Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Information Systems

About the position

A fixed-term 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Information Systems, affiliated to the Department of Information Systems, for a period of 2 years. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has approximately 110 employees and 1700 students and comprises the following four departments: Department of Information Systems, Department of Political Science and Management, Department of Global Development and Planning, and Department of Sociology and Social Work

Responsibilities

The position is affiliated with the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder, which is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on how information and communication technologies can support innovative practice in emergency preparedness and response. The centre involves 20 researchers with expertise in information systems, computer science and social sciences. At the core of CIEM’s research is collection, integration, analysis and presentation of data from different sources, as a basis for enhanced information sharing, situational awareness and decision-support in emergency response. An overall goal of CIEM is to contribute to strengthening societal security and community resilience. 

The candidate is expected to contribute to CIEM’s research on real-time collection, integration, analysis and visualization of data from relevant sources (sensors and human-generated data) for supporting situational awareness and decision-making. The position will involve fieldwork and collaboration with emergency responders, and participation in CIEM’s project activities to demonstrate the potential of the use of big data and real-time data analytics for emergency management. Scientific publications in relevant high-quality outlets are expected during the project period.

Required qualifications

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in information systems, ICT or another relevant subject area. Potential applicants must have had their doctoral thesis approved by the time of the application deadline.

The candidate should have expertise in several of the following research areas:

  • Big data and data analytics
  • Real-time data processing and monitoring
  • Data integration and visualisation
  • Control room systems
  • Situational awareness

Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite. Candidates who are also fluent in a Scandinavian language will be preferred.

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

Former knowledge and experience in emergency response will be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Personal qualities

The candidate should be proactive and cooperative, as well as being able to work independently. Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers  
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK gross salary per year 497.00 – 565.500. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • List of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the research questions that the applicant wishes to work on, and its relevance for the advertised position. A brief overview of relevant research pertaining to the design of assignments and relevant issues for research should also be included here
  • Project plan

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 21 June 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Director of CIEM, tel. +47 38 14 17 72, mobile +47 48 12 59 22, e-mail bjorn.e.munkvold@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

21st June 2019

Post expires on Friday June 21st, 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship

About the position

Up to three fixed-term 100 % positions are available at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway,  as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship, affiliated to the Department of for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The School of Business and Law, which is AACSB accredited, has approximately 2000 students and 100 faculty members and offers studies in economics and administration, HR, marketing, tourism management, law and innovation, at the bachelor, master and ph.d level, and with many applicants for the studies. There are also a number of courses on post-graduate and continuing education in addition to an experience-based MBA (master’s in business administration). Emphasis is placed on international, innovative and responsible perspectives in all programs, and in recent years there has also been considerable recruitment of employees internationally.

Responsibilities

The School of Business and Law seeks applicants who will contribute to

  • maintain high-quality study programs as well as high-quality research teams
  • strengthen interaction with business
  • attract external research funding and
  • take part in developing executive education
  • perform teaching, mentoring and cooperation with colleagues
  • lecture/mentor/facilitate various academic activities such as hackathons
  • be involved in state-of-the-art research and outreach activities
  • be involved in a project which aims to study the efficacy of teaching entrepreneurship in an academic setting

Required qualifications

Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident.

  • a PhD-degree within entrepreneurship or other related fields. Potential candidates must have their theses approved by the time of the application deadline
  • fluency in oral and written English

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses.

Desired qualifications

  • it is desirable that the applicant has defended his/her doctoral thesis within the last five years
  • a publication record in the area of specialization
  • an applied/empirical research focus
  • a strong research pipeline
  • be engaged in research that focuses on the intersection between entrepreneurship/international business/new ventures or is interested in studying the efficacy of entrepreneurial education in an academic setting
  • experience with students from different educational levels and backgrounds
  • experience with student incubators, student mentoring of entrepreneurial projects or organizing hackathons
  • have networks with entrepreneurial eco-systems and experience of working with entrepreneurs and students of entrepreneurship in an international setting
  • fluency in oral and written Norwegian/Scandinavian language

Emphasis will be given to the applicant’s project description and its relevance in relation to ongoing teaching and research at the Faculty.

Personal qualities

  • good collaborative skills
  • creativity
  • high working capacity
  • considerable flexibility

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Handelshøyskolen

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 544 400 – 565 500 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions. 

General information

A good working environment is characterized by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.  

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Relevant candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture. References will also be obtained after further agreement with the applicant. In the ranking of applicants, emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ expertise, experience and specialization in relation to the needs of the department. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.  

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the English version takes precedence.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • certified with grades
  • a CV with a complete list of scientific publications, research presentations, and research dissemination (public lectures, newspaper articles, radio/TV-interviews, etc.)
  • doctoral thesis /alternatively a timetable for completion if not completed by the application deadline
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasize for the assessment process
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the thesis question that the applicant wishes to work on, and its relevance for the advertised position. A brief overview of relevant research pertaining to the design of assignments and relevant issues for research should also be included here
  • project plan
  • a list of on-going research projects, including papers in the review process
  • a list of academic organizational memberships, roles, and journal editorial board memberships
  • a one-page summary of (a) research interests and pipeline as well as (b) teaching philosophy and approach
  • a list of references with contact details

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. 

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. 

Closing date 12 August 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • The Head of the Department of Management Associate Professor Bjørn-Tore Flåten, mobile +47 93256506, email bjorn-tore.flaten@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job desription at the university homepage

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Deadline

12th August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

PhD Scholarships at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB). Expected starting date is 1 November 2019.    

The department calls for PhD projects that cover the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of the challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies.    

EGB’s research is based on international business, economics, and politics, and is of direct relevance to business, policy-makers and scholars. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in the programmes International Business, International Business and Politics, and International Business in Asia.    

To learn more about the research and education profile of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here.    

About the PhD Programme  
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS (associate) professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.    

It is also required that applicants show an interest in joining the EGB´s research environment.    

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions. Recent EGB graduates have been successfully placed at Texas A&M University and Cornell University.    

Qualifications  
The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.     Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant experience in academia, business, educational and dissemination activities).    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process, and total of 180+120 ECTS). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. Applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master´s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.    
General Information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarships include tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26.886,93 up to DKK 32.470,63 (gross salary) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.    

The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

The application  
The application (see link below) must include: a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.    

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.    

Recruitment procedure  
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.    

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.     Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.    

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.   

The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

Deadline: 15 August 2019    

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the are available at www.cbs.dk.    

For further information please contact: PhD Coordinator Manuele Citi, mc.egb@cbs.dk, tel.: +45 3815 3394. Information about the Department of International Economics, Government and Business may be found here

Application due: 8/15/2019

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Ph.D.-fellowships at the Department of Law

At the Department of Law, a number of Ph. D-fellowships are available from January 1st 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

The fellowships available are within the following legal areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Property

It is a condition for employment that the applicant’s Ph.D.-project is within one of the aforementioned areas of law, but it is you as applicant who determines the specific contents of the project.

