Professor of Data Management in Online Distance Learning (m/f/d)

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Grow with us – start your career at IU international university of applied sciences (hereafter: “IU”)!

You are passionate about passing on knowledge, conducting research, and interacting with students? Then you will be in your element at IU? Then you are in your element at IU. As one of the fastest growing educational groups, we represent the values of a modern educational institution and are aware of the responsibility of passing on knowledge to future generations. In order to ideally prepare our students for the job market in a wide variety of fields, you will teach various topics, conduct research, and provide new perspectives in the digitalized world.

As a pioneer in digital education, IU offers private and state-recognized degree programs in IT management via online teaching.

Support our team full- or part-time starting now (online teaching via distance learning):

Professor (m/f/d) of Data Management

Your Responsibilities
  • Responsible for teaching and research in the subject area of Data Management
  • Dedicated and professional input to the further development of the distance learning and the creation of an online study program in the area of Data Management
  • Conceptualise and develop the online study program by connecting theory and practice, and by using modern teaching methods
  • Collaboration with committees and partners involved in shaping higher education

The professorship for Data Management covers topics of the full data processing pipeline, i.e. data ingestion, processing, storage, analysis and reporting. The position emphasizes on cloud infrastructures and experience in building large-scale data-intensive systems in the cloud is a requirement for this position. Applicants should have shown profound knowledge in building and managing systems for handling large amounts of structured and unstructured data in the cloud as well as in managing data-intensive projects in a lean and agile manner. Further requirements include experience in applying European standards for data protection and security to data-intensive systems and knowledge of data analysis techniques and frameworks.

Applicants should have academic education, professional experience, and academic research experience in the following fields:

  • Concepts in Data Management
  • Database Concepts & Technologies
  • Data Query Languages
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Ethic & societal considerations in Data Management
  • Popular cloud providers and offered services
  • Cloud solution architectures
  • Data Engineering
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Data Warehousing and Orchestration
  • Master Data Management Systems
  • Data Ops
  • Techniques and tools for CI/CD
  • Microservices
  • Techniques and tools for virtualization and containerization
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

 Your Characteristics:

  • You have several years of professional experience in the field of data management, preferably in SMEs or large companies, and can prove this with a detailed list of the subject areas or projects you have worked on. Ideally, you have leadership experience in industry.
  • You demonstrate your research competence through publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals as well as conference contributions. Due to the practice-oriented education in our study programs, practice-relevant publications and industry cooperations are a plus.
  • Your application should include a detailed list of the projects you have worked on and led in the field of data management, a list of your most important publications, evidence of previous teaching experience, and a research concept.
  • Evidence of applying scientific methods in application and research
  • Experience in online teaching preferred but not required
We offer
  • Diverse and responsible tasks in a rapidly expanding corporate environment
  • Profit from our internal training programs; e.g. IUBH distance learning
  • Attractive development perspectives with a large scope for designing your own ideas and personal commitment
  • Equal opportunities and diversity within the personnel
  • Performance-related salary, staff discounts, 30 days paid leave and other benefits
  • flexible working hours and location-independent working

If you meet the recruitment requirements and are interested in practical and technically sound teaching in a committed team, then apply online via our career portal.

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What we’ll do for you
Design your ideal career and pathway
Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.
Work from home, work from anywhere
We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
Flexible working times
It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
Up level your education
Enjoy free up-skilling courses, language courses & discounted degree courses. There is always something new to learn!
30 days annual vacation for everyone
We strive for greatness, but we all take time-off to recharge.
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We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
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Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools, & methods empower us to collaborate and innovate from anywhere, anytime—with agility and speed.
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We always try to make working from anywhere possible. But, it's not one or the other—you can work from the office when you want some real in-person time. We are as flexible as you want to be.
About the team
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IU International University of Applied Science (IU) Academia is a revolution. It’s beyond lecture theatres, campuses, halls, and cities. It’s the growing demand & expectation of education as a service from anywhere and the value it brings to over 70,000 students per year.

We’re the team that is driving the convergence of students, education, and
industry without limits. We are not just teachers, but the innovators of new ways to work closer with each student and test our collective ideas in industry, in real time. We are closing the gaps between teacher and students, and between students and the workforce.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

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In everything we do, our customers come first.

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Am I a permanent employee or freelancer in IU Academia?
Our Professors are permanently employed and our Lecturers, Tutors, and Authors are all Freelancers.
Is there a teacher forum for discussion & exchange?
Absolutely! At every location we have a regular faculty conference. We also encourage dialogue via our collaboration tools and all our module leaders are available for questions at any time.
What is the application process for a lecturer assignment?
Once we review your application you will receive a further questionnaire by e-mail to be completed and returned.  We will promptly send you relevant information by e-mail about teaching at IU. We will also inform you about the process regarding a trial lecture.
When do lectures take place in dual studies?
Our dual study program includes modules that take place every two weeks and modules that are taught every week on specific days. Normally, our lectures for a module take place in blocks of 4-6 UE (UE = 45 minutes). Planning of the blocks is done in consultation with our lecturers. The weekly teaching hours are: Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00.