External lecturer in Entrepreneurial Finance

Copenhagen Business School
May 15, 2024
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A position as part-time lecturer in entrepreneurship with special emphasis on education in the field of entrepreneurial finance is available at the Department of Strategy and Innovation for appointment as soon as possible.

As part-time lecturer you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to educate young people and to provide them with insight into your practical experience. At CBS part-time lecturers represent an important supplement to the teaching done by researchers. Your role as part-time lecturer will also provide you with opportunities to update your theoretical knowledge, to share in discussions with ambitious students and to be part of an international academic environment.

The position is on a temporary part-time basis, which can be extended within the framework of the Danish Fixed-Term Employment Act (Lov om tidsbegrænset ansættelse).

The part -time lecturer will be expected to teach in an already well- established elective course on entrepreneurial finance with special attention to venture capital and the agreements made between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs which in the past have attracted more than 130 students each year. The course is at the bachelor level and the teaching style is foremost lecture style but also involves extensive interactions discussing cases or solving exercises on class. Given the number of students that elects this course, the lecturer can expect a significant amount of engagement with students outside lecture theatre hours communicating via the canvas platform. There will also be a significant amount of coordination effort involved with the tenured faculty who teaches half of the course contents.

The course is designed to install competences among students which will allowing them to efficiently navigate through the challenges that entrepreneurs and investors are facing when seeking to engage in a contractual partnership. Securing funding and establishing the financial resources to undertake an entrepreneurial venture is often one of the main activities to undertake when establishing a new high-tech firm. Startup investors are also in need of assessing and understanding the financial aspects of potential investment opportunities vis-à-vis nascent entrepreneurs or newly established firms. Furthermore, there are substantial managerial challenges pertaining to finance that need to be considered in entrepreneurial settings. The course provides insight in these aspects of the entrepreneurial process.

The position includes

  • Planning and conducting teaching on entrepreneurial finance and specifically in the areas of valuation, forecasting, and securities

  • Online teaching—blended learning

  • Student supervision

  • Preparing teaching materials and exam questions

  • Conducting exams and other evaluations

  • Qualifications

    To fill this position, you are required to have a master's degree and must have:

  • High-level practical experience at a high level, which has not been gained through academic employment with a university, or

  • Employment in an academic principal position with another university (e.g. as assistant professor/researcher, associate professor/senior researcher, or professor/professor with special responsibilities).

  • A part-time lecturer who is employed on the merits of his or her relevant practical experience must possess in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the possible applications of the subject/academic discipline. This knowledge is/has been acquired through employment within the subject/academic discipline.

  • Employment as part-time lecturer presupposes that teaching qualifications are included in the assessment of applicants for an external professor.

  • Other skills

  • In addition to having a relevant master's degree, emphasis is placed on your specialization and professional skills within the content of the respective courses.

  • You possess good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to a good working environment.

  • Proficiency in English as the teaching must be conducted in English.

  • The conditions of employment and the qualification requirements are described further in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

    Terms of employment

    Salary and employment will be in accordance with the Cirkulære om aftale om Eksterne lektorer ved universiteter m.fl. under Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet. The maximum number of working hours per academic year is 500 and may vary as needed in individual semesters. Remuneration is based on the number of hours, which is determined twice a year.

    When employed as a part-time lecturer you must take an introductory course on university teaching organised by CBS.

    You will be assigned a researcher at the department as your professional contact person. You are expected to participate in professional events relevant to your teaching and you will also be part of the department's network of part-time lecturers.

    The recruitment process

    Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.

    One of CBS' strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

    Further information

    If you would like to know more about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Toke Reichstein (Phone: +4538152382, e-mail: [email protected]).

    Your application

    To apply, click on the link “Apply online”, fill out the application form and attach the following documentation:

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV

  • Diploma(s)

  • Teaching Portfolio

  • Publication list, if relevant for the position

  • Additional information about CBS and the department is available at www. cbs.dk.

    Closing date: 15 May 2024.

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