Head of the Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen (reannouncement)

The IT University of Copenhagen is seeking a Head of Department for its Business IT Department.

The IT University has a multidisciplinary research environment with faculty, centers, groups, projects, and PhD students from many different IT research areas.  All faculty members belong to one of three Departments: Business IT Department, Computer Science Department, or Digital Design Department. Please consult en.itu.dk for more information.
 

The Business IT Department contains almost 80 staff, hereof more than 25 assistant, associate, and full professors, almost 20 PhD students, around 20 part-time lecturers, and a number of postdocs, research assistants and student workers.
 
The department consists of two larger research groups: Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (TIME) and Technologies in Practice (TiP). TIME (http://www.timegroup.info) is doing research on the digitalization and the future of organizations in networked economies. The group is focused on governance and management of technology, processes and tools for innovation, and technology use and development. TiP (itu.dk/tip) is doing research on qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices in organizations and everyday life. The group is inspired in particular by the research traditions of STS (Science and Technology Studies).
 
The new Head of Business IT must have an Information Systems (IS) background rooted in the Scandinavian tradition.
 
The Business IT Department is in charge of the BSc study program Global Business Informatics, the MSc study program Digital Innovation and Management, and the professional Master in IT Management. More than 200 students are enrolled annually in the three study programmes.
 
The Head of the Business IT Department is part of the management of the IT University and expected to contribute to fulfilling the mission of the university as well as implementing its strategy. The Head of the Business IT Department will refer to the Vice-Chancellor.
 

Tasks 
The Head of the Business IT Department will have the following tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Responsibility for achieving the department's targets concerning volume and quality of teaching, publications, and external research funding 
  • Personnel management  
  • Recruitment and retention of excellent faculty 
  • Resource management to ensure the best possible education and research,  
  • Change management in connection with the development of the department 
  • Leadership of the department’s development of educations  
  • Leadership of the department’s research, to ensure outstanding quality and secure external funding 
  • Proficiency in Danish or another Scandinavian language 

The Head of the Business IT Department must lead the development of the department, exploiting also the possibilities for interaction and collaboration with external partners. Internal cooperation with other department heads is a central part of the job. The Head of the Business IT Department will have budget responsibility for the department, in 2017 amounting to 24.5 MDKK.
 
Competencies 
The successful candidates for the position must have academic qualifications at the associate or full professor level and must have: 
  • Experience with personnel and research management 
  • A visionary approach to both research and education 
  • The ability to translate visions into well-designed processes of change involving faculty 
  • Ability to motivate and inspire faculty through engagement and effective communication 
  • Commitment to ensuring sound finances and efficient use of resources 
  • An international orientation 
  • A strong capability to collaborate 

Terms of employment 
The position will be filled primo 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a six-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of extension. The extension may be negotiated as a return to a permanent faculty position with normal teaching and research responsibilities after the fixed-termed position as Head of Department has expired. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associates (AC), including the entries related to Deans and Heads of Department. The IT University is prepared to negotiate an allowance in addition to the basic salary based on qualifications and job requirements. For applicants who do not currently hold a position as an associate or full professor (and who have not previously been evaluated for such a position), the formal evaluation procedures for such a qualification will apply.
 
General information 
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 70 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialisation of IT.
 


Further information 
For further information about the vacancy, please contact Vice-chancellor Mads Tofte (tofte@itu.dk). 
 
Application procedure 
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies ;

The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.
 

Application deadline: 1 April 2018, at 23:59 CET.


Applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents. 

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions. 



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