Copenhagen Business School



Postdoc in Behavioural Insights for a Circular Society at the Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School at Copenhagen Business School

MSC is looking for a new Postdoc to join the - Behavioural Insights for a Circular Society project, which explores and tests behavioural changes towards sustainable lifestyles to support the building of a Circular Society.
MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management, communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organizations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government. They share a common interest in studying organizations in global environments and the relations of organizations to the wider society. Information about the department may be found at .
MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programs, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:
  • Responsible management, leadership and governance
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Business and development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
  • Organisational communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication)

In this position, our new colleague will build on our past and ongoing experimental work on behavioural insights to advance knowledge on the building of Circular Societies. This includes but is not limited to (1) defining and drawing the contours of a resilient circular society in general with a focus on urban food systems in particular; (2) fostering understanding and creating a common vision of the circular society and collaborate to promote it, across academic disciplines as well as practice partners from different societal sec-tors; and (3) co-creating and developing, together with stakeholders and practice partners, innovative prototype solutions, based on a human-centered design approach that includes users’ needs and goals, mapping their experiences and subjective risks.
Examples of research areas that the Postdoc might cover:
  • Behavioural Science
  • Sustainability Science – especially Circular Economies, Innovation and Circular Societies
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative research approaches such as human-centered design workshops, living labs, focus groups, in-depth interviews, consensus mini-conference, and other relevant experimental methods
  • Systems theory, Actor-Network theory, Social Practice theory

The Postdoc is expected to engage with several project related tasks, such as literature synthesis, and collaborate with practice partners and the scientific community. The position also involves minimal admin tasks related to the research activities, such as planning and organizing mini conferences, board meetings, and workshops.
The Postdoc is a non-tenured position up to a 2 year period with research obligation. To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the research activities of the Department.


1. The applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential and research relevant to the job description.
2. Previous experience in research project management and ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders are welcome. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).
3. Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.
4. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken)
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
The position is based in Copenhagen. The expected start is October 2023.
If you’re enthusiastic about sustainability and believe that sustainable food systems are a key lever for systemic change towards sustainable development, we want to hear from you.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


The application are to be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Application must include:

  1. A cover letter with a summary of the candidate’s main strengths and abilities.

  2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.

  3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)

  4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.

  5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.

  6. Transcript(s)

  7. A full CV

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please be aware that this process might be prolonged as it takes place during the Danish summer holiday
Application deadline: 22/06/23
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.
One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at
For further information regarding the position please contact: Assistant Prof. Efthymios Altsitsiadis, email: . For information regarding the hiring process please contact HR-Coordinator Rikke Petersen, email: rpe.msc@
Ansøgningsfrist: 22. juni 2023.

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