Professor in Business Models

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University, a position as Professor in Business Models is available from 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Applicants must document international leading research qualifications at professor level, meaning that you should have made an international mark on the field of business models. It is expected that you can present a strong and impactful research agenda illustrating potential research excellence and impact.

Applicants should also demonstrate intellectual and research leadership by proving their ability to engage with other researchers and to guide junior faculty in their career planning. As professor you are expected to contribute to the achievement of the departments overall strategy and to act out intellectual leadership by taking on the role of research group leader in the Business Design Center. This should go hand in hand with proven experience in designing and coordinating research projects as well as attracting external funding.

High-quality teaching at all levels is necessary to obtain the position of Professor. This should be reflected in superior teaching evaluations. Aalborg University applies a Problem-Based Learning perspective to its education activities. The teaching activities at the Business Design Center include business model courses on Bachelor and Masters levels as well as courses on New Venture Creation. Moreover, establishing relationships with the business community is of high importance in supporting the profile of the Business Design Center and the department as a whole.

The Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University conducts research in a wide array of business disciplines. The department is in the process of preparing itself for an accreditation and transforming into a business school with a strong corporate engagement.
Qualification requirements

It is presupposed that applicants can document a high degree of original scientific production at an international level, and can document having contributed considerably to the development of the subject area of the job description. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to perform research management and other management functions, provide pedagogical guidance as well as supervision and take part in academic assessments. Furthermore emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive teaching experience.
The application must contain the following 

• Motivated application.
• Current CV.
• Complete list of publications.
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 10 publications may be submitted.
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained).
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines.

The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button.

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Contact information 

You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Head of Department Christian Nielsen, phone +45 9940 2702, e-mail   

Information about the Department can be found on the following website:

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Jess Gjerulff Gertsen, phone +45 9940 3897, e-mail


Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

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Mon Oct 15 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.