Professorship in International Business (20% position)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 05 Feb 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant part time professorship in International Business at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business.

The core research areas of the department unite the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of societal challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies. We are creating a vibrant international hub for research and research-based teaching exploring international business, economics and politics, as well as the intersection between them. EGB’s research combines disciplines and is of direct relevance to business, policy-makers and scholars. We deliver research-based teaching into undergraduate and graduate teaching in programs such as International Business, International Business and Politics, and International Business in Asia. To learn more about the research and education of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here .
The position is a full professorship with research and teaching obligations. The Professorship is a 20% position, i.e. 7.4 hours/week. It is a time limited position of 5 years with research and teaching obligations.
The professor is expected to contribute to the development of the department’s research and teaching and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position.

These are non-exhaustive examples of research and teaching areas that the professor may cover:

  • International Management and Strategy
  • Top Management Teams and Boards of Multinational Corporations
  • Emerging Markets Multinational Companies
  • Internationalization Strategies

Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in International Business. They 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.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to  actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across CBS. It is a requirement that the candidate is able to teach quantitative methods to PhD students.


  • Research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
  • The academic development of discipline.
  • Research management, initiation of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing for academic journals.
  • Research education and further training of researchers, supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work.
  • Teaching and associated examination in CBS programs, including Executive Education.
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation.
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects.
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School.
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks.
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular.
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.


  • Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within International Business
  • Importance is put on the candidate’s ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions.
  • The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field. Please see guidelines for teaching portfolios•CBS emphasises the candidate’s ability to establish productive contacts with the business community.
  • The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: Head of Department Jens Gammelgaard, tel.: +45 3815 2512, e-mail . Information about the department may be found here .
The appointment will be made on contractual terms corresponding to a salary grade 37 plus a personal allowance.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Application must include:

  • A statement of application (cover letter).
  • 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 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 prioritise 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 in one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration).
  • A research statement of max 5 pages, elaborating on a future research agenda.
  • A teaching statement of max 5 pages, elaborating on pedagogical principles and a suggested future teaching agenda
  • Recruitment procedure
    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. 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 applicants selected for assessment 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 (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Closing date: Febuary the 5th 2021.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at .

    Closing date: 5 February 2021.

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    With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

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