Jobs at CBS
An inspiring and attractive place to work
Copenhagen Business School offers you an international environment that stimulates innovation, experiments and originality. We support the development opportunities of the individual employee by establishing a learning environment that promotes knowledge sharing (locally and globally), job enlargement and cooperative ways of working such as in teams, networks and projects. We offer a company culture that promotes venture spirit and the desire to experiment as well as a performance-based bonus system for employees at all levels. We facilitate international collaboration opportunities by providing professional support not only for incoming employees, but also for outbound employees staying abroad for a period.
Copenhagen Business School is recognised by the European Commission for its commitment to fostering good working conditions and career development for researchers by complying with The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers (ECRCC). Learn more by clicking on the site HR Excellence in Research in the menu to your right.
Attractive conditions for international employees
Faculty members recruited internationally have especially attractive conditions. Favourable tax conditions are offered to foreign faculty (assistant professor and up) for a 5 year period and all employees are guaranteed equal and free access to the Danish health-care system and social security. We value each other's differences and offer equal opportunities for all employees in an internationally oriented working environment which is diverse and characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration both internally, regionally and globally.
Copenhagen Business School wishes to create a working environment with a satisfactory balance between work and private life, which is beneficial to CBS as well as the individual staff member. The employee's needs for a high degree of flexibility are considered and balanced in view of the execution of tasks. CBS offers especially attractive conditions for families by for instance offering pregnancy/maternity/parental leave with salary and time off to care for your family.
You can learn more by viewing CBS' Human Resource Policy located to your right
Frequently asked questions:
As a public university employment terms including salary are governed by a set of collective agreements and various legal acts. Terms of employment for all employees at CBS are described in the guide Employment at CBS which is located to your right. The guide also includes a description of terms that apply especially to faculty staff.
As a public university the assessment and appointment of faculty staff (including PhDs) is done in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of the Academic Staff at Universities and the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities which you can find to your right. A short description of academic positions, assessment and appointment is also provided in the guide Employment at CBS which you will also fint to your right.
Salary for faculty members at Danish universities is regulated by the Collective Agreement for Academic Staff in Government Service. The collective agreement contains 3 different salary scales and you will be placed on the relevant salary scale according to your educational background and work experience. On top of the base salary and already negotiated allowances entailed in the collective agreement it is also possible to negotiate individual allowances. Salary is negotiated between the CBS Senior Management and the CBS union representative on your behalf (Professors can choose to negotiate on their own behalf. In the guide Employment at CBS located to your right you can find an INDICATIVE salary overview for faculty at CBS.
There are many things you need to consider when relocating to Denmark, i.e. tax, work and residence permit, registration in Denmark, Danish culture and society etc. You can learn more about relocation by visiting our website Coming to Denmark which you can locate in the menu to your right.
All vacant positions are always advertised on our website Vacant Positions which is located in the menu to your right. In some cases, they are also advertised in the daily and specialist press. Because all positions are advertised, we do not receive unsolicited, unless these are applications for positions with wage subsidy, flexible jobs or similar positions.
Academic positions at Danish Universities
All academic positions at Danish Universities and the required qualifications for each aca-demic position are described in a collective agreement between the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the trade union for the academic staff (Job Structure).
The academic positions can be divided into:
• Fixed-term positions (post doc, assistant professor)
• Permanent positions (associate professor, full professor)
Academic positions at Danish Universities are filled in competition on the basis of a job advertisement, and following a positive academic assessment. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the qualifications stipulated in the job advertisement.
Danish tenure – permanent positions
A position as associate professor or full professor at a Danish University is a permanent position. The employment and working conditions of academic staff employed at Danish Universities are primarily regulated by collective agreements between the Danish Gov-ernment and the trade unions. According to the collective agreement - and as an integrated part of the Danish flexicurity model - Danish Universities, however, can dismiss a member of the academic staff, employed in a permanent position, but only in special circumstances and under special conditions, due to either disciplinary offences or as a result of considerable budgetary reductions or other unexpected institutional circumstances (Guide: Employment at CBS).
Academic freedom is guaranteed by the Minister of Higher Education and Science in the University Act and in CBS’s Bylaws.
CBS’ policy regarding tenure
Copenhagen Business School wishes to maintain an international environment that stimulates innovation, experimentation and originality. CBS invests in recruiting and retaining the best quality and most talented researchers. It is therefore an integral part of CBS’ recruitment and retention policy to ensure that the contracts of permanent academic staff are only terminated in very rare cases. To support the general level of job certainty, CBS has a sizeable equity in order that CBS can absorb fluctuations in the revenue. Furthermore, it is an important part of CBS’ Leadership Codex and CBS’ personnel policy that CBS’ management continuously monitors the working conditions, the performance and the development possibilities of the academic staff - among other things through annual performance and development reviews of staff and managers.
You can download the document here: Tenure at CBS.pdf