Assistant 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


Assistant 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 Assistant Professor in Integrative Innovation Management and/or Project Management. The position(s) are located in Odense, but teaching may be required at the campus in Slagelse. The position(s) are vacant from January 2023 or soon after and have a time limit of three years with the possibility of an extension.

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:

  • 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.

We welcome candidates, who are in the process of building an international research profile with a record of research publications. The researchers at the center pursue publication in dedicated innovation journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Industry and Innovation, and Creativity and Innovation Management. If the candidates have not published in these journals, they should have demonstrated a willingness to aim for them and strive to develop their research such that publication in these journals can be realized within the 3-year period.

We welcome candidates with various methodological approaches, as we see the advantage in combining methods among the team members, to further the research programs.

Successful candidates will primarily be engaged in teaching project management, innovation management, and potentially market research at the Professional Master in Project and Innovation Management, Bachelor as well as Master of Science in economics and business administration and MSc. in Product Development and Innovation. We expect the successful candidates to actively engage in the development of the research Centre as well as contributing positively to the department as a whole. Also, we expect active and constructive participation in the university's academic administration.

Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, candidates must demonstrate ability to teach in English. If the successful candidates are not fluent in Danish, they will be 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.

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

Application, salary, etc.

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.

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

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication (please see below)
  • 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, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf. (Co-author statements must include information like in this example. The statement is just for inspiration).
  • If a publication is currently under review or accepted and is included for evaluation, documentation from the relevant journal (e.g. email correspondence, screen dumbs from publication systems etc.) must be added to the PDF.
  • A research plan for the next three years including experiences with different methodologies and data sources.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Candidates applying for an assistant professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.

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

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. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department 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 applied.

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

Read the guideline for the applicants

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

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Deadline 2022-Aug-15

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


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