Assistant Professorship in Blockchain Technology Copenhagen Business School, Department of Digitalization Denmark

Assistant Professorship in Blockchain Technology


Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one vacant Assistant Professorship in Blockchain technology at the Department of Digitalization.

Core research areas that the assistant professor might cover:

  • Blockchain systems architecture and best practices 
  • Blockchain platforms 
  • Distributed system security 
  • Data protection and privacy 
  • Open data and open innovation 
  • Healthcare systems 

The position is designed for a well-organized, highly motivated individual who is willing and able to work on a project that aims to investigate how blockchain technology can be used to support a better and more secure infrastructure for data exchange as well as streamlining workflows in the Danish health service. The project will be an initial analysis that will develop and test new solutions for data sharing between the centers across the hospitals in Denmark. The project is funded by Region Hovedstadens Funds for Regional Development and Business Promotion (ReVUS)

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in management information systems and digital technologies.
The assistant professorship is a fixed term position (3 years) with research and teaching obligations.

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant(s) chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department. The successful applicant is obliged to participate in the assistant professor program at CBS on teaching principles and methods in order to fulfill the pedagogical requirements made at the end of the term of employment as an assistant professor.


• Conducting research and development of cutting-edge blockchain systems for the protection and sharing of data across a large spectrum of stakeholders in the Danish healthcare system
• Taking part in dissemination activities that are related to the research project
• Complying with the requirements of the ReVUS grant that funds the position
• Teaching and associated examination in existing CBS programs
• Individual and group-based research meeting high international standards
• Promoting CBS’s academic reputation
• Initiating, fund raising and coordinating research projects
• Promoting the teaching and research capabilities of Copenhagen Business School and other relevant assignments at Copenhagen Business School
• Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the department and CBS-wide tasks
• Communicating findings to the public in general and CBS’s stakeholders in particular
• Research, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline
• Responsibility for publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching
• Active participation in regular research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.

The assistant professor is expected to contribute to the development and application of the research of the department’s research areas and to maintain and strengthen CBS’s international research position.


The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. Furthermore, the applicant should have technical experience with Blockchain and related technologies.
The applicant must demonstrate professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).
The applicant should be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a large research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a large research production.

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 organization of this type.

For further information, please contact Prof. Michel Avital, e-mail Information about the department may be found at

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


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

1. A statement of application.
2. Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
3. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and Google Scholar.
4. Documentation of teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of his/her pedagogical level.
5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
6. 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 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
7. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a minimum of 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.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

Application deadline: 31 January 2019.

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