Assistant/Associate Professorship in Organizational Psychology/Organizational Development at CBS, Denmark 2022



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Assistant/Associate Professorship in Organizational Psychology/Organizational Development at Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School CBS, Denmark 2022

Qualification Details

Associate professor level:

  • Advanced degree in an appropriate field
  • Documented pedagogical qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level
  • Documented research production at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals
Assistant professor level:  The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production. Both levels:  The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken). 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 organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

Responsibilities/Job Description

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant position as Assistant/Associate Professorship in Organizational Psychology/Organizational Development at the Department of Organization. In announcing this position, the department wishes to strengthen three areas of interest: 1) Research in organizational psycology and/or organizational development, 2) Collaboration with business and society regarding organizational dynamics and organizational processes; 3) Teaching in the areas of organizational psycology and/or organizational development. Examples of research areas that the Assistant/Associate Professor might cover:

  • Social psychology of organizing
  • Stress and well-being in organizations
  • Organizational development processes
  • Psychosocial aspects of organizational change
  • The role of managerial psychology in contemporary organizations
  • Psychosocial impacts of alternative forms of organizing
The Department of Organization (IOA) pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and organizational life. Our research is focused upon organizing processes and their outcomes, and driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. Our approach is interdisciplinary and combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, sociology, ethnography, political economy, and social psychology. Methodologically, our research is predominantly qualitative and often involves case study and fieldwork methodology. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as teaching in post-experience and doctoral education. The assistant professorship is a non-tenured position of 3 years with teaching and research obligations. The associate professorship is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations. The position can be filled at either assistant- or associate professor level depending on the qualifications of the applicants. Applicants are requested to specify whether they want to be evaluated at the assistant- or associate professor level. 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. The successful assistant professor applicant is furthermore obliged to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as assistant professor. Responsibilities
  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education
  • Individual and group based research meeting high international standards
  • Promoting CBS’s 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.
  • Research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline
  • Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.
The assistant/associate professor is expected to contribute to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

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).

Note or Other details

Information about the department may be found at: Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. 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. Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview. 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. Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

Contact Details

For further information please contact: Head of Department Carsten Greve, tel.: +45 3815 3598, e-mail [email protected]