Allan Würtz and Karen Brunsø to step down as heads of department

Dean Svend Hylleberg and vice-dean Per Baltzer Overgaard will serve as acting heads of department until new heads of department are appointed in the course of the summer.

2015.03.27 | Aase Bak

On 26 March, the department management teams at the Department of Marketing and Management and the Department of Economics, Logistics and Finance were informed that the current heads of department, Karen Brunsø and Allan Würtz, are resigning their positions as of 1 April.

Both Karen Brunsø and Allan Würtz will be returning to their previous academic positions after Easter.

Dean Svend Hylleberg will serve as acting head of the Department of Economics, Logistics and Finance (former Department of Economics and Business), while vice-dean Per Baltzer Overgaard will serve as acting head of the Department of Marketing and Management (former Department of Business Administration). Both will continue as acting heads of department until new heads of department are hired in the course of summer.

Allan Würtz and Karen Brunsø have previously stated that they do not wish to continue as heads of department when their current terms of employment expire on 30 June. Dean Svend Hylleberg explains, that the decision to step down before that date is due to the heavy demands that have been placed on both heads of department in connection with the department structure reform process, which was particularly intensive in the fall of 2014 and early 2015.

“During their terms as heads of department, both Karen Brunsø and Allan Würtz have made a massive effort to make their departments work after the mergers. During the past nine months, they have been key figures in discussions about the structure of the departments at Aarhus BSS. This is yet another area in which they have made a decisive contribution to a very challenging process,” says dean Svend Hylleberg.

“The faculty management team’s proposal regarding the department structure at Aarhus BSS was approved by the senior management team on 28 January 2015, and we will be working to implement these decisions over the course of summer. We need to relocate a number of employees, establish sections and study programme panels at the two departments, and get the Core Business Committee (CBC) working to promote business-related activities externally and to coordinate educational collaboration internally,” says dean Svend Hylleberg.

The job postings for the positions of head of the Department of Marketing and Management and head of the Department of Economics, Logistics and Finance will be advertised in April. The intention is for both appointments to begin on 1 August 2015.

> Read more about the process here 

Additional information:
Dean Svend Hylleberg
mail: dean.bss@au.dk
Phone: 23382020

Aarhus BSS
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