Teaching Opportunities2018-07-31T17:07:52+00:00

Frankfurt School is frequently looking for freelance adjunct lecturers to support our core faculty by teaching full or partial courses in our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Most of our adjunct lecturers are practitioners, but we also work with researchers and professors from other academic institutions.

Please note that these openings are freelance positions, not temporary or permanent employment. That being said, our aim is to establish long-term relationships with our lecturers and many of them stay with us for years.

We are looking for adjunct lecturers to teach two types of courses. Courses from the Basic Study Phase are introductory or on an intermediary level. The curriculum is fixed, as we offer most courses multiple times in parallel. You will receive general guidelines as to what to teach and in most cases also support material such as a textbook, slides, etc.

Electives from the Advanced Study Phase in the final year of the program are advanced in nature. Here, there is often more flexibility when it comes to topics and structure of the course. In some cases, we may also require you to develop the content of the course yourself. While this allows for a lot of academic freedom, it is only suitable for people with considerable teaching experience in higher education.

We teach a course to small groups of usually 40 to 60 students. Teaching language is English unless stated otherwise.

You are either qualified through your research or your professional experience. As a researcher, you will have a doctorate and regularly publish in your field of expertise, preferably in peer-reviewed journals. As a professional, you have a Master’s degree followed by several years of ongoing and current senior-level work experience.

Prior teaching experience in higher education is desirable and in some cases—where you will be responsible for the course content yourself—indispensable. We expect you to have an excellent command of the teaching language of your course (either English or German).

All courses take place on our Campus in Frankfurt. We structure the classes in the BSc in blocks of four academic hours (of 45 minutes each) from Monday to Saturday. The time slots are as follows:

  • 09:00 to 12:15
  • 13:15 to 16:30
  • 16:45 to 20:00

A full course consists of eleven of those sessions within a seven-week long quarter. Click here for more information about the time structure. We will try to accommodate your time preferences, but the more flexible you can be the easier it will be to assign you a course.

As a freelance lecturer, you will receive an honorarium, and we will also cover travel expenses, if necessary.

Honoraria are tax-free up to 2,400 € per year (so-called “Übungsleiterpauschale” § 3 (26) EStG).

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The module belongs to the core curriculum of the Bachelor in Business Administration. This course is about how companies can design their operations to better match supply with demand and thereby gain a significant competitive advantage over its rivals. A better match of supply and demand can be achieved by using an adequate set of operations management tools, more specifically, by implementing rigorous quantitative models and well-understood qualitative operational strategies.

This course introduces a broad range of operations management tools and aims at teaching the participants how and when to apply them in practical settings.

Contents:

  1. Process View
  2. Sailboat Game
  3. Evaluating Process Capacity
  4. Estimating and Reducing Labor Cost
  5. Batching and Other Flow Interruptions
  6. Variability – Waiting Time Problems
  7. Variability – Throughput Losses
  8. Quality Management
  9. Lean Operations and the Toyota Production System
  10. Betting on Uncertain Demand: The Newsvendor Model
  11. Assemble-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Quick Response
  12. Service Levels and Lead Times in Supply Chains: The Order-up-to Model

We teach this course to groups of usually up to 60 students. Teaching language is English. The course is based on the following textbook: Cachon/Terwiesch: Matching Supply with Demand – An Introduction to Operations Management, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2013. We will provide standardized material (slides, practice problems, serious games).

Time frame: November/December 2018

The module is an elective and belongs to the “Finance and Banking” area of the Advanced Study Phase in the Bachelor in Business Administration.

We teach this course to small groups of usually 40 to 60 students. Teaching language is English. You will be expected to determine the topics of the course and the assignments in line with programme policy. You may use a textbook, if appropriate.

This position requires prior teaching experience in higher education and ideally experience with setting up and structuring a course. We expect you to have an excellent command of English.

Time frame: November/December 2018

The module belongs to the core curriculum of the Bachelor in Business Administration. Its primary objective is to provide students with methods that are necessary to address quantitative questions in economics. Student-taught tutorials accompany the lectures to deepen attained knowledge through practical exercises.

Contents:

  1. Linear Algebra
    (Matrices, Linear Systems of Equations, Determinants, Linear Programming)
  2. Sequences and Series
    (Sequences of Real Numbers, Convergence, Euler’s Number, Series, Mathematical Induction)
  3. Functions and Differential Calculus of One Variable
    (Basic Functions, Continuity, Inverse Functions, Differential Calculus, Rules of L’Hospital, Taylor Expansion)
  4. Functions and Differential Calculus of Several Variables
    (Quadratic Forms, Partial Derivatives, Gradient, Hesse Matrix, Local Min/Max, Lagrange Formalism)
  5. Integral Calculus
    (Indefinite Integral, Definite Integral, Selected Differential Equations)

Depending on the course teaching language is either English or German. The course is based on different textbooks, notably Pemberton/Rau: Mathematics for Economists – An Introductory Textbook, 4th edition, Manchester University Press, 2016. Also, we will provide sound standardized material (slides, exercises, sample solutions).

Time frame: September to December 2018

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