Professorship in Corporate Governance at the Department of Accounting

Copenhagen Business School
June 14, 2024
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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for a Professorship in Corporate Governance at Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) which is a part of Department of Accounting.

Core research areas of the Department are (1) financial accounting, (2) management accounting & control, (3) auditing, (4) accounting information systems and (5) corporate governance, all applicable to both private and public sectors. The objective of the Department is to remain and to expand its leadership role in research related to these areas in the Nordic countries and to preserve its strong international reputation for high quality research and teaching.

CCG is a research center focusing on research broadly defined as corporate governance, including classical topics such as board of directors, executive compensation and ownership as well as more specialized topics such as foundations, regulation of the financial sector and economics of crime.

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting & Control, Auditing, and Corporate Governance.

Examples of research areas that the professorship might cover:

  • Corporate governance
  • Economics of crime and fraud
  • Regulation and risk management of businesses and the financial sector
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shareholder vs. stakeholder orientation
  • The position is a full Professorship with research and teaching obligations.

    Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in corporate governance, regulation and compliance. They must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry.

    To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of CCG and the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across CBS.


  • Personal research meeting high international standards, including responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
  • The academic development of discipline.
  • Research management, initiation of research projects, supervision of PhD students, international research co-operation, reviewing for academic journals.
  • Research education and further training of researchers, supervision of assistant professors and assessment committee work.
  • Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs, including Executive Education.
  • Promoting CBS's academic reputation.
  • Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects.
  • Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School.
  • Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the Department and to CBS-wide tasks.
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS's stakeholders in particular.
  • Active participation in the regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Qualifications

    Candidates must document a high degree of relevant, original and up-to-date scientific publications at an international level within the areas covered by CCG and the department.

    Importance is put on the candidate's ability to undertake research management and other relevant management functions.

    The candidate should be able to document pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field.

    CBS emphasises the candidate's ability to establish productive contacts with the business community.

    The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

    Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

    For further information please contact: Head of Department Carsten Rohde, tel.: +45 3815 2338, e-mail [email protected] or Director of the Centre Kasper Meisner Nielsen, tel.: +45 3815 3593, email: [email protected] Information about the department may be found at www.

    The appointment will be made on contractual terms corresponding to a salary grade 37 plus a personal allowance.


    Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

    Application must include:

  • A statement of application.
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field's internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index, Scopus and/or Google Scholar.
  • A teaching portfolio documenting teaching qualifications and pedagogical development. The portfolio must include an overview of the applicants past teaching achievements and practice and its impact on the students, reflections on pedagogical competencies and core strengths, the educational competencies the applicant would like to develop, and the teaching opportunities they would like to pursue in the nearest future. Internal applicants must use the CBS Teaching Portfolio format. It is available at www. Please make a pdf of each of the spreadsheets from part B of the portfolio.
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • Copies of the publications marked with an . Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.
  • Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants. When possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

    The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    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.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.

    Closing date: 14 June 2024.

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