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School of Business and Social Sciences

Department of Business Development and Technology - Aarhus BSS

Assistant professorship(s) in business economics

Published 4 Oct

Deadline 2 Dec

Expected start 1 May

  • Department of Business Development and Technology Birk Centerpark 15 7400 Herning

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 May 2020 - 30 Apr 2023 ID: 1948

The Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for assistant professorship positions in business economics.
An assistant professorship is a fixed-term three-year position. The starting date is 1 May 2020 or as agreed upon.
Job description
We are looking for eminent candidates who can strengthen our research profile. A significant part of our work involves business partners, and we often perform applied research. Hence, it is paramount that the candidate conducts research on topics that are relevant to modern companies. Candidates with research activities involving industry will be preferred. The successful candidate will become part of the AIROD research group.
The candidate is expected to teach and supervise students at bachelor’s and master’s level. The study programmes include an MSc in International Business Development, a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration as well as industry-oriented training. Courses relevant for the position are taught in both Danish and English: Management Accounting (Økonomistyring), Finance (Finansiering), Financial Accounting (Eksternt årsregnskab) and Business Economics (Erhvervsøkonomi) – more specifically the area of managerial economics (driftsøkonomi).
Qualification requirements
Applicants for an assistant professorship should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
Applicants are encouraged to describe how their research is related to businesses and society. The description could describe concrete collaborations, impact, dissemination activities, etc.
Successful candidates are expected to acquire a reasonable level of Danish proficiency, and the department will support this activity.
Who we are
BTECH is a satellite department of Aarhus University located in the business-oriented and entrepreneurial city of Herning. The department excels in business and engineering disciplines and pays particular attention to company collaborations. In 2018, more than 500 students were involved in projects in more than 250 companies ranging from SMEs to leading global companies. Our incubator Business Factory launches 15 new companies every year.
We influence society through business development and technology. For this reason, many research projects are conducted in close collaboration with industry on the basis of new data and new technologies. These projects are generously supported by H2020, the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Danish Industry Foundation, among others.
More information about the department is available here.
Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Anders Frederiksen, tel.: +45 6162 0207, email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Supporter, Regitze Arnbjerg, tel.: +45 8715 2174, Email:

Place of work
The place of work will be Birk Centerpark 15, DK-7400 Herning.
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 and 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 three publications may be submitted. 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 that cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three 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 position 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.
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.

Questions about the position?

Anders Frederiksen

Anders Frederiksen Professor, Department of Business Development and Technology

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre - Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration +4587152174


Deadline: Monday 2 Dec 2019 at 23:59 CET

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