Full professorship(s) in Digital Business Development
  • Aarhus Universitet
  • Birk Centerpark 15 1, 7400 Herning
The Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH) at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for professorship positions in digital business development.

A professorship is a full-time permanent position. The starting date is 1 October 2024 or as agreed upon.

Job description

Professors are expected to take a leading role in the department’s cross-cutting activities between IT, business, and engineering disciplines. Such activities may involve development of laboratories and experimental facilities, supporting the development of junior faculty, directing interdisciplinary research groups, taking responsibility for broader teaching activities, and leading projects with practical business implications and pronounced industry involvement. 

The successful applicant is expected to teach and supervise students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level and may be involved in industry-oriented training. Courses relevant for the position are taught in both Danish and English. Specifically, we are looking for candidates who can teach one or more of the following courses: Digital Business Development from an application and infrastructure perspective (Digital Frontend Systems; Digital Backend Systems), Systems Development, as well as Technology based Business Model Innovation.

Your qualifications

Applicants should have a strong academic background as full professor, associate professor or equivalent.

Candidates with research activities involving and aimed at industry will be preferred.

Furthermore, applicants should hold the following qualifications:
  • A significant record of strong research, as evidenced by publications in highly reputed international journals.
  • A clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future high-level research.
  • A track record of excellence in teaching, course management and supervision on topics relevant for our study programmes.
  • A commitment to teaching that provides the students with relevant competences as well as the ability to critically reflect on the topic.
  • A commitment to be involved with industry and the broader society and to prioritise dialogue with practitioners.
  • A track record of good citizenship in the wider academic community combined with a commitment to contribute to a vibrant work environment at our department.
  • A track record of and commitment to attracting external research funding.
  • A track record of demonstrated scientific leadership reflected in an ability to manage research projects, editorial board service, supervision of PhD students, industry collaborations, international collaborations, etc.
Non-Danish speakers are required to acquire a reasonable knowledge of the Danish language within three years. The department will grant time off to attend Danish courses during the first two years of employment.

Permanent employment as a professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Online and blended learning provided by the Centre for Educational Development at Aarhus University. If you have not completed the courses before the commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a two-year period.

Who we are

BTECH is part of Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University – a top 100 university. Aarhus BSS has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

BTECH is located in the business-oriented and entrepreneurial city of Herning. The department excels in business, IT, and engineering disciplines and emphasises the importance of company collaborations. We have around 1,200 students and 100 faculty and staff. Each year, 500 students are involved in company projects in more than 250 companies ranging from SMEs to leading multinationals.

We influence society through business development and technology. For this reason, many research projects are conducted in close collaboration with industry on the basis of new data and new technologies. These projects are generously supported by ERC, Horizon Europe, the Independent Research Fund Denmark, the Danish Industry Foundation, among others.

More information about BTECH is available here.

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Anders Frederiksen, email:, tel.: +45 61620207.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Supporter, Lene Engelst Christensen, email:

Place of work
Birk Centerpark 15, DK-7400 Herning

Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Business Development and Technology is a high priority at Aarhus University, and we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
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Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
  • 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 10 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. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here
Materials that cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in five 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.

Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University

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