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Five New PhD Scholarships at iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

iCourts, Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is launching its new research agenda and invites applications for five fully funded three-year PhD scholarships. We are looking for innovative and original ideas that combine law and other related disciplines. We are particularly interested in projects that can advance the iCourts 2.0 agenda, as well as the agenda of our new ERC projects.

Successful candidates can start June 1, 2019.

About iCourts

iCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and, among others, the European Research Council. The centre generally explores the growing role of international courts and institutions and their place in a globalizing legal order. iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society. Its research agenda reaches beyond international courts, however, and also explores how ideas and practices of international and European law shape societies. The centre also hosts two ERC Starting Grant projects, one of which examines European constitutional imaginaries (IMAGINE). More information on this project can be found here. The other (JustSites), which will be launched next year, explores the interconnectivity of international criminal law.

The centre’s research is marked by curiosity: It is problem-driven, and often uses empirical and interdisciplinary approaches, including a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.

iCourts’ new research agenda – iCourts 2.0 – specifically targets questions related to the relative and often contested power of international courts in the domains of law, politics and society. Envisaged projects include explorations of how national and international contexts – actors, networks, institutions, entrenched ideas of law and legal practice or social order, etc. – influence the de facto power of international courts and law. As a basic science research centre, we also host projects with more general methodological and theoretical aims related to international courts, institutions and law. Previous research at iCourts has for example developed new ways of using of big data in legal analysis, reconceptualised key ideas of law, such as authority and legal realism, and conducted pioneering empirical studies of little known international courts. iCourts 2.0 seeks to further invigorate such basic scientific exploration. An example is the new ERC Project IMAGINE, which will provide the first-ever synthesis and critical evaluation of the core theories of EU constitutionalism by theorizing their mutual relationship and the ways in which they have influenced each other and the constitutional praxis of the EU. It will provide a pioneering intellectual history of EU constitutionalism together with the study of its emergence and reception in selected Member States.

PhD projects

iCourts 2.0 seeks to explain and make intelligible the relative and often contested power of international courts, institutions and law. While the current resistance to international courts and law is interesting in this regard, we generally encourage projects that more broadly explore the power of international courts in relation to law, politics and society.

  • The transformation of legal practices by international courts and institutions. For example, how international courts create new cognitive frames, principles and values, and whether or how these innovations change legal practices at the global, regional and national levels;
  • The impact of international courts and institutions on politics, its processes and outcomes: For example, how different actors make use of ICs – directly and indirectly – and whether and how such actions generate new interests and preferences at the global, regional and national levels;
  • Changes in society triggered by international courts, institutions and law. For example, how ICs influence state, group and citizen relationships, and whether and how they help to generate new rights, duties and processes at the global, regional and national levels.
  • For the IMAGINE project, we particularly look for projects interested in interdisciplinary study of how key ideas have influenced EU constitutionalism.

We are looking for projects that address these issues, or issues related thereto. In all cases, we are interested in comparative projects that analyse more than one form of international law and adjudication or how international courts cooperate with or affect multiple regions or states. We welcome both original project proposals and projects that aim at addressing the following ideas or related ideas:

  • The relative power of European or international adjudication of human rights or economic law on domestic legal practices or politics. Projects could explore what structures in the member states enable or prevent the influence of international courts in law or politics, or both. Comparative studies could help lay bare how transforming law, politics and social structures (international, regional or national) affect the context within which international courts and law operate.
  • The effect of European or international ideas of law in national societies. Projects could explore how nationally embedded or entrenched ideas of law or social order might counter the power of European or international legal practices and ideas. Such studies would help contribute original scholarship on the narratives and counter-narratives of law that are influential in transforming the perceived role and real power of international courts.
  • How international criminal law is affected by the diffusion of ideas and practices related to crime. Projects could explore the importance of actors, professional networks and institutions in the developing new forms of legal practice, thinking and social ordering across domestic, regional and international law. Such perspectives could investigate, for instance, how new ideas and practices are developed and mobilized to push for new courts, the opening of new cases or the universalisation of specific rights and duties to prosecute, offer reparations or to protect victims.In the context of IMAGINE, we particularly welcome projects that investigate the impact of a particular EU constitutional scholar on the development of the discipline, or projects examining intellectual history of the debates on the relationship of national constitutions to the EU. The candidate will participate in conducting empirical analysis of the impact of various EU constitutional theories and the collection of relevant data through surveys. Experience in this respect may be an advantage, but relevant training can also be provided as part of the iCourts doctoral training programme.

The iCourts Doctoral Training program

PhD students at iCourts are enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme. Some of the requirements will however be fulfilled by participating in a specific iCourts’ research training programme.

The Faculty’s general training programme provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves coursework, international networking, and 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

iCourts’ own research training programme is tailored specifically to the iCourts’ research agenda and seeks to provide PhD students with advanced research tools for exploring key issues related to international law, politics and society. The programme includes a research stay with an iCourts’ targeted collaborator, interdisciplinary supervision and the possibility of obtaining a dual-degree with one of our collaborators, subject to approval by the partner institution. PhD students at iCourts are expected to present their work at leading international conferences, participate actively in the centre’s activities and contribute to the centre’s overall research agenda. More information is available here.

The Faculty of Law offers supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment.

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 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.
  • Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test. More information is available here

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 (right, left, top and bottom) of 2 cm.
  • 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 other 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. Explaining the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines 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 Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.

The 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. This 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.

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

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If all the required documents are not applied, your application will be rejected.

Interviews are expected to take place in March/April.

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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: 14 December 2018
Unit: Det Juridiske Fakultet
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Friday December 14th, 2018

Postdoc in Fashion Studies

Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark in Kolding, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in Fashion Studies. The starting date is 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter.

The position is affiliated with the department’s research and teaching programs in design studies (including fashion studies) at the Kolding campus. The applicant must document scientific postdoc qualifications within the culture, aesthetics and history of fashion.

The position involves both teaching and research obligations, and the successful applicant is expected to further the development of fashion studies and its research in the Design Group. Applicants are asked to specify their plans for research projects and activities during the 2 years of employment.

Department of Design and Communication is a humanistic department which, besides Design, also encompasses International Business Communication, Information Studies, Library Science and Tourism. The department has its activities in Kolding and Sønderborg.

Closing date: 1 October 2018

For further information, please contact Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen, phone +45 6550 1451, e-mail pkha@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period.

