Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi - Aarhus BSS

Assistant and associate professorship(s) in engineering management and manufacturing

Ansøgningsfrist 5. aug 23:59 CEST

Forventet start 1. jan

  • Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi Birk Centerpark 15 7400 Herning

  • Fuldtidsstilling ID: 9360

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The Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for assistant and associate professorship positions in engineering management and manufacturing.

Both assistant and associate professors divide their time evenly between research and teaching activities, and the successful candidates will become part of the EngTech research section.

An assistant professorship is a three-year position. An associate professorship is a full-time permanent position. The starting date is 1 January 2023 or as agreed upon.

If you want to apply for the position as assistant professor, please apply online here.

If you want to apply for the position as associate professor, please apply online here.

If you want to apply for both types of positions, please send two applications - one for each link.

Job description

BTECH is dedicated to excellence in business development and technology and offers study programmes in these fields. The department has – given its location in the midwestern part of Denmark, also known as “Production Denmark” – a strong focus on company collaboration and applied research within the fields of manufacturing, operations, digitalisation and the green transition. Our aim is to be instrumental in forming the future of business in Denmark and beyond, and for this reason, we are looking for eminent candidates who can strengthen our research profile and engage with stakeholders in industry.

The successful applicant is furthermore expected to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Associate professors are also expected to supervise PhD students. Most of the teaching activities will be related to the MSc in Engineering (Technology Based Business Development) study programme, but teaching in other programmes may also occur. The candidates are expected to teach courses related to production systems, manufacturing, technology management, quality management, digital systems or product design and development.

Your qualifications

Employment as an assistant professor requires a PhD degree in a relevant field.

Employment as an associate professor requires a PhD degree and a strong academic background as assistant professor or equivalent. Furthermore, the ideal candidate holds the following qualifications:
  • A proven record of strong international research, as evidenced by publications in highly reputed international journals.
  • A track record of excellence in teaching on topics relevant for our study programmes.
  • A clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future high-level research.
  • A track record of good citizenship in the wider academic community combined with commitment to contributing to a vibrant work environment in our department.
  • A commitment to sharing insights and knowledge with the broader society and prioritising dialogue with practitioners.
  • A commitment to teaching that provides the students with relevant competences as well as the ability to reflect critically on business topics.
  • A willingness to engage in external research funding activities.
Applicants are encouraged to describe how their research is important for industry. The description could include concrete collaborations, impact, dissemination activities, etc.

Non-Danish speakers are required to acquire a reasonable knowledge of the Danish language within three years. The department will grant time off from teaching to attend Danish courses during the first two years of employment.

Permanent employment as associate professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course as well as the Blended Learning – Go Online course provided by Centre for Educational Development. 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

BTECH is part of Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University – a top 100 university. Aarhus BSS has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

BTECH is located in the business-oriented and entrepreneurial city of Herning. The department excels in business and engineering disciplines and emphasises the importance of company collaborations. We have around 1,800 students and close to 100 faculty and staff. Each year, approximately 500 students are involved in company projects in more than 250 companies ranging from SMEs to leading multinationals. Our incubator Business Factory launches 15 new companies each year.

We influence society through business development and technology. For this reason, many research projects are conducted in close collaboration with industry on the basis of new data and new technologies. These projects are generously supported by ERC, H2020, the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Danish Industry Foundation, among others.

More information about BTECH is available here.

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Section Head Mirko Presser, tel.: +45 30490976, email:  

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Supporter, Anna Bruun Pedersen, Email:

Place of work

Birk Centerpark 15, DK-7400 Herning

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
  • 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. For the assistant professorship, up to three publications can be included in the application. For the associate professorship, up to five 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. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here
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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Spørgsmål til stillingen?

Mirko Presser

Mirko Presser Lektor, Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi +4530490976

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Administrationscenter Aarhus BSS - Aarhus BSS HR & Ph.d. +4587152397

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Ansøgningsfrist: fredag den 5. aug 2022 kl. 23:59 CEST