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Postdoctoral position in the research project Resource efficiency, environmental impact and consumer acceptance: Paving the way for Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) in the feed and food industry

Demanda en Dinamarca (Østjylland) de profesor de educación superior/profesora de educación superiora

Clasificación del trabajo: Profesionales científicos e intelectuales › Profesionales de la enseñanza › Profesores de universidades y de la enseñanza superior › Profesores de universidades y de la enseñanza superior › profesor de educación superior/profesora de educación superiora.

Traducción de la profesión: Arbejde, der forudsætter viden på højeste niveau inden for pågældende område › Undervisning og pædagogisk arbejde › Undervisning og forskning ved universiteter og højere læreranstalter › Undervisning og forskning på universiteter og højere læreranstalter.

Descripción de la oferta de trabajo:

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position, offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on acceptance of insect-based food. The starting date is 1 January 2023 or subject to mutual agreement.

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 research project

The research project is funded by the Danish Independent research fund by a grant from the thematic funds dedicated to green transition. The project aims to explore and investigate the potential for improving the upcoming industry of insect production for food and feed. The project collects expertise from biology, microbiology and management via its three main PIs (see below). Further, the project interacts and collaborates with additional national and international colleagues and the insect industry, to ensure the best possible knowledge yield. The project is funded for 4 years starting April 2022. For more information:  


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 partners, and dissemination to the research community and the public.

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 or prior research knowledge in the field of alternative proteins and consumer behaviour towards insects. Good verbal and written communication skills will also be valued as well as experience in collaborating in teams. Excellent command of Danish 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, email: , tel.: +45 93508332.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Marie Louise Lund Pedersen, email: ( , tel.: +45 93521402.


Place of work

Aarhus BSS, Department of Management, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 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 here:

Please find more information about research opportunities at Aarhus University 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

País del trabajo: Dinamarca.

Región: Østjylland.

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Número de puestos: 1.

Empleador: Aarhus Universitet.

Instrucciones para solicitar:

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Forma de contacto:

  • Ciudad: Aarhus V; Código postal: 8210; Calle: Fuglesangs Allé 4
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