Associate Professorships in Economics and Business Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics and Business Economics, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Field(s) of specialization: Business Economics
Position type(s): Associate Professor
Location of job: Fuglesangs Allé 4, Aarhus, Midtjylland, 8210, Denmark
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-08-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 6 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 6 Dec 2023
Ad text:

The Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a number of associate professor positions in all fields of Economics and Business Economics. The associate professorships are full-time, permanent positions with expected starting date 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

Job description

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and to the overall research strategy of the department.
Candidates are expected to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level and to carry out research of the highest international standards, which contributes to developing the relevant academic field. The department covers the majority of fields in Economics and Business Economics (where the latter includes Management Science, Financial Accounting and Auditing, Finance, Industrial Organization, Logistics, Operations Research, Business Intelligence, and Business Analytics). Also, the successful candidate is expected to be active in applying for external research funding, and to contribute to knowledge exchange and dissemination of research results. The department is international and has more than 30 nationalities. Non-Danish applicants are expected to learn Danish within the first few years of employment.


Applicants must possess research qualifications and teaching skills and experience corresponding to those obtained after successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor, but equivalent academic qualifications may also be accepted. To qualify for the associate professorship, the candidate must do original new research since acquiring the PhD degree, and show research momentum and document publications in highly ranked scientific journals. Potential for attracting external research funding counts positively. Equally important, documentation is required for good teaching qualifications at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in the fields of Economics and/or Business Economics.

Permanent employment as associate professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Online and blended learning provided by Centre for Educational Development at Aarhus University. If you have not completed the courses before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a two year period.

The required qualifications with the fields of economics and business economics are elaborated below:

1. Research Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a well-documented international research profile with emphasis on publications in leading peer-reviewed journals of the relevant field. The applicant must have produced a significant body of publications in terms of quantity and quality referring to leading journal lists covering the relevant field. As a guideline, the successful candidate has at least one publication per research year after the PhD (with top general interest and top field journals carrying greater weight) and in total at least 3-6 publications. Candidates should show research momentum with research works that go beyond the PhD thesis; working papers, and papers submitted to journals and papers documented to be in a revise-resubmit stage are considered as well. Qualifications are considered in relation to the number of years at the present academic level. Documentation via co-author declarations should be presented that shows the capacity to carry out independent research.

2. Didactical/pedagogical competencies and experiences

Documented teaching and supervisor qualifications (preferably at different levels) are necessary and should be documented via positive teaching qualifications. Normally a minimum requirement of 3-4 courses should have been taught.

All applicants should submit a teaching portfolio, where didactical/pedagogical competencies and experiences are carefully documented.

3. External funding

Applicants are encouraged to provide information about their ability to attract external research funding.

Who we are

The Department of Economics and Business Economics is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS, and specifically the Department of Economics and Business Economics, has achieved the triple-crown AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Economics and Business Economics, we cover a broad range of academic areas. We aim to conduct research in a broad range of areas within economics and business economics and offer degree programmes at the highest level. The department employs approximately 130 academic staff members and 60 PhD students, and our academic staff is highly international and culturally diverse. We focus on the recruitment of excellent national and international researchers. Our research and degree programmes have a strong international focus. The working language is English, and the majority of courses taught are in English but as previously noted, tenured faculty is expected to learn Danish. The Department hosts a number of research centers and external research funding of activities has top priority.

For more information about the Department of Economics and Business Economics, please visit:

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Niels Haldrup Tel.: +45 51504526, E-mail
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Ulla Prisholm Bjørn Tel.: +45 87152179 Email:

Place of work

Aarhus University, Campus Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V.
Please note that during 2025 the campus will move to new locations in the University City at the Aarhus University main campus.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information here:

Please find more information about research opportunities at Aarhus University here:

Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to five publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in five copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here

The evaluation process

Shortlisting is applied. This means that an appointment committee (assisted by the
chair of the expert assessment committee) advises the head of department on which applicants are the best overall match for the department and the recruitment needs and which possess the qualifications, competencies, experience and potential described above and in the criteria of Aarhus BSS for evaluating candidates to professor positions.

Through the shortlisting process, the head of department selects the applicants who are to receive a thorough assessment of their professional qualifications. The expert assessment committee will then assess these applicants. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been shortlisted and sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee.

Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline.

For further information about the recruitment process, shortlisting procedure and guidelines for assessment committees please visit this Website:

Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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