Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a chair/Professorship in Governance, Regulation, Risk and Compliance at the Center for Corporate Governance (CCG), which is a part of Department of International Economics and Management (INT).

CCG is one of the leading centers, in the area of corporate governance research, in Europe. Historically, our research and teaching have focused on board work, industrial foundations and board diversity. Lately, the center has also had increasingly focus on board strategy, risk management and regulation, especially in the financial sector.

Governance, risk and compliance are increasingly seen as a whole. International board work is becoming gradually more complex, new risk factors are emerging, and many business activities are getting significantly more regulated by various kinds of external and governmental bodies. These factors are becoming an essential part of modern board work; their impact on long term economic performance is still to be assessed, however. 

In recent years board work has become regulated to an unprecedented extent, particularly in the financial sector, and new governance models have emerged. Regulators have sought to influence shareholders (e.g. the European Shareholder Rights Directive), board behavior (e.g. corporate governance codes), executive compensation (e.g. Say on Pay), auditing (e.g. mandatory rotation of auditors), disclosure, risk taking, capital structure and many other aspects of the corporate governance system.  However, the rationale and impact of this massive intervention as a whole remain unclear and the processes which drive it are poorly understood. CCG addresses some of these emerging questions in an innovative major research project, entitled “Nordic Finance and the Good Society”. More information may be found at

This new chair in Governance, regulation, risk and compliance, will contribute to the research project and is expected to be active in the European policy debate. Academically, important research areas will include the (political) origins and (economic) effects of governance and regulation including the long term consequences of complexity as more layers are added to existing laws. This will include cost-benefit analyses of regulation and studies of regulatory processes as they unfold in politics and public administration. The scope for push back and dismantling of harmful regulation will also be a key concern.

Examples of research areas that the chair might cover:

• Regulation inside the European Union and the consequences of it. What are the consequences in terms of cost, innovation, flexibility, employment and value creation? The need for simplification is obvious, but how should it be achieved? What is the minimum regulation consistent with social and business efficiency?                
• In this new operating environment, how do boards manage and mitigate internal and external risks? What are the real-life consequences of this new order in the terms of other, more traditional board responsibilities (like strategic development, CEO selection, compensation policies, etc.)?

INT is an interdisciplinary department with a strong track record in corporate governance, international economics and international business. It is essential that the candidate is able to provide a significant contribution to the department’s distinct research profile. 

The professorship is time-limited to a period of 5 years. The position is defined as 75% research and 25% teaching.

The position is a full Professorship with research and teaching obligations. It is our ambition to be in the international frontline in these research areas; to publish our research results in leading international journals; to have an excellent research environment; to seek synergy between research and teaching, and to have a strong partnership with the business community.

Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in regulation and risk management. The candidate must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across CBS and the international business community.


• Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
• The academic development of discipline.
• Research management, initiation of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing for academic journals.
• Research education and further training of researchers, supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work.
• Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education.
• Promoting CBS’s academic reputation.
• Initiating, fundraising and coordinating research projects.
• Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks.
• Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular.
• Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.


Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas covered by the department. The field of Governance, Regulation, Risk and Compliance management in this context, is interpreted broadly to include relevant areas of applied probability.

Importance is put on the candidate’s ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions.

The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field.

CBS emphasizes the candidate’s ability to establish productive contacts with the business community. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken), and any other languages would be a benefit.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

Furthermore, in the application letter, we expect the applicant to reflect on the core values of the Department of International Economics and Management, which are described on our home page.

For further information please contact: Jens Gammelgaard, Head of Department, tel.: +45  3815 2512  , e-mail [log in to unmask], or Lars Ohnemus, Director of CCG, tel. +45 51 24 18 75, e-mail [log in to unmask]. Information about the department may be found at

The appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement corresponding to a salary grade 37 with the Central Academic Association plus a special allowance.


Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Application must include:

1. A statement of application.
2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
3. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
4. Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level. Please see guidelines for teaching portfolios.
5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
6. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
7. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.

An expert committee will be reviewing the received job applications. The committee’s recommendation of each candidate will be submitted to the person in question.

Closing date:  1st of November 2016.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at
Application Deadline: 01/11/2016

Apply online at

Best regards,
Bersant Hobdari
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