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Post doc in Public-Private Innovation and Sustainable Development

A two-year position as post doc in Public-Private Innovation and Sustainable Development is available at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Kolding. The position is available from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (IER) is a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment, where the abilities to form relationships and to work within teams are a historical and fundamental part of the department culture. The department has activities in Kolding, Sønderborg and Slagelse with approx. 75 employees engaged in research and teaching in the fields of design management, entrepreneurship, B2B marketing, supply chain management and business networks, and organization studies.

Within the department, the post doc will be affiliated with the Entrepreneurship and Organization research group, which is among the leading research groups in this area in Northern Europe. The research group focuses on four general themes: Nascent entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, SME management and growth, and design and entrepreneurship. For information about the department and the research group see www.sdu.dk/ier

The position is within an externally funded project related to public-private innovation and the UN sustainable development goals. The post doc will be required to design and conduct qualitative research based on in-depth interviews, to code and analyze the data and to present the findings in scientific outlets as well as to communicate to a practitioner audience. The research will be done in close collaboration with the three senior researchers in the project.

It is a requirement for the position that the candidate has a PhD degree within business administration or business economics, and experience with designing and conducting qualitative research within the broad fields of innovation, organization, management or public management. Danish language skills and a general understanding of the industrial structure in Denmark are an advantage but not a requirement for the position.

The applicant should possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in and contribute to the everyday academic and social environment at the department. The post doc position is a research position, but some teaching may also be part of the work load.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Department, Ann Højbjerg Clarke, e-mail ahc@sam.sdu.dk or Head of Research Group, Professor WSR Steffen Korsgaard, e-mail stko@sam.sdu.dk. Note that applications cannot be sent to these e-mails, see the section on Application below.

Application, salary, etc.

If you are a non-Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the English version of the webpage in order to receive information in English when applying.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Post doc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
    • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication, if such exist

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The primary language at SDU, both in teaching and in administrative processes, is Danish. Within a three-year period, applicants with no current Danish skills must master the language at a level which enables them to read Danish exam papers and administrative documents. Free language courses will be offered.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

The assessment will be based on the criteria laid out in this advertisement text as well as in the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.


Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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Ansøgningsfrist 2019-nov-15

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