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Associate Professors in Management

University of Aarhus - Department of Management

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th October 2019
Closes: 11th November 2019

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for associate professor positions in the field of management with preferences given to applicants within international business and management. The associate professorships are full-time and permanent positions starting on May 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter subject to mutual agreement.

Job description

The successful applicant(s) is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and to the overall research strategy of the School.

You are expected to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard contributing to the development of our academic field.

The department especially welcomes applicants who can teach in the following areas:

  • International Business
  • Public management
  • Management Accounting
  • Organizational studies and theory
  • Leadership

The department is international and the working language and language of teaching in the majority of courses is English. Nevertheless, for improved career-prospects and to further employees flexibility in teaching, research and dissemination to the public, non-Danish applicants are expected to learn Danish within the first few years of employment.

The department supports language training and offers teaching relief to learn Danish.


Applicants must possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor, but equivalent academic qualifications may also be accepted.

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

Research qualifications

The department is ambitious in terms of research publications.

1. Applicants are expected to have a well-documented international research profile with emphasis on innovative contributions in high standard, peer-reviewed publications:

  • Applicants must have produced and published research in addition to the PhD thesis, and must demonstrate progression in the form of research publications that go beyond the PhD thesis, either thematically, theoretically, methodologically and/or empirically.
  • Publications should be published in international journals. Publication in high standard journals such as the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank carries great weight.
  • A qualified applicant has at least three articles published or accepted for publication in high standard, international, peer-reviewed journals. A significant part must have been produced after finishing the PhD degree.
  • Emphasis will be put on current and recent productivity and take into account the number of years at present academic level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to carry out independent research. In reviewing applicants, emphasis will therefore be on publications where the contribution of the applicant is substantial, as evidenced by first authorship and through co-authorship declarations.
  • In terms of evaluating the qualitative aspects of an applicant’s research competences, focus is on the publications submitted for assessment

2. Didactical/pedagogical competences and experiences
Teaching and advising students at different levels is a main activity of an associate professor at the Department of Management. The Department is ambitious in terms of our teaching programme at BA, MA and PhD level.

  • All applicants submit a teaching portfolio, where didactical/pedagogical competencies are carefully documented.
  • A qualified applicant must have experience from teaching several courses at different levels and on different topics. 6-8 courses are normally a minimum requirement.

3. Qualifications relating to research cooperation and management, and knowledge sharing with the public
Applicants must have some experience in performing research cooperation, research management and knowledge sharing, possible editorial experience from professional journals or edited volumes, and possible experience with planning and running professional conferences, workshops etc. Applicants must have good communication skills and must have the ability to work as part of a team.

Who we are

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four 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 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, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management. 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 working language is English, and the majority of courses taught are in English but as previously noted, tenured faculty is expected to learn Danish.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Tel.: +45 3160 8100, Email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Frederik Aagaard Sørensen, Tel.: +45 871 53445, Email:

Place of work

Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V

The evaluation process

Shortlisting may be applied. This means that an appointment committee (assisted by the chair of the assessment committee) advises the head of department on which applicants are the best overall match for the department’s and the faculty’s recruitment needs and which possess the qualifications, competencies, experience and potential described above and in the faculty’s criteria for evaluating candidates to permanent positions here.

Through the shortlisting process, the head of department selects the applicants who are to receive a thorough assessment of their professional qualifications. The 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 selected 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, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

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 five 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

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

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