The applicant is expected to have academic qualifications corresponding to the level obtained by completing a relevant master’s program.

A Ph.D. is a research degree at the highest international level.  With the Ph.D.-fellowship, the Ph.D-fellow will be part of an active research learning environment at home as well as abroad. As a Ph.D-fellow you will obtain an extensive academic knowledge by participating in relevant Ph.D.-courses. In addition, the Ph.D-fellow will gain teaching experience as part of the program involves teaching a certain courses. In that regard, the Ph.D.-fellow is expected to be able to teach in Danish and/or English.

As a Ph.D.-fellow you will be part of the already established legal research environment at the department. The applicant(s) hired is/are expected to show commitment and visibility as well as to contribute positively to the positive working environment and everyday life at the department.

Further information about the department and its Ph.D. program can be found at the department’s website.

For further information about the fellowships, please contact

Head of Department Camilla Hørby Jensen

Phone: +45 6550 2198

Mail: chj@sam.sdu.dk

Or

Ph.D.-coordinator, Professor Sten Schaumburg-Müller

Phone: +45 6550 8241

Mail: stsm@sam.sdu.dk

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The Department of Law is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, which is comprised of six departments. The Department of law currently has 50 employees divided into four research sections (Private Law, Commercial Administrative Law, International Law and Law & Society) as well as a secretariat. Furthermore, the department has a number of part time employees. The department seeks to secure high quality and societal relevance within legal research, education and knowledge exchange.  The Department of Law offers the traditional law degree alongside a combined HA (jur)/MSc (Econ) course. In addition, the department is responsible for the teaching of other legal courses subjects offered at SDU.

Application, salary, etc.

Your employment as a PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate, including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the project description of no more than 250 words
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are attached to the application. A maximum of three applications may be attached. If one of the attached publications is a master thesis, only the research question and conclusion should be attached, not the entire thesis.
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of academic communication, if relevant
  • References if available.

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our
web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Law.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

 

Deadline: 15 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Finance 2019

The Department of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships in finance. Several scholarships are potentially available within any area of finance and within the field of financial frictions. The application process is a joint process, and all applications will be considered for all types of scholarships.  

Several scholarships are within the field of financial frictions and the students will be associated with the Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC), which is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Financial frictions are costs or impediments in connection with financial transactions, for example due to transactions costs, borrowing constraints, credit risk, capital requirements, or asymmetric information. More information about the FRIC Center can be found at www.fric.dk.   

All scholarships initially cover a three-year period of study. Extended funding is available for successful candidates who wish to pursue an academic career. PhD students are required to teach. The teaching responsibilities of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in finance and statistics.    

About the program  
The three-year PhD program at CBS allows students to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and students are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. Students are also expected to actively participate in the Department’s research activities, such as seminars and conferences organized by the Department. See http://uk.cbs.dk/phd for more information about the PhD program and http://uk.cbs.dk/finance for information about the Department of Finance.    

PhD students from the Department of Finance have become researchers at leading universities and business schools, such as University of Chicago (Booth), Bocconi University, BI Oslo, UVA Darden School of Business, WU Vienna University, Cass Business School, London Business School and the EPFL in Lausanne, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at Goldman Sachs, at Cornerstone Research and in leading Danish financial institutions.   Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type.    

The starting date is normally September 1, but may be agreed upon individually.    

For further information please contact: Bjarne Astrup Jensen, tel.: +45 3815 3614, e-mail ba.fi@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/finance.    

Appointment 
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

General information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting from app. DKK 30,600.00 (app. 4,099.00 €) per month up to DKK 36,996.00 (app. 4,956.00 €) per month including pension contributions, depending on seniority.  
 
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economics and Management. Please see the CBS website for more information about the PhD program, http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.   

Requirements  
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS, but we also welcome applications from individuals close to completion of the Master’s degree. Generally, a completed MBA education does not fulfil this requirement. The applicants must be fluent in English.    

The successful applicant must have shown academic excellence with a record of top grades from previously completed programs. Priority will be given to candidates who have both a strong quantitative background and strong previous training in financial economics.    

Application procedure  
The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.   In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae, a list of papers and publications if relevant, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).  

Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores as well as two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. GRE and GMAT scores should be uploaded as documents in the application process or alternatively sent directly to Ida Listh. For submitting letters of reference, please have them sent directly to Ida Listh, il.fi@cbs.dk.    

Recruitment procedure  
The Recruitment Committee expects to conduct a shortlisting of applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.   Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.    

Closing date: June 14, 2019 at 23:59:59 CET    

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.   Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.   Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 14 June 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Friday June 14th, 2019

Doctoral student in Economic History with a focus on historical migration

Lund University School of Economics and Management, Dept of Economic History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en.

Doctoral student in Economic History with a focus on historical migration

The PhD position is linked to the research project Swedes in America: Migrant Selection, Integration and Returns in the Age of Mass Migration, funded by Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser. Between 1850 and 1930 more than 30 million people left Europe for North America, with a majority ending up in the United States. Sweden was one of the most important sending countries. In total, out of a population of about 5 million, 1.1 million Swedes left for the U.S. Even if much research has been devoted to the mass migration, there is a lack of studies looking at migration as a long-term process, where migration can affect people over several generations. Using new and unique linked data from censuses in Sweden and the US, this project aims at analysing who moved and how the migrants and their descendants fared in the US labor market. The analyses are based on quantitative methods in collaboration with researchers at the Minnesota Population Center in the US. We are interested in applicants with a strong commitment and interest in historical migration patterns from an economic perspective, and documented knowledge of quantitative analysis and programming.

Assigned duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration at the Department of Economic history. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 per cent of a full time post.

Eligibility / Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she has:

  • Been awarded a second-cycle degree; or
  • Satisfied the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or
  • Acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)

Specific admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at http://staff.lusem.lu.se/phd-studies/phd-programmes.

Other requirements

A proficient level of English is required in both written and oral communication.

Basis of assessment

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies.

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the relevant general syllabus for third-cycle studies, available at http://staff.lusem.lu.se/phd-studies/phd-programmes.

Applicant’s general competence:

  • Quality and content of previous written work, such as a Master’s thesis.
  • Ability to participate actively in the Department’s research environment.
  • Ability to perform independent work.
  • Experience of working with historical databases and quantitative methods
  • Relevant educational background and grades/grade average.
  • Relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, maximum four years (fulltime studies).

Only those admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral student.

For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students etc, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programs, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 34-41.

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/work-at-lund-university

The application must be written in English.

The application should contain:

  • Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Grade transcripts.
  • Master thesis or similar degree projects.
  • If appropriate, documented language skills relevant for third-cycle studies.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two teachers or researchers who can give recommendation letters, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and asset.

