The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as professor in the areas of Leadership and Organization. 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 especially welcomes applicants with a research profile focused on leadership with a demonstrated ability to publish in the field’s top journals.
The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching and to promote the overall research strategy of the School.
The applicant is expected to teach and supervise students at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard contributing to the development of our academic field.
The department is international and the working language and language of teaching in the majority of courses is English.
Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent and must be able to demonstrate significant contributions to development in the field. Qualifications must be documented by a number of published contributions of international standard. In addition, management skills as well as strong teaching qualifications are desirable. The applicant's potential for undertaking the specific responsibilities in relation to the position is of particular relevance.
The applicant must have proven research leadership and administrative skills, e.g. in attracting external funding, developing and leading activities and personal experiences with leading international research projects and industry cooperation. Equally important, the applicant must be able to provide quality teaching both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels and must be committed to developing the study programs. The department has a keen focus on talent development; therefore, it is important that the applicant engages in talent development, e.g. spotting potential PhD students, further developing our PhD program and supporting young scholars. Finally, the applicant must participate in and support the department’s knowledge exchange efforts to the surrounding society.
Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of supervision course as well as the Blended Learning – Go Online course provided by Aarhus University. If you have not completed the courses prior to employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five-year period.
Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing 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 Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations – the latter specifically applying to the school’s core business activities.
The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, and research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.
The department’s section on Organisation, Strategy and Accounting consists of approximately 40 employees and conducts research within these and related topics using a variety of approaches and methods. Members of the section have in recent years published their research in journals such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics.
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For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Tel.: +45 3160 8100, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Place of work
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
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
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.
Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.