Professorships at the Department of Strategy and Innovation

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: 01 Mar 2023

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for two vacant Professorships at the Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI). We welcome applications that fall within the main research areas of the department. The main research areas of SI’s include strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching within the broad area of strategy. The department’s research is generally cross-disciplinary. Faculty members have backgrounds in management, economics, sociology and economic geography. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy, innovation, and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. 

The department puts substantial emphasis on the solid application of scientific research method. The department has a pluralistic approach to research methods that includes, for example, formal theoretical models, quantitative empirical methods such as (lab and field) experiments, econometric applications to register data or survey data, as well as qualitative research methods. 

The core research areas of the Department include topics such as knowledge transfer, absorptive capacity, open innovation, university-industry interaction, outsourcing, internationalization, international management, patenting and licensing, high-tech entrepreneurship, firm founder characteristics, strategic human resource management, top management teams, social networks, labor mobility, innovation, team formation etc. 

The number of staff at the department is approximately 90. This includes about 55 faculty members (professors, associate professors, and tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students. 

The teaching of the department is very diverse across programs and areas and largely falls within the four research areas of the department; strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. Moreover, the department is also involved in teaching the foundations of business studies i.e.: statistics, microeconomics and industrial economics. Hence, the staff of the department is involved in teaching of bachelor programs, master programs, part time study programs as well as MBA and PhD programs. Among those, the department is home to the two most sought-after master programs at CBS, namely Management of Innovation and Business Development, and Finance and Strategic Management. The department is heavily involved in the different programs in shipping management and logistics on bachelor, master and MBA level, as well as master programs within biotech business and healthcare innovation. 

The position as professor is a full time tenured research and teaching position. The main responsibilities will focus on research and development tasks. The successful candidate will be offered the position equivalent to the documented qualifications. 


  • Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
  • Academic development of the relevant 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.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a well-established research profile within one or more of the areas of the department. Special emphasis will be put on a strong record of research publications at a high international level, and experience in curriculum development and documented teaching skills. Candidates 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 fulfil 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. 

Applicants must be able to document relevant, significant, original, and current research at an international level relevant to the research activities of the department. Furthermore, applicants must document pedagogical qualifications and competences in development and innovation within the pedagogical area. 

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). For further information please contact: Head of Department Keld Laursen, tel.: +45 3815 2565, 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. 

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

The application must include:

  • Motivation letter.
  • Full CV.
  • Documentation of degrees.
  • 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 or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level. Please see guidelines for teaching portfolios.
  • 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 . 

    Application deadline: 1/3/2023

    Closing date: 1 March 2023.

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