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The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2.5-year postdoctoral position planned as part-time, offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Agrivoltaics (on-field solar energy systems). 

The position is linked to the MAPP Centre, which conducts research on value creation in the food sector. The MAPP Centre is a world-class research centre working with questions on consumer behaviour in relation to food and beverages as well as the implications of insight into consumer behaviour for both industry and public policy (for more information see

The starting date is 1.7.2021 or subject to mutual agreement. The part-time position is foreseen as 2/3 (25 hours).

The research project
The position is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Innovation Action project “HYPERFARM – Hydrogen and photovoltaic electrification on farm” in collaboration with 14 partners, in particular in Germany and Belgium.
The project aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuel by furthering renewable energy, in this case solar power, by decarbonizing agricultural farms. Instead of covering agricultural land with solar panels and thus reducing land for food production in times of global food insecurity, the project explores the combination of both.
The department of Management will study the business case and public acceptability. The project contributes to the general management and marketing and consumer behaviour field as well as to the study of farmer, citizen, and consumer acceptance of a sustainable technological innovation in particular.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in data collection, data analysis, writing articles, the ongoing development of the project and collaboration between the different partners, and dissemination to the research community and the public.

The position in the project is research-oriented. On individual agreement between the candidate and the department, the employment may involve additional teaching assignments.

Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management and the MAPP Center, preferably within consumer behaviour, marketing, and sustainability transition.

Applicants need to have working knowledge to handle data, both qualitative and quantitative, including use of statistical, quantitative analysis techniques. Applicants are expected to have experience with at least one of the major statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS) as well as programs supporting qualitative data analysis. Knowledge about social media research is a plus, as is experience with industry. Good verbal and written communication skills will also be valued as well as experience in collaborating in large and diverse teams. Very good command of at least two of the languages Danish, German, and Dutch is needed for the qualitative data collection of in-depth interviews.

Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS– one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Management have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

Further information
The Department of Management offers a stimulating international environment. The department conducts research and covers teaching in a broad range of areas in relation to marketing and management. More information about the department is available at Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Professor Jessica Aschemann-Witzel,, 0045 93508332.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Jeannette Petersen, Email:

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Place of work
Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here:

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:

Terms of employment
The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Jessica Aschemann-Witzel

Jessica Aschemann-Witzel

Professor, Department of Management+4593508332

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration



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