Lead a thriving, vibrant, and internationally well-reputed academic environment within economics. Copenhagen Business School is looking for a committed and collaborative academic leader as Head of Department.
The Department of Economics (ECON) provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e., microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and has three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department of Economics is very successful in fundraising activities, and it is currently hosting research projects supported by the Danish/EU research councils, as well as private foundations and companies.
The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program.The department comprises around 50 faculty members, 22 PhD students, 5 administrative staff and around100 part-time teachers. It is a thriving international work environment with more than 15 different nationalities, and the department’s working languages are Danish and English.
We are looking for an academic leader with leadership experience and/or strong leadership potential as well as scholarly knowledge within the department’s research and educational areas. You must be curious, ambitious, collaborative and relatable in your leadership style. You are able to set a strategic direction for the department, based on the department's strong position in research and education, and interdisciplinary identity, as well as aligning the department’s strategy with CBS’s overall strategic ambitions.
We expect you to further develop and promote our strong and diverse economics profile in Denmark and internationally while at the same time contributing to creating a robust and inclusive work environment at all levels of the department. In this you will be able to, and expected to, draw on the competencies of a management team comprising a Deputy Head of Department and a Head of administration.
As Head of Department, you will participate not only in the strategic leadership of ECON but also in the strategic leadership of CBS. The Heads of Department at CBS are part of the management group reporting to the Deputy President and participate in the general management of CBS via regular meetings with Senior Management on strategy development and central institutional policies. Consequently, you will be expected not only to bridge the overall CBS strategy and the department strategy, but also to contribute to the development of CBS’ strategy and reach out to other departments at CBS, as well as external partners in order to execute the strategy(ies).
As Head of Department at ECON your management, academic and administrative responsibilities include, among others:
Your experience and qualifications
Although the perfect candidate may not exist, a decisive factor for CBS is that you have leadership ambitions and are willing to commit to academic leadership in your academic career and personal development for an extended period of time.
You must have specific experience with:
Emphasis will also be put on whether you can and will:
Finally, mandatory requirements are that you:
Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position as Head of the Department of Economics.
An appointment committee chaired by the Deputy President will review and interview a selection of qualified candidates.
One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to facilitate a recruitment process that aids in reducing potential bias during recruitment.
We therefore encourage applicants not to include photos or more personal information than absolutely necessary in their application.
To minimize bias in the selection process applicants invited for first round interviews will not undergo one interview with the entire appointment committee (ie. a traditional group interview) but will be interviewed by each individual committee member via short online interviews.
Job interviews are expected to take place 14 June 2021 and 22 June 2021 (round 2).
Tests will be administered between rounds 1 and 2.
Terms of employment
The position as Head of Department is a term-limited tenure depending on prior experience. Salary, duration, and terms of appointment are open for negotiation.
The position is filled in accordance with the Danish collective agreement for academics, as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), and in accordance with the Danish University Act and CBS' bylaws.
Application and contact information
Application deadline: 31 May 2021. CBS wishes to fill the position by 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible.
Please upload your application via the electronic recruitment system, by clicking 'Apply'. Please include a CV and any relevant documentation of research and educational related qualifications as well as experience and results pertaining to academic leadership.
For more information, please contact:
|Location:||Copenhagen - Denmark|
|Placed On:||4th May 2021|
|Closes:||31st May 2021|
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