Assistant Professor Tenure Track or Associate Professorship in Leadership

The Department of Management, Society and Communications (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applicants for a vacant full-time position as either Assistant Professor Tenure Track or Associate Professorship within the research area Leadership at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

Examples of research areas that the Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor may focus on include:

  • Leadership and social change
  • Leadership, gender, and diversity
  • Critical perspectives on leadership and leadership development

MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management (including Leadership), communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organisations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government. They share a common interest in studying organisations in global environments and the relations of organisations to the wider society.  

The Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position is a full-time 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.

MSC is a significant supplier of research based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

  • (Responsible) Management/Leadership/Governance  
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability  
  • Business and Development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context dimension as well as (social) entrepreneurship & innovation)  
  • Organisational Communication (Corporate Communication, Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Marketing Communication, International Business Communication)  


  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education.
  • Individual and group based research meeting high international standards.
  • Research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline.
  • Contributing to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position.
  • Promoting CBS’ 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.
  • Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and researchbased teaching.   
  • To be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department, including research seminars, workshops and conferences.


  • Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas covered by the department. The field of Corporate Sustainability in this context is interpreted broadly to include relevant areas of applied probability.
  • Importance is put on the candidate’s ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions.
  • The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field. 
  • CBS emphasises the candidate’s ability to establish productive contacts with the business community and/or with relevant stakeholders from the public and third sectors.
  • The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). 
  • Demonstrated experience in online and blended teaching and learning formats.

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). 


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

Application must include: 

  1. A statement of application.  
  2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV.  
  3. 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.  
  4. Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.  
  5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.  
  6. 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.  
  7. 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. 

For further information please contact: Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, e-mail Information about the department may be found at

Application due: June 30, 2020, at midnight CET.

With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 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, culture and languages.