Full Professor in Organization Studies and Strategic Management – DTU Management
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Organization and Management Theory
Technology and Innovation Management
Tenure Track or Tenured
Technical University of Denmark and its Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) is looking for an established professor with a strong theoretical orientation on strategic management and organizational leadership.
Of particular interest is interdisciplinary research competences for studying advanced technologies, including but not limited to digital, and the emergent opportunities and challenges for private and public companies in terms of strategy, organizing and leadership. The capability to contribute to theoretical and methodological development in areas of strategic interest to leadership in companies and societies is valued. Here a state-of-art knowledge of current research perspectives is important. The candidate will have a track record in academic leadership including publishing excellent research and doing high quality teaching. The candidate should also be capable of communicating research-based and applicable knowledge to various audiences including executives. His or her research should be attractive to funding bodies that seek to make an impact in an increasingly uncertain global environment.
Responsibilities and qualifications DTU is looking for a candidate who has a strong, proven track record in research and education at an international level in Organization studies and/or Strategic management. Our vision is to become a leader in Europe and beyond in research that enables organizational leadership to realize the potential of advanced technologies (see e.g. European Union on key enabling technologies). Our research standpoint is how to lead, strategize and organize amidst technological change and in the cross-section of various technologies such as artificial intelligence, life sciences and/or advanced materials. The business environment is not only being characterized by advancing technology, of course, but also uncertainties related to social and political situation and the natural environment. Our research takes place against various uncertainties yet has the strategic intent of making a difference. We are searching for a person who shares such a commitment and is able to contribute to the research that enlightens senior leadership across companies and societies.
In addition to research competences, candidates must be enthusiastic about teaching and interacting with students at different levels. The candidate should have had successful experience in teaching and supervising bachelor and master students as well as senior executives. They should understand that reflection and personal development is vital for innovation in a society. Furthermore, the candidates should believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision-making and strive to develop talent within others.
The successful candidate will:
Provide leadership in research aiming at strengthening the profile and international visibility of the department
Frequently publish in international top journals
Teach and supervise at undergraduate and graduate level as well as in executive programs
Collaborate externally with academia, the industry and public organisations
Attract grants and initiate and secure external funding for new projects
Guide and supervise early career researchers
Have interest in the development of the Section’s research agenda toward theoretical and methodological excellence with a world-wide impact.
DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time master both.
Assessment Criteria You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:
Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
International impact and experience
Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
Furthermore, you will also be assessed against:
Openness to working with industry, society and government; Documented experience in applying your research in practice
Capability in providing research leadership; Dedication to developing early career researchers
Capability of taking initiative and translating ambitious visions into research and teaching programs together with your colleagues
If you have taken a career break or periods of leave, such as maternity/paternity, adoption, or parental leave, which may have impacted your career path, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will recognise the effect that this may have had on your academic record.
We offer We offer a collegial research environment, multiple funding sources, exciting opportunities to connect with European companies, and a research group that benefits from the university's high technical and scientific expertise. The research group that you would help to lead aims at spearheading rigorous business research focused on technology-intensive environments. For example, bringing scientists and technologists together with senior executives may help strategize about how to benefit from the potential of advanced technologies. Our location at a leading technical university gives us a strategic advantage in connecting science, technology, and management.
We strive for excellence through an inclusive and diverse work environment, with a strong focus on mutual respect, personal ambitions, and a healthy work-life balance.
Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.
Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Mette Wier, email@example.com and Head of Organization Science and Technology Section, Prof. Liisa Välikangas, tel. +45 9351 1813 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. For informal inquiries about the role please contact Karyn Malseed Karyn.Malseed@perrettlaver.com.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Application procedure Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 March 2024(23:59 Danish time).
You can learn more about the recruitment process here.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
About us DTU Management conducts excellent research at the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department offers a wide range of courses and programs at bachelor, master and PhD level across DTU’s study programs. The department has 200+ employees, with around 50% coming from abroad.
Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.