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Professor (f/m) WSR in Strategic Organization Design
Published(1161 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1086 days ago)
Syddansk Universitet (SDU)Odense (Dänemark)
Professor WSR in Strategic Organization Design
The Department of Marketing & Management invites applications for one or more
positions as Professor with Specific Responsibilities in Strategic Organization
Design. The positions are located in Odense and are vacant from 1 March 2017 or
soon after. The professorship is time-limited to a period of 5 years with the
possibility of extension. The main responsibilities will focus on research and
Research in Strategic Organization Design is focused on the academic fields of
strategy and organization science. Our agenda addresses important and
interesting unsolved research questions such as:
1) The aggregation problem: How do micro-processes influence the macrobehavior
2) The adaptation problem: How does multi-level adaptation enable organizations
to succeed in dynamic environments?
3) The strategic design problem: Which design rules and which schemes of
adaptation generate superior performance?
4) The heterogeneity problem: What are the sources of heterogeneity in
populations of business organizations?
We are looking for candidates with the potential to decisively add to this research
agenda. Successful candidates will have an international profile and a strong
record of research publications in globally top-ranked journals, preferably in
journals such as Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science
Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, or Strategic Management
Journal. If the candidates have not published in top-ranked journals, they should
have demonstrated a willingness to aim for the most recognized academic outlets
internationally, and have a strategy where such aims are realistically planned for
and realizable within the next few years.
Also, successful candidates will have substantial teaching experience in relevant
areas. The candidates must document pedagogical qualifications and
competences at development and innovation in the pedagogical domain.
We expect the successful applicants to actively engage in the development of the
research unit as well as contribute positively to the Department as a whole. As
senior scholars, candidates are expected to contribute actively to the social and
academic lives at the department as well as participate in the guidance of doctoral
students and junior faculty. 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 on a regular basis.
Beyond the research publication record and the teaching experiences, the
candidate will have a record of academic and scholarly leadership. The candidate
must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research
and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties
with the international research community.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree within the mentioned research area and
will be expected to teach and instruct students who participate in bachelor and
master courses in business strategy and organization theory.
Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, applicants
must demonstrate ability to teach in English. If the successful applicant is not fluent
in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of
approximately two years.
Research within the Department 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. It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline
in these areas and to seek synergy between research, teaching and knowledge
dissemination. Research at the Department is organized in five research units. See
the SOD website http://www.sod-research.com and the Department website
http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/I_marketing.aspx for more
For further information, please contact Professor Thorbjørn Knudsen, telephone:
+45 65503148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Department Jeanette
Lemmergaard, email: email@example.com
Application, salary, etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
An application must include:
Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
Teaching portfolio (please see below)
Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for
Up to 10 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each
If the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a
part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The
statement is just for your inspiration.
Documented experience with research leadership
Research and publication plan for the next 3 years
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applicants applying for a professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for
teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found
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.
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.
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.