Remarks

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The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of
employ
ment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of
employ
ment
2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
ReF
number
PA2019/1895
ContactMartin Dribe, martin.dribe@ekh.lu.se, +46462224677
Union repOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application
date
16.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday June 16th, 2019

PhD position at the Faculty of Law

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. The position is connected to the research project “Accounting for maternal deaths in the era of SDGs: Juridification, social practices and implications on maternal death audits in Ethiopia”. The PhD-project is funded by the University of Bergen Global Challenges program, and assumes an interdisciplinary research design. This project combines law, anthropology and medical ethics.  

The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 per cent compulsory work distributed across the employment period. A 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate.

About the project/work tasks

Maternal mortality is a key development indicator used to compare the quality of clinical care, health systems in general, gender equality and women’s standing between and within countries. The process of reviewing maternal deaths entails a broad range of ethical and legal issues regarding the legal regulations of health care provision, the principle of no name no blame in the review process, confidentiality, participant consent and data access. Ethiopia has limited legal regulations surrounding health care provision. In the absence of an adequate legal framework, health workers risk to be charged with first-degree murder in the legal system in the aftermath of a maternal death. The rapid increase in juridification, including legal malpractice claims the last year, has led to the first-time introduction of indemnity insurances for medical practitioners. Health workers and bureaucrats strive to balance conflicting demands when on the one hand reporting and reviewing all deaths openly and on the other hand seeking to avoid personalized accountability for deaths. Based on participatory research methods involving professional associations, it will more specifically aim to develop recommendations for a legal framework balancing the needs for health worker protection and the needs for increased health worker responsibility for poor birth outcomes in the Ethiopian setting.

For further information about the project, see this link. However, methodology and research questions are open for modification depending on the interests and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Qualifications and personal qualities

The successful applicant is expected to have his/her workplace at the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the position at all times.

The applicant:

  • Must hold a master’s degree in law or other relevant discipline (e.g. social science or health science), or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded
  • Must through the grades received in the master’s degree or equivalent and/or written works, have demonstrated a high professional level that qualifies for legal work
  • Is expected to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Is expected to contribute in the development of the discipline
  • Is expected to participate in the development of a good academic environment
  • Must be proficient in both written and oral English

About the PhD position

The PhD programme in Law is taught and administrated mainly in Norwegian. Any teaching by the PhD candidate will be conducted within the mandatory courses at the Faculty.

The project description should be approximately 10 pages long, and must contain a plan for the implementation of the project and the doctoral course. The project description must meet the requirements in the guidelines for applicants for PhD positions.

About the research training:
Applicants must meet the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law. It is mandatory to fill out the application form for admission to doctoral programme and attach it to the application. 

We can offer

  • An excellent and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 53-58 (Code 1017/Pay range 20) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 464 800 to 505 800 per year. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include

  • Project description and time schedule for the completion of your project
  • CV
  • Application form for admission to the PhD Programme
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Applicants with education from outside Norway must enclose certified translation into English or Scandinavian if the original diploma and transcripts is in any of these languages. The applicant must also enclose an approval from NOKUT. Please see www.nokut.no for information regarding general approval of education. They are also advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

The best qualified candidates will be called in for an interview.

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: HR Adviser Anita H. Garden at the Faculty of Law, tel. +47 55 58 96 76, e-mail: Anita.Garden@uib.no or Vice-Dean Anne Marie Frøseth, tel. +47 55 58 95 49, e-mail: Anne.Froseth@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For further information, see: guidelines for applicants for PhD positions

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

Faculty of law – Read more about the faculty.   

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Deadline

26. August 2019

Post expires on Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Post-doctoral Reseacher, Entrepreneurship

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The department is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of
Post-doctoral Researcher, Entrepreneurship, for a fixed period of 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2023

The mission of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is to conduct high-level research by national and international standards, and to offer quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. We contribute to the societal impact of the University of Jyväskylä by promoting university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.   

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is an active, internationally-minded and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. There are 20 professorships at the JSBE, and the total number of faculty is around 120. About 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 150 students graduate as Masters of Science (econ), and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

In 2018, JSBE received AACSB accreditation, and Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times High Education ranked JSBE among top 301 – 400.

Post-doctoral Researcher participates in the work of strategy and entrepreneurship research group. The research group studies and publishes in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and innovation studies. Research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice among other leading outlets in entrepreneurship and strategic management. Her/his duties focus in scientific research (including planning research projects and applying for research funding). Also teaching, supervisory, as well as administrative tasks are included in the work of the Post-doctoral Researcher.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

Applicants are required to have PhD in entrepreneurship or other adjacent fields (e.g., strategic management, organizational behavior, international business, or technology management) as well as experience in research and teaching in entrepreneurship. Evidence on participation in research projects, research funding, and thesis supervision will be considered as an advantage for the applicant. While we consider all applicants from all areas of entrepreneurship, we value those that focus on startups or technology-based growth-firms. An ideal applicant should have an ambitious research agenda targeting to publishing in the highest impact entrepreneurship journals (e.g. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice or Journal of Business Venturing) or general management journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, or Strategic Management Journal).

The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2935,55 – 3423,25/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

For further information, please contact Professor Juha-Antti Lamberg, juha-antti.lamberg@jyu.fi, +3585771698.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1.  Letter of application (free-form)
2.  Curriculum vitae (CV)
3.  A short written report (2-3 pages) of the candidate’s scientific and pedagogical activities and achievements
4.  A numbered list of the candidate’s scientific and other publications. The list should comply with the following instructions: http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/
5.  A research and publication plan (research statement, max. 3 pages)

Please submit your application at the latest on June 2, 2019 by using the online application form.

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Post expires on Sunday June 2nd, 2019

A three-year half-time Postdoc position in anthropology and citizen-science

The Postdoc position in anthropology and citizen-science is offered in connection to the joint Danish National Museum and the Greenland National Museum & Archive’s research initiative “Activating Arctic Heritage” (AAH) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation.   The position is available from August 1st, 2019.   The AAH research initiative has its geographical and thematic point of departure in the two newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa in Greenland. The AAH research operates within multiple disciplines and heterogeneous groups of interested parties in Greenland and beyond, and across humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Job description
The Postdoc will assist in developing and conducting research into dissemination and citizen-participation across the work-packages of the AAH initiative. The Postdoc’s research will focus on the study of heritage preservation and entanglements in the perception of ownership of heritage as personal and local property, national interests, as well as world heritage.   In close collaboration with researchers across the AAH initiative the Postdoc is expected to result in a significant academic production at the highest international standards.  

The Postdoc will be based at either the National Museum of Denmark or the Greenland National Museum & Archive in Nuuk as agreed. There will be regular travel activities connected to the position and the applicant will be expected to participate in AAH activities in the Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa areas.

