PhD Position at the Department of Marketing



The Department of Marketing (MARKTG) invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship in the field of marketing. The full-time position is part of the research project “The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy”, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Associate Professor Tobias Schäfers. Employment is to be taken up as early as possible in the beginning of 2020.

Based in architecturally beautiful buildings in central Copenhagen, the Department of Marketing is a leading provider of excellent research-based education. The department’s newly revised strategy is unashamedly ambitious. Our goal is to be the undisputed leader in marketing education in Scandinavia and a leading marketing department on a global level, held in high esteem in terms of our research and education. Our mission is to deliver excellent research-led education to a worldwide audience at all levels, and to engage with business and society.

Faculty members are committed to rigorous theory development and theory-driven, empirical research—outcomes that are central goals for any reputed business school. The Department of Marketing focuses on contributing to a holistic understanding of the interactions and activities in the marketplace. Thus, our research focuses on marketing, yet we draw on other academic disciplines to the extent that they improve the quality of our marketing research. We accordingly publish in both marketing and other relevant journals contained within the Academic Journal Guide (AJG; formerly ABS) ranking list. The research of the department covers broad areas (often cross-disciplinary) in marketing. Faculty members use a wide range of methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative. Through our research-based teaching, we contribute across a palette of courses and programs at Copenhagen Business School.

The PhD student will join a group of researchers working in the field of the Sharing Economy with a special interest in customer reactions to sharing-based offers. The specific research project is funded through a Young Researcher Fellowship, granted by the Carlsberg Foundation for a three-year period from 2020 until 2022.

The specific tasks of the PhD student are:

  • Conducting research on the effects of the sharing economy on ownership
  • Developing theoretical models and empirical research designs for testing them
  • Performing research and analyses to compile a secondary data set to be used for empirical analyses
  • Conducting quantitative analyses based on the gathered data
  • Collaborating with members of the research group on the individual research projects
  • Contributing towards achieving the overall project objectives regarding publication and dissemination of the project results

The three-year PhD program at Copenhagen Business School allows the PhD candidate to conduct research under the supervision of faculty, supported by research training courses. The PhD program is highly international, and the PhD candidate is expected to participate in international research conferences. See CBS’s homepage for more information about the PhD program: It is also required that the PhD candidate has an interest in joining the Department’s active research environment (see

PhD graduates from CBS are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions, but also in government and business where their research qualifications increasingly are in demand. One third of our PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

At CBS, we have a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness, and relevance of our research and teaching programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type, highlighting, for example, relevant research, business, educational, and dissemination activities.

General Information

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and it includes a teaching obligation of 624 hours in total over the three-year period. A PhD scholarship is a fully salaried position according to the national Danish collective agreement. The PhD scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with approximately DKK 23.770 (about 3,160 euro) per month up to DKK 28,964 (about 3,860 euro) per month depending on seniority. There also is a pension contribution totaling 17.1 % of 85 percentage points of the base salary.

The PhD candidates will be enrolled in our PhD School in Economics and Management.

To be considered, the applicant should have a basic training at a Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have completed successfully a Master’s degree before commencing the PhD at CBS. Additionally, the applicant must absolutely be fluent in English, both in spoken and written forms.

The Department will give priority to applicants with a high grade point average from well-respected universities.

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


Applications must be submitted via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 

Application must include: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Full CV 
  3. Diplomas/degree certificates
  4. List of any working papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g., Master’s thesis).
  5. List of three referees, with the full contact details including telephone, e-mail, and affiliation (If needed, we will contact these referees for further elaboration)

A committee of marketing experts will assess the received PhD applications. Special focus will be given to candidates’ methodological skills, their interest in the project topic, and their willingness to conduct excellent research.

For questions, please contact Associate Professor Tobias Schäfers via

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 programs delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally recognized 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.

Deadline: 10 January 2020.


Use this link below for application, then scroll to the bottom and click Søg online:


Sidst opdateret: Department of Marketing // 12/12/2019