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Post.doc. position in Business and Government with a focus on China

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a two-year post doc position in Business and Government, with a specific focus on China.

The Post doc is a two-year position with a 50% teaching load. The Post doc will be affiliated with the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB).
The core research areas of the department unite the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of societal challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies. We are creating a vibrant international hub for research and research-based teaching exploring international business, economics and politics, as well as the intersection between them. EGB’s research combines disciplines and is of direct relevance to business, policy-makers and scholars. We deliver research-based teaching into undergraduate and graduate teaching in programs such as International Business, International Business and Politics, and International Business in Asia. To learn more about the research and education of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here

These are non-exhaustive examples of research and teaching areas that the post doc may cover:

  • Business-government relations
  • Political economy of economic transitions
  • State capitalism
  • Digital transformation and innovation policies

The post doc will have teaching related to the BSc in International Business in Asia (IBA). IBA teaches students to manage the fundamentally different challenges businesses face when they work with Asian markets or companies. This programme combines business expertise with Asian political, economic and cultural insight and Chinese or Japanese language skills. Read more about the programme here

  • The applicant must have completed a PhD in the social sciences before the beginning of the fellowship
  • The applicant must have a deep knowledge of Chinese political and economic conditions
  • The applicant must have excellent research and teaching skills
  • The applicant must have excellent professional proficiency in English (written and spoken)
  • Proficiency in Chinese (written and spoken) is an advantage, but not a requirement

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the post doc is expected to be physically present at the department on a regular basis (if the corona situation allows this). Teaching responsibilities may comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching and will be determined on the basis of the candidate’s profile.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Applications must include:
  1. A cover letter outlining the candidate’s main strengths and abilities.
  2. Transcript(s) and a full CV
  3. 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 assessment. A maximum of 5 publications for assessment are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  4. 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)
  5. A brief research statement explaining research plans for the 2 year post doc period, and possibly beyond.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a minimum of 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 their application.

Closing date: April 15, 2021

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

For further information please contact: Head of Department Jens Gammelgaard, tel.: +45 3815 2512, e-mail

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at


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