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GENOPSLAG Professorships (WSR/fixed term) in Consumption, Culture and Commerce

With a view to obtaining more qualified applicants for the position as Associate Professor, the position is now reannounced.

The research unit Consumption, Culture and Commerce (CCC) at the Department of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more vacant position/s as Professor with Specific Responsibilities (WSR) in Consumption, Culture and Commerce. The positions are located in Odense, but teaching may be required at the Slagelse campus. The positions are vacant from September 2018 or soon after. The positions are for five years with a possibility of extension for three years.

Job description

Research at the CCC unit focuses on three over-arching themes: studies of consumption symbolism and practice and market management in consumer culture; the intersection of globalization processes and local and global consumer cultures; and developing theory and critique of marketing thought from a broadly socio-cultural perspective.

Successful candidates will have an international profile and a strong record of research and publications in relevant international marketing and consumer research oriented outlets such as Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Journal of Consumer Culture. Since the research of the unit is oriented toward the type of marketing research labeled Consumer Culture Theory (CCT), candidates working in this or a similar perspective are preferred. If the candidates have not published in these journals, they must demonstrate a willingness to aim for them and strive to develop their research such that publication in these journals are planned for and can be realized. 

We expect successful candidates to take an active role in the implementation of our research strategy, development of the research unit as well as contributing positively to the department as a whole. Also, we expect active and constructive participation in the university's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidates chosen are expected to be physically present at the department on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across the faculty. As senior scholars, candidates are furthermore expected to contribute actively to the social and academic life at the department.

The unit pilots a number of successful educational programmes and hosts two M.Sc. profiles in Marketing as well as a B.Sc. in Market and Management Anthropology. The candidates must be able to demonstrate extensive teaching experience at all university levels and be able to deliver high quality teaching within topics such as consumer behavior, globalization processes, marketing theory. The successful candidates will be engaged in teaching in the B.Sc. Marketing and Management Anthropology programme and/or in our Business Administration programmes at the bachelor and master level. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses based on Consumer Culture Theory as well as classic consumer behavior and brand management courses in addition to engaging in supervision of bachelor and master theses. Also, the CCC unit has an active doctoral education strategy and the candidates are expected to participate in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty.

Beyond the research publication record and the teaching experiences, the candidates will have a record of academic and scholarly leadership. The candidates must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research, research strategy, and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with the international research community.

Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach in English. If the successful candidates are not fluent in Danish, they will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

Successful candidates should have a Ph. D. degree in marketing, business or other social science disciplines, alternatively a cross-disciplinary PhD with a significant social science contribution.

The Department of Marketing & Management
Research within the Department is anchored in an understanding of the cooperation between markets, organizations and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary models of organization to new exotic forms of consumption. It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these areas and to seek synergy between research, teaching and knowledge dissemination. Research at the Department is organized in five research units. See the CCC website and Department website for more details.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Research Unit Professor wsr Dannie Kjeldgaard phone +45 65503228 or

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV

  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)

  • Teaching portfolio detailing the candidate's prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication (please see below)

  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position

  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication.

    • If the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.   

  • Documented experience with research leadership

  • Documented experience with obtaining external Funding and project management

  • Research and publication plan for the next 3 years including experiences with different methodologies and how these are used for future projects.

  • References

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applicants applying for a professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants.

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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