ERA Chair of Industry 4.0 ERA Chair of Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics


October 1, 2019


The Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) School of Economics and Business is opening a full professor position to lead the IN4ACT Era Chair in research on the economic and managerial impact of future manufacturing (industry 4.0).

KTU School of Economics and Business is a grant holder of prestigious European Research Area Grant – ERA Chairs – “Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics” (IN4ACT). KTU invites candidates for the ERA Chair holder – an outstanding researcher willing to develop Research Group and contribute for implementation of organisational changes in the institution. The overall objective of the project is to bring structural changes to the KTU School of Economics and Business by improving research excellence, socio-economic impact, international reputation and attractiveness to talented international researchers.

Job description

You will hold a professor position at the KTU School of Economics and Business and lead the ERA Chair project IN4ACT. Your mission will be twofold:

  1. You will have to develop and implement a research agenda on the economic and managerial impact of future manufacturing (Industry 4.0).
  2. You will have to achieve the objectives of the IN4ACT project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme related with the establishment and management of the ERA Chair. The project will provide you with funding to achieve these objectives, including the recruitment of a team of five researchers that will report to you. A project team at KTU will also support you.

Desired skills and experience

  • Doctoral degree in economics, business, management or other related domains
  • Recognized expertise and at least 10 years of experience in research related to the impact of industry 4.0 on economics and management;
  • High proficiency in research planning and management;
  • A proven track of raising private or public research funding;
  • Advanced teaching coordination experience at post-graduate and doctoral levels;
  • Proficiency in English.

Our offer

  • Lithuanian labour law employment contract;
  • Professor title;
  • Full-time employment (167.5 hours a month);
  • Permanent contract with 6-month initial probation period and a 2-month notice period for resignation or redundancy;
  • Gross salary: 38.75 EUR per hour (6,490.63 per month; 77,887.56 per year1.);
  • Annual vacations (excluding national bank holidays): 20 days.

Application and employment

  • Deadline for applications: March 29, 2019
  • Start of the position: October 1, 2019
  • Duration of the contract: 4 years

Recruitment process

This position is open to any person with the desired skills and experience listed above. No discrimination on the basis of gender, age, ethnic, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, social, economic condition or any other criteria other than skills and experience will be made.

All applicants must apply through the online application form where they must provide their:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • a cover letter,
  • a short research plan proposal (about 1.000 words) for the ERA Chair;

No application outside the online application form will be accepted. For more information about the process of recruitment, see the Recruitment process section).


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