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Copenhagen Business School invites qualified candidates to apply for the position as Head of the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB).

EGB is a multidisciplinary department, which conducts high-quality research in the fields of international business, economics and political science with direct relevance to business, policy-makers and the public. Research at the department focuses on three principal themes and their interrelations:

·      States and markets

·      Firms and international business

·      Societal challenges

CBS has recently developed a new strategy. With the position as Head of Department comes a unique opportunity to be one of the driving forces in executing the transformation of our institution as well as shaping the strategy at the local level. To find out more about CBS’ strategy, please follow this link.


The responsibilities as Head of Department include

  • Facilitating the provision of research, education, and dissemination of the highest quality within the areas of International Business and Political Science
  • Developing and implementing EGB’s strategy as a part of CBS overall strategy
  • Maintaining a well-run department, including financial performance, administration, and collaboration with other units at CBS
  • Ensuring a highly qualified staff of researchers, lecturers, and administrators through focused recruitment and talent development
  • Contributing actively to ensure diversity among staff as well as a positive research environment and work climate
  • Strengthening the external funding base to support research activities 
  • Contributing to EGB’s and CBS’ national/international recognition and value-creation for society
  • Contributing to a collaborative and collegial environment among the 11 Heads of Department and Senior Management at CBS

Experience and professional profile

Special emphasis will be given to the following qualifications:

  • Being an internationally recognized scholar with a research profile within the areas of international business and/or political science, with a preference for candidates being able to bridge these disciplines
  • Being at least at the level of associate professor
  • Management/leadership experience from a research and educational institution 
  • Personal integrity and ability to handle and develop a complex organization 
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, colleagues, and partners for teamwork and collaboration
  • Fluency in English and being prepared to learn Danish, if not already Danish speaking 

The heads of department at CBS are part of the management group currently reporting to the Dean of Research.

An elaborate job and requirement profile for department heads at CBS can be found here

The Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB) counts 46 researchers and brings together the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of the challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies. EGB´s research is based on international business, economics, and political science, and is of direct relevance to business, policymakers and scholars. The research environment is highly international. Department faculty direct a range of programs: BSc and MSc International Business (IB and IBS), BSc and MSc International Business & Politics (IBP), International Business in Asia (IBA), and the graduate diploma program (HD) in International Business. 

To learn more about the research and education of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here .

Copenhagen Business School

CBS is a globally recognized business school with a broad focus and deep roots in the Nordic socio-economic model. Our faculty has earned a reputation for high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education. This unique global profile carries the obligation to address critical challenges in our research and to develop the transformational capabilities of students, graduates, and business leaders via our educational activities and opportunities for lifelong learning. Complex challenges call for joint action. CBS maintains close relationships with other universities, government actors, civil society stakeholders, and especially the business community. Together with these partners, CBS leverages the Nordic tradition of responsibility to better define the challenges facing our world and to generate transformative solutions for a better future.

High-quality research is the foundation of CBS’ activities. CBS seeks to identify, attract, and develop talented researchers in order to provide a high level of education and knowledge transfer to society. We put emphasis on global challenges, academic depth, and integrative thinking within research and education. At the same time, we interact with the business community and society as a whole.

Terms of appointment
The position as head of department is term-limited with 3-5 years’ tenure depending on prior experience. It is possible to extend the tenure for up to another 3 years. Salary, duration, and terms of appointment are open for negotiation.

The position is filled in accordance with the Danish collective agreement for academics, as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), and in accordance with the Danish University Act and CBS' bylaws.

The appointment committee will evaluate the applications in accordance with the rules and guidelines of CBS in force at any time. 

For more information, please contact Søren Hvidkjær, Dean of Research, at email: [log in to unmask].

Application deadline: 16 October 2020. 

The first and second rounds of interviews will be held on 26 October and 6 November 2020.  

CBS wishes to fill the position preferably by 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible. 

How to apply

Please upload your application via the electronic recruitment system, by following the link below. Please include a CV and any relevant documentation of research related qualifications as well as experience and results pertaining to research management.

Copenhagen Business School supports equal opportunities and encourages all relevant parties to apply regardless of age, gender, religion, or ethnicity. CBS has signed a charter of gender equality in management and encourages both women and men to apply for the position.

CBS will be assisted by an external consultant in the hiring process.

Additional informationCBS Human Resource Policy.

Application deadline: 16 October 2020.

Best regards
Bersant Hobdari

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