Qualifications
The applicant is expected to have a PhD in Anthropology or similar qualifications, and to be experienced in doing research with and across heterogeneous interested local parties.   The applicant is expected to have proficiency in English at an academic level. It is further expected that the applicant is capable of communicating in Greenlandic and/or Danish.   Given the particular nature of the Postdoc it is a prerequisite that the applicant is highly motivated and is capable of both working and sharing with the other members of the research group and showing considerable personal initiative.   Knowledge of present-day Arctic communities and the prehistory and history of Greenland is an advantage.

Terms of salary and employment
The working hours are on average 18.5 hours a week. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to discuss other arrangements with the hiring committee and work-package leader. Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central Organization in Denmark and Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff with research responsibilities in archives, libraries, museums etc. under the Danish Ministry of Culture.  

The appointment is for three years. The position will be filled by August 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

The Postdoc will be based at either Unit of Modern History and World Cultures at the National Museum of Denmark or the Greenland National Museum & Archives as agreed. There will be regular travel activities connected to the position and the applicant will be expected to participate in AAH activities in the Aasivissuit-Nipisat and Kujataa areas. 

Application procedure
The National Museum is actively working to promote equality among employees and encourages all qualified, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.  

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:

  • Letter with motivation for the application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • A description of previous scientific work (max. 2 pages)
  • Copies of 2-3 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • List of publications
  • Certified copies of university exams, Master of Science and PhD certificates.
  • Transcript of university exams into English, if not written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If a publication has more than one author, or is the result of a collective effort, it must be clearly specified which part of the publication the applicant is responsible for.  

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system on our website www.natmus.dk / job and must be uploaded by June 3rd 2019.  

Any publications to be included in the assessment must be received by the National Museum of Denmark, Personale, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK-1220 Copenhagen K on June 3rd 2019.

Publications can either be uploaded to the recruitment system or sent to the National Museum of Denmark, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 Copenhagen K, Denmark, marking the envelope ‘Personale’. Publications sent to the Museum must be submitted in 3 copies. Only books or similar will be returned.  

The National Museum will set up an expert Assessment Committee to evaluate the applications. When the Committee has completed its assessment, each applicant will receive the part of the overall assessment that specifically refers to her/him. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews in a panel set up by the National Museum.  

For further information regarding the position and the AAH initiative, please contact professor Bjarne Grønnow phone: +45 4120 6220, e-mail: bjarne.gronnow@natmus.dk or senior researcher Martin Appelt phone: +45 4120 6222, e-mail: martin.appelt@natmus.dk

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Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

1-3 Doctoral Students – School of Business and Economics

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future.The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The department is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of 
1-3 Doctoral Students based on contract of employment, for a fixed term of maximum 4 years, starting on 1st of Septmeber 2019 or according to a separate agreement.

The mission of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is to conduct high-level research by national and international standards, and to offer quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. We contribute to the societal impact of the University of Jyväskylä by promoting university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.   

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is an active, internationally-minded and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. There are 20 professorships at the JSBE, and the total number of faculty is around 120. About 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 150 students graduate as Masters of Science (econ), and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

In 2018, JSBE received AACSB accreditation, and Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times High Education ranked JSBE among top 301 – 400.

Doctoral Student’s primary responsibilities include dissertation study, postgraduate education, teaching assistance, and other related duties.

The duties, eligibility requirements and language skills of Doctoral Students are defined in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.  Proficiency in Finnish is required in the teaching and research positions of the University of Jyväskylä. However, when considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. Doctoral Students are required to have a good command of the English language.

Doctoral Students are expected to have a relevant Master’s degree and the right to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Jyväskylä.

The Doctoral Student’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demand levels 2–4 (€2033,29 – 2535,20/month) in the salary system for teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component, amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component, is paid.

The positions will be subject to a trial period of 6 months. 

For further information please contact Post-doctoral Researcher Suvi Heikkinen: suvi.s.heikkinen@jyu.fi, tel. +358408053319.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

Please attach the following documents to your online application:
1) A curriculum vitae (CV) compiled in accordance with good scientific practice and, as far as possible, considering the template for a researcher’s CV provided at http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
2) A doctoral study plan (max 2 pages)
3) A research plan (max 3 pages)
4) Letters of recommendation from your supervisors. These are not needed in the online application. Please ask your supervisors to send the recommendations directly to suvi.s.heikkinen@jyu.fi.

Please submit your application at the latest on 26th May 2019 by using the online application form.

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Post expires on Sunday May 26th, 2019

PhD Scholarship at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

CeBIL, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking to appoint a PhD researcher for a fully funded three-year period. We are looking for candidates with innovative and original ideas, and we strive for excellence in quality and originality.  

 

The successful candidate can commence from 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

About CeBIL  

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) explores the legal challenges and the rapid developments in the biotechnological area. CeBIL brings together scholars from some of the world’s leading research institutions in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as stakeholders from industry, government and civil society. Alongside other projects, CeBIL hosts the Collaborative Research Programme for Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL Programme). This 5-year research programme (2018-22) is supported by a grant of DKK 35 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and involves partners from Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Michigan, and the UCPH IFRO.  

 

The CeBIL Programme focuses on innovation inefficiencies on the life science frontiers through five concrete interrelated studies. The common aim of the five studies is to optimize legal concepts into enabling tools that will help bring novel technologies, research, and biomedicine together for radical innovation – thereby providing much-needed contribution to bridging bio-pharmaceutical innovation gaps, enhancing translational medicine, and promoting technology transfer. An overarching study on Policy & Synergy will ensure continuous knowledge exchange and synergy across the five concrete studies:  

 

Study 1: Antibiotics  

 

Study 2: Orphan Drugs  

 

Study 3: Precision Medicine, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence 

 

Study 4: New Uses  

 

Study 5: Drug Manufacturing & Biologics  

 

Study 6: Policy & Synergy  

 

The objective of the CeBIL Programme is to demonstrate how legal science methods that take careful account of interdisciplinary insights and “real world” perspectives can generate new knowledge about key factors driving pharmaceutical innovation. In addition, such methods will be utilised to examine how innovation incentives, other than patents, can be applied, combined, optimised and conceptualised in order to either substitute or complement patent protection in new areas of crucial medical applications. Within this context, special focus will also be laid on the impact of emerging digital technologies, big data and artificial intelligence.  

 

For further details, see http www.cebil.dk  

 

PhD project  

 

The PhD researcher will be expected to work on Study 1. 

 

Study 1: Antibiotics  

 

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to combat the action of one or antibiotics. Humans and animals do not become resistant to antibiotics, but bacteria carried by humans and animals can. 

Each year, 33,000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden of infections with bacteria resistant to antibiotics on the European population is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. (info from https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/antibiotic-resistance-increasing-threat-human-health). 

