In collaboration with Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) the Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Postdoc in entrepreneurship with a focus on learning and impact. The starting date is expected to be January 1 2024, or as agreed upon during consultation.
Under Copenhagen Business School’s strategy of transforming society with business, this three-year full-time postdoc will contribute to the Department of Business Humanities and Law’s strategic focus on how business humanities can contribute to entrepreneurship research and education through exploring the intersection of entrepreneurship, learning and impact. The empirical context of the study are the educational initiatives and the incubation processes at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) at CBS. The theoretical foundation for research in entrepreneurship, learning and impact is diverse. At the department of Department of Business Humanities and Law’s researchers integrate entrepreneurship and pedagogy with insights from interpretative social science and the humanities. Considerable emphasis is placed on qualitative social science methodology. It will be up to the successful candidate to give form and content to the research project based on research interest.
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.
Given the engagement and central role of the Department of Business Humanities and Law in developing inter-departmental research environments and teaching philosophy of science across the study programmes of Copenhagen Business Schools, the candidate should demonstrate a capacity to collaborate across departments, disciplines and research environments.
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) exists to empower students in unleashing their entrepreneurial potential by creating, transforming, or simply bringing something new into life. It is the unit of practical and applied entrepreneurship at CBS that engages in preparing students to be business ready. CSE is the largest Danish university business incubator where students are supported in testing business ideas, concepts and in building their own start-ups. Besides the incubator accelerator programme, CSE runs a range of educational and entrepreneurial activities and events. At CSE we believe that students leverage the transformative power of learning through practical and applied entrepreneurial activities developing their ideas and intellectual, social and entrepreneurial capabilities that will serve them, their career, and society for a lifetime.
Building on our strong educational mission CSE is now establishing a new educational unit. The role of the postdoc position will be to contribute to the strengthening and development our educational portfolio with cutting edge research in the area of entrepreneurship, transformation and higher education.
Qualifications The ideal candidate for the position will be a recent PhD graduate with a demonstrated theoretical interest in entrepreneurship, but also curiosity for exploring how knowledge can be translated into practice. The candidate will be committed to an academic career, have the capabilities to conduct internationally recognized research and be able to communicate findings clearly. The candidate will show an interest in connecting humanities and social sciences. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and who are interested in combining discussions of entrepreneurship, learning and impact with investigations of practical applications, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
Since an important aspect of the position will be the development of new approaches to entrepreneurship and impact, co-curricular entrepreneurship programmes and activities through CSE, experience with developing educational initiatives in this area is considered especially qualifying for the position. The ideal candidate should further become a part of the educational unit at CSE that works on implementing entrepreneurship in all programmes at CBS. This entails teaching and coordinating courses, and conducting supervision and exams at existing educational programs at CBS. This will includes further development of the CSE Startup Internship programme as well as CSE’s “tool kit” and enhance existing activities from a pedagogical perspective.
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, knowledge of a further Nordic language a plus,
- Ability to engage with others in a way that reflects our collective commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.
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 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.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 www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/bhl.
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: November 1, 2023.