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

The jobdescription will be mainly research, additionally will be teaching to a certain extent and other tasks to a limited extent.
The university will determine the distribution between the various tasks. The extent of the tasks can vary over time.

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

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

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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

Deadline: 8 October 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Monday October 8th, 2018

Post doctoral fellow in Economic History, one or more

Lund University, LUSEM, Department 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 7 400 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.

Post doctoral fellow in Economic History, one or more

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, two years

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Economic History, Lund

First day of employment: January 1, 2019 or by appointment

Subject area: Economic History

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to intract with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Depratment of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses. This may aomunt to a maximum of 20% working hours.

Eligibility

To be qualified for employment as post doc, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and publications.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

  • international experience;
  • other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research;
  • ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The period of employment is determined in the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral fellow”) between the employer organization and the union organizations (http://www.arbetsgivarverket.se/avtal–skrifter/avtal/avtal-om-tidsbegransad-anstallning-for-adjungerad-larare2/).

Application

Applications should be written in English and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research plan, maximum three pages where the applicant presents her/his own ideas for research to be conducted
  4. Publication list and one selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF)
  5. Certificates, etc.

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

Last day for application: 2018-10-19

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3082
Contact
  • Mats Olsson, prof, mats.olsson@ekh.lu.se, +46462223118
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 19.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Friday October 19th, 2018

(211-0034/18-2H) PhD fellow in Science Education

PhD fellow in Science Education 
Department of Science Education 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing December 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will become part of research group ‘Assessment,Teaching and Learning in Science Education‘ which studies teaching and learning processes in science education at all educational levels. A primary focus in the research is assessment of and for student learning but the group is also concerned with studying and improving science teacher’s professional development at both national and international levels.
In addition, the PhD fellow will be involved with teacher education at University College Copenhagen and the 5-year program ‘CopenhagenHonours Program’ (CHC) financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation, which will provide the context for the PhD project. CHC is an ambitious program for talented science teachers that offers them 30 ECTS supplementary education on top of the regular teacher education as well as opportunities to become part of research and development in schools.
Project description 
The PhD project will be part of the combined research effort related to CHC and must be focussed on how honours programmes can promote talent in science teachers and science education. Aside from this, the PhD fellow will be free to define the project in accordance with his or her background and research interests through consultation with the supervisors.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +42 21697437.
Secondary supervisor is Prof. Dr. Marca Wolfensberger, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, m.v.c.wolfensberger@pl.hanze.nl, +31 505953019.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants must either hold an MSc degree and have experience in conducting educational research or hold a MH degree relevant to educational research and have experience with science education. They must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English. In addition, applicants with work experience within talent or honours programmes as well as the Danish Basic School and/or teacher education will be preferred.
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • A proposed research plan (2-3 pages) including central research questions, theoretical considerations, plans for data collection and planned publications.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is October 4th, 2018, 23:59 GMT +2
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +45 21697437. It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Jan Sølberg prior to applying.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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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: 4 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Science Education
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Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 4th, 2018

PhD position within Innovation Management

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management, a PhD position within Innovation Management is open for appointment per November 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible there after. The position is available for a period of 3 years.

Job description

Service Innovation in Chinese Firms

The aim of the PhD-project is to contribute to our understanding of the dynamics and processes of servitization and service innovation in Chinese firms as well as uncover the implications of these processes. In order to achieve this, the research will tap into the realms of service design, innovation processes, service design thiniking, and service value networks.

In the past few decades, China has earned the reputation of the ‘manufacturing power house’ of the world. Chinese companies in their vast numbers have been very successful in exploiting their access to low-cost labour and have established themselves as unbeatable high volume low-cost manufacturing champions. In this period, China has also often been associated with Shanzhai culture, referring to imitation and copycats. Therefore, when it comes to innovation capabilities, some literature suggests that the West may still have an advantage. However, China is quickly catching up and transforming towards a highly innovative environment. Recently, many Chinese firms from various sectors have entered a new phase defined by bold experimentation, rapid iteration, innovation through creative adaptation, and development of sophisticated mixed teams and global leadership rather than plain imitation and traditional efficiency-driven organisational forms.

Intangibles and services play an increasingly important role in this transformation. Despite their importance, the areas of servitization and service innovation in Chinese firms remains underresearched, when it comes, for instance, to value capture and creation, measurement, general understanding of the process as well as implications for the value network design and service design thinking. The project aims at bridging these existing knowledge gaps.

In terms of the methodological approach, the research will be based on the qualitative methods of inquiry. It is intended that the empirical foundation of the study will consist of the multiple case studies of Chinese firms on various stages of their service design thinking and innovation initiatives implementation.

The PhD-position is co-financed with the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) for Education and Research. The PhD-student will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University and will be attached to the International Business Centre, Department of Business and Management (https://www.ibc.aau.dk/). The applicant is expected to contribute to the research environment and teaching at Aalborg University in Denmark.

The position will also be attached to the Sino-Danish Centre (SDC) in Beijing. (http://HYPERLINK “http://www.sinodanishcenter.dk” sdc.university). Aalborg University is the lead university of the SDC Innovation Management programme. It is an integral part of the PhD position to conduct studies in China, take part in the SDC activities, including teaching in China on the MSc in Innovation Management programme. The candidate is required to stay in China for 12 months with the possibility to divide the months into shorter stays over the period of three years. The applicant will also be enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) with the possibility to obtain a double degree.


Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.

 

Application requirements

 

  • letter of motivation
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Canada
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.

Contact

You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Associate Professor Dmitrij Slepniov, email: ds@business.aau.dk or phone +45 29103732 / +45 99408992.

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Anne Lone Bråten, email: samf-phd@adm.aau.dk.

