Associate Professorship in Innovation Management or Project Management

Company:University of Southern Denmark

Location:Denmark / Odense

Discipline:Innovation Management or Project Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Associate Professorship in Innovation Management or Project Management within the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management

The Centre for Integrative Innovation Management at the Department of Business & Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more position(s) as Associate Professor in Innovation Management or Project Management. The position(s) is/are located in Odense, but teaching may be required at the campus in Slagelse. The successful candidate is expected to assume this position by September 1st, 2022 or as per negotiation.

Job description

The Centre for Integrative Innovation Management is a cross-disciplinary research group where we focus on a set of issues within innovation management. We adopt a cross-disciplinary research approach because understanding and promotion of innovation from the initial idea to the fully commercialized or implemented innovation requires the combination of management, marketing, and technology. For more information on the Centre please visit the Centre website.

The candidate is expected to conduct research within innovation management (IM). We are interested in candidates within IM and especially welcome candidates that have interests linked to our strategic priorities:

Successful candidates will have an international profile and a record of research publications preferably in globally top-ranked peer-reviewed journals and within dedicated innovation journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Industry and Innovation, and Creativity and Innovation Management. We welcome researchers with various methodological approaches, as we see the advantage in combining methods among the team members, to further the research programs.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in social sciences (business economics, economics or similar) or a cross-disciplinary Ph.D. with a significant social science contribution. Once appointed, they will primarily teach in the wider field of innovation management and potentially in project management and market research in programs such as the graduate degree program Master in Project and Innovation Management, the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, and the M.Sc. (eng.) in Product Development and Innovation. The group is further in the process of creating a new graduate degree program, Master in Management of Technology, and the candidates are encouraged to specify if they have specific competencies or interests in contributing to our programs in life-long learning and continued education.

We expect successful appointees to contribute to the development of the Research Centre and to the department as a whole. The successful candidate is expected to be active in the social and academic life of the Department and participate in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. Also, we expect active and constructive participation in the university's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the appointee is expected to be physically present at the Centre on a regular basis.

The successful candidate preferably has experience with external research fund raising and application processes and has an interest in contributing to our ongoing efforts to secure funding. Ideally, the appointee has established strong ties with the international research community. Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, candidates must be able to teach in English. Furthermore, non-Danish candidates are expected to learn Danish.

The University of Southern Denmark is the third largest university in Denmark. The university has consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the Top 100 Universities Under 50 and the QS World University Rankings of the Top 50 Universities Under 50. Overall, the university offers programs in five different faculties -- Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences - and incorporates approximately 35 institutes and 30 research centers. See information about the Department of Business & Management here website.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Professor Mette Præst Knudsen by email at

Application content

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

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our web.

An application must include:

  • If the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.  
  • If co-author statements are not submitted with the applicaiton, we assume that the publication follows the standard: authors are listed as per their contribution to the research starting with the one who contributed the most to the least.
  • If a publication is accepted for publication and is included for evaluation, documentation from the relevant journal should be appended to the PDF:

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Application procedure

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be an Associate Professor.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the candidates to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the candidates will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns them. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Deparment who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted. 

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

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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 conducted.

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.

  • Innovation management theory and practice
  • Project management in innovative organizations
  • New and emerging technologies and commercialization - including topics like emerging eco-systems, digital innovation, and digital transformation of organizations.
  • Health and Innovation - including organizational opportunities and barriers to implementation of digital technologies in the healthcare system.
  • Sustainability and innovation - including topics like innovation ecosystems, eco-innovation, green value chains, and sustainability management.
  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication.
  • Experience with obtaining external funding and project management (if any). List the type of grant and the role held by the applicant together with the amount obtained (or applied for if unsuccessful).
  • A research plan for the next three years including experiences with different methodologies and data sources.
  • A teaching portfolio detailing the candidate's prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication. A guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.
  • Statement of experiences with company partnerships (e.g. research or applied projects, consulting etc.).

Send application

Deadline 2022-June-07

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by completing the application form


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