Full professorship(s) in economics

The Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for professorship positions in economics.

A professorship is a full-time permanent position. The starting date is 1 August 2021 or as agreed upon.

A professor’s time is divided evenly between research and teaching activities, and the successful candidate will become part of the AIROD research section.

Job description
BTECH is dedicated to excellence in business economics as well as technology-driven business development and offers study programmes in these fields.

We are looking for eminent candidates who can strengthen our research profile. A significant part of our work involves business partners, and we often perform applied research. Hence, it is paramount that the candidate conducts research on topics that are relevant to modern companies. Candidates with research activities involving industry will be preferred.

The successful applicant is expected to teach and supervise students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level. Our study programmes in economics and business administration include an MSc in International Business Development and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration as well as industry-oriented training. Courses relevant for the position are taught in both Danish and English: Macroeconomics, Industrial Organisation, and Finance.

Your qualifications
Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent. Furthermore, applicants should hold the following qualifications:

  • A significant record of strong research, as evidenced by publications in highly reputed international journals (according to the Danish BFI list).
  • A clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future high-level research.
  • A track record of excellence in teaching, course management and supervision of topics relevant for our study programmes.
  • A commitment to teaching that provides the students with relevant competences as well as the ability to reflect critically on the topic.
  • A commitment to be involved with businesses and the broader society and to prioritise dialogue with practitioners.
  • A track record of good citizenship in the wider academic community combined with a commitment to contribute to a vibrant work environment at our department.
  • A track record and willingness to attract external research funding.
  • A track record of demonstrated scientific leadership reflected in an ability to manage research projects, editorial board service, supervision of PhD students, industry collaboration, international collaboration, etc.

Non-Danish speakers are required to acquire a reasonable knowledge of the Danish language within three years. The department will grant time off to attend Danish courses during the first two years of employment.

Applicants are encouraged to describe how their research is related to businesses and society. The description could include concrete collaborations, impact, dissemination activities, etc.

Who we are
BTECH is part of Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University – a top 100 university. Aarhus BSS has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

BTECH is located in the business-oriented and entrepreneurial city of Herning. The department excels in business and engineering disciplines and emphasises the importance of company collaborations. We have around 1,800 students and close to 100 faculty and staff. Each year, approximately 500 students are involved in company projects in more than 250 companies ranging from SMEs to leading multinationals. Our incubator Business Factory launches 15 new companies each year.

We influence society through business development and technology. For this reason, many research projects are conducted in close collaboration with industry on the basis of new data and new technologies. These projects are generously supported by ERC, H2020, the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Danish Industry Foundation, among others.

More information about BTECH is available here.

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Anders Frederiksen, tel.: +45 6162 0207, email: afr@btech.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Regitze Arnbjerg, Tel.: +45 9352 1414, Email: rma@au.dk

Place of work
Place of work is Birk Centerpark 15, 7500 Herning

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
  • Application
  • 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 10 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. Please use this template
  • 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
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. 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.

Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Deadline: 20 January 2021

 


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