Agreement

Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Department of Business and Management
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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship(s) in Economics with specialization in discrete choice demand models based on entropy at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

This scholarship is part of a project funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, focussing on the development of a new generation of discrete choice models – so called generalized entropy models – that can be used to predict consumer demand in complex settings. The scholarship is offered from 1 February 2019 or earlier.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training, preparing for a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the writing of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme must be undertaken as a four-year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences or as a three-year full-time study within the 5+3 study programme.
The PhD project must fit into the agenda of developing generalized entropy models. This is a new kind of micro-econometric model that is relevant for modelling consumer demand in the form of discrete choices or market shares. Initial papers on generalized entropy are
  • Fosgerau, de Palma, Monardo (2018) Demand Models for Differentiated Products with Complementarity and Substitutability
  • Fosgerau, Melo, de Palma, Shum (2018) Discrete Choice and Rational Inattention: A General Equivalence Result
The PhD project should extend this line of research, focusing on the development and structural estimation of discrete choice demand models based on generalized entropy as well as their empirical application. The concept of generalized entropy is new; hence the project will be path-breaking in this respect.
The PhD student will join a growing team that currently consists of Mogens Fosgerau, Jesper Riis-Vestergaard Sørensen, Nikolaj Nielsen and Dennis Kristensen.
Qualifications and salary 
The ideal candidate has obtained a PhD in economics or a related field, demonstrating interest and ability in micro-economics, micro-econometrics, computer programming, and/or mathematics. The candidate must be motivated and able to engage in theoretical and empirical work, and have good oral and written communication skills.
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 (4+4 PhD study 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 determined 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.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme in Economics the applicant must have completed a two-year MSc degree programme in Economics, 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. In particular, applicants must have completed relevant advanced courses within the core disciplines of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics. 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.
Information 
Further information on the PhD study programme in Economics is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
In English: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english.  In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 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.
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 the PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD student in Economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
Information about the scholarship can be obtained from professor Mogens Fosgerau, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, email: mogens.fosgerau@econ.ku.dk, tel. +45 35 33 42 72.
Applications 
The application can be in either Danish or English and should include a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a research project proposal, a study plan, a CV (including the applicant’s address and e-mail address), a list of publications (if any), a copy of the applicant’s Master thesis and a copy of the Master certificate.
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.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 November 2018.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager (in this case the Head of Department) selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application have been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria will be 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 Economics disciplines.
4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.
Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and 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 
Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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Deadline: 1 November 2018
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Campus: Økonomisk Institut

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PhD scholarship on challenges of European integration for the Nordic countries

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship that focuses on issues of European integration for the Nordic countries. The Phd Scholarship will be in the field of social and political sciences. The PhD scholarship is part of the Nordforsk-financed ‘Reimagning Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) research excellence hub, which focuses on research about the Nordic region. Please read more about the ReNew research hub and the themes it focuses on here: https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-and-politics/nyheder/cbs-receives-grant-from-nordforsk-new-research-hub-renew. CBS will employ one other ReNEW PhD student (in humanities), as well as two post-docs (one in social sciences and one in humanities). The intention is that the CBS ReNEW PhDs and post docs start up in the autumn of 2018. ReNEW PhD students are introduced to a vibrant research community with many possibilities for summer school, workshop and conference participation.
The PhD will be affiliated with the Comparative European and Public Policy group at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business. The research group engages in research activities that consider the following disciplinary fields and sub-fields: Comparative public policy, EU public policy, public management, comparative politics, comparative welfare state analysis and positive political economy. The group´s research work often serves as a point of reference for think-tanks, policymakers, business organizations and the media. The applicant’s profile must fit with the core research themes of the Comparative European and Public Policy group. Read more about the research themes here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-business-and-politics/research/research-themes/comparative-and-european-public-policy. The Comparative European and Public Policy group has been merged with parts of Department of International Economics and Management to form a new department focused on international business and politics on 1st July, 2018. For this reason we refer you to both departments´ homepages: https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-and-politic and https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-international-economics-and-management.
This Phd call seeks applicants in social and/or political science, which focus on one or several challenge(s) of European Integration for the Nordic countries. Major challenges, such as third country migration and the Eurozone crisis, have strained cooperation among the countries of the European Union. The political response to the Eurozone crisis and austerity policy in the South has been an increase of far-left parties, while the Nordic EU countries have seen a strengthening of nationalist right-wing parties. The nationalist right-wing parties in the Nordics are skeptical to migration, but also to further European integration in various areas of public policy, especially those implying re-distribution. The free movement of labour, a cornerstone of European integration, is questioned increasingly, despite evidence that EU labour migration contributes positively to the economies of the host countries. This context calls for research that analyses one of these or other major challenges of European integration for and/or in the Nordic countries. Preference is given to projects that use qualitative methodology, if possible including comparative analysis. Various types of qualitative methods may be used.
Teaching responsibilities of the Comparative European and Public Policy group comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. The group teaches, for example, in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.
High priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. Applicants should have completed (or be near the completion of) a Master’s degree in political science, sociology, political economy or related disciplines. Having a specialization in European studies is of added value.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors. Research training courses are an important part of the programme. The programme is highly international, and the candidate is 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.
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 please contact: CBS leader of ReNEW, Professor (MSO) Caroline de la Porte, tel.: +45 3815 3550, e-mail cdlp.dbp@cbs.dk or Head of Secretariat Anne Suhr, aws.dbp@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 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 PhD student will be enrolled at 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 Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must also be fluent in English.
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.
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. Application deadline is 12 October 2018.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 12 October 2018.

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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 Friday October 12th, 2018

Post-doc on challenges of European integration for the Nordic countries

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a post-doc within the field of social and political sciences. The three-year post-doc (research and teaching) is part of the Nordforsk-financed ReNEW research hub, which focuses on research about the Nordic region. Please read more about the ReNew research hub: https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-and-politics/nyheder/cbs-receives-grant-from-nordforsk-new-research-hub-renew. CBS will employ one other ReNEW post-doc (in humanities), as well as two PhDs (one in social sciences and one in humanities). The intention is that the CBS ReNEW PhDs and post-docs start up in the autumn 2018. ReNEW post-docs are introduced to a vibrant research community with many possibilities workshop and conference participation.
The post-doc will be affiliated with the Comparative European and Public Policy group, at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business. The research group engages in research activities that consider the following disciplinary fields and sub-fields: Comparative public policy, EU public policy, public management, comparative politics, comparative welfare state analysis and positive political economy. The group´s research work often serves as a point of reference for think-tanks, policymakers, business organizations and the media. The applicant’s profile must fit with the core research themes of the Comparative European and Public Policy group. Read more about the research themes here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-bus…. The Comparative European and Public Policy group has been merged with parts of Department of International Economics and Management to form a new department focused on international business and politics on 1st July, 2018. For this reason we refer you to both departments´ homepages: https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-and-politics
and https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-international-economics-and-management.
For this post-doc, applications in social and political science focusing on issues of European integration for the Nordic countries are encouraged. Various types of methods may be used, although preference will be for qualitative methods.
The post doc. is a non-tenured position for a three-year period, which entails two years of research obligation and one year of teaching.
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 the teaching and research activities of the department.
Teaching responsibilities comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. Teaching could, for example, be in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.
Qualifications
The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential of the candidate. 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: CBS leader of ReNEW, Professor (MSO) Caroline de la Porte, tel.: +45 3815 3550, e-mail cdlp.dbp@cbs.dk or Head of Secretariat Anne Suhr, aws.dbp@cbs.dk.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
Applicationmust be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Application must include:
  1. A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  2. A five page project proposal (excl. bibliography)
    concerning research plans the next three years.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  6. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  7. 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 an 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: 12th October 2018
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: 12 October 2018.

