Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is 1 May 2020.

Department of Strategy and Innovation is a strategy-oriented department at CBS. The number of staff in the department is approximately 80. This includes about 45 faculty members (professors, associate professors, 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 department’s ambition is to create an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring qualitative interview studies, surveys, register data, or experiments.

The teaching of the department is very diverse across programs and areas and largely falls within the four research areas of the department, i.e. 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 assistant professorship is a non-tenured position of 4-6 years leading to a tenured position as Associate Professor, if the requirements are met. The decision regarding tenure is taken between the fourth and the sixth year. The tenure requirements are 1 A+ publication and 3 A- or 2 A+ publications, satisfactory teaching evaluations, and satisfactory participation in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods. Furthermore, the applicant chosen is expected to show good academic citizenship, meaning is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the activities of the department, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.

Responsibilities might include:

  • Teaching and examination in various study programs
  • Development of existing and or new study programs
  • Individual and group based research activities of high international standard
  • Promotion of CBS’s academic reputation
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular
  • Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching
  • Attracting external funding opportunities


Applicants must hold a PhD degree or have equivalent qualifications on the time of appointment. 

Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production. 

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, Professor Keld Laursen, e-mail kl.si@cbs.dk . Information about the department is available at www.cbs.dk/si .   

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. 


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

Application must include: 

  • Cover letter
  • 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 and/or Google Scholar  
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level
  • 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 his or her application.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk .

    Closing date: 31 January 2020.

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    With some 20.422 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.

    The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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