Professor in Industrial Organization

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The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics (SEBE) at the University of Southern Denmark invite applications for a position as professor in Industrial Organization. The position is located at the SDU campus in Esbjerg. The starting date of the position is 1.12 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Research in the Department is organized in three research groups, and the announced position will be part of the Research Group " Markets, Organization, and Behavior". The research focus of the RG “Markets, Organization, and Behavior” (see the complete profile of the group here: link) is on consumer and business behavior based on theories from social sciences (incl. microeconomics). The research approach of this research group is based on theoretically founded empirical analyses of the economic behavior of individuals, groups (e.g., households), organizations, or business enterprises. The research group has a particular interest in some specific markets and industries and their specific characteristics. These include, inter alia, sports, media, event, tourism, energy, and retailing markets (e.g., FMCGs and services). The group further participates actively in the research involved in the University’s Sustainable Markets Cluster and Center for Rural Research.

We seek applicants with a strong research record and the ability to lead research in a collaborative environment. The preferred applicants' research activities are expected to strengthen the group's research profile and to be published in the most relevant high-quality international journals. Furthermore, she/he is expected to further develop the research and teaching activities within the area of sports and event economics and must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with the international research community as well as the surrounding society. We expect the successful applicant to actively engage in the further development of the research group as well as to contribute positively to the Department as a whole. As senior scholar, the successful applicant is expected to contribute actively to the social and academic life at the Department as well as to participate actively in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. Additionally, we expect active and constructive participation in the University's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, we expect applicants to be present regularly and approx. 3 days pr. week.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Economics, Business Economics, or any related field. We seek applicants with a strong research potential and the ability to work in a collaborative environment with a focus on industrial organization and consumer behavior. The preferred applicants’ research activity is expected to complement the group’s research profile and to be published in the most relevant high-quality international journals. The successful applicant should demonstrate empirical research interests in the analysis of industrial organization and has – preferably – conducted research with respect to one or more of the aforementioned industries/markets. Experiences in applying state-of-the-art research methods (e.g., experiments) and quantitative analysis tools (e.g., panel data analysis) will be beneficial. Potential focus areas of the applicant’s research activities could be (non-ordered, non-exclusive list):

  • Industrial organization
  • Behavioral economics
  • Micro-economics and micro-econometrics
  • Economics of sports, events, media

The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in the Research Group “Markets, Organization, and Behavior” and to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in this and other research groups at the Department. The assessment committee evaluates the applications based on the scholarly qualification guidelines of the department. Ability to teach and network in Danish language is a strong advantage and will be required after a maximum of 2 years.  Language acquisition will be supported by the department and Esbjerg Kommune.

The teaching of the research group covers courses in business administration and economics including methodological courses on undergraduate as well as graduate level. The teaching load is approximately equivalent to 6-8 hours per semester week. M.Sc. programs are taught in English.

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