Professorship in Cultural Economics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Apr 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a position of Professor of Cultural Economics at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy.
Profile of MPP  
In announcing the Professorship in Cultural Economics, the Department wishes to strengthen its research and teaching in commercial aspects related to culture and the arts, including the organization, management and economics of the arts, creativity and design. MPP has a strong international reputation in these areas of research as well as strong international research network.  The Department works in close collaboration with the cultural sector and key cultural institutions, both in research and in undergraduate, graduate and executive education.
MPP is a core part of CBS, and its largest and most diverse Department, dedicated to critical and cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on the study of the human in society. We place ourselves in the European traditions of the Kulturwissenschaften (cultural sciences) and les sciences humaines (the human sciences). Our fields of study and backgrounds are diverse. They are from within disciplines, between disciplines and across disciplines but maintain this central concern with the conditions of humans as individuals and collectives, and with the forms of social and economic organization and juridical-political regulation. While closely collaborating with many of our sister Departments, MPP is distinguished by the diversity of the perspectives and approaches we offer and our desire to mobilize the most advanced state of theoretically-informed knowledge in humanities and social sciences. We are concerned to use our backgrounds to rethink the fundamentals of business school education and to establish the basis of lifelong learning in business and social organizations. We critically ground our approach in the wider CBS strategy by taking a problematizing and self-reflexive approach to the transformations of society, of business, and of the human subject.

MPP is organised into five research groups: CBS LAW, Business History, Management and Entrepreneurship, Management Philosophy, and Public and Political Management (known locally as Law, History, Management, Philosophy and Politics), which exercise not only a relative autonomy but also benefit from collaboration and cross-fertilization.

The Department is committed to research-based education and to bring this understanding into play in society in a constructive, engaged, and value-generating manner. A key focus of MPP is to publish its research with highly ranked academic journals and book publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the Department’s multidisciplinary character. Across the Department, there is a keen interest in developing transformative forms of teaching and learning in collaboration with CBS faculty, international researchers, students and partner organizations, including The Royal Academy.  MPP’s researchers teach in a wide range of CBS programs that cover Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels as well as executive programs.

Profile of the Position  
The position is open to applicants at Professor level. It is located in the Management and Entrepreneurship group. The successful candidate will undertake research and develop education in the intersection of culture and economics, culture and management, cultural policy, creative industries and design management. In disciplinary terms, this profile links management and organization studies to disciplines and research fields, including cultural and creative industries, cultural entrepreneurship, and the economics of the arts.
In terms of teaching, applicants are expected to teach at all levels and engage in the development of teaching programs at the intersection of the arts, cultural production and design.  Teaching will be informed by the study of organization, entrepreneurship, management, cultural economics and cultural policy. Additionally, candidates should be prepared to take responsibilities for the coordination of study programmes in the areas.
Applicants must have an international research profile and a proven track record of excellent scholarship within the research areas outlined above. They should have a strong background in and around the field of cultural economics in order to contribute to MPP’s positioning within the social sciences and humanities and the Department’s corresponding activities in management education and research.
The position is expected to straddle a number of MPP’s themes and disciplines in order to further stimulate interdisciplinary projects and dialogues within and beyond MPP. Applicants are required to document a proficient experience in academic writing and publishing. Applicants must be capable of providing dynamic academic leadership in the development of research and teaching as well as in securing external research funding and partnerships.
To fulfil the research requirements of the position, the successful applicants are expected to be physically present on a regular basis, to actively participate in the research activities of the Department, to contribute to teaching and to establish and maintain broad links across CBS.
Professors are expected to take active part in academic leadership responsibilities for the Department and its contribution to CBS; for building a productive and constructive environment and for actively promoting research integrity in accordance with the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity .

  • Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.   
  • The academic development of the field.   
  • Communication of knowledge in society, including participation in public debate, sustaining and developing CBS’s role and function in societal transformation as a whole and contribution to the international reputation of MPP and CBS.  
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior colleagues with regard to research development and publications.  
  • Research management, initiation of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing for academic journals.   
  • Research education and further training of researchers, supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work.   
  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programmess, including Executive Education.   
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation.   
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects.   
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School.   
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks.   
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular.   
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.   

The successful applicants must have a strong record of original research publications at an international level as well as substantial teaching experience within the areas outlined above.
In addition, emphasis will be given to the applicants’ ability to assume teaching/study programme leadership and coordination.
Applicants must be able to document extensive experience of significant, original and current research at an international level in one or more of the fields of culture and economics, culture and management, cultural policy advise and development, creative industries and design management. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate extensive experience of programme management, and experience with the coordination of interdisciplinary and cross institutional programmes is especially welcome. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a strong international standing, citizenship and dissemination in the field.

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 educational and dissemination activities).
Further information  
For further information please contact Head of Department Mitchell Dean, e-mail: or Department Manager Henrik Hermansen, email: .
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 a negotiated allowance.
The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.  

The application must include:  

  • A statement of application, including an indication of the desired Associate or Full Professor level.  
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.  
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in 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, including experience in coordinating or directing study programmes and concentrations.  
  • Information indicating experience in application for research funding, research management and international co-operation, including experience in cooperating with cultural actors and organizations.
  • 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 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) 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 .

    Application due:  April 6, 2021.

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