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Professorships in Business Economics

The Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for positions as full professor in the field of business economics. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position starting on 1 August 2021 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

The department covers the classical fields in economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, including behavioral economics, financial economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, amongst other fields. The department also covers fields in business economics in broad terms including management science, financial accounting, auditing, finance, business analytics. Some fields tend to overlap across economics and business economics.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the research, teaching and general academic environment of the department and to promote the overall strategy of the department and Aarhus BSS. You are expected to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level and to carry out research of the highest international standards, which contributes to developing the academic field of business economics.

Also, the successful candidate is expected to attract external research funding, to develop corporate business relations, and to contribute to knowledge exchange and dissemination of research results. The department is international and has more than 30 nationalities represented as department members. Non-Danish applicants are expected to learn Danish within the first few years of employment and the department supports language training and offers teaching relief to learn Danish.

To qualify for a Full Professorship, the applicant must conduct original research within the field of business economics in broad terms and must be able to demonstrate to have made significant contributions to developments in the field. The applicant’s publication record should contain publications in highly ranked scientific journals. The applicant must have demonstrated research leadership and administrative skills e.g. in attracting external funding and supervision of young researchers. Equally important, the applicant must be able to demonstrate quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and it will be desirable that the candidate has experience with management or development of study programs.

Employment as 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 candidates have not completed equivalent courses prior to employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five-year period.

The required qualifications in research and teaching are elaborated below:

1 Research qualifications
Applicants are expected to have a well-documented international research profile with emphasis on publications in leading peer-reviewed journals of the relevant field. The applicant should have teaching and research experience for a number of years in a tenured position as associate professor (or similar). The applicant must have produced a significant body of publications in terms of quantity and quality referring to leading journal lists covering the relevant field. As a guideline, the successful candidate has at least one publication per research year (accounting for leave periods). Top general interest and top field journals carry greater weight and generally quality is preferred to and compensates for quantity. Candidates should show research momentum; working papers, and papers submitted to journals and papers documented to be in a revise-resubmit stage are considered as well and a research proposal should describe research plans for the coming years. Qualifications are considered in relation to the number of years as a researcher (accounting for possible leave periods). Documentation via co-author declarations should be presented that shows the capacity to carry out independent research.

The applicant should document experience with research leadership and supervision of PhD students, and the ability to and potential for attraction of external research funding should be documented and described.

2 Didactical/pedagogical/teaching competencies and experiences
The applicant should have substantial teaching experience at several levels and the quality of teaching should be documented by positive teaching evaluations, teaching awards etc. A teaching portfolio should be submitted with the application where didactical/pedagogical competencies, experiences, and visions are carefully described. Any experience with course- and education development should be described.

Who we are
The Department of Economics and Business Economics is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings 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 Economics and Business Economics, has achieved the triple-crown AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Economics and Business Economics, we cover a broad range of academic areas. We aim to conduct research in a broad range of areas within economics and business economics and offer degree programmes at the highest level. The department employs approximately 160 academic staff members and 70 PhD students, and our academic staff is highly international and culturally diverse. We focus specifically on the recruitment of excellent and international researchers, and our research and degree programmes also have a strong international focus. The Department hosts a number of research centers and external research funding of activities has top priority.

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department, Professor Niels Haldrup, tel.: 51504526, e-mail:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Ulla P. Bjørn, e-mail:

Place of work
Aarhus University, Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V.

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: Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here:

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
Shortlisting is applied. This means that an appointment committee (assisted by the chair of the expert assessment committee) advises the head of department on which applicants are the best overall match for the department and the recruitment needs and which possess the qualifications, competencies, experience and potential described above and in the criteria of Aarhus BSS for evaluating candidates to professor positions.

Through the shortlisting process, the head of department selects the applicants who are to receive a thorough assessment of their professional qualifications. The expert 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 shortlisted 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 about the recruitment process, shortlisting procedure and guidelines for assessment committees please visit this Website:

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

Deadline: 01 February 2021


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