Head of the Real Estate Management Competency Group (professorship)

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the major multi-disciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, with over 12,000 students and more than 3,000 employees.

The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is situated in Wädenswil in a spectacular location overlooking Lake Zurich.

At the Institute of Facility Management (IFM), approximately 250 students are enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree programme, with specialisations in real estate management, hospitality management and general facility management. The Institute, which has more than 50 employees, aspires to a leading position in Europe in future-oriented, comprehensive facility management in education, research and development. Particular focus areas are sustainability in real estate management, digital facility management, workplace management and facility management in health care.

We are looking for a

Head of the Real Estate Management Competency Group (professorship)

with the following main functions and duties:

• Member of Institute management

• Head of research and development, with eleven employees, in the Real Estate Management Competency Group

• Development of acquisition of research and development projects in the fields of application of sustainability in real estate management and digital facility management

• Coordination of applied research and development in the Real Estate Management Competency Group and collaboration with the Business Administration and Human Resources Competency Group and the Hospitality Management Competency Group

• Planning of personnel resources in coordination with the heads of academic programmes (BSc, MSc) and continuing education (MAS, CAS), and involvement in developing the international doctoral programme

• Development and implementation of teaching in Real Estate Management in the English-language Master of Science in Facility Management. Willingness to supervise international doctoral candidates.

For this very demanding and multi-faceted leadership position, you have a university degree, preferably a doctorate, in an area relevant to facility management, and in particular to real estate management. You have experience in teaching and research at well-known universities, as well as international experience. You have some years of management experience, and proven success in the acquisition and leading of research projects, as well as in teaching. You see innovation in teaching as important and you have an enthusiastic approach. Your pronounced communication and integration abilities and your convincing leadership qualities will enable you to create favourable conditions for collaboration and further development of the interdisciplinary Real Estate Management Competency Group in the Institute of Facility Management. Perseverance, cooperativeness and conflictmanagement competence complete your profile, along with linguistic competence in German (mother tongue) and English.

A committed, motivated team and an exciting and innovative working environment await you at our Institute. A practice-oriented approach, creativity, passion and the ability to reflect are important to us. We are looking for a person who can develop and implement tasks and plans successfully and who shares our values. We offer good terms of employment, excellent social benefits, very modern workspace and childcare options.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antje Junghans, Head of the IFM Institute of Facility Management, by e-mail: antje.junghans@zhaw.ch.

Please send all application documents only via the online tool to Verena Suter, Head of HR at Wädenswil.

Further information is available at www.zhaw.ch.