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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 Friday October 12th, 2018

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, urban eco­nom­ics/​eco­nomic geo­graphy

The University of Helsinki and Aalto University have opened a position for a postdoctoral researcher as part of a joint multidisciplinary collaboration initiative coordinated by the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Helsinki. Applications are invited to both universities, and the applications will be evaluated by a joint selection committee. The contract with the University of Helsinki or Aalto University will be made according to the research plan and interests of the applicants and based on the academic affiliation of the main supervising professor.

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and 4,700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Aalto campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The goal of the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies is to enhance understanding of the global urban challenges facing the Nordic Welfare States. The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from a novel research environment that emphasises scientific rigor, collaboration with cities and the pursuit of excellence in science and teaching. The close co-operation between the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa will provide a unique working environment in the heart of a changing and developing capital region. The cities of the Helsinki Capital Region are funding the research position, and the appointee will be working in close interaction with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher in Urban Economics/Economic Geography is expected to focus in his/her research on the competiveness and productivity of cities and city regions with a special focus on the Helsinki Capital Region. The research can cover topics such as the role of the Helsinki Capital Region in international networks, urban agglomeration and innovation, the co-agglomeration of industries, the effects of immigration on local labour markets and productivity, the geography of businesses and business networks, platform economy or other related topics.

The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed will have proven expertise in the research area. The main duties will include research in the respective field. The post will require scholarly publishing, teaching in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning) and interaction with the funding city organisations. The appointee is also expected to take a role in planning for new research projects to be conducted at the University of Helsinki or Aalto University.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have the proven capability to publish in scientific journals and have excellent analytical and methodological skills. In addition, the candidate is expected to have good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary working community and in close collaboration with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in developing the educational offerings of the Urban Studies & Planning programme. Furthermore, he/she will
– Contribute to programme delivery and continuous course and programme improvement
– Develop or identify urban studies–related content and materials for courses
– Develop, implement and support extracurricular activities, including symposia and seminars

The candidates’ doctoral degree must have been granted by the awarding institution prior to the date for the job interviews. Furthermore, the doctoral degree is expected to have been granted no more than five years prior to application (2013 or later). The five-year limit may be exceeded only for particularly compelling reasons (for instance parental leave or military service).

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file, which includes the following documents in English:
• Curriculum vitae, including teaching merits (max. 3 pages)
• List of publications (max. 2 pages)
• Research Plan or Letter of Research Interests (max. 3 pages), in which the applicant outlines how his/her expertise would contribute to one of the specific research areas
• Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
• Names and contact details of one or two referees

Please submit your application as a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from:

Professor Mari Vaattovaara, University of Helsinki (mari.vaattovaara(at)helsinki.fi, +358-504154861)

Assistant Professor of Urban Economics Tuukka Saarimaa, Aalto University (tuukka.saarimaa(at)aalto.fi, +358 50 477 0776)

Due date

31.10.2018 23:59 EET

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

One Postdoc position in digital interventions to facilitate social relations among youth with cognitive disabilities

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a position as postdoc in digital intervention is open for appointment from February 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for two years/24 months, with a possibility of extension.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development.

Job description

The postdoc position is part of a research project investigating how to facilitate digital social relations among youth (age 13-30) with cognitive disabilities. In short, the research project is referred to as the DiGi-project (www.digi.aau.dk). The research is empirical and participatory and conducted in close cooperation with a special school, a youth education school, and a sheltered resident for young adults with special needs. For this reason, it is an advantage if the candidate can communicate in Danish/Scandinavian.

The target group is youth living with cognitive disabilities. This include, among others, diagnoses like learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism and Downs-syndrome. Experience from working with youth and/or people with cognitive disabilities is an advantage but not a requirement. However, it is essential that the candidate is motivated to conduct research with and engage in the digital lifeworld of this target group.

The research will be conducted in cooperation with senior and junior researchers from the research group ‘Techno-Anthropology and Participation’ at Department for Planning (https://www.plan.aau.dk/forskningsgrupper/tapar/), researchers from Department of Communication and Psychology, as well as international university partners.

We aim at developing theory and strategies for digital social relations among youth with special needs. A PhD student is investigating the young participants’ use and visions for digital social relations. Insights from this research will feed into scenarios for how to facilitate digital social relations. These scenarios will be staged and explored in interventions at each of the participating institutions. The postdoc will be a key person in setting up these digital interventions, collecting data during the interventions, analysing and communicating the results. The interventions do not include development of new applications but will be socio-technical set-ups exploring how digital technologies, selected by the participants in the project, can facilitate social relations among the young participants. Hence, the post doc must have competence in staging digital interventions and analysing digital interaction. Knowledge about socio-technical theory, qualitative methods as well as innovative use of social technology is an advantage.

The postdoc will have following tasks, in cooperation with researchers in the DiGi-project:

  • Design and conduct interventions that explore scenarios for digital social relations among youth with cognitive disabilities in the three participating institutions
  • Collect data and analyse the digital social relations unfolding during the interventions.
  • Participate in communicating the research results through joint papers, reports and web material.

The postdoc will be part of the research group for Techno-Anthropology and Participation (TAPAR) at the Department of Planning, Aalborg University. TAPAR is an interdisciplinary, international and gender-balanced research group. We research existing and emerging technologies from a human-centered, participatory and holistic perspective. Our mission is to contribute to change for the better in technological innovation, design and use. TAPAR researchers work with socio-technical theory and are skilled in participatory design, action research and mixed methods.

