Assistant Professorships (tenure track) in Economics at the Department of Economics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Feb 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more vacant tenure track Assistant Professorship(s) in Economics at the Department of Economics.

The Department of Economics provides research, teaching, and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The department is especially active in business-related economic research, and hosts three research centres: Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), Centre for Innovation (CFI), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI).

The department is responsible for teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels in economics at various study programs at CBS, including the graduate program of Applied Economics and Finance and the MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance. High priority is given to research support, travel support, and access to data.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in all fields of economics. This year, we particularly encourage applications within the following areas:

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Quantitative methods

The assistant professorship is a tenure track position (up to 6 years) with research and teaching obligations.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant(s) chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The successful applicant is obliged to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as assistant professor.


  • Research at the highest level, including responsibility for publishing.
  • Contribute to the development and application of the research with the areas of the department and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position.
  • Active contribution to research activities such as seminars, workshops etc.
  • Research-based teaching and supervision (with associated examination duties).
  • Engagement in course development and pedagogical initiatives.
  • Development of own teaching competences.
  • Participate in fundraising/grant writing activities.
  • Dissemination of research to relevant audiences.
  • Take on administrative tasks and contribute to professional collegial relations

We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background. Candidates must hold a PhD or the equivalent, at the time of taking up the position.

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). 

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Head of Department Lars Peter Østerdal, tel.: +45 3815 5641, e-mail . Information about the department may be found at

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Application must include: 

  • A statement of application. 
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic papers to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 academic papers for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their academic papers in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • Copies of the academic papers marked with an *. Only papers written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.
  • Recruitment procedure 

    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

    The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at .

    Closing date: 15 February 2021.

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    The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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