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Postdoctoral position at the MAPP Centre 950317

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join research projects on consumer behaviour with regard to food and drink, more specifically relating to the role of mood and quality perception in explaining people’s food choices

The starting date is March 1 or subject to mutual agreement.
The research project
The position will be linked to two EU-funded research projects both dealing with consumer behaviour in the food sector. Both projects are part of the research done at the MAPP Centre, which conducts research on value creation in the food sector with regard to applications in the food industry and public policy. The MAPP Centre is a world-leading research environment in the area of food marketing.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the projects by being involved in study design, data collection and analyses, writing of academic papers and reports, and participation in the ongoing development of the projects.

The position is research-oriented, but may involve teaching assignments.

Your qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD in marketing or a related area, must have experience in conducting research on consumer behaviour, and must have demonstrated the ability to publish in peer-reviewed academic journals of good quality. Previous experience with working in EU projects is an advantage.

Who we are
The Marketing Section at the Department of Management engages in teaching and research on consumer and business-to-business marketing. We analyze consumer behaviour and how consumer insights can be used in market-oriented business decisions, responsible commercial marketing and in social marketing and public policy. We analyze procurement, sales and marketing management and the development of relationships between partners on business-to-business markets, such as buyer-supplier relationships. We focus especially, but not solely, on marketing issues in the food and drink sector (through research in the MAPP Centre) and on sustainability issues in relation to market transactions. We have an interdisciplinary orientation, drawing on a broad range of social science approaches and cooperating with researchers in many disciplines. To support this interaction, we publish in marketing and consumer behavior journals, but also in a diverse set of other disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, aiming to contribute to the marketing field as well as other fields that can gain from the application of marketing research.

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Section Professor Klaus G. Grunert, Tel.: +45 87165007, Email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter: Frederik Aagard Sørensen, Tel.: +45 8715 3445, Email: 

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Place of work
Aarhus University, BSS – department of management, Fuglesangs allé 4, DK-8210 AarhusNormal021falsefalsefalseEN-USJAAR-SA

Terms of employment
The appointment is 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.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

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. This form can be used for the purpose
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.


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