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2-year Assistant Professorship in Public Welfare Management

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a new position as Assistant Professor in Public Welfare Management at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).

The position as Assistant Professor is connected to the research project ‘When Public and Voluntary limits becomes refracted” led by Associated Professor Anders la Cour. The project is co-funded by the Municipality of Ringkøbing/Skjern and Copenhagen Business School. The Assistant Professorship is a two year fixed-term, non-tenured position with a research component (12 months) and teaching obligations (12 months). The expected starting date is 1 October 2017.

The aim of the research project is to examine how different forms of collaborations between professionals and volunteers within the municipality of Ringkøbing/Skjern challenge the traditional boarders of such forms of partnerships. The Assistant Professorship is expected to focus in particular on (a) How the different actors develop their specific roles within the different forms of collaborations; (b) How the different roles relate to each other; and (c) How the emerging social structure becomes an object for management. For further information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Anders la Cour (al.mpp@cbs.dk).

The project is conceived as a collaborative research project, both in relation to data collection and analysis. The assistant professor will be required to travel considerably in order to gather data (through interviews and ethnographic fieldwork) to the municipality of Ringkøbing/Skjern.

The applicant is expected to be familiar with different empirical methods as for the ability to apply theories to problems and issues related to the project. Furthermore must the candidate be able to document ability to teach and supervise in politics, management and communication at undergraduate and master levels. Key outlets for supervision and teaching are the graduate program in Political Communication and Management (Politisk Kommunikation og Ledelse (PKL)), but other programs across CBS are also relevant, such as e.g. executive programs in human resource management.

In concordance with the CBS 'Business in Society'- strategy, the applicant should also be able to make her/his research and knowledge relevant to stakeholders beyond a community of academic peers.

The applicant must:
• Hold a PhD or the equivalent. Doctoral candidates who are yet to submit but will complete soon must have a supporting letter of reference from their primary doctoral advisor
• Demonstrate high theoretical and methodological competences
• Demonstrate professional proficiency in English.

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.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

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

For further information please contact Associate Professor Anders la Cour, tel.: +45 3815 3553, e-mail al.mpp@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.

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

1. A statement of application.

2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV.

3. The written assessment of the applicant’s PhD dissertation, if available. If the dissertation has yet to be defended at the time of application, the applicant must state when the dissertation is due for defense as well as include any preliminary assessments by the PhD adviser(s) and/or external experts.

4. Documentation for teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.

5. Letter(s) of reference from e.g. PhD advisor(s) who may be contacted for further information about the applicant.

6. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with links to where the publications can be accessed.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants for the position to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

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.

Closing date: 11 September 2017.

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  www.cbs.dk.



Closing date: 11/09/2017

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