Associate Professor in Governance
University of Copenhagen Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate Professor in Governance




Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Associate Professorship in Governance at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy.


In announcing an associate professorship in governance, the Department wishes to strengthen theoretically informed research into governance institutions nationally and internationally, in particularly by increasing the understanding of the role of the economy in the historical development and the contemporary practices and regimes of governance across public, private and voluntary sectors. 


Examples of research areas that the associate professor might cover: 


    The intellectual and historical including theological foundations of economic rationality underpinning contemporary governance regimes. 

    Economic governance in national, international and transnational institutional settings.  

    Contemporary ideational and ideological contestations concerning economic governance practices. 


MPP is a disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research department in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on law, management, and organisation across private and public sectors and civil society. It aims to develop its reputation among students, companies, public institutions, and research colleagues as innovative, creative and critical/reflexive. The Department is committed to research-based education and to bring new knowledge into play in society in a constructive, engaged, and valuable manner. A key focus of MPP is to publish its research with highly ranked academic journals and publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the Department’s multidisciplinary set-up. 


MPP is organised into different research groups: Politics; Business History: Philosophy; Management & Entreprenurship; and Law. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in all areas of law, political science, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, literature, theology, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics and other areas. What unites Faculty is an overriding concern for the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil association, the state, and the corporation. MPP also participates in numerous interdisciplinary cross CBS activities. 


Across the department, there is a keen interest in developing new forms of teaching and learning environments in collaboration with CBS faculty, international researchers, students and partner organizations. MPP’s researchers teach in a wide range of CBS programs and covers Bachelor, Master and PhD levels as well as executive programs. 


The position is located in the Politics Group. 


The Associate Professorship is a tenured position with research and teaching obligations. 


To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. 




    Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs 

    Individual and group-based research meeting the highest international standards 

    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, including participating in the public debate. 

    Research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline 

    Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching 

    Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences. 


The Associate Professor is expected to contribute to the development and application of the research of the Department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position. 




    Advanced degree in an appropriate field 

    Documented teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level. Please consult

    Documented research production at an international level, including publications in internationally recognized journals in the field

    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, Professor Mitchell Dean, e-mail: or Professor Poul Fritz Kjær, 

Information about the department may be found at 


Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 



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


Application must include: 


    A statement of application. 

    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 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 one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration). 



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. 


Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at


Closing date: 1 August 2019.


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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.


The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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