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Postdoctoral position (f/m) in the Business Ethics research project

Aarhus University. Aarhus (Dänemark), 05.09.2017


Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 42,500 students and 11,500 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 840 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide. Learn more at

Postdoctoral position in the Business Ethics research project 926394

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Business Ethics and Moral Psychology.

The starting date is December 1st, 2017 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The research project is a major initiative focused on business ethics and corruptive environments. This initiative will do research on unethical behavior in organizations and businesses and aim to provide theories of moral psychology that play a vital role in explaining some of the immoral developments in the business world and will aim to improve the effectiveness of the security mechanisms implemented. The post in question will suit a candidate with relevant experience in experimental design and an interest in conducting experiments that have direct application to policy. The project contributes to the fields of management and psychology and will employ both theoretical and empirical tools. The project is expected to generate high-quality research and co-authored, high-impact factor, peer-reviewed publications (a minimum of four).
Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in (field and lab) experimental designs, data collection, and development of theoretical tools. The candidate is also expected to contribute to all phases of the research process, including data analysis, writing articles and to the ongoing development of the project, and grant proposals.
The project will be under the supervision of Panos Mitkidis (Aarhus University & Duke University) and Dan Ariely (Duke University).

The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching and/or supervision assignments.

Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Psychology, Behavioral Economics or another relevant field.

Other requirements include
  • Publication experience
  • Experience with designing, analyzing and reporting experimental or survey research
  • Excellent knowledge in the areas of behavioral economics, psychology and decision-making
  • Excellent research skills, including statistical and methodological knowledge and experience
  • Experience in course teaching
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent knowledge of office and statistical software
  • Motivation to work independently as well as cooperatively in an international team
Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top-100 university, Aarhus BSS, and specifically the Department of Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS-accreditations - the latter specifically applying to the school’s core business activities.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Panagiotis Mitkidis, Tel.: +45 +4550407867, Email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Frederik Sørensen, Tel.: +45 87153445, Email:

International applicant? Find information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Place of work
Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK 8210 Aarhus V
Denmark Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:
  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here
Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor,
DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by:
Please apply online here

Bewerbungsschluss: 25.09.2017