Associate Professorship in Consumption, Culture and Commerce
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Associate Professorship in Consumption, Culture and Commerce
The research unit Consumption, Culture and Commerce (CCC) at the Department of Business & Management (DBM), University of Southern Denmark welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates for one or more exciting new positions as Associate Professor in Consumption, Culture and Commerce. The positions are located in Odense, but teaching may also be required at the campus in Slagelse. The positions are vacant from 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Who are your new colleagues?
CCC is an interdisciplinary group of researchers who focus on two over-arching themes: studies of consumer culture (e.g., consumption symbolism, branding, globalization and glocalization processes, sustainability) and socio-cultural perspectives on markets and marketing with emphasis on theory development and critique.
The unit pilots a B.Sc. degree in Market and Management Anthropology, hosts three M.Sc. profiles in Marketing and delivers teaching in a number of other educational programmes.
DBM works both quantitatively and qualitatively to build bridges between applied and fundamental research. The Department houses seven vibrant research units (Strategic Organization Design, Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Consumption, Culture & Commerce, Management of People, International Business & Entrepreneurship, Finance and Accounting) whose work is s anchored in an understanding of the interaction between markets, organizations and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary organizational models, economics and to new exotic forms of consumption. It is our ambition to be international leaders in these areas and to achieve synergy between research, teaching and knowledge-sharing.
A modern, forward-looking university SDU came 52nd in the Times Higher Education Young University rankings of 2016 and has around 30,000 students enrolled across its six campuses in Denmark. With more than 3000 staff benefiting from Denmark's renowned levels of well-being and work-life balance, SDU has a strong focus on societal relevance and has adopted the United Nations' Strategic Development Goals as its guiding principles.
What are we looking for?
The successful candidate is ambitious and will have an international profile in an area of relevance to the research unit, including but not limited to an expertise in consumer cultures and
sustainability; consumers and technology; consumer health studies; and global dimensions of consumer and market systems. A strong, developing record of research publications in highly recognized
journals in one or more of the research areas mentioned above is expected, as well as the potential to make advances both empirically and theoretically and to disseminate research results more
broadly. Interest in developing and applying for grants in these fields is essential. Further information can be obtained in the department's qualification guidelines. Since the research of the
unit is oriented toward the type of m arketing research labeled Consumer Culture Theory (CCT), candidates working in this or related disciplinary research fields of consumption and market studies are preferred.
The candidates must be able to demonstrate teaching experience at varied university levels and be able to deliver high quality teaching within topics such as consumption studies, marketing and branding, globalization, and qualitative research methods. Successful candidates will be engaged in teaching in the B.Sc. Marketing and Management Anthropology programme, and in our Business Administration programmes at the bachelor and master level. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses based on CCT, anthropological, and sociological approaches to consumption and markets and to supervise bachelor and master theses in the area of consumer research and marketing.
Beyond the research publication record and teaching experience, successful candidates will be expected to contribute actively to the social and academic lives at the department as well as participate in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. Also, we expect active and constructive participation in the university's academic administration, and it is an advantage if the candidates have experience in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with the international research community. Furthermore, the right applicants should thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment that seeks to contribute to a broad academic dialogue.
The successful candidate should have a Ph. D. degree within social sciences or a cross-disciplinary PhD with a significant social science contribution.
If the successful candidates are not fluent in Danish, (s)he will be expected to learn Danish within a period of three years. Within this timeframe applicants are expected to master Danish at a level which enables them to correct Danish exam papers and read administrative documents. Within a five-year period, applicants must be able to document Danish language skills at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. Also, the department addresses social challenges and knowledge exchange with society through high-quality study programmes and genuine engagement with external partners and society at large.
Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Consumption, Culture and Commerce Research Group, Professor Ian Woodward, via e-mail
email@example.com or phone +45 65 50 94 49.
How to apply for this position?
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:
Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
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 and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your 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.
Please attach the PhD evaluation as a publication, if such exist.
A list of other qualifications relevant for the position
Research and publication plan for the next 3 years including fit with the research subjects mentioned above.
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applicants applying for an associate 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
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 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 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.