 

Antibiotic resistance presents a serious health crisis, from which no one of us is spared, and it requires urgent attention (for more info, see also https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en/get-informed). For a variety of reasons, innovation in antibiotics has stalled, which compounds even more the health crisis we are faced with. One of the main obstacles (apart from scientific challenges) seems to be the lack of incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in the developments of new antibiotics.  

Against the background of increasing antibiotic resistance and inadequate market incentives, Study 1 will evaluate the legal implications of a number of “push” and “pull” options to tackle these challenges. This includes financial incentives, such as specific IP protection and market exclusivities, health impact funds, crowd-funding, pre-competitive collaborations, PPPs between academia and the industry, and other innovative alternatives, such as “integrated” strategies based on prizes administered by reimbursement systems that require compliance with conservation targets. Some of the key questions which need to be addressed are the following ones:  

 

(1) To what extent is there a need to curtail and combine particular push and pull incentives to different classes of antibiotic resistance?  

(2) What are the pros and cons of purely market-based incentives in comparison to delinkage models in the fight against antibiotic resistance?  

(3) To what extent would so-called complementary approaches, more public-private collaboration, or “integrated strategies” be helpful in European settings compared to the US and what legal changes would be required to implement such approaches?  

(4) Do we need to reconsider the already available incentives and definitions in the current “antibiotics” legislation in light of new scientific insights and bio-medical applications?  

(5) What potential do new forms of therapies based on gene-editing, such as CRISPR-Cas 9 and gene drive, and phage technologies have in the fight against AMR and what are the legal and ethical dimensions?  

 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing doctoral research which can make a difference in society. It is a research project of immense relevance to society. As a PhD researcher, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the quest for a solution to this health crisis. Moreover, you will be able to work in an intellectually very stimulating and pleasant environment, and you will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of and with some of the finest experts in the area of biomedical innovation law, both in Copenhagen and in partner institutions such as Harvard University.  

 

Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme  

PhD students at CeBIL are enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme, which provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves coursework, international networking, a research visit at a relevant research institution abroad, as well as teaching tasks. Details and requirements can be found on the Faculty’s website. Some of the requirements can, however, be fulfilled by participating in CeBIL’s own research training activities.  

 

 Qualifications  

 

  • Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications. Please visit studyindenmark.dk for more information.  
  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here )  
  • Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. In that case, they must have submitted their final thesis before applying for this position and receive their final grades before 1 September 2019.  
  • Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.  
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.  

 

Successful PhD candidates are required to  

 

  • Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project;  
  • Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme;  
  • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law;  
  • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty.  

 

Application procedure  

 

Click ’Apply now’ below to be taken to the online application form.  

 

We advise you to have the following documents ready before you begin your online application:  

 

  • Research project proposal: This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field (maximum 6 pages excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 and all margins of 2 cm (right, left, top and bottom).  
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).  
  • Diplomas and transcripts: Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in other language than English or Danish.  
  • Grading scale: A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in another language than English or Danish.  
  • Supervisor: The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor. You do not need to contact the supervisor but simply make a request in your application.  
  • Letter of motivation: Explain the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outline how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).  
  • Documentation of English level: Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test.  

Submit your application electronically in English.  

 

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

 

Recruitment process  

Following the application deadline, the Dean will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.). All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. The assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Interviews are expected to take place in September/October 2019.  

 

Terms of employment  

Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students.  

If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.  

 

General information  

Can be found on the Faculty’s website  

Can be obtained by contacting the PhD administration by mail to phd@hrsc.ku.dk  

Contact at CeBIL: helen.yu@jur.ku.dk  

 

Closing date for applications  

 

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Likewise incomplete applications (i.e. without all required documents) will be rejected.  

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Law
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Educational Economics

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Educational Economics   
The PhD scholarship is part of a research project in Blended Learning (RiBL) and has a focus on assessing peer grading/peer effects in the learning process of university students. The project owner is Professor Annemette Kjærgaard. The PhD scholarship will be hosted by Department of Economics at CBS but the PhD will work in close collaboration with other researchers on the RiBL project who will be located at different departments across CBS. More information on the RiBL project is found through: http://blog.cbs.dk/ribl/       The PhD project: in the quantitative branch of the RiBL project, we want to assess the effects of different ‘treatments’ within the broad concept of blended learning and in this case specifically when it comes to peer effects and peer grading. In addition to data on our own students and their study performance we also have access to data from a private firm that supplies software solutions for peer grading. Also, data from Statistics Denmark will be relevant for the project. As models and techniques we consider microeconometrics tools (including RCT methods) with the possibility of combining with methods from data science. A perfect candidate for the position will be one with strong interests in both educational economics and econometrics/quantitative methods.     For further information on this specific call, please contact Professor Lisbeth la Cour, e-mail llc.eco@cbs.dk.      

The hosting department  
The Department of Economics at CBS provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and comprises three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program.     The three-year PhD programme allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty members, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See this website for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes. The successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the Department’s research environment. Information about the department may be found at: www.cbs.dk/econ.    

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.    

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).    

For further information on the PhD programme at CBS, please contact: PhD coordinator Mauricio Prado, e-mail mp.eco@cbs.dk.    

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  

General information   
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26,886.84 (app. 3,609 euro) up to DKK 32,470.51 (app. 4,358 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economics and Management. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. Normally, the applicant must have successfully completed a master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. However, we will also consider current master students for enrolment in the 4+4 scheme. The applicants must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.    

The application (see link below) must include a 5-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question in any area of economics, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work plan.    

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC/GRE register and choose the PhD Program.    

Recruitment procedure   
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.    

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.  

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.    

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.  

Closing date: 9 June 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Sunday June 9th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Circular Economy (European Horizon 2020 Project “REFLOW”) at the Department of Operations Management

The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for two vacant PhD scholarships linked to the large European Horizon 2020 project REFLOW (constRuctive mEtabolic processes For material flOWs in urban and peri-urban environments across Europe). REFLOW has 28 European partners and is led by CBS (EC signature expected May 2019). Starting dates are expected to be in the autumn 2019.       

The REFLOW project mission is to support the development of cities that are regenerative and adopt circular economy (CE) practices, through the delocalisation of production and the reconfiguration of material flows. REFLOW explores CE innovation using a digital and physical network of makerspaces and other grass-root organisations in six pilot cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cluj-Napoca, Milan, Paris, and Vejle. The project will provide guidance for public and private sector organisations on how to create favourable conditions for the adoption of CE practices.    

REFLOW will create new CE business models within the six pilot cities in order to provide examples of ways in which cities can adopt CE practices and reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project makes use of blockchain technology in order to incentivise CE practices in local ecosystems. Moreover, it will define social and environmental measurements to enable the continuous monitoring of CE practices and the assessment of their impact.  

