Professor in Transportation (Open Rank; tenure-track) – Hamburg

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany, one of Germany’s top research-based private business schools, invites applications for a Professorship in Transportation (tenure-track). Expertise in the public policy aspects of the subject would be welcome.

The position is a full-time appointment and is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The professor will excel by conducting original and impactful research in his or her chosen area, will have excellent publications in the field with the willingness to publish in excellent journals included in the KLU journal list (, and create impact with this research in the business or wider societal community. Next to that, the professor is expected to teach in the classroom but also demonstrate a willingness to engage in online teaching. Teaching will be primarily in the domains of transportation, operations management, operations research, and/or supply chain management. Like other faculty, the professor will also take part in industry outreach and university service activities.
Applicants need to have completed a PhD in transportation, logistics, industrial engineering, economics, or a related discipline. Experience in the acquisition, application for and implementation of third-party funded research projects is desirable.

Kühne Logistics University is a young, highly international boutique university located in Hamburg. KLU is a first-tier business school in the German-speaking countries both for teaching and research. Hamburg is generally included among the top-10 best places to live in the world, KLU’s location within the Harbor City district combines modern architecture and historical legacy.

KLU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse, inclusive, and pluralistic intellectual community. With all current and upcoming faculty openings we look to further increase this diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities. At KLU, great importance is attached to the compatibility of family and career.

KLU will offer an internationally competitive salary, which will be commensurate with experience, a generous annual research budget and administrative support. See information about our tenure and promotion process here. The teaching load is attractive, with about three quarter-length courses as the nominal load, and may include teaching at the undergraduate, master and PhD level, as well as executive education. The language of instruction is English.


A complete application will include a CV, letter of intent, publication list, names of three references, teaching portfolio (including details on teaching experience and student feedback), and research statement (including a description of research and publication projects in progress) to [email protected]. Please note that by submitting your application, you simultaneously give your consent to the electronic processing of your personal data until the application process is completed. Applications are open now.

Reviews will start April 15, 2023. We will interview at the 2023 tri-annual World Conference on Transport Research in Montreal as well as via zoom and alternate locations. A campus visit is part of the final selection procedure. For inquiries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Maria Besiou, Dean of Research, phone: +49 40 328 707 266, eMail: [email protected].

Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is a private university founded in 2010 and based in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The independent, state-approved university focuses on the areas of logistics and management. As a boutique university, KLU offers its students and doctoral candidates a high degree of specialization and excellent study conditions. KLU Executive Education offers advanced training programs for specialists and managers within the framework of seminars and summer schools. We offer our employees exciting projects and challenging responsibilities in an innovative environment. Contribute your skills to a strong team that significantly influences and drives the development of our university.