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Assistant Professor Job in Management of People at the Uni of Southern Denmark, Denmark 2022


Assistant Professor Job in Management of People is available for doctoral degree candidates in marketing, business, or other social science at the research unit Management of People (MaP) within the Department of Business & Management (DBM), University of Southern Denmark, Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sept 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

The research unit Management of People (MaP), Department of Business & Management (DBM)

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)


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Qualification Details

The unit is looking for candidates with the potential to decisively add to the unit’s research agenda. It is important that candidates have good interpersonal skills and are dedicated to taking an active part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department and in the research unit in particular. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidates chosen are expected to be physically present at SDU Slagelse on a regular basis.

The successful candidate preferably has an international profile in the areas of relevance to the research unit. A list of identified target outlets can be found in the department’s qualification guidelines.

If a candidate has not published in the listed journals, they must demonstrate a willingness and capacity to develop their research towards publication in these journals within the 4-year period.

Additionally, successful candidates preferably must be able to demonstrate teaching experience at various university levels and be able to deliver high quality teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to teach and supervise students who participate in bachelor courses on our Business Administration programs and master courses linked to our program in Human Resource Management. The unit has teaching obligations related to leadership, organization, organizational communication, and Human Resource Management. Candidates are expected to be able to supervise bachelor and master theses. If the successful candidates are not fluent in Danish, (s)he will be expected to learn Danish.

We expect successful candidates to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contributing positively to the department as a whole. Also, we expect active and constructive participation in the university's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidates chosen are expected to be physically present at the department on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across the faculty.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. Also, the department addresses social challenges and knowledge exchange with society through high-quality study programmes and genuine engagement with external partners and society at large.

Successful candidates should have a Ph. D. degree in marketing, business or other social science disciplines, alternatively a cross-disciplinary PhD with a significant social science contribution. We particularly welcome applicants who specialise in Research Methods.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The research unit Management of People (MaP) within the Department of Business & Management (DBM), welcomes applications for one or more exciting new positions as Assistant Professor in Management of People. The positions will be located in Slagelse and are available for a period of 4 years starting from September 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Who are your new colleagues?

The MaP research unit is dedicated to research related to people and organizations. Within this overall framework it conducts research in the areas of Human Resource Management, organizational communication and leadership with theoretical inspirations founded in organizational psychology, sociology of work, organizational theory and management philosophy. The unit provides teaching for bachelor, master and professional master programs, in particular at the Bsc in Economics and Business Administration profile of Human Resource Management (SDU Slagelse), and at the Master program (cand.merc.) in Human Resource Management (SDU Odense). Furthermore, collaboration with practitioners is highly prioritized by the unit as is engagement in outreach and knowledge exchange activities with the surrounding society.

DBM works both quantitatively and qualitatively to build bridges between applied and fundamental research. The department houses seven vibrant research units (Accounting, Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Consumption, Culture & Commerce, Finance, International Business & Entrepreneurship, Management of People, and Strategic Organization Design) whose work is anchored in an understanding of the cooperation between markets, organizations and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary models of organization to new exotic forms of consumption and seeks synergy between research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

See the Department website for more details.A modern, forward-looking university SDU came 52nd in the Times Higher Education Young University rankings of 2016 and has around 30,000 students enrolled across its six campuses in Denmark. With more than 3000 staff benefiting from Denmark’s renowned levels of well-being and work-life balance, SDU has a strong focus on societal relevance and has adopted the United Nations’ Strategic Development Goals as its guiding principles.

SDU’s Slagelse campus is located near the western coast of Zealand. Slagelse is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, home to about 33.000 people, offers easy access to the beautiful coast of Zealand and is well-connected to the rest of Denmark with direct road and rail links to Copenhagen (1 hour) and Odense (40 minutes).

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our website.

An application must include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication (Instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf (Co-author statements must include information like in this example. The statement is just for inspiration).
  • Research plan detailing the candidate’s plans for her/his future research work for the next 4 years, ideally with reflections on how this relates to MaP’s profile and the department’s strategy.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) Word format.

Read the guideline for the applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.


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Contact details

Further information can be obtained from Head of Research Professor WSR Michael Brookes [email protected] +45 65 50 18 82 and from the MaP website and Department website.

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