Postdocs in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship

Jan 15, 2024 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for multiple non-tenured 2 to 3-year Postdocs in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship. The starting date is negotiable but should be during the calendar year 2024.

The positions are intended to build capacity in entrepreneurship studies and are connected to the Carlsberg Semper Ardens: Advance research environment “The Entrepreneurial Age: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in Society”. The project group explores in which historical contexts our current understanding of entrepreneurship first emerged, how entrepreneurial discourse assigns value and legitimacy to some forms of behaviour over others, and by which mechanisms it affects social change. How we think and talk about entrepreneurship shapes a critical view of entrepreneurship and creates possibilities for reframing, which provide novel impulses for the future. The Postdoc positions are two-year fixed-term appointments with opportunity for extension to a third year.

For more information about the position, please contact Christina Lubinski,

Research Environment The Department of Business Humanities and Law is dedicated to an integrated approach to the contemporary challenges facing business and society drawing on the humanities, interdisciplinary social sciences, and law. It emphasizes problem-oriented research to understand those challenges and to build the lifelong capabilities necessary to address them. Faculty within the Department of Business Humanities and Law have diverse research backgrounds and research foci including but not limited to leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, strategy, law, politics, economics, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, diversity, equity and inclusion, culture and leisure management. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the organization of the human within its multiple environments and, by implication, a research interest in the interdisciplinary “conversation” between humanities and social sciences.

Within the Department of Business Humanities and Law, the position will be located in the Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership Unit, an interdisciplinary research environment connecting leadership to business ethics and entrepreneurship.

Across CBS, the Department of Business Humanities and Law participates in numerous interdisciplinary activities related to entrepreneurship, including teaching entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with the incubator program Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and engaging in research group related to entrepreneurial venturing. Given the interdisciplinary outlook of the Department of Business Humanities and Law and the department’s engagement with other research environments, the candidate should demonstrate a capacity to bridge across disciplines and research groups. Group overview available at:

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in an area related to entrepreneurship, organization studies or management with a clear interest in business humanistic approaches. The candidate will be committed to an academic career, have the capabilities to conduct internationally recognized research, and be able to communicate research findings clearly. The candidate will show an interest and ability to in connect humanities and social sciences in their research.

The assessment of the candidate will be based primarily on the following qualifications:

  • Excellent academic track record and/or a promising pipeline, and an ability to clearly articulate a research agenda in Business Humanities and Law,
  • Enthusiasm for empirical and theoretical interdisciplinary research,
  • Ability to teach, develop and coordinate courses, and conduct exams at educational programs at Copenhagen Business School,
  • Ability to work autonomously, and as part of a team,
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written); proficiency in English is required,
  • Ability to engage with others in a way that reflects our collective commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion,
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications or related material.

Application procedure All applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. The application must include:

  • Cover letter describing the motivations to apply and fit with the research and teaching environment at CBS and BHL.
  • A full CV and proof of qualifications.
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry cooperation and international collaborations.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.  A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are encouraged to prioritize their publications or working papers in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications and work in progress (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review.
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications or related material.

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 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.  An appointment committee will invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Appointment Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. Information about CBS as a workplace is available at

For further information, please contact: Christina Lubinski, Information about the department may be found at  Information about Copenhagen Business School is available at

Closing date: 15 January 2024

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

Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position.

One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

Closing date: 15 January 2024.