Post Doc in Behavioural Insights and Sustainable Consumption

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 17 May 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc in Behavioural Insights and Sustainable Consumption at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management, communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organizations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government. They share a common interest in studying organizations in global environments and the relations of organizations to the wider society.

MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

  • Responsible management, leadership and governance
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Business and development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
  • Organisational communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication)

Examples of research areas that the Postdoc might cover:

  • Behavioural Science and economic decision-making
  • Quantitative research approach: data collection, econometric analysis, and experimental methods
  • Sustainable behaviour and circular economy

More description of the research area or project (formulated by the department).
This position is part of a larger research project focused on the use of behavioral insights to reduce meat consumption and food waste in a sustainable, circular society. The post doc is expected to engage with several project related tasks, such as literature synthesis, and collaborate with Danish practice partners to design, conduct & evaluate field experiments in this area. Qualifications related to these tasks and research experience with sustainable behaviour change are advantageous.

The successful candidate ideally starts in September 2021.

The Postdoc is a non-tenured position for a 2-year period with research obligation and a potential to extend the contract by one additional year.

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.


The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential and research relevant to the job description.

Previous experience in research project management will be welcome. 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).

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 summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  • 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 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise 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)
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  • Transcript(s) and a full CV
  • 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.

    Further information

    Please contact: Associate Prof. Jan M. Bauer, email: or Prof. Lucia Reisch, email: .

    Closing date: 17 May 2021.

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