Associate Professorship in International Political Economy

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 15 May 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Associate Professorship in International Political Economy, at the Department of Organization.

In announcing an Associate Professorship in the area of International Political Economy, the department wishes to strengthen this area of interest with: 1) Research in International Political Economy; 2) Teaching in the area of International Political Economy; and 3) Collaboration with business and society in relation to the issues and challenges related to the international political economy.

Examples of research areas that the Associate Professorship might cover:

  • Organization of governance and markets in the international political economy
  • The role of professional and expert networks in the international political economy
  • National, international, and transnational responses to grand challenges (climate change, sustainability, taxation, inequality) in the international political economy
  • Intersections between Organization Studies and International Political Economy.

In relation to teaching, the Associate Professor is expected to contribute to high-level undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, and other social science courses.

IOA is a longstanding international department with an ambitious and friendly atmosphere comprising currently 55 faculty, 35 PhD students, and 11 administrative staff. Pursuing a problem-oriented, business-in-society-approach to studying and theorizing organizations and organizing processes at all levels, our mission is to carry out high quality research and research-based teaching characterized by empirical curiosity, methodological strenght, theoretical depth, and critical thinking.

Our research is focused upon organizing processes and their outcomes and driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. We investigate and discuss topics such as change and innovation processes, work and human resources, public management and governance, project management, institutional dynamics, market creation, expertise and power. Our social-scientific approach includes scholarly traditions such as organization theory, sociology, organizational psychology, science and technology studies, and political economy. We value qualitative methods highly and typically employ case studies, ethnographic methods, or social network analysis.

The main responsibilities of the Associate Professorship are: a) research in the above mentioned areas that advance the field and lead to international peer-review publications; b) undergraduate and post-graduate courses related to International Political Economy and the organization of social and economic governance, as well as courses and supervision related to the Doctoral Program; c) external fundraising of research; d) demonstrating strong academic citizenship and leadership; and e) outreach activities and collaboration with external stakeholders and the media related to international political economic issues that promote and advance CBS´ business-in-society strategy.

Successful applicants must have a distinct and relevant academic profile; a strong record of research publications in the advertised field; and strong and extensive teaching experience in the area of international political economy. They must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of ties with industry and society.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across CBS.


  • Research at high international standard, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching. 
  • Communication of knowledge to society, including participation in public debate, sustaining and developing CBS’s role and function for business and society as a whole (with special focus on relevant stakeholders). 
  • Research will include responsibility for the academic development of the discipline. 
  • Research management, initiation and management of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing academic journals. 
  • Research, including application of funds for financing research activities and the development of the institution. 
  • Research education and further training of researchers, pedagogical consulting and supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work. 
  • Teaching and associated examination in CBS programs, including Executive Education. 
  • Engagement in development of new, research-based teaching programs. 
  • Actively promote CBS’s academic reputation. 
  • Contribute to administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks. 

The present position carries a responsibility for developing Copenhagen Business School education in the area of International Political Economy. In addition, the Associate Professor is expected to participate in the development of research in their field, including the strengthening of Copenhagen Business School’s national and international network in the area.


The successful applicant must have a strong record of original research publications at an international level as well as substantial teaching experience in the field of the International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, and/or the organization of social and economic governance.

In addition, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s ability to assume research management and other relevant management functions.

Applicants must document pedagogical competences at development and innovation in the pedagogical area.

Furthermore, applicants must have a strong dissemination profile to a broader public.

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).

For further information please contact: Head of Department Signe Vikkelsø tel.: +45 3815 2827, 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 association plus an allowance.

At the expiry of the employment as professor with special responsibilities the applicant will continue his/her career as associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School.


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

Application must include:

  • A statement of application relating to the advertised field.
  • 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 and a comprehensive sample of student evaluations.
  • 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 productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications 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:  May 15, 2021

    Closing date: 15 May 2021.

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