Teaching associate professor

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jun 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Teaching Associate Professorship at the Department of Organization.

In announcing a teaching associate professorship, the department wishes to strengthen the department’s: 1) teaching skills in one or more of our academic areas; 2) pedagogical/didactical development of our teaching methods; 3) collaborations with business/external stakeholders around teaching.

IOA is a longstanding international department with an ambitious and friendly atmosphere comprising currently 55 faculty, 35 PhD students, and 11 administrative staff. Pursuing a problem-oriented, business-in-society-approach to studying and theorizing organizations and organizing processes at all levels, our mission is to carry out high quality research and research-based teaching characterized by empirical curiosity, methodological strength, theoretical depth, and critical thinking. Our social-scientific approach includes scholarly traditions such as organization theory, sociology, organizational psychology, science and technology studies, and political economy. We value qualitative methods highly and typically employ case studies, ethnographic methods, or social network analysis.

Our research and teaching focuses upon organizing processes and their outcomes and are driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. We teach within areas such as organization theory, organization analysis, human resource management, project management, change management, leadership, international political economy, and qualitative methods.

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as teaching in post-experience and doctoral education.

The Teaching Associate Professorship is a permanent position with teaching obligations

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen must be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching activities of the Department as well as in shared personnel meetings on the department’s development and strategy.


  • Teaching, examination, and supervision in one or more of the department’s teaching areas
  • Course administration and development
  • Promoting and developing the teaching capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and the department, including blended learning approaches
  • Promoting CBS’ reputation


  • Advanced degree in a relevant academic field (at least a master degree and preferably a PhD degree).
  • Substantial teaching experience from universities or business schools in one or more of the department’s teaching areas.
  • Documented and strong teaching qualifications.
  • Proficiency in English (fluently spoken and written) and preferably also in Danish, but not a requirement.
  • Publication of teaching material (teaching cases, contributions to textbooks etc.) is an advantage.

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 organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Vice Head of Department, Associate Professor Lise Justesen, e-mail: lj.ioa@cbs.dk . Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.

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 motivated statement including teaching plans and ambitions.
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications, including teaching evaluations, and other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level
  • A teaching portfolio, see guidelines https://www.cbs.dk/files/cbs.dk/retningslinjer_for_undervisningsportfoli...
  • A list of publications and documentation of relevant research
  • Further information on CBS and the institution is available at www.cbs.dk . 

    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 www.cbs.dk

    Application deadline: June 1, 2021

    With some 21.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

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