Syddansk Universitet

Associate Professorship in Consumption, Culture and Commerce (BB-AD54B)

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The research unit Consumption, Culture and Commerce (CCC) at the Department of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more position/s as Associate Professor in Consumption, Culture and Commerce. The positions are located in Odense, but teaching may also be required at the campus in Slagelse. The positions are vacant from 1st September 2021 or soon after.

Job description

Research at the CCC unit focuses on two over-arching themes: studies of consumer culture (e.g., consumption symbolism, globalization and glocalization processes) and socio-cultural perspectives on markets and marketing with emphasis on theory development and critique.

Successful candidates will have an international profile and a strong record of research and publications in relevant international marketing and consumer research oriented outlets, such as Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Journal of Consumer Culture. Since the research of the unit is oriented toward the type of marketing research labeled Consumer Culture Theory (CCT), candidates working in this or similar research fields are preferred.

The unit pilots a B.Sc. degree in Market and Management Anthropology, hosts three M.Sc. profiles in Marketing and delivers teaching in a number of other educational programmes. The candidates must be able to demonstrate teaching experience at varied university levels and be able to deliver high quality teaching within topics such as consumption studies, marketing and branding, globalization, and qualitative research methods. Successful candidates will be engaged in teaching in the B.Sc. Marketing and Management Anthropology programme, and in our Business Administration programmes at the bachelor and master level. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses based on CCT, anthropological, and sociological approaches to consumption and markets and to supervise bachelor and master theses in the area of consumer research and marketing.

The successful candidate should have a Ph. D. degree within social sciences or a cross-disciplinary PhD with a significant social science contribution.

We expect the successful candidate to take an active role in the implementation of our research strategy and development of the research unit, to support the young researchers in accomplishing individual research goals as well as contributing positively to the department as a whole. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidates chosen are expected to be physically present at the department on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department as well as maintaining and establishing broad links across the faculty.

Owing to the increasingly international focus of the degree programs, candidates must demonstrate ability to teach in English. If candidates are not fluent in Danish, they are expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

Research within the Department is anchored in an understanding of the cooperation between markets, organizations and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary models of organization to new forms of consumption. It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these areas and to seek synergy between research, teaching and knowledge dissemination. Research at the Department is organized in five research units. See the Department for more details.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Research, Professor WSR, Domen Bajde via e-mail or phone +45 65 50 36 48.

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication (please see below)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. If the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this . The statement is just for your inspiration. If a publication is currently under review or accepted and is included for evaluation, documentation from the relevant journal (e.g. email correspondence, screen dumbs from publication systems etc.) must be added to the PDF.Please attach the PhD evalutation as a publication, if such exist.
  • A list of other qualifications relevant for the position
  • Research and publication plan for the next 3 years including fit with the research subjects mentioned above.
  • References
  • All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

    Applicants applying for an associate professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found .

    Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be an Associate Professor.

    The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Deparment who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted. 

    Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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