Academic staff (assistant and associate professors and professors) at MGMT are offered the possibility of taking sabbatical leave, i.e., spending up to six months in order to concentrate on research. Sabbaticals are a good way to boost one’s research productivity by being able to concentrate on research in a stimulating environment and without disturbance from everyday business.  

Staff wanting to go on sabbatical leave need to apply to the Head of Sections, spelling out where they want to go, when they want to go, and describing the kind of research that they want to engage in while on sabbatical. Approval from the Head of Section must be obtained no later than 12 months prior to the sabbatical.

Sabbaticals are offered on the condition that the researcher can still meet the yearly teaching obligations either by saving up a surplus beforehand and/or making arrangements for reducing the deficit afterwards.

This means that a sabbatical will NOT give a reduction of teaching capacity in the teaching budget.

It is furthermore the responsibility of the researcher going on sabbatical to ensure that all obligations regarding teaching, supervision, exams at the department are covered by colleagues during the sabbatical; the deal(s) made must be approved by the Head of Master programmes Morten Rask and/or the Head of Bachelor programmes Christian Waldstrøm.

Travel must be booked according to AU travelling rules. Staff wanting to go on sabbatical are encouraged to seek external funding to cover costs of travelling and of the stay abroad. Possibilities to apply for funding can be discussed with the Heads of Section.

For tax-related questions, please contact Charlotte Zingenberg, Aarhus BSS HR and PhD, 65362

If you have questions to the above, please contact Doris Andersen,