You may obtain further information from Professor Anne Marie Kanstrup via phone (+45) 9940 3170 or e-mail kanstrup@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • Motivation letter (1 page) outlining your qualifications and motivation to conduct this research.
  • Project plan (1-2 pages) addressing your understanding of the problem, the expected challenges and your ideas to overcome them
  • CV including a list of scientific outputs (e.g. thesis, research projects, papers, etc.) and contact info for two academic references
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • Recommendation letter (1 page)
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9680. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Department of Planning
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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoc position with a focus on the social dynamics of science, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University 1003660

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in connection with a project on the social dynamics of science. The expected starting date for this fulltime position is December 1, 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The research project
This research project will zoom in on the implicit beliefs and preferences shaping scientific knowledge-making, and on the communication processes perpetuating national, institutional and gendered status hierarchies in science. The project will use scientometric approaches, survey experiments, natural language processing and social network analysis to answer interesting new questions about the social dynamics of scientific knowledge-making. The project is financed by a starting grant from Aarhus University’s Research Foundation and runs from 2018 to 2021. It is led by Assistant Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen.

Job description
As part of a small, interdisciplinary research group, the postdoc will help lead efforts in developing and maintaining large-scale relational databases of science-related data, designing and conducting survey experiments, and carrying out various forms of quantitative data analysis. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, both as first and secondary author.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in social science, information science, computer science or related fields. We seek applicants with strong statistical skills and experience with managing large datasets and relational databases. Familiarity with commonly used scientific scripting languages (e.g. SQL, R, and Python) and/or survey experiments will be a plus. We also seek candidates with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

In addition to a CV and proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested applicants should provide a motivational letter specifying how their interests, qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on studying the social dynamics of science (max 1 page). Below you can see the other requirements to your application.

Who are we
Research at The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy is broadly concerned with empirical studies related to research policy, innovation policy, and higher-education policy. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender in science, and responsible research and innovation.
For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please click here.

CFA has access to the “value-added version” of the Web of Science database hosted by CWTS, Leiden University. This database allows us to quickly retrieve metadata from millions of publications with disambiguated information on institutional affiliations, country affiliations, university and departments-rankings, emails for corresponding authors, and per-paper field-normalized citation indices. The access to this database is unique and gives us a great advantage compared to the vast majority of research teams studying communication and stratification processes in science.

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Center Director Carter Bloch (carter.bloch@ps.au.dk) and Assistant Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen (mwn@ps.au.dk) prior to submitting their application to learn more about the position.

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 87152497, Email: mfp@au.dk

International applicant? Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here.

Place of work
Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Unit: Department of Political Science
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Post expires on Monday October 15th, 2018

PhD Research fellow in Educational policy analysis with large-scale assessment data

Job description

Applications are invited for a full-time position as a PhD Research fellow at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO). The position involves analyzing trends in arithmetic and basic algebra in Norway by making use of large-scale cohort data gathered by the Norwegian army in the context of a selection test (men over 18 years, including women since 2015). The objective is to examine outcomes of policy reforms both on the score (since the 1990s) and item level (computer-based assessment since 2010).

The appointment is made for a period of up to four years (25% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

 

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The project includes a broad range of policy-related, content-related and methodological research opportunities. The specific research questions to be examined are not pre-determined but preference will be given to applicants with proposals that specify one or two of the following approaches:

  • Examining changes in arithmetic and basic algebraic skills with item-level data and relating the outcomes to policy changes
  • Applying different policy models to explain the development of arithmetic and algebraic skills on the score level over time
  • Developing different approaches to account for selection and/or other potential biases

Most research questions in the context of this project will need information beyond the arithmetic and basic algebraic skills of Norwegian 18-year olds. Norway has well-developed data registers with Statistics Norway (SSB) in charge of building and maintaining these (see for example http://www.ssb.no/en/omssb/tjenester-og-verktoy/data-til-forskning/utdanning) For more information about the project please contact Prof. Sigrid Blömeke, sigrid.blomeke@cemo.uio.no.

Knowledge of the Norwegian language is an advantage but not necessary because most documents are also available in English. Training in mathematics education is an advantage but not necessary because collaboration opportunities exist. It is expected that the PhD candidate collaborates with other colleagues at CEMO working with similar data and with The Norwegian Defence University College. The project is part of a larger strand at CEMO that relates to the Norwegian context (http://www.uv.uio.no/cemo/english/research/projects/educational-measurement-in-the-norwegian-context/index.html; for more information please contact project leader Professor Rolf Vegar Olsen, r.v.olsen@cemo.uio.no)

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research targeted at receiving a PhD in education (cumulative dissertation based on scientific peer-reviewed publications)
  • Application for access to anonymized individual level data, building and maintaining the data set necessary to examine the research questions.
  • Data analysis, documentation and publication of results in international peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences.
  • Taking part in teaching activities in CEMO’s Master of Science in Assessment and Evaluation

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in education or other social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology or mathematics education)
  • Documented extended knowledge of and experience with the application of advanced quantitative research methods (for example in the context of a master’s thesis)
  • Interest in educational policy research, educational measurement or mathematics education research
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a strong personal commitment

By the time of appointment, applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. This includes:

  • Successful completion of a Master’s degree with thesis, or equivalent qualifications, with sufficient relevance to the announced research field
  • Minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent on the Master’s degree, and explicit indication of the grade achieved on the thesis part.
  • Further information on admission requirements and an application form can be found at this website.

In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be put on:

  • The applicant’s academic qualifications and aptitude for completing the PhD program
  • The project description, which must be submitted with the application
  • The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the post
  • Other qualifications that meet the objectives of this position

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 480 600 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017). The position as research fellow is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale.
  • PhD candidates receive a full tuition, a partial fee waiver and five weeks paid vacation. PhD candidates are also entitled to apply for subsidized housing through the University of Oslo, subject to availability.
  • The University of Oslo offers attractive welfare benefits and pension agreement in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must be submitted electronically and must include the following:

  • A short Letter of application
  • A project description containing an outline of potential research questions to be examined within the areas mentioned above, potential methods to be applied, and information about the applicant’s experience with these methods (max. 5 pages)
  • 1-2 references with contact information (e.g.Master’s thesis supervisor)
  • Master’s thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application
  • Documentation of the earlier education (diplomas, grade transcripts, descriptions of the course of study)

Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed. As a rule, interviews will be conducted as part of the appointment process. Original diplomas and grade transcripts from previous courses of study need to be presented or sent to us from the universities from which the PhD candidate obtained the degrees. 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).

