Tenure Track position/Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science and Management

Nov 01, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Tenure Track position/Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science and Management. The starting date is expected to be before May 2024, or as agreed upon during consultation.

The position is intended to build capacity in the Philosophy of Science and Management and integrate these into core research and teaching areas of Copenhagen Business School. Management and organizational practices apply insights derived from research in a range of social science and humanities disciplines, including economics, psychology, and sociology. By the same token, theoretical and methodological assumptions of management and organizational research and practices have social, environmental, and economic impacts on society. The candidate is expected to take a business humanities perspective on the philosophy of science, to explore theoretical and methodological foundations of management research and practices broadly, and to contribute to research-based teaching and development of the philosophy of science educational portfolio at Copenhagen Business School.

For more information about the position, you can contact Stina Teilmann-Lock st.bhl@cbs.dk, Director of the Governance, Culture and Learning Unit.

The position is advertised as a Tenure Track position/Associate Professor. If the selected candidate is qualified as Associate Professor, the position in tenure. If the selected candidate is qualified as Tenure Track, the position is a non-tenured position of max. 6 years leading to a tenured position as Associate Professor if the requirements are met. Assessment for tenure is based on a holistic evaluation of the candidate’s profile and track record, in line with the CBS-wide and departmental REEAD model. Key elements include publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed outlets (AJG 3/ 4/4*, FT 50, and books with renowned publishing houses), funding efforts and possibly successful ones, satisfactory teaching evaluations, and participation in the assistant professor pedagogical program at CBS. Important to us and in line with CBS values, TT assistant professors are expected to engage in academic citizenship, including being physically present, engaging with their colleagues, and participating in the department’s activities on a regular basis. Finally, they should be able to demonstrate the impact of their research on practice and engage in dissemination to academic and non-academic audiences. The detailed tenure requirements and process information are available upon request.

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 Governance, Culture and Learning Unit, an interdisciplinary research environment connecting management issues relative to governance, culture and learning. The candidate will also be invited to join a research group. Group overview available at: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-business-humanities-and-law/research/bhl-groups-centres

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.

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in an area related to philosophy of science and management broadly construed. 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 philosophy of science and management with investigations of theoretical and practical applications, using different methods.

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,
  • Interest in and ability to teach, coordinate and develop education programs in the area of philosophy of science for business students
  • Enthusiasm for empirical and theoretical interdisciplinary research,
  • 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/willingness to learn Danish 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 10 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.

For further information, please contact: Stina Teilmann-Lock st.bhl@cbs.dk, Director of the Governance, Culture and Learning Unit or Professor Mitchell Dean, Head of Department, mde.bhl@cbs.dk.

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.