Tenure Track Assistant Professorships in Strategy and Innovation

Updated: 15 days ago
Deadline: 11 Sep 2022

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of Tenure Track Assistant Professorships at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is 1 September 2023.

Research within the Department of Strategy and Innovation is focused on 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.

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 50 faculty members (professors, associate professors, and tenure track assistant professors), 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.

The assistant professorship is a non-tenured position of 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 2 A+ publications (or 1A+ and 3 A- publications), satisfactory teaching evaluations, and satisfactory participation in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods. Furthermore, the chosen applicant is expected to show good academic citizenship, meaning that the person 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).

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. To find out more about working at CBS go to the website https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs .

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

  • A 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: 11 September 2022.

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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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