Professorship in Economics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Apr 2024

20 Mar 2024
Job Information

Copenhagen Business School
Research Field

Economics » Environmental economics
Economics » Labour economics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

16 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Professorship in Economics at the Department of Economics. 
Core research areas of the Department of Economics are 

  • The Future of Work: Employment and the Functioning of Labor Markets
  • Energy, Environment, and Resources
  • Firm Behavior, Innovation and the Functioning of Markets
  • Globalization, Migration and Urbanization
  • Growth, Unemployment, and Inflation
  • Welfare: Education, Health Care and Pensions
  • Behavior, Incentives and Economic Design
  • Quantative/Empirical Methods and Data Science
  • At the Department of Economics (CBS ECON) we continuously aim to be one of the leading economics departments at a European Business School. We recognize and embrace the business context in which we operate and we aspire to be internationally recognized for our creative and rigorous contributions to important academic and public debates.

    Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods. 

    Examples of research areas that the professor might cover:

    • Applied Trade
    • Offshoring
    • Innovation
    • Labor and firm productivity

    The position is a full Professorship with research and teaching obligations. 
    Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in International Trade. They must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry. 
    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.


    • Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching. 
    • The academic development of discipline. 
    • 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 programs, 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 present position carries a special responsibility for developing Copenhagen Business School education in International Trade and other areas of applied microeconomics. In addition, the Professor is expected to participate in the development of International Trade research, including the strengthening of Copenhagen Business School’s international network in the area.
    Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas covered by the department.
    Importance is put on the candidate’s ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions. 
    The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field. 
    CBS emphasizes the candidate’s ability to establish productive contacts with the business community. 
    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 Alexander Sebald, tel.: +45 38152699, e-mail [email protected] . Information about the department may be found at Department of Economics | CBS - Copenhagen Business School .
    The appointment will be made on contractual terms corresponding to a salary grade 37 plus a personal allowance. 
    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, Scopus and/or Google Scholar. 
  • A teaching portfolio documenting teaching qualifications and pedagogical development. The portfolio must include an overview of the applicants past teaching achievements and practice and its impact on the students, reflections on pedagogical competencies and core strengths, the educational competencies the applicant would like to develop, and the teaching opportu-nities they would like to pursue in the nearest future. Internal applicants must use the CBS Teaching Portfolio format. Please make a pdf of each of the spreadsheets from part B of the portfolio. 
  • 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 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. 
  • 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. 
    Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.
    One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.
    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at CBS - Copenhagen Business School .

    Application due: 4/16/2024




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    Research Field
    Economics » Environmental economics
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Economics » Labour economics
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

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