We encourage applications investigating CE practices in the field of management accounting, also combined with the operations management and innovation management fields. The REFLOW project leader and the research team, based at the Department of Operations Management, will provide a robust research community with regular meetings and an active mentorship. Successful applicants are also expected to be involved in the project work at European level in collaboration with the REFLOW team.     Research themes could include, but are not limited to:  

  • Measuring the social and environmental impact of CE practices 
  • Understanding process and implications of developing the CE practices in public and private sector organisations 
  • Exploring valuation practices to assess the value(s) of CE   
  • Investigating the changes in organisational management practices that are induced by the advent of CE and (blockchain) technology, and their ramifications for organisations and society as a whole.  

  We ask those interested in these positions to contact the project leader and overall coordinator Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi, e-mail: cp.om@cbs.dk, tel. (+45) 3815 3505 before applying.     Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has over 22,000 students and more than 600 full-time professors on all levels. Being one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe, CBS covers a wide range of business-related academic disciplines. CBS is highly-ranked amongst business schools across the world. Based in architecturally beautiful buildings close to the center of Copenhagen, one of the world’s most exciting cities known for its striking spires, cutting-edge design and cycle-friendly streets, the Department of Operations Management is a leading provider of top-notch research-based education.     

The research areas of the Department covers and integrates five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Management Accounting (design, use and effects of financial and non-financial measures in strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization and strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics (decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and forecasting).    

Our vision is to be bold in ideas and strong in practice! It is the ambition of the Department to be orientated towards questions that attempt to debate the boundaries of the areas. This allows cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas and helps fostering of a strong intellectual environment. The Department understands management in relation to managerial tools and instruments that help to frame and make business issues visible and making them amenable to intervention, development and control.    

The Department of Operations Management supplies teaching and supervision to undergraduate, graduate, masters, executive and PhD programmes in economics and business administration. Currently, the Department hosts four broad research programs:   

  • Servitization  
  • Circular Economy   
  • Pricing and Management Accounting   
  • Maritime business studies   

For more information about the Department, its research areas and projects please visit: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management.      

Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the proposed project, as well as the skills of the candidate. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. Only project proposals that clearly fall in the areas of the Department will be considered.     The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. It is required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment, see: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management. The programme is highly international, and you can participate in international research conferences and spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: http://uk.cbs.dk/phd     

CBS’s PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of our PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.    

CBS has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).    

CBS encourages diversity of applicants regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for positions.    

General information:  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours) in total. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month DKK 23.770 (app. EUR 3,160) up to DKK 28.964 (app. EUR 3,860) depending on experience, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.    

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Danish Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School of Business and Management: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/phd-schools    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences (e.g. business administration) is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.    

The application must include:  

  • A project description (max 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research methodology and how the project is contributing to the existing literature and hence include a short review of the state of the art within the literature. The project description should also include a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan. Finally a brief outline on how the project would fit within the framework of the REFLOW project.  
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.   
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).  
  • A list of papers and publications.  
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis).  
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.  

Recruitment procedure  
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.    

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.    

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at: http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Closing date: 20 August 2019 (expected starting date: 1 October 2019)    

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the Department are available at: www.cbs.dk

Closing date: 20 August 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background

Post expires on Tuesday August 20th, 2019

PhD in new ways of organizing in public organizations

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of public organization. The PhD will be a part of the Center for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI) and participate in seminars and other center activities part of the program. The aim of the center is to understand how public organizations organize themselves in complex modern democracies and how contemporary governance models and innovation play an important role in solving contemporary challenges. These challenges are located in different policy areas such as health, security, public infrastructure, climate, anti-corruption, and equality. The overall ambition of POVI is to advance research in the area of public organizations, value and innovation in Denmark as well as internationally. The PhD project must focus on public organizing and the challenges of new ways of organizing and managing public organizations in a Danish public sector context.

Examples could be:    
• New ways of public crisis management in e.g. taxation, health and police    
• New types of public/private partnerships and their organizing    
• Creating and measuring public value as new strategic management and reform tools    
• The implementation of new policy reforms, e.g. healthcare, schools, or patient safety reforms    
• Public innovation and examples of everyday innovation in different policy areas    
• New ways of digital public organization and governance    
• The development of bureaucracy in a Danish public sector context     

Department of Organization (IOA) pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and institutions. Our research is driven by an interest in organization as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. Our approach is interdisciplinary and combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, sociology, science and technology studies, political economy, and social psychology in the analysis of organizing processes and their outcomes. Methodologically, we value qualitative research methods highly and often adopt case study and fieldwork methodology.     

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise undergraduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as organizational analysis and qualitative methods.    

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.      The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows candidates to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.       It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa     

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities)    

For further information please contact: Professor MSO Anne Reff Pedersen, tel.: +45 3815 2961 e-mail: arp.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.      

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

General information:   
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.     The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.   

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.       To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.   

The application must include:    
• A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the framework of the collaborative research project.    
• Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.     • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).    
• A list of papers and publications.    
• One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).    
• Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.   

Recruitment procedure:   
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.     

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.     

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.      

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.     Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.      

The envisaged starting date of the position is between September and December 2019.  

Closing date: 25 June 2019.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Post expires on Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Postdoc position in Collective Intelligence and Participatory Democracy

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant postdoc position in Collective Intelligence and Participatory Democracy at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB).   

Core research areas of the Department of International Economics, Government and Business bring together the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of the challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies. EGB’s research is based on international business, economics, and politics, and is of direct relevance to business, policy-makers and scholars. The postdoc will be associated with the Collective Intelligence Unit, CIU. Read more about CIU here   

Teaching responsibilities of the department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in the programmes International Business, International Business and Politics, and International Business in Asia.

To learn more about the research and education of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here    

Examples of research areas that the postdoc candidate might cover:    
• Policy-and decision making    
• Human-computer interaction    
• Crowdsourcing    
• Artificial intelligence     

The post doc is a non-tenured position for one-year period from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 with 100% research obligation and with a possible extension of the position to December 2022.   

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in research activities of the Department.   

Qualifications  
The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential.     Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description.   

The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).   

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).    

For further information please contact: Carina Antonia Hallin, Head of Collective Intelligence Unit, Tel.: +45 3815 3460, e-mail cah.egb@cbs.dk.      

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.    

Application  
The post doc candidate will be part of an external-funded research project in Collective Intelligence Unit. The four years research project in participatory democracy “Citizen Crowdsourcing: An investigation of opportunities and challenges of using collective intelligence in policy-making” is a collaboration with Zealand Academy of Technologies and Business, and a municipality in Denmark.     

The purpose of the project is to explore the benefits and limitations of the usage of collective intelligence and AI for policy-making, evaluating and comparing with other international participatory democracy platforms, and policy- and decision processes.    

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.    

Application must include:  
1. A five pages project proposal, outlining a research question, a literature review, and a methodology section.    
2. A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of
5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.    
3. Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)    
4. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.    
5. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.    
6. Transcript(s) and a full CV    

Recruitment Procedure 

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.     

