Postdoc Position in Social Entrepreneurship Education Research at CBS in Denmark 2020

Copenhagen Business School in Denmark invites applications for a PhD position in Social Entrepreneurship Education Research in the 2020/21 academic session.

Project details:

The project focuses on social entrepreneurship and innovation, aiming to equip students with the skills and mindset to help address key societal challenges. It will generate, test, and share frameworks to integrate these competences into curricula and learning outcomes. To reach this goal the Aurora project aims to provide mobility, training or capacity-building activities to staff at nine participating European universities.

The Post Doc will be responsible for coordinating and delivering on several work packages in close cooperation with CBS faculty (i.e. Kai Hockerts and Martin Jes Iversen). Moreover, the PostDoc will interact with Kees Kouwenaar (VUA) in relation to the Aurora Competences Framework (ACF). The Post Doc will in particular attend to (scientific) project management and coordination with Aurora administrators. The candidate will furthermore coordinate in collaboration with colleagues from CBS and VU the definition of the Aurora Competences Framework (ACF), which will describe the general academic and personal competences needed to ensure students become social entrepreneurs & innovators. The postdoc will moreover co-develop and co-deliver joint SE&I education to Aurora students.

Worth of Award

  • A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work.
  • The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
  • The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary.
  • The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
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  • The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent.
  • In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential and research relevant to the job description.
  • Previous experience in research project management will be welcome.
  • The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).
  • Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes.
  • Candidates who wish to join them should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

How to Apply

The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system.

Application must include:

  • A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  • 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 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • 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)
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  • Transcript(s) and a full CV
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Deadline: Application closes on November 20, 2020.


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