Postdoc in Sales & Operations Planning

open until filled
Social Sciences, Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a two year postdoc position in a project about sales & operations planning. The workplace will be at the department in Campus Kolding. The position is vacant from February 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from candidates in the fields of B2B marketing and/or Supply Chain Management.

It is the aim of the Faculty to carry out research of high international standards, documented through publications in internationally-recognized journals and through presentations at international conferences. The Faculty provides a supportive research environment, and research facilities, travel support, etc. are generally very good and comparable to top European universities.

Successful applicants will have a PhD in B2B marketing or Supply Chain Management. Successful applicants will have a record of practical experience in projects carried out with industry; speak Danish fluently; have a record of participating in research projects and to disseminate the results in relevant outlets; evidence of the ability to produce high-quality research publications in internationally-recognized academic journals. Relevant industry/professional experience and professional qualifications are a plus.

Successful applicants will be expected to (a) join a research team in sales & operations planning; (b) conduct administrative work with industrial enterprises; (c) conduct literature reviews; (d) contribute with scientific work that leads to publications in internationally-recognized journals; (e) contribute to disseminate research with practical relevance; (f) contribute to collegial development.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Jan Stentoft, phone +45 6550 1370, email

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • 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
  • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication, if such exist
    All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.
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.

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