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Professor in Leadership

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Technology, Management and Economics

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th June 2019
Closes: 28th June 2019

DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark is searching for a dedicated and highly competent professor in the field of leadership, who will contribute to the process of establishing an internationally recognized research programme in leadership. We want to attract an exceptional individual to take a lead role at the Executive MBA at DTU, maintaining the head of programme position.

The successful candidate has extensive experience in areas such as leadership and adoption of new technologies and we expect you to set the scene and create visibility for DTU in the field of leadership. 

Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to establishing an internationally recognized research programme in leadership and will be responsible for developing an independent, vibrant research and teaching portfolio in the general area of leadership and performance management. This includes development of a fundamental understanding of the role of management and leadership, attitudes and behaviour with special emphasis on aligning technological, social, organizational and personal factors to achieve excellent performance. 

All teaching and supervision are conducted in English. For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

We expect you to: 

  • Contribute to establishing an internationally recognized research programme in leadership and performance management
  • Be responsible for the leadership of the Executive MBA at DTU

In terms of collaboration:

  • You are a team player and have the ability to motivate your colleagues to perform at their best and achieve ambitious goals
  • The position includes collaboration with other research groups at DTU within the department, but also with other departments as part of the MBA programme
  • We expect you to engage with external Danish and international partners and stakeholders to develop the field here at DTU
  • You will engage in supervising PhD students and teaching master’s level students
  • You share your network and knowledge with younger researchers

Requirements and qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD following an academic career in areas such as:

Organizational theory, leadership and leadership learning, innovation and knowledge management, industrial engineering and management or related areas and to have experience in the general area of leadership and adoption of new technologies. 

The candidate: 

  • has a relevant PhD degree, perhaps an MBA, and has possibly combined research experience with leadership experience from industry
  • can demonstrate notable achievements in teaching, supervision, and development of executive education
  • has an international network to business schools and faculty

The successful candidate must be able to document:   

  • Outstanding, original scientific output
  • Successful teaching and dissemination experience from previous academic career
  • A strong background in, and an innovative approach to, leadership as well as the application potential of new insight
  • A track record of academic cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • A quantitative and qualitative research approach 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at  

Application deadline: 3 June 2019

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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