Associate Professorship in Climate and Contract Law

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 03 Mar 2024

CBS LAW, Department of Business Humanities and Law, at the Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a full-time faculty position at associate professor (lektor) level in:

The starting date is expected to be 1 July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

General description:

CBS LAW is internationally recognised for the excellence in law scholarship and for an interdisciplinary, proactive, and dynamic research perspective within law in Northern Europe. CBS LAW concentrates on providing unique research relevant for the Danish business community, public sector, and society in general and engages in research firmly grounded in business and societal problems. Our perspective is global, EU, and Nordic and is based not only on traditional law disciplines but also on a unique interface between law, management, entrepreneurship, economics, and policymaking.

CBS LAW is a source of expertise in a number of International, EU and Nordic-specific legal areas and provides, in that sense, the research that business communities need and demand. At the same time, we are strongly represented in European and global scholarship. Our core competences are contract law, company law, IT regulation, public procurement, competition law, tax law, climate law, EU law, international law, and law & economics.

CBS LAW publishes widely both in the international, European, and national core journals and monographs. While we aim to be represented in major international and European law publications.

CBS LAW is a constituent unit of the Department of Business Humanities and Law. As such, a part of our activities concentrates on multidisciplinary research and creating interfaces between law, politics, management, and philosophy.

CBS LAW is involved in teaching BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law (HA-jur), MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law (cand.merc.jur), MSc in Business and Economics and Auditing (cand. merc. aud), Master in tax and more than 10 other study programmes at CBS. A majority of the courses are taught in Danish.

CBS LAW runs a PhD program within the CBS PhD School.


  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs (in Danish)
  • Individual and group-based research meeting high international standards
  • Contributing to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation
  • Involvement in research projects and external funding opportunities
  • Promoting teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities and to CBS-wide tasks
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS stakeholders in particular
  • Publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching
  • Active participation in the teaching and research activities, including research seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in an appropriate field
    • Documented ability to teach and write in Danish at a high academic level and professional proficiency in English (written and spoken)
    • Documented teaching qualifications
    • Documented research production. Candidates should share a keen interest in working with colleagues in both research and teaching, and to promote a vibrant research culture
    • Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities)


    Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Applications must include:

  • A letter of motivation
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV
  • A complete list of publications with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed.
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications and teaching experience, preferably including evaluations. Please see guidelines for teaching portfolios
  • Information indicating possible experience in research management, industry cooperation, and international research cooperation
  • Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration
  • Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material by the application deadline

    Recruitment Procedure:

    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.

    Among the qualified candidates, selected applicants may be invited for interview.

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

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

    Application deadline: March 3, 2024

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

    For further information, please visit the CBS LAW website at , and/or contact Henrik Andersen, Director of CBS LAW, [email protected].

    Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at .

    Closing date: 3 March 2024.

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    CBS is a globally recognised business school with deep roots in the Nordic socio-economic model. Our faculty has a broad focus on societal challenges, and we have earned a reputation for high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education. 

    We are located at Frederiksberg and have approximately 20,000 full and part-time students, 800 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD students and 700 administrative staff, and a full portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA/EMBA, PhD and executive programmes taught in English and Danish. 

    Our global profile carries the obligation to address critical challenges in our research and to develop the transformational capabilities of students, graduates and business leaders via our educational activities and opportunities for lifelong learning. Complex challenges call for joint action, and therefore our strategy focuses on strengthening current and starting new partnerships with other sciences, the business community, authorities and civil society.

    CBS is working continuously on becoming a diverse and inclusive organisation, and we encourage all regardless of gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious beliefs, LGBT+ status, cultural background etc. to apply.
    Reach out to us if you need assistance in the application or recruitment process, if there is something we should know, or if as a person with disability you wish to make use of your preferential access.

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