report to the Dean of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law.

The University has set a priority of increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. It pursues a policy of diversity and gender equality in all areas of its activities.

To discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Winfried Ruigrok, Dean of the Executive School for Management, Technology and Law (;

Interested candidates should submit their application along with the usual supporting documents (cover letter, CV, list of publications and teaching evaluations) in electronic form to, attention of Professor Thomas Bieger, President of the University of St. Gallen.