DIAS Fellow in Consumer Culture, Business, Denmark

    DIAS Fellow in Consumer Culture, at Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 16, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionDIAS Fellow
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaConsumer Culture
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Marketing & Management
    Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS)
    University of Southern Denmark
    Contract Period4 Years
    Starting dateJan 01, 2022


    We expect the applicant to have a PhD in either business studies specializing in marketing or consumer research with a social theory profile, for example Consumer Culture Theory, in anthropology, with particular focus on market phenomena, in sociology or similar. Since this position is attached to teaching on our program in Market & Management Anthropology, an anthropological background is particularly relevant, but other disciplinary backgrounds are also considered. Applicants that are addressing issues of environmental and/or social sustainability from a cross-disciplinary perspective are particularly welcome, but we value the candidate’s academic quality and potential high so other areas of specialization will also be considered. Finally, the position holds possibilities for developing and exploring new research ideas.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    DIAS aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. DIAS engages leading academics through its weekly lectures and quarterly colloquia. There is a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. A total of 25 DIAS Fellows from five faculties are gathered here, and the applicant will become one of them. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs and senior fellows, and in that capacity form the backbone of DIAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

    DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment, where you will interact with the strongest researchers from the five faculties at University of Southern Denmark. Furthermore, DIAS offer substantial support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

    How to Apply?

    • Application and all appendices must be in English. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format.
    • Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”.

    We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Documents Required

    • Application letter
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificates/Diplomas. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
    • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
    • 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.
    • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers which should be submitted directly by the references to job@pxs.sdu.dk (Sara Hoffmann Holst) mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these letters also need to reach us before deadline.
    • Research plan for the next three years, including description of the synergy with the Department as well as interdisciplinarity in DIAS.

    About the Department

    The successful applicant will be affiliated with the research unit Consumption, Culture and Commerce (CCC) at the Department of Marketing & Management. For more information about the department and its strategy, please visit the department website.

    The CCC unit is an international and interdisciplinary hub for cultural research on consumption and markets. In addition to being a long-standing contributor to and one of the world’s leading research environments in the field of consumer culture theory (CCT), we strive to contribute to knowledge on consumption and commerce in broader disciplines such as marketing, anthropology and sociology. Our work critically unpacks consumption and market phenomena by exploring the workings and vicissitudes of culture and socio-economic systems. We investigate diverse topics and contexts, such as challenges of global socio-economic systems, sustainability issues in consumption, circular economies, cultural perspectives on emergent technologies and market processes, market and consumer logics in the health care sector and commercial symbolism and ideology.

    Successful candidate(s) must be able and willing to support the Department of Marketing and Management in realizing its two overarching strategic objectives: First, we strive to produce original ideas through high-quality and pioneering research. Second, we want to address major societal challenges and to exchange knowledge with society through high-quality study programs and genuine engagement with societal actors and the wider public. The department values a diversity of competences and academic profiles, and thus applicants must present a clear and excellent academic profile. By academic profile we understand the combined quality of research, teaching and societal engagement.  The successful candidate should have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research. We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute to the interdisciplinary research in DIAS.


    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information about salary and taxation.


    Professor and DIAS Chair Søren Askegaard
    Email: aske@sam.sdu.dk

    Dean of The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Jens Ringsmose
    Email: jri@sam.sdu.dk

    For more informal  information about the DIAS institution and life as a DIAS Fellow, please contact DIAS Fellow of Science, Benjamin Jäger
    Email: jaeger@imada.sdu.dk

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