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University of Southern Denmark
Associate Professor in Marketing
University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since.
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Published: 2 months ago
Application deadline: Aug 27
Location: Odense M, Denmark
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Associate Professor in Marketing

The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as associate professor in Marketing with a special focus on the quantitative analysis of consumer behavior. The position is located at the campus in Esbjerg and conveys tenure. The starting date of the position is December 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Research in the Department is organized in three research groups, and the announced position will be part of the Research Group “Markets, Organization, and Behavior” and associated with the Energy Management Centre (EMC). The research approach of the research group is based on theoretically founded empirical analyses of the economic behavior of individuals, groups (e.g. households), or business enterprises. The research group has an interest in some specific markets and industries and their specific characteristics. These include energy, sports, media, event, tourism, and retailing markets. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the strategies of and current activities within the research group, the center, and the department.

For this position, we welcome applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Business Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, or any related field. The successful applicants will have an academic background and research profile in the quantitative analysis of consumer behavior with a good record of research publications in respectable peer-reviewed journals. Books and/or book chapters by internationally recognized publishers will be considered too. A strong emphasis of past research and publication activities on the quantitative analysis of consumer behavior on energy markets will increase the likelihood of being assessed qualified and being considered relevant for the position, but is not necessary. Further it is advantageous to have existing collaborations, or an expanding network as this is an essential part of the strategy for the EMC.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in teaching activities as well as joint research activities within the area of the quantitative analysis of consumer behavior and energy marketing. We expect the successful applicant to actively engage in the further development of the research group and the center as well as to contribute positively to the Department as a whole. As senior scholar, the successful applicant is expected to contribute actively to the social and academic life at the Department as well as to participate actively in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. Additionally, we expect active and constructive participation in the University's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidate chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis.

The assessment will be based on the criteria laid out in this advertisement text as well as in the department’s qualification guidelines. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department’s qualification guidelines. Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. 

The Department

The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, is located in Esbjerg, and employs some 50 members of staff. The Department emphasizes sociology, business economics, and environmental and resource economics. It conducts research in the following areas organized as research groups: (i) Markets, Organization & Behavior, (ii) Environmental and Resource Economics and (iii) Rural and Cultural Sociology. The Departments profile can be seen at

The Department provides teaching for degrees in General Business Economics (B.Sc.), Marketing and Innovation (M.Sc.), Sport and Event Management (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Energy Management (B.Sc.), Environmental and Resource Management (M.Sc.), Sociology and Cultural Analysis (B.Sc and M.Sc.), and diploma and MBA programs in business. Since it is expected that the successful applicant participates in teaching at all levels of university education (bachelor, master, Ph.D.) as well as in the development of new and the advancement of existing education programs, teaching experience in relevant areas as listed above is required.

The Department provides a competitive salary, modern facilities for research and teaching, as well as resources for research assistants and for travel and conference participation. The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working in an inspiring and open research environment.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Research Group, Professor MSO Arne Feddersen (phone: +45 6550 1597; e-mail:

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 Associations.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • 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 and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.   
  • Research and publication plan (max. 5 pages) for the next 3–5 years that describes:
    - the applicant’s explicit research and publication strategy.
    the potential to advance the field.
    - relationships to ongoing activities in the relevant research groups and center at the department.
    - planned national and international collaborations.
    - the potential of obtaining external funding.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applicants applying for an associate 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 here.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be an Associate Professor. 

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. Additionally, the appointments committee determines which candidate will be offered the position.

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

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 conducted.

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

Read the guideline for applicants.

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

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