Associate Professorship in Corporate Social Responsibility
University of Roskilde
Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility
Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a position as associate professor in Corporate Social Responsibility. The position is available from August 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
In announcing the position, ISE looks to develop its research and teaching in business studies as it pertains to responsible business practices, business-development practices, and/or governance of Corporate Social Responsibility.
ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on business studies, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. It is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. The department’s researchers put emphasis on research methodologies and they share a commitment to understanding businesses and society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes, while simultaneously leveraging our research to impact social, economic and political change. Research in the department is organised in research groups. The selected candidate is expected to work closely with for instance sociologists, economists, political scientists, and anthropologists in one of these groups. Read more at https://ruc.dk/en/department-social-sciences-and-business.
Responsibilities and tasks
The associate professor is expected to maintain a steady rate of publications as well as to make a contribution to the research culture in the department. The associate professor’s work primarily includes research and research-based teaching and supervision in business studies at BA and MA level – for instance teaching in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship (courses and seminars) and project supervision. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in the public debate. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to attract research grants, manage research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors, participate actively in research groups and development of new teaching activities, and engage in external fundraising and other activities to increase funds for the Department as well as take part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the Department.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
Demonstrate evidence of a steady rate of publications, a progression in publications over time, as well as current research activity in the form of recent publications at high international level,
Accomplish research and engage in research cooperation meeting high international standards,
Contribute to boost the international recognition of the research of the Department,
Engage in external fundraising to increase funds for the Department,
Play a role in developing the educational programmes of the Department,
Contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the Department,
Participate in the Department’s communication with the broader public,
Take responsibility for the long-term well-being of the department and RUC at large
Actively contribute to the research environment by a visible and physical presence at ISE, and
Promote RUC’s academic reputation.
Applicants must hold a relevant social science PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:
International research profile within business studies with a particular focus on corporate social responsibility
Documented research production at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals/publishing houses
Teaching experience in corporate social responsibility, and preferably also in other subjects within the field of business studies
A keen interest and experience in project-based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment.
The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field.
Moreover, the ideal candidate shall be enterprising and possess good communication skills, and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.
Ability to teach in Danish is a great asset and successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.)
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
Scientific production at an international level
Strong teaching qualifications, experience with project-based learning, and interdisciplinary teaching experience,
The ability to attract external funds for research
The ability to promote and utilise research results
The ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation
For further information about the position, please contact Dean of Social Sciences Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Associate Dean for Education Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 / email@example.com
Terms of employment
The employment is full time and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.
Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.
The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)
A complete list of publications
A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment
If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)
Please submit your application no later than May 1, 2021.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.