The Assistant Professor Programme is aligned with CBS' pedagogical principles and provides knowledge, inspiration, and opportunities for development of junior faculty's teaching competencies
CBS Teaching & Learning is responsible for the provision of CBS' Assistant Professor Programme, which is mandatory for assistant professors employed by CBS. The objective of the AP-Programme is to contribute to the teaching competence development of assistant professors, enabling them to become excellent teachers and course managers in their future career at CBS or other universities. The APP is required by law and aligned with CBS' pedagogical principles. It provides knowledge, inspiration, teaching supervision, and a written assessment of teaching competences.
Of course, developing the teaching competence of assistant professors cannot be seen solely as the result of a study programme. Competency development of this nature depends to a very large extent on the assistant professors’ engagement in and willingness to learn from the actual practice of teaching. Consequently, assistant professors must teach at least the equivalent of one full semester to participate in the programme.
Timeline & tasks
The assistant professor is supervised by two supervisors throughout the entire process: one departmental supervisor and one non-departmental supervisor.
Their main focuses are:
The general didactical understanding, the practical implementation of this understanding and its impact on student learning processes.
Upon enrolment in the programme, the non-departmental supervisor is assigned by teaching and learning.
The field specific teaching traditions and the relation between research base and teaching activities.
Upon enrolment of the programme, the assistant professor chooses a departmental supervisor in collaboration with the Head of Department.
Please note that the APP program is a requirement to apply for associate professorship at CBS. Please also note, that all APP-tasks should ideally be completed within two years and that you are automatically unenrolled from the APP program when you are no longer employed as assistant professor at CBS. If it is deemed realistic that you can finalize the APP shortly after your employment terminates, Teaching & Learning can grant a one year extension of your APP-enrollment.
To gain additional information about the APP tasks for both the assistant professor and his/her supervisors, please explore the following.
Step 1: Call the first meeting with departmental and non-departmental supervisors to agree on a 2-year plan
Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the assessment requirements
Step 3: Participate in basic pedagogical course "Learning to Teach" unless equivalent basic pedagogical course experience can be documented
Step 4: Participate in mandatory modules & elective course days
Step 5: Invite non-departmental and departmental supervisor to observations
Step 6: Send problem-based assignment to non-departmental supervisor
Step 7: Send teaching portfolio to non-departmental supervisor
Step 1: Participate in the first meeting with assistant professor and non-departmental supervisor
Step 2: Observe and provide written feedback on two teaching sessions and one project supervision session
Step 3: Approve one problem-based assignment
Step 4: Discuss and provide feedback on teaching portfolio draft
Step 5: Create a final assessment draft and discuss with departmental supervisor
Step 1: Participate in the first meeting with assistant professor and departmental supervisor
Step 2: Observe and provide written feedback on one teaching sessions and one oral exam
Step 3: Discuss final assessment draft with the non-departmental supervisor
For further information please contact:
Mia Stelsig Haagensen
Tel.: +45 3815 2756