Professor (f/m) in Marketing

open until filled
Social Sciences, Business studies, Marketing
Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as professor in the field of Marketing. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position starting on 1 January 2019 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 promote the overall research strategy of the School.

You are expected to teach and supervise students at the Bachelor‘s, Master‘s and PhD levels and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard contributing to the development of our academic field.

Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent and must be able to demonstrate significant contributions to development in the field. Qualifications must be documented by a number of published contributions of international standard (within the relevant area). In addition, strong teaching qualifications are essential. The applicant‘s ability for undertaking the specific responsibilities in relation to the position is of particular relevance.

The applicant must have proven research leadership and administrative skills, e.g. in attracting external funding, developing and leading activities and personal experiences with leading international research projects and industry cooperation. Equally important, the applicant must be able to provide quality teaching both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels and must be committed to developing the study programs. The department has a keen focus on talent development; therefore, it is important that the applicant engages in talent development, e.g. spotting potential PhD students, further developing our PhD program and supporting young scholars. Finally, the applicant must participate in and support the department‘s knowledge exchange efforts to the surrounding society.

Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course as well as the Blended Learning – Go Online course provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses prior to employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five-year period.

Who we are
The Marketing Section at the Department of Management engages in teaching and research on consumer and business-to-business marketing. We analyse consumer behaviour and how consumer insights can be used in market-oriented business decisions, responsible commercial marketing and in social marketing and public policy. We analyse procurement, sales and marketing management and the development of relationships between partners on business-to-business markets, such as buyer-supplier relationships. We focus especially, but not solely, on marketing issues in the food and drink sector (through research in the MAPP Centre) and on sustainability issues in relation to market transactions.

We have an interdisciplinary orientation, drawing on a broad range of social science approaches and cooperating with researchers in many disciplines. To support this interaction, we publish in marketing and consumer behaviour journals, but also in a diverse set of other disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, aiming to contribute to the marketing field as well as other fields that can gain from the application of marketing research.

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing 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 Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The department‘s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, and research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

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Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Professor Klaus Grunert, Tel.: +45 87 16 50 07, Email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Frederik Sørensen, Tel.: +45 87153445 , Email:

International applicant?
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Place of work
Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V

Terms of employment
The appointment is 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.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:
- 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 10 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. This form can be used for the purpose.

Teaching portfolio.

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

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Read more about Aarhus BSS‘ professorship policy here.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by 21 May 2018

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