Dean of Research

Copenhagen (DK)
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dean of Research at Europe’s largest Business School
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is seeking a Dean of Research from January 1st 2018. 

CBS is also seeking a Dean of Education from January 1st 2018. The Dean of Research and the Dean of Education along with the President and the University Director comprise the Executive Senior Management of CBS which, in cooperation with the Board, sets the strategic direction for the ongoing development of the University.

The Executive Senior Management is responsible for the daily management of CBS as well as strategic development and long-term policies. It also has the responsibility together with the broader group of managers, employees and students - to lead and develop CBS´ research, education and relationship with external stakeholders. 

The present strategy; ´Business in Society´, defines Copenhagen Business School as a business university with a broad academic profile, a strong and international research foundation, a commitment to research-based education of high international standards, focus on entrepreneurship  and innovation,  and close cooperation with public and private organisations and companies. 

CBS is an attractive, responsible and engaging workplace where management has a fundamental responsibility for encouraging initiatives and interest in approaches that generate a better understanding of how business can contribute positively to core societal needs. CBS wants to grow and further develop its distinctive diversity and management has a fundamental responsibility for facilitating contributions to CBS by pursuing excellence in academic and administrative matters, rewarding uniqueness and high quality. 

CBS is known for the quality and effectiveness of its operations. Management has a fundamental responsibility for enhancing job satisfaction, working with explicit principles for delegation, empowering staff through participation in discussions and the development of all key issues, keeping agreements, meeting deadlines, and developing meaningful local solutions that fit with CBS’ standards and systems.  

CBS is seeking Deans, who through extensive management experience from higher education, creativity, personal commitment, integrity and strong communication skills, can contribute to setting new ambitious standards for the strategic development of CBS in research as well as in education. 

Responsibilities and qualifications for both positions can be seen in the fully announcement at

Equal Opportunity Employer

CBS is an employer that follows the principle of equal opportunity in regards to its hiring and promotion procedures, and agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or age.

Salary and the appointment committees

The positions as Deans are for a fixed term of three to five years. It is possible to extend the position for another three years. Salary, duration, and terms of appointment are open for negotiation. 

The positions are filled in accordance with the Danish collective agreement for academics, as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), and in accordance with the Danish University Act and CBS´ Bylaws 

The President of CBS has appointed one Appointment Committees. The Appointment Committee will assess the qualifications of all applicants, conduct the formal interviews with selected applicants, and recommend to the President who shall be offered the positions as Deans. 

The recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson (Eva Zeuthen Bentsen,, will assist CBS in the recruitment process. 

Recruitment process

The first interviews will be held in Copenhagen on August 28th 2017, and the second interviews on September 11th 2017. 

Odgers Berndtson will use tests as part of the assessment procedure. Tests will be held in the period between September 1st  to 8th 2017.


The application deadline is July 31st 2017 at 12.00. 

Besides an application and a CV, all applicants should submit an outline for CBS’ development in the field of research over the next decade (max2 A4 pages).

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