Deputy President for Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen (DK)
18 Sep 2020
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18 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has added a new Deputy President position to its Senior Management team.

As a result CBS seeks a curious, courageous and collaborative leader to aid in implementing CBS’ new strategy and to develop our organisation and the Senior Management team.

What we seek

The financial crisis, the green transition and COVID-19 are just three examples of the enormous challenges we have faced in recent years that impact the business community, which also simultaneously plays a role in solving those challenges.

CBS would like to take on the responsibility for tackling these types of challenges and opportunities, both familiar ones and those yet to be identified. This represents the core of our new strategy.

Solutions to these challenges will frequently require transforming business, industry and society, which is where CBS’ employees and students play a key role. This requires outstanding relevant research and CBS graduates and leaders of the highest academic calibre who can and dare to make a difference Moreover, CBS’ employees and students must also take active responsibility in terms of the changes required in the business community and society.

The task requires curiosity and courage but also the will and ability to work collaboratively across disciplines, organisations, sectors and national boundaries.  For this reason CBS requires a Deputy President with these qualities who is passionate about embarking on this journey.

The position

As Deputy President you will be part of Senior Management at CBS, which also comprises the President, Dean of Education, Dean of Research and University Director. This means you will have joint responsibility for daily as well as strategic management of CBS.

In addition, you will have direct management responsibilities for CBS’ department heads and departments which have almost 1,500 permanent and part-time academic staff.

You will play a vital role in terms of strengthening the integration of CBS’ degree programmes and research. This entails taking part in ensuring interaction between strategic development and the operation of CBS’ core activities – education and research – in close collaboration with the rest of Senior Management.

As Deputy President you will serve as the President’s substitute in external contexts and, like the three other members of Senior Management, report to the President.

Closing date: 18 October 2020.

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