Copenhagen Business School’s Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) invites applications for a time-limited vacant position in strategy and/or innovation with a focus on international shipping/maritime economics. The position is offered as either an Associate or an Assistant Professorship depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Expected starting date no later than 1 August 2021.
Indicative job duties and responsibilities
SI wishes to strengthen its research and teaching in strategy and/or innovation within the maritime domain. The new associate/assistant professor shall conduct high quality research, and take the international shipping industry as the main empirical context for the research activities. Applicants without prior empirical research experience with the maritime sector may also apply .
The associate/assistant professor will teach in the BSc program in International Shipping and Trade, which is the only one of its kind in Northern Europe. The program educates students for jobs in commercial and analytical functions in a wide range of shipping and maritime companies. The program enjoys a strong reputation in shipping and is amongst the most popular BSc programs at CBS. The associate/assistant professor will teach in the program and supervise BSc projects, focusing on disciplines such as strategy and/or innovation with a special focus on the context of international shipping.
SI’s research is focused on strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching within the broad area of strategy. The department’s research is generally cross-disciplinary. Faculty members have backgrounds in management, economics, sociology and economic geography. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy, innovation, and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography.
The number of staff at the department is approximately 90. This includes about 55 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 5 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.
The Danish Maritime Fund sponsors the position. The position is allocated to the department’s activities within the area of shipping and maritime industry, with a special obligation to teach in the shipping bachelor and take part in developing this program.
The department is strongly involved in CBS Maritime, an interdisciplinary initiative across several departments, and hosts the BSc program in International Shipping and Trade as well as participates in the Minor in Maritime Business offered by the M.Sc. program in Economics and Business Administration (Cand.merc). In addition, the department hosts the secretariat of the Danish Maritime Research Alliance, which is a cross-institutional initiative in collaboration between the maritime research groups at Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark as well as the two maritime schools SIMAC and MARTEC.
The vacancy concerns a three year position.
• Teach and supervise in the BSc program in International Shipping and Trade.
• Conduct research in strategy and/or innovation, with predominant empirical focus on international shipping/maritime economics.
• Publish research results in high impact academic journals.
• Actively participate in and organize research activities, seminars, workshops and conferences at CBS Maritime and the Danish Maritime Research Alliance.
• Communicate research findings to the public in general and to firms in the Blue Denmark in particular.
To qualify for an associate professor position, we seek candidates who can document a well-established research profile. Special emphasis will be put on a strong record of research publications at the highest international level (preferably in the generalist A+ journals in management), and experience in curriculum development and documented teaching skills. Candidates must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry.
For an assistant professorship, applicants must hold a PhD degree or have equivalent qualifications on the time of appointment. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production.
Applicants with no prior research in the field of maritime economics may also apply for the position, and are required to include a research plan, detailing current and planned research and publications.
Terms of employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 2020.
An assessment committee consisting of three full professors will shortlist a minimum of two, and when possible more, applicants.
The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the assessment committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
The shortlisted applicants will be notified about the composition of the assessment committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices, by the application deadline.
Employment will start on 1 August 2021 at the latest.
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Application must include:
• A letter of motivation, also specifying the type of position applied for.
• Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
• Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
• Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.
• Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
• A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
• Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration). In case of publications with multiple authors, specify the contribution that the applicant has made in the publication.
Questions about the position may be directed to Associate Professor René Taudal Poulsen at email@example.com.
Closing date: 31 December 2020.