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.    

Closing date: 8 June 2019    

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.    

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk

Application deadline: 08-06-2019

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Post expires on Saturday June 8th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology or equivalent

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Sociology or equivalent. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or fire years with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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More about the position

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is dedicated to the newly established research center PROMENTA in which the Department of Sociology and Human Geography will participate with the project Drug Policy Reform. We will investigate questions related to the development of international drug policy, new knowledge regimes, drug user careers, social marginalization and the possible consequences of decriminalization of the use and possession of drugs. We will also monitor new patterns of alcohol and drug use among adolescents, associated sociocultural aspects and identities, and new models of prevention and sanctioning by the police and the court system. 

The overall project involves working with a combination of data sources, from historical archives, recent document analyses, ethnographic methods, qualitative interviews, and a variety of quantitative data sets, such as surveys, data from national administrative registers, and so-called geodata.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will primarily work with quantitative data sources but also contribute to the theorizing of the development and effects of a new drug policy.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of the larger interdisciplinary PROMENTA center and take part in a number of activities involving researchers from other disciplines and institutes. At the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the Fellow will work closely with a research group consisting of Professors Willy Pedersen, Arne Mastekaasa, Torbjørn Skardhamar and Cathrine Holst. Professor Tilmann von Soest at the Department of Psychology will also be part of the group.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Sociology or related field. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing application date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Applicants must be familiar with important sociological theories and approaches.
  • Applicants must have experience with working with large data sets.
  • Applicants must have advanced knowledge of relevant quantitative research methods.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Residence in Norway is expected, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter. Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience is relevant to the research project. 
  • CV summarizing education, positions, research experience, and other qualifying activity 
  • A complete list of publications 
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only) 
  • Up to five academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications). 

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal capacity of the candidate to contribute to the project within the given timeframe, to interact within national and international networks, and to be part of a dynamic research group. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s budget situation. In addition, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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Deadline

3. June 2019

Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Sociology

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) in Sociology. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or four year with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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More about the position

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is dedicated to the newly established interdisciplinary research center PROMENTA in which the Department of Sociology and Human Geography will participate with the project Drug Policy Reform. We will investigate the development of international drug policy, new knowledge regimes, drug user careers, social marginalization and the possible consequences of decriminalization of the use and possession of drugs. We will also monitor new patterns of alcohol and drug use among adolescents, associated sociocultural aspects and identities, and new models of prevention and sanctioning by social workers, the police and the court system. 

The PhD fellow is expect to design a project that explores patterns of illegal drug use (in particular cannabis) and drug dealing among adolescents and young adults, in the wealthier Western areas of Oslo, where such use is prevalent. Many violations of the Act relating to medicinal goods will, after the reform, probably no longer result in criminal sanctions. What are the consequences for these drug users with regard to patterns of drug use, identity development and possible marginalization? To what degree are they met with preventive efforts from the school, health care services and social workers? Is the police force present in their milieu? The PhD is expected to explore what happens with regard to illegal drug use among seemingly resourceful youth in the wake of the reform, by means of ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative data, expanding on previous research at our department.

The successful candidate will design a project that builds on qualitative data sources, such as participant observation and qualitative interviews. The PhD fellow is expected to contribute to the theorizing about socialization to drug use and methods of prevention.

The PhD fellow will be part of the larger interdisciplinary PROMENTA center and take part in activities involving researchers from other disciplines and institutes. The fellow will work closely with a research group lead by Professor Willy Pedersen.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Sociology. Candidates must have documented skills in qualitative data collection and analysis. The Master’s degree must include a master thesis. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree. The successful applicant must be able to carry out interviews in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English.

Applicants should have research interests within the areas described above. The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Sociology. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme.

Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s  budget situation. In addition teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum, depending on qualifications
  • an academically stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (approximately 5 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice, academic employment and any publications. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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Deadline

12. August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship – “Developmental Pathways of Mental Health from Childhood to Middle Adulthood

Job description

A Postdoctoral Fellowship are available at the PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. PROMENTA is a newly established interdisciplinary research center at the Department of Psychology aiming to provide answers to three central questions in mental health, well-being, and drug use research: What processes lead to poor and good mental health, and how? How do social and geographic inequalities in mental health arise? How can we develop, tailor, and evaluate effective interventions in communities to promote good mental health? To address these questions, we examine sources of mental health on a variety of levels, such as genetic risk, neurocognitive development, the psychosocial environment, and the socio-cultural and political context. The center is financed by the Research Council of Norway and contributions from the Department of Psychology. the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and other participating partners. For more information about PROMENTA, please visit www.promenta.no.

More about the position

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely together with other members of PROMENTA to examine pathways of mental health from childhood to middle adulthood. For this purpose, several large-scale, long-term, genetically informed longitudinal studies will be used. By using advanced longitudinal modelling approaches in the framework of structural equation modeling, the project will aim at (1) delineating developmental trajectories of mental health from early childhood to middle adulthood; (2) provide insights into sources of poor and good mental health by using novel causal modeling techniques; and (3) examining sources of social gradients in mental health. The project will provide as such novel knowledge about development of a variety of mental health problems in the internalizing and externalizing domain across several developmental periods.

For more information and a detailed project description, please contact Prof. Tilmann von Soest (t.v.soest@psykologi.uio.no).

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree or similar in relevant fields such as psychology, medicine, or related. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis
  • Experience with complex longitudinal data analysis and structural equation modelling will constitute a clear advantage.
  • Experience in research in the fields of mental health and developmental psychology is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with genetically informed studies (behavioral genetics, molecular genetics) is an advantage.
  • Excellent English skills, orally and in writing are required.
  • Enthusiasm for the topic and for participating in building up a new research center.
  • Plans for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by the required three-page letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position.
  • Personal suitability, motivation and willingness to collaborate with academics from diverse backgrounds.