Further information on the application process can be obtained from Senior Adviser Anne-Catherine Lehre (a.c.w.g.lehre@cemo.uio.no).

 

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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

Centre Director Sigrid Blömeke, phone number: +47 46 41 87 55, e-mail: sigrid.blomeke@cemo.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 Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO) provides a stimulating research environment by bringing internationally renowned substantive and methodological experts together. Research at CEMO combines basic research and applications of advanced measurement techniques to solve core educational problems.

CEMO also contributes to the development of measurement competence through teaching and outreach. The centre is part of a broad international network and manages several externally funded research grants.

Further information about CEMO can be found here.

 

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD of Sociology of European Integration

Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Sociology of European Integration from January 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years. The candidate will be based in Roskilde University and will be expected to conduct field work in Europe and participate in a research stay abroad.

The PhD-scholarship is a part of an ongoing project about the relations between European Integration and the Social Science (2018-2022). The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude program.

Description of the PhD project
The PhD project should analyze the production of social science knowledge in interaction with European institutions through a number of case studies.

The PhD project is expected to conduct a case study of a number of selected European social science projects in order to analyze how social science knowledge is produced in European collaborative projects. Using a wide range of methods the project should analyze the social practices of European social science knowledge production. Thus, the project should address questions such as how social scientists negotiate and struggle over epistemological criteria and social organization, how the relationship between social scientists and the European political institutions are negotiated; and what the consequences are for the social and cognitive structure for European social science.

The project is a part of larger overarching project analyzing contemporary changes in institutional and cognitive structures of research in Europe and how these changes entangle with political integration in Europe. In the last three decades we have seen an increasing Europeanisation of the social science. More social scientists collaborate with European colleagues, publish in international outlets and engage in foreign academic literature. Simultaneously, academic institutions have been built in Europe and funding from European sources becomes increasingly important. All in all, it seems that the social science’s historical close entanglement with the nation state is challenged or at least under change. The project is analyzing these changes in order to understand how the social scientific knowledge production is reconfigured at a European level.

The PhD project is expected to be conducted in close dialogue with the other participants of the project. 

The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD program in Social Studies at The Doctoral School of Social Science and Business.

At the social studies PhD programme we study the dynamic processes that take place between people, institutions and companies. The programme gives you the skills to identify and analyze social and societal issues and find solutions to the challenges facing modern societies.

A key aspect is to understand the social mechanisms and processes that characterize different societal models, globalization trends and other social changes. You will receive theoretical and methodological tools for dealing with topics like citizenship and class, criticism, participation and power, welfare, work, gender and ethnicity, inequality, stigma, ethics, diversity, solidarity and cohesion.

Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-social-sciences-and-business.

As a PhD student you will be associated with one of the following research groups:

• Global political sociology: https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/global-political-sociology

• Social Dynamics and Change: https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/social-dynamics-and-change 

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),

Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within social science. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • Experience with qualitative methods
  • Solid knowledge about social science methods and sociological theory
  • English at an academic level

 

We also emphasize the following qualifications:

  •  Knowledge about European integration processes
  •  Sociology of knowledge and science
  •  One or more European languages besides English

 

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

 

In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • That the project description is not more than 5 pages (excluding references)
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • Thematic fit within the overall research project.
  •  Feasibility
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic institution regarding your previous academic work.

 

Roskilde University
At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact associate professor Kristoffer Kropp (kkropp@ruc.dk, +45 46743671). For administrative questions please contact: PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk, +45 46733499.

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

 
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

 
Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than October 1, 2018.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
01-10-2018
Department
Instititut for samfundsvidenskab og erhverv
Category
Ph.d. stillinger
Contact
Kristoffer Kropp
Lektor
4674-3671
Annika Mogensen
AC-fuldmægtig
4674-3499

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD in the PhD program Society, Space and Technology

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in the PhD program Society, Space and Technology (by the end of 2018). The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD programme in Society, Space and Technology takes an interdisciplinary approach to research which academically it spans technology-natural science, social sciences and the arts. This interdisciplinary research approach is expressed in two research groups associated with the programme:

METRIK (Environment, Energy, Transport, Regulation, Innovation and Climate Policy), whose research focus is the interaction between social development and the natural environment in relation to planning and regulation of the environment, energy, production, transport and climate, including sustainable development strategies and public involvement in this area.

MOSPUS (Mobility, Space and Urban Studies), whose research focus is on urban and rural development and planning, everyday life, culture, migration, tourism and leisure economy, state and industry in interaction between place and mobilities, including how citizens and organizations can participate in the development of spatial change.

The programme’s links together various disciplinary aspects of research, for example in relation to technology, resources and culture as the basis for the social production and reproduction of various research objects. All the research within the research groups emanates from this interdisciplinary profile, regardless of their thematic diversity. Thus, the individual research projects and PhD projects have a number of overlapping themes in and across the two research groups. Examples of these themes are:

  • The connection between technology, nature and culture
  • Sustainable development
  • Consumption and production
  • Everyday life
  • Mobility, urban and rural development.
  • Participation and empowerment
  • Planning, organization and regulation

 

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf),

QualificationsYou must hold a master’s degree or equivalent withingeography, anthropology, sociology, psychology, urban studies, Planning, Economy, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or related disciplines. Qualifications within the following areas are required.

