Assistant Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Assistant Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Department of Food and Resource Economics
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as assistant professor within the field of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The position is open from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is time limited for a 4-year period.

The position will be embedded in the Department’s unit for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management, and is expected to contribute to the general research domain covered by this unit. The position is expected to have its main emphasis on innovation and/or entrepreneurship, preferably in the context of life and health science sectors e.g. food, agriculture and/or pharma. More specifically, the position will contribute to further expanding the unit’s existing research activities on topics such as open innovation, business models, strategic decision making, university-industry collaboration, business development, capacity building, and entrepreneurship education.

We are looking for applicants with documented research experience, either qualitative or quantitative (or both) within one or more of the following research fields:

  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management
  • Organization theory

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include theoretical and empirical research, research-based teaching and public sector consultancy work. We are particularly interested in competent team players interested in contributing to the Department’s collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching activities within this field and unit. This should involve a combination of basic and applied research, in which the assistant professor creates a track record of project applications for competitive funding to further expand his or her own research capacity while developing the unit’s research activities and reputation. The candidate should also be interested in contributing to the unit’s educational program and associated examination obligations and in acquiring formal pedagogical training. To a limited extent, the position may also include other duties.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in one of the mentioned fields or equivalent, must have worked with research within relevant fields in a previous academic position, and have solid theoretical and thematic knowledge. Documented experience in securing third-party funding is preferred.

Further information on the Department is linked at, specifically at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Jesper S. Schou, tel. (+45) 353 36901,

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430,569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73,627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans, including possible funding strategy
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 25 August 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held 6 December 2019.



Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 25-08-2019
Employment start: 01-02-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics

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