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Associate Professor in Management All Fields Department of Management

Country: Denmark
City: Aarhus
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The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for an associate professor position in the field of Management. The associate professorship is a full-time and permanent position starting on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

Job description
The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department‘s research and teaching environment and to the overall research strategy of the School.

You are expected to teach and supervise students at Bachelor‘s, Master‘s and PhD level and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard contributing to the development of our academic field.

The department especially welcomes applicants who can teach in the following areas:

  • (Management) Information Systems
  • Organisation (Behaviour, Design and HRM)
  • Management Accounting
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Communication
  • Strategy
  • Project Management

Applicants must possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor, but equivalent academic qualifications may also be accepted.

Permanent employment as associate professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course as well as the Blended Learning – Go Online course provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses prior to employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five-year period.

Research qualifications
The department is ambitious in terms of research publications.

1. Applicants are expected to have a well-documented international research profile with emphasis on innovative contributions in high standard, peer-reviewed publications:

  • The applicant must have produced and published research in addition to the PhD thesis, and must demonstrate progression in the form of research publications that go beyond the PhD thesis, either thematically, theoretically, methodologically and/or empirically.
  • Publications should be published in international journals. Publication in high standard journals such as the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank carries great weight.
  • A qualified applicant has at least three to five articles published or accepted for publication in high standard, international, peer-reviewed journals. A significant part must have been produced after finishing the PhD degree.
  • Emphasis will be put on current and recent productivity and take into account the number of years at present academic level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to carry out independent research. An applicant is expected to have published sole-authored work and must document – through co-authorship declarations – substantial contributions to any co-authored publications.
  • In terms of evaluating the qualitative aspects of an applicant‘s research competences, focus is on the publications submitted for assessment

2. Didactical/pedagogical competences and experiences Teaching and advising students at different levels is a main activity of an associate professor at the Department of Management. The Department is ambitious in terms of our teaching programme at BA, MA and PhD level.

  • All applicants submit a teaching portfolio, where didactical/pedagogical competencies are carefully documented.
  • A qualified applicant must have experience from teaching several courses at different levels and on different topics. 6-8 courses are normally a minimum requirement.

3. Qualifications relating to research cooperation and management, and knowledge sharing with the public Applicants must have some experience in performing research cooperation, research management and knowledge sharing, possible editorial experience from professional journals or edited volumes, and possible experience with planning and running professional conferences, workshops etc. Applicants must have good communication skills and must have the ability to work as part of a team.

4. External funding
Applicants are also encouraged to provide information about their ability to attract external research funding.

Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top-100 university, Aarhus BSS, and specifically the Department of Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The department‘s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit: http://mgmt.au.dk/.

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Tel.: +45 3160 8100, Email: [email protected].

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Frederik Aagaard SørensenTel.: +45 871 53445, Email: [email protected]

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark.

Place of work Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 10
DK-8210 Aarhus V

Terms of employment 
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time Education (diploma for master‘s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree) List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications) Publications. Up to five publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant‘s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in five copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process 
Shortlisting is applied. This means that an appointment committee (assisted by the chair of the assessment committee) advises the head of department on which applicants are the best overall match for the departments and the facultys recruitment needs and which possess the qualifications, competencies, experience and potential described above and in the facultys criteria for evaluating candidates to permanent positions here. Through the shortlisting process, the head of department selects the applicants who are to receive a thorough assessment of their professional qualifications. The assessment committee will then assess these applicants. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been shortlisted and sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee.
Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline14 June,2018
Company NameAarhus University



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