Dean of Research

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Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Hamburg, Germany

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For an initial conversation please contact:

Erik Hafner

Research Associate

t: +31 202 404 379


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 01/10/2023

About KLU

KLU, the Kühne Logistics University, is the world's top university educating leaders and change-makers with strong operations mindsets. Powered by the Kühne Foundation, KLU promotes logistics and supply chain management through first-class research and teaching. With a skillset built upon KLU's three focus areas of digital transformation, entrepreneurship and value creation, and sustainability, KLU offers various programs and courses that prepare students to take on international leadership roles. These programs, led by outstanding faculty members who combine management and leadership competencies with data science and information technology, equip graduates to change the world responsibly and sustainably.

About the Role

The incoming Dean of Research has a highly regarded academic reputation and a strong publication record, particularly in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, and operations management. As a key member of the University Executive Board, the Dean of Research will need to be a compelling thought leader capable of serving as the link between KLU´s academic, strategic, and management units.

A central aspect of the role is to keep research at KLU at the highest level, with outputs and outcomes relevant to industry and public policy. In addition, it is essential for the future Dean of Research to have a strong interest in advancing the dissemination of KLU’s research beyond academia to the general public, as well as to be a driving force in attracting third-party funding. The location for this position is Hamburg, Germany.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Erik Hafner at Perrett Laver via email at

The closing date for applications is midnight (CET) on Sunday 1st October.