Professorship in Finance

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 01 Mar 2023

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Professorship in finance at the Department of Finance. We welcome applications in any area of finance.

The Department carries out research and teaching in a wide range of financial topics such as corporate finance, asset pricing, risk management and insurance, empirical finance, financial institutions and markets, international finance, behavioral finance, and corporate governance.

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in a range of programs at Copenhagen Business School.

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 finance. 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.

•    Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas of finance. It is essential that the candidate show research publications in the leading journals in finance: the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics or the Review of Financial Studies.
•    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 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 Carsten Sørensen, email .

Information about the department may be found at

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:
1.    A statement of application.
2.    Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
3.    Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
4.    Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.
5.    Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
6.    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.
7.    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 .

Application deadline: March 1, 2023.

Closing date: 1 March 2023.

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CBS is a globally recognised business school with deep roots in the Nordic socio-economic model. We have a broad focus on business and societal challenges of the 21st century. As such we have a full portfolio of high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education that has equipped generations of professionals and leaders in the private sector and beyond.

Located at Frederiksberg, Denmark, the school has approx. 21.000 full and part-time students, 760 full-time faculty members, 210 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, and a full portfolio of Bachelor, Master’s, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

Our global profile carries the obligation 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 organization, and we encourage all regardless of gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious beliefs, LGBT+ status, cultural background etc. to apply.
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