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 – 576 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment in a newly established research center at the Department of Psychology
  • Opportunities for extensive collaboration with our international collaborators
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, max. 3 pages, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced postdoc position.
  • Curriculum vitae summarizing education, positions and academic work.
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • publications/academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Professor Tilmann von Soest, e-mail: t.v.soest@psykologi.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.Apply for this job

Deadline

26. May 2019

Post expires on Sunday May 26th, 2019

PhD scholarship on militarisation in Uganda at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, UCPH. The PhD project is an integral part the of the research project “Militarisation, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre. The project is a collaboration between CRIC, Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, at the University of Copenhagen, and HURIPEC, The Human Rights and Peace Center, at Makerere University. The successful applicant will thus join a vibrant international research environment and enroll at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is expected to begin on 1 September 2019.
Deadline for applications: 1 June 2019.  
Project description  
The rationale behind this project is to explore the current trend of militarisation in Uganda with a threefold aim: First, to better understand the militarisation phenomenon in Uganda and to analyse its scope and consequences; second, to contribute to theoretical conceptualisations of militarisation; third, to increase the dialogue and awareness among private and public partners in Uganda about how democratic accountability, protection of rights and state-building can be strengthened in an era of militarisation. Although military control over resources and implementation can in some contexts be a step towards achieving development, it may also undermine a country’s economic performance and could lead to increased instability. This project seeks to examine the nature and extent of militarisation in Uganda in key sectors and institutions and how this process impacts central development agendas, possibilities for oversight, institutional capacities and independence, the country’s political and ethnic dynamics, and the role and agency of civil society. These assessments will include gender sensitive perspectives across different components to examine avenues for the involvement of women in democratic accountability. Ultimately, the analysis of these societal effects will enable the assessment of the viability in the case of Uganda of the strategy of militarisation for accelerated growth in various areas. In terms of long-term objectives, the project aims to contribute to enhancing knowledge and understanding and to better enable both Ugandan actors and international partners to contribute to the overarching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 16 on peace, justice, inclusive growth and strong institutions.
The applicant is to independently design and propose a project for the PhD dissertation. Within the larger framework of the general project, the PhD dissertation is expected to address the relationship between militarisation at the regional and domestic levels and/or the Ugandan military, its identity and practices. This description indicates the fields in which to study, not the exact research question(s) to be answered, which the applicant should justify in the project description. While enrolled at UCPH, the PHD student will likely spend one year in Uganda focused on field research and hosted by HURIPEC. The 5 page research proposal should include key questions, theoretical framework, methodology and how your planned thesis will add to already existing research. The research proposal should also comprise a preliminary bibliography and a preliminary study plan. The applicant is expected to partake in the joint development of the research project and of the centre, CRIC.
We are seeking a motivated and creative PhD student who displays enthusiasm and good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates with documented knowledge on East Africa and fieldwork experience are preferred. Familiarity with military institutions is an advantage. Experiences from outside the academic world will count in the evaluation process.
Principal supervisor is likely to be Professor Ole Wæver, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; ow@ifs.ku.dk
Shortly, a second PhD position will be announced, where the student will be enrolled at Makerere University, with an interleaved stay in Copenhagen.
The Human Rights and Peace Center, HURIPEC, a semi-autonomous department under the School of Law was set up by Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. The centre pursues a vision of contributing to the establishment of an educated, activist, academic society with a high awareness of human rights in Uganda and other countries. It has consistantly engaged in events geared at promoting the understanding and respect for human rights, democratic governance and sustainable peace in the East Africa subregion specifica1lly and Africa generally through teaching, research and outreach. See: www.huripec.mak.ac.ug 
Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, CRIC, is an interdisciplinary research centre aiming to strengthen the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts through developing analytical tools and practical techniques in collaboration with practitioners. It was originally funded for four years by the then “Danish Council for Strategic Research” and later by the Carlsberg Foundation. More information about CRIC is available at www.cric.ku.dk.
The PhD programme 
The PhD programme at UCPH provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Information 
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
Applications 
  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 5 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)
Scholarships in the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme 
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 June 2019.   
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant social science disciplines.
4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.
If possible, applicants should reserve late June, where a kick-off workshop is held in Copenhagen, and participation of the selected candidate would be valuable.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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PhD, Political Science, focus on political parties in democratic challenges

Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

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before 2019-08-09

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Umeå

The Department of Political Science is recruiting a PhD Candidate for a position focusing on political parties in democratic challenges.

The start date for the position is October 1 2019 or by agreement.

Political parties are key actors in democratic states. The challenges that parties face is a topic that unites researchers within several of the department’s research profiles, which opens up many research avenues. For example, thesis projects can be designed to focus on the national, regional or municipal levels, or on parties as organizations and shapers of opinion and policy. The study of the role of political parties in unstable democracies or parties as actors who recruit and nominate candidates for political office are also possible research topics. The role and future of political parties are also central issues in the EU; thus relevant dissertation topics might address questions about how parties handle the multi-level governance at the municipal, regional, national and EU level.

Employment

Employment as a doctoral student in the PhD program covers four years of full-time studies. This can be extended by a maximum of one year to compensate for time spent teaching or carrying out administrative duties. Details about employment will be decided together with the successful candidate.

For more information on the PhD program, see: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/education/doctoral-studies/

The position is funded by the Department of Political Science. The place of employment is Umeå and teaching and administrative duties are located on campus. Active and sustained participation in the department’s activities and local research milieu is expected.

Eligibility

Persons who have obtained a degree at the advanced level, fulfilled course requirements for at least 240 ECTS points, of which at least 60 ECTS points are at the advanced level and at least 90 ECTS points are in peace and conflict studies or political science are eligible to apply. Persons who have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, are also considered eligible to apply.

Requirements

Applicants’ qualifications are assessed in terms of their ability to complete a PhD dissertation and fulfil the course requirements of the PhD program. The evaluation includes a review of the applicant’s previous academic performance and the quality of submitted writing samples and project plan.

The evaluation of the ability to complete the PhD program also includes evaluating the applicant’s analytical skills, communicative skills (written and oral), critical skills, independence and ability to complete tasks within a given time frame. A very good command of English is a requirement.

Application

Applications can only be submitted via our online application system Varbi. Click the button at the bottom of the page, log in and apply.

Only complete applications will be considered and should include:

  • A personal letter (1-2 pages)
  • A project plan (3-5 pages) discussing potential research problem, purpose, theory and empirical cases and material.
  • CV
  • Certified transcripts of academic records and degrees
  • 1-3 writing samples in Swedish or English, e.g. B.A. thesis, master’s thesis, academic publications
  • References or maximum two letters of recommendation
  • Any additional qualifications

As the gender distribution in the PhD program is currently uneven, we welcome male applicants for the position.

Salaries for doctoral students are set by negotiations between the university and its trade union counterparts. The current entry-level salary for PhD students is 27 200 SEK/Month.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen 12 kap 2 §), decisions on admissions cannot be appealed.

About the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science has about 60 employees. The Department conducts research and offers undergraduate education in political science and peace and conflict studies. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/ Formal requirements for the application can be found in the call for applications.

Additional questions can be addressed to the head of doctoral studies, Torbjörn Bergman,  torbjorn.bergman@umu.se, or head of department Magnus Blomgren, magnus.blomgren@umu.se.

Please submit your application no later than August 9, 2019. 

Admission

October 1 2019

Contact

Magnus Blomgren, magnus.blomgren@umu.se

+4690-786 61 71

Torbjörn Bergman, torbjorn.bergman@umu.se

+4690-786 76 17

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-608-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO +4690-786 53 65

ST +4690-786 54 31

SEKO +4690-786 52 96

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before 2019-08-09

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

Post expires on Friday August 9th, 2019