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Assistant Professor Managerial Economics & Supply Chain Management

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more vacant
Assistant Professorship (s) in Managerial Economics or Supply Chain management
at the Department of Operations Management. 
The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
invites applications for a full time faculty position as Assistant Professor
within the research areas of the Department. The starting date is expected to
be 1 May 2018.  
Copenhagen Business School has 22,000 students and over 600 full-time
Professors (Assistant/Associate/Full). CBS thus is one of the largest business
schools in Northern Europe, covering a wide range of business-related academic
fields. 2017 was an exciting year for CBS as we celebrated our 100 anniversary:
Based in architecturally beautiful buildings in central Copenhagen, the
Department of Operations Management is a leading provider of excellent research
based education.  
The core research areas of the Department covers and integrates five academic
research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of
goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Performance
management (design, use, and effects of financial and non-financial measures in
strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of
management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and
markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization, and
strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics
(decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and
Our vision is to be bold in ideas and strong in practice!  It is the ambition of the department to be
orientated towards questions that attempt to debate the boundaries of the
disciplines. Our plurality of disciplines allows an unparalleled level of
cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas – an interaction which aids the
fostering of a strong intellectual environment.   
The Department understands
management in relation to managerial tools and instruments that help to frame
and make business issues visible and making them amenable to intervention,
development and control.  
It is the ambition of the Department to develop research and teaching in
close connection with practice. The position is part of the Department’s
objective to extend and develop its Managerial Economics and supply chain
management research. Candidates who are able to add to the general fields of
Managerial Economics and Supply Chain Management and work interdisciplinary
between the areas will have an advantage. Competency and skill from empirical
research by any method is an advantage as is the ability to bridge to other of
the Department´s research areas.  
The Department of Operations Management supplies teaching and supervision
to undergraduate, graduate, masters, executive and PhD programmes in economics
and business administration. 
Examples of research areas that the Assistant Professor might cover are:  
  • Servitization
  • Commercial implication of 3-D print on the Supply Chain 
  • Pricing and management accounting  
  • Valuation studies 
The Assistant Professorship is a fixed term position of 4 to 6 years with
research and teaching obligations. 
To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant(s)
chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively
participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The
successful applicant is obliged to participate in the Assistant Professor
program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the
pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as Assistant
  • Teaching and associated
    examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education  
  • Individual and group
    based research meeting high international standards  
  • Promoting CBS’s academic
  • 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
  • Communicating findings to
    the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular  
  • Research, including
    responsibility for the academic development of the relevant
  • Responsibility for
    publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching  
  • Active participation in
    the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and
The Assistant 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.  
The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the
applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large
research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research
The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and
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 Carsten
Ørts Hansen, tel.: +45 3815 2483, e-mail ch.om@cbs.dk. Information about the
department may be found at www.cbs.dk/om    
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
  • 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
  • Information indicating
    experience in research management, industry co-operation and international
  • 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 www.cbs.dk.  

Closing date: 1 March 2018.

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1. Enter the vacant position you wish to apply for
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