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REANNOUNCEMENT Professor WSR in Strategic Organization Design

With a view to obtaining more applicants for the position as Professor WSR in Strategic Organization Design, the position is now reannounced.

The Department of Marketing & Management invites applications for one or more positions as Professor with Specific Responsibilities in Strategic Organization Design. The positions are located in Odense and are vacant from 1 March 2019 or soon after. The professorship is time-limited to a period of 5 years with the possibility of extension. The main responsibilities will focus on research and development tasks.

Job description

Research in Strategic Organization Design is focused on the academic fields of strategy and organization science. Our agenda addresses important and interesting unsolved research questions such as:
1) The aggregation problem: How do micro-processes influence the macro-behavior of organizations?  
2) The adaptation problem: How does multi-level adaptation enable organizations to succeed in dynamic environments?   
3) The strategic design problem: Which design rules and which schemes of adaptation generate superior performance?  
4) The heterogeneity problem: What are the sources of heterogeneity in populations of business organizations?

We are looking for candidates with the potential to decisively add to this research agenda. Successful candidates will have an international profile and a strong record of research publications in globally top-ranked journals, preferably in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, or Strategic Management Journal. If the candidates have not published in top-ranked journals, they should have demonstrated a willingness to aim for the most recognized academic outlets internationally, and have a strategy where such aims are realistically planned for and realizable within the next few years.

Also, successful candidates will have substantial teaching experience in relevant areas. The candidates must document pedagogical qualifications and competences at development and innovation in the pedagogical domain.

We expect the successful candidates to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to the Department as a whole. As senior scholars, candidates are expected to contribute actively to the social and academic lives at the department as well as participate in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. 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 on a regular basis.

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

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree within the mentioned research area and will be expected to teach and instruct students who participate in bachelor and master courses in business strategy and organization theory.

Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, candidates must demonstrate 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.

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 SOD website and the Department website for more details.

For further information, please contact Professor Thorbjørn Knudsen, telephone: +45 65503148 or email: .


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 (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                
  • Research and publication plan for the next  3 years
  • 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.

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

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal 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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