Assistant/Associate Professorships in Public Sector Digitalization at the IT University of Copenhagen

open until filled
Social Sciences, Business studies, Digital Communication Techniques
IT University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites qualified applications for 1-2 Assistant or Associate Professor positions in the area of Digital Leadership and Digitalization. The proposed starting date is December 2019 or soon thereafter. An earlier start date may be negotiated.

We invite applicants who want to contribute to the IT University’s vision of creating and sharing knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity, and more specifically contribute to the Business IT Department's research and education, both foundational and with impact on industry and society (see

Job Description
The new Assistant or Associate Professors are expected to do research and teach in one or more of the following areas:
- Digital leadership; Preference is given to applicants with a focus on Key Roles in digitalization, digital change management, digital transformation, digital capabilities, and governance
- Strategy and Value of IS; Strategy in Practice, Preference is given to applicants with a focus on Business Models, Enterprise Architecture, alignment of Business and IT, digital enabled Eco-systems and value of Information Systems
- The future of work; Preference is given to applicants with a focus on Digitalization of Knowledge Work, Socio-technical design, Human Competences, Ethics, and/or participation, in relation to emergent technologies such as Digital Platforms, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Software Robots, process automation, Blockchain Technologies and (big) Data Analytics

Research Qualification Requirements
The ideal applicant has a solid track record in publishing research within the above areas in internationally renowned journals and conferences in Information Systems, Strategy Practice, CSCW, or related disciplines. Proven ability to balance theoretical profoundness, methodological rigor, and practical relevance is required.

Proven expertise in one or more of the following areas are also appreciated:
- Working in interdisciplinary research teams.
- Successful research projects in close collaboration with enterprises or the public sector.

It is highly desirable that the applicant is willing and able to actively and positively contribute to our interdisciplinary research environment. The IT University also carries out teaching and research in a range of other areas, including digital culture, digital media and communication, computer games, interaction design, pervasive interaction technology, technologies in practice, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and information systems management.

Teaching Qualification Requirements
Applicants should be willing and able to teach courses in the following educational programmes: the Bachelor programme in Global Business Informatics, the MSc programme in Digital Innovation and Management and the Master programme in IT management. All three programmes are taught in English. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong teaching portfolio in areas that are complementary with the interests of the existing faculty.

The ideal candidate should document:
- Publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues
- Competences in developing and conducting teaching that is well received by students
- A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which he/she has worked, for example participation in committees, etc.

In addition, candidates for the position as associate professorship should be able to:
- Attract external research funding
- Supervise PhD students
- Read/speak a Scandinavian language (or have the willingness to learn Danish)

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professor, Steffen Dalsgaard, IT University of Copenhagen, or tel. 7218 525.

The assistant professorship is a temporary position for up to 4 years with the possibility of extension. The position requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The application must be in English and must include:
- A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research plans and teaching portfolio.
- A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
- Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
- Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
- A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
- Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position

For the position as associate professor: documentation of both a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position

Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chairman of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

Application deadline: 20 May 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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