Relevant master’s degree or equivalent. Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

  • Project description of the Ph.D. project – 5-8 pages.
  • Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • Educational competences, and other qualifications, such as work experience and publications

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

 

Questions For further information about the position, please contact:

Ph.d.-coordinator Mikael Meldstad, +45 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk

Ph.d.-program leader, Associate professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, +45 4674-2191,malenef@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than 1. October 2018. 
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
01-10-2018
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi
Category
Ph.d. stillinger
Contact
Malene Freudendal-Pedersen
Lektor
4674-2191

Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
Postboks 260
4000 Roskilde
https://ruc.dk

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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, to be filled by January 1, 2019.
The PhD candidate will be part of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG). Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative economic history. More information about HEDG can be found at this link.
Job description
The PhD position is funded by the Danish Research Council. The project is entitled “Institutions of Care: The Role of Early Childhood Investments for Historical Development” and its objective is to evaluate the economic effects of historical institutions of child care, such as nurseries and kindergartens. This is a highly relevant topic since those institutions have been found to mitigate income, health, and environmental shocks experienced during early childhood and are generally regarded as beneficial for the development of individuals’ economic success and well-being later in life (e.g., Heckman, 2006; Almond and Currie, 2011). Still, very little is known about the effects of institutions of child care on outcomes important for economic development when first established.
This project aims to shed new light on causal effects and mechanisms using state of the art microeconometric methods that exploit novel historical data on child care. In particular, the PhD candidate will work with large-scale historical microdata to evaluate how different historical institutions of child care affected the integration of immigrant children, crime, and other labor market outcomes.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate

Excellent Master degree in economics, economic history or other relevant disciplines
Profound knowledge of econometrics and identification strategies
Good knowledge of Stata or similar statistical programs (further knowledge in Python and GIS would be useful but not mandatory)
Excellent communication skills in English (enclosing results of TOEFL and GRE tests is encouraged but not mandatory)

Professor Philipp Ager (phag@sam.sdu.dk) will be the PhD main supervisor and Professor Francesco Cinnirella (cinnirella@sam.sdu.dk) will act as co-supervisor. For more information about the position please contact both via email.
Information about the PhD program is available from www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk. Further information can be obtained from the department’s PhD coordinators Professor Paul Sharp (pauls@sam.sdu.dk)
Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried 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 motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic (Institutions of Care: The Role of Early Childhood Investments for Historical Development) and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

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

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Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

1-2 doctoral students in procedural law or private international law

Lund University, Faculty of Law, Juridiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering at least one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree, in first hand within the research area procedural law, and in second hand within the research area private international law. The project may with advantage apply a Swedish, Nordic, and/or European perspective.

Procedural law comprises trials before civil, criminal and administrative courts and procedures in executive authorities. Procedural law also comprises mediation, negotiation/settlement, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Private international law concerns civil and commercial relationships connected with more than one country. The central issue is the designation of applicable law, but the subject covers also the special procedural problems arising out of disputes having international background, such as questions of jurisdiction and of recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions.

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

Researchers, teachers and doctoral students at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

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

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 26 September 2018.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

Applicant´s general competence:

– quality and content of the applicant´s previous written work, such as a master´s thesis

– ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

– relevant educational background and grades/grade average

– relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project description:

– ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

– sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the arm and the research questions

– stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

– adequate selection of theory and methods

– capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

– clear expression and sufficient detail.

Appointment Procedure

Application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal .

Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for project description)

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 14 November 2018, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 11 October. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/2154
Contact
  • Markus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46462229364, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46462229362, st@st.lu.se
Last application date 26.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday September 26th, 2018

Postdoc / assistant professor position with focus on the psychology of administrative burden, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University 1001035

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The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University in Denmark invites applications for one postdoctoral position or assistant professorship in connection with the research project The Psychology of Administrative Burden (POAB).

The position is fixed-term of either two years with limited teaching obligations (postdoctoral researcher) or three years with more extensive teaching obligations (assistant professor). The final form of the position will be decided by the head of department taking the teaching demand of the department and the qualifications of the candidate into account. The position is financed by a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

The position is located at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. The successful candidate is expected to start by January 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research project – POAB
POAB brings together an international research group with competences in public administration, sociology, political psychology, and the behavioral sciences more broadly. The project centers on how, why, and by which welfare benefit recipients administrative rules and procedures are experienced as burdensome. It is a key aim of the project to develop and test a new theoretical model of how government institutions transform into individual-level experiences of burden and in turn affect take-up of welfare benefits and civic participation among citizens eligible for welfare benefits. The project uses a range of different methods including lab and survey experiments, qualitative interviews, and quasi experiments using public register data but is open to other designs and ideas as well.

The project is financed by an ERC Starting Grant and runs from 2019 to 2023 (both years included). It is led by Associate Professor Martin Bækgaard.

Job description
The focus of the advertised position is (1) to identify key psychological individual differences (e.g., cognitive function; subjective resource scarcity, and self-efficacy) that predict the extent to which welfare benefit recipients experience burdens when facing administrative rules and procedures; (2) to develop survey items to measure experiences of administrative burden; and (3) to manage cross-country surveys aimed at explaining how, why, and by which welfare benefits administrative rules and procedures are experienced as burdensome.

Research will primarily be carried out in collaboration with Associate Professor Martin Bækgaard. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling, and workshops. In addition, to the outlined research tasks, the assistant professor position position entails teaching equivalent to seven courses, while the post doc position entatils teaching equivalent to two course.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science or related social science disciplines. In addition to interest in conducting independent and collaborative research within the focus area of the POAB project, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct state-of-the-art research, possess strong methodological skills within the domain of survey and/or laboratory experiments, excellent command of spoken and written English, and preferably experience with publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to a CV, a letter motivating the application (addressing the match between the candidate’s profile and the core research task of POAB), proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested scholars should preferably provide a short research statement (max. 3 pages), which describes the research agenda the candidate proposes to pursue as part of POAB. See the other demands to the application below.

Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100
university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.

The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please visit: http://ps.au.dk/en/

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Associate Professor Martin Bækgaard (martinb@ps.au.dk) prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks.

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, tel.: +45 87152497, email: mfp@au.dk.

International applicant?
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Place of work
Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:
Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Department of Political Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (2 years)

Aalto University School of Business is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for 24 months with a background in organization theory. The position is connected to an externally funded project at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies.


The Research Project and Requirements

The post-doctoral researcher will be working on a project studying the non-profit organizations and social enterprises focusing on marginalized communities, including refugees. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have significant input on both the empirical design and theoretical framing of the research. The intended focus of the research is on organizational practices, institutional conditions, and interpersonal interactions in countering marginalization and fostering integration.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the past three years, their Ph.D. in a high quality program in a recognized university either in management or a related discipline (e.g. sociology, social psychology). Experience with qualitative research methods is required and knowledge of quantitative (mixed) methods is an advantage. Excellent English skills are a prerequisite.

The researcher hired in the project is expected to spend some of the working time on his/her own ongoing research projects. The majority of the time is allocated for work on the project providing the funding. The main tasks include data collection, analysis, and the publication process. We will prefer candidates with the greatest potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in leading international journals.

