PhD Scholarship at the Department of Management, Society, and Communication

The Department of Marketing (MARKTG) invites applications for a vacant position as post doc. 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 ideally to be taken up in September 2020. The position is limited to three tears – two years based on the Carlsberg Foundation project funding without any teaching obligations, one year funded via teaching at the Department of Marketing.

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 post doc 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.

The specific tasks of the post doc are:

  • Conducting independent research on negative consequences of the sharing economy, such as customer misbehavior and ownership increases
  • Collaborating with members of the research group on the individual research projects
  • Developing theoretical models and empirical research designs for testing them
  • Conducting quantitative analyses based on the gathered data
  • Contributing towards achieving the overall project objectives regarding publication and dissemination of the project results

Candidates should hold a PhD from an accredited institution. They should have a strong research record (or potential) in areas relevant to the project (including but not limited to marketing, consumer behavior, or consumer psychology). Moreover, candidates should possess experience in conducting empirical consumer-focused studies and the ability to use quantitative methods of marketing research.

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


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

Application must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Full CV
  3. Diplomas
  4. 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 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement. 

Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English will be taken into consideration.

For questions, please contact Associate Professor Tobias Schäfers via

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a minimum of two applicants; if possible, five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an 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 his or her application.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at Find out more about the Department of Marketing at

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.

Application due: 6/20/2020

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.