University of Southern Denmark: Assistant Professorship in Global Business Economics

The Department of Border Region Studies (IFG) at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Global Business Economics with focus on institutions and innovation in regional development.

The position as Assistant Professor is to be filled by January 1st, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, and has a time limit of three years.

This position is one of six full-time academic positions of the newly established Danfoss Center of Global Business (DCGB) at the IFG. The Center is co-financed by a donation from the Bitten & Mads Clausen Fund and funds from the University of Southern Denmark. The vision of the DCGB is to build a high profile, high quality research and teaching pole in the field of global business economics. Formal and informal relations to similar international research centers are currently being established.

The Department of Border Region Studies is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, is located in Sønderborg and rooted in the unique history of the Southern Danish border region. It has lively relationships with the business community and with public, private and cultural institutions of the region.

The Department constitutes of an international and interdisciplinary unit with scholars organised around three research groups focusing on (a) Regional Economics & Development, (b) People & Society in Border Regions and (c) Global Business Relationships (GBR).

The DCGB is an independent unit in its research and teaching focus, yet is closely related to the GBR research group.

The Department offers teaching on all levels within Business Administration, Business Relationship Management, European Studies and Regional Economics.

There are approximately 800 students from about 50 countries enrolled at the Department and teaching is conducted in English only.

The Department offers one of the most modern office and research facilities in Denmark. Please visit our website for more information on Campus Sønderborg.

Job description:
The successful candidate is expected to further the development of research and teaching in the above areas within the DCGB and the Department as a whole, and is expected to develop an independent research programme.

The position includes teaching and supervision at the BSc, MSc and PhD level, course development, and contributing to administrative tasks. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute towards raising external competitive research funds, and to be willing to engage in collaborative research and teaching.

The DCGB offers resources for conference travel, research assistants and software requirements.

Applicants are expected to have strong quantitative skills (econometrics) and conduct research/have research experience in the following areas:

  • institutions and organisations in a global business and cultural context (the extent to which institutions can explain cross-border differences in innovative activities)
  • micro econometric analyses of regional business growth

Candidates with some knowledge of the Danish research landscape and local knowledge of firms in the Danish-German border region will be preferred.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Director of the DCGB, Prof. Bodo Steiner, e-mail or phone +45 6550 1221.

Application, salary etc.:
An application must include:

  • A detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
  • A 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-file for each publication and if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf.
  • Documented experience with research leadership
  • A list of other qualifications relevant for the position
  • A research and publication plan for the next 3 years
  • References

Appointment to the position requires a PhD degree or equivalent in Business Administration/Economics or in a closely related field. You are expected to have published reviewed journals, or be able to demonstrate that such publications are forthcoming. Strong quantitative skills are required for this position.

Teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate level is an advantage. This must be documented such that it is possible to objectively assess the quality of the teaching.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
An assessment of the registrered applications will be done under the existing Appointment Order for universities and the 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.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below.
Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for the applicants

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