 

University and the unit

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to a selected group of business schools in Finland that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

The department of Management Studies comprises several very competitive groups of strategy, human resource management, organizational behavior, sustainability management and organization theory researchers who publish in leading management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ, among others. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.

 

Salary

The position includes employee healthcare and an annual salary of around 50 000 euros. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

How to apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on October 1st, 2018 and the position can start as soon as January 1st, 2019, but we are flexible with the starting date (but no later than May 1st 2019).

Please provide the following materials attached to your application:

  • Cover letter, including a list of potential references
  • CV with a list of publications and working papers
  • An example manuscript (e.g. a chapter from the dissertation)

All application materials should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

 

For more Information

For further information, please contact the project manager, Visiting Assistant Professor Farah Kodeih, farah.kodeih@aalto.fi (or in questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen, kristina.mustonen@aalto.fi).

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

In Helsinki on 3 July, 2018

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

10 postdoc­toral re­searcher po­s­i­tions in edu­ca­tional sci­ences

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is the leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education in Finland. Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences focuses on human growth, development, behavior and learning. Researchers examine their topics from various perspectives, including the social, communal and individual. Research objects are educational systems, learning environments and learners. Our research aims towards the realization of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.

We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise. Some 600 students complete an undergraduate degree at the Faculty each year. We also offer the pedagogical studies required to qualify as a teacher to students majoring in other faculties’ disciplines.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-educational-sciences

The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for

10 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

The successful candidates’ research will focus on educational sciences. The position will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing nationally and internationally, and active seeking for research funding. The faculty also expects that the postdoctoral researcher contributes to its teaching programs and supervision of under-graduate and doctoral students.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed should has obtained his/her doctoral degree within the last five years. Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree in the last three years will be given priority in the assessment process.

The duration of the positions may vary from 2-3 years and the faculty may decide to appoint less than 10 persons.

The salary for the positions will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart or teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary is EUR 3,100-3,800 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
•CV (according to the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
• List of publications
• Certificate of the doctoral degree
• Research plan for the intended postdoctoral research activities, including i) a brief description of previous research experience ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct at the Faculty of Educational Sciences iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation with the staff of the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The proposed research project should focus on the focus areas of the research at the faculty. These areas are 1) educational research on teaching and learning and 2) educational research on schooling, society and culture.

Further information on the positions may be obtained from Vice Dean of Research Kristiina Kumpulainen, Kristiina.kumpulainen(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki, tiina.karki(at)helsinki.fi.

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki
Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki
are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. The closing date for applications is
Monday, 1 October 2018.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

Due date

01.10.2018 23:59 EEST

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD in young people’s self-organised networks and communities, democratic governance and social media

PhD scholarship in young people’s self-organised networks and communities, democratic governance and social media funded by a grant from Tuborg Foundation
Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant three-year PhD scholarship in the CISTAS project at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).
The PhD-scholarship is linked to questions about young people’s self-organised networks and communities, democratic governance and social media. The project is an action-oriented research project that examines how to ensure that young people’s spontaneous self-organised communities develop democratically and how social media can be used as a positive tool for this. The project aims to investigate how inclusion/ exclusion mechanism takes place in new and informal associations and networks, and the role played by social media and its consequences for democratic governance. For a more detailed description, see www.cistas.dk.
The PhD scholarship will be positioned at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP). We are a uniquely multi-disciplinary research department with the ambition to make our research in management and organisation studies as well as adjacent fields known to students, companies, public institutions, and research colleagues as innovative, creative and critical/reflexive. A multi-disciplinary dialogue that challenges and combines academic disciplines and perspectives ties research at the department together. The department is committed to research-based education and to bring this understanding into play in society in a constructive, engaged, and valuable manner. A key focus of MPP is to publish its research with highly ranked academic journals and book publishers across a broad spectrum of areas, reflecting the department’s multidisciplinary set-up. Across the department, there is a keen interest in developing new forms of teaching and learning environments in collaboration with CBS faculty, international researchers, students and partner organisations.
The research areas of the Department can be seen at www.cbs.dk/mpp, but the research activities of the PhD scholarship is associated with the interdisciplinary research project ‘Civil Society in the Shadow of the State’ (CISTAS) which analyses the Danish civil society raising the questions; What role has civil society had in the development of the modern state and the welfare state? What role does civil society play today and what role will it play in the future? The CISTAS project has an extensive international network, and it is expected that the applicant will spend time abroad as visiting PhD fellow, e.g. with partners at Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society or another relevant research centre. The PhD project is funded by Tuborgfondet, and the applicant will have a particular responsibility to disseminate research knowledge to the foundation and take part in collaboration with its secretariat.
Experience with research dissemination or other forms of dissemination is an advantage, but not absolutely necessary.
Qualifications
The applicant must:
  • Hold a Master in social science disciplines and/or humanities
  • Demonstrate high theoretical and methodological competencies
  • Demonstrate their potential ability to contribute to and enrich the principal components of the CISTAS project in general and the topic of young people’s self-organised communities, democratic governance and social media when formulating their PhD research proposal (max 5 pages).
  • Demonstrate professional proficiency in English and Danish (written and spoken) enough to work empirically with young people’s self-organised networks and communities as well as to disseminate research findings to a broader audience.
In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential relevant to the CISTAS project and the topic of young people’s self-organised networks and communities, democratic governance and social media. An interest and experience in working with questions of; Civil society, voluntarism, activism, democratic governance and social media is an advantage, but not absolutely necessary.
The PhD is a three-year funded position by the Tuborg Foundation. To fulfil the research requirements of the position, the successful candidate is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the research activities of the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows PhD students to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses usually organised through the Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies (OMS). The programme is highly international, and the successful candidate will be 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://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

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, please contact Associate professor Liv Egholm, le.dbp@cbs.dk, Professor Lars Bo Kaspersen, lbk.dbp@cbs.dk or Head of Secretariat Henrik Hermansen, heh.mpp@cbs.dk, tel.: +45 3815 3656. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.
General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent to 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 up to DKK 28.964 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 PhD student will be enrolled at Doctoral 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 Master degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
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 the completed application form, 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).

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.
A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the successful candidate.
Please find the compulsory application form, guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Closing date: October 1, 2018

Closing date: 1 October 2018.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university hoempage

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 Monday October 1st, 2018