Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Researcher in Social Epidemiology Specialising in Working Life Expectancy

Ref. No. SU FV-2439-19

at the Stress Research Institute. Closing date: 19 August 2019.

The Stress Research Institute is a leading national research centre in the areas of stress, sleep and health. Being part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University, our institute fosters an interdisciplinary environment, enabling collaborations across social sciences, demography, psychology, epidemiology, public health and medicine. The institute is organised into three research units and has a research laboratory. About 35 people work at the institute, which is located on lake Brunnsviken in Frescati, Stockholm.

Project description
The position is hosted by the epidemiology unit and relates to research carried out within the project “Sustainable Work in an Ageing Population (SWAP): Multinational analyses of the social, occupational and health-related determinants of working life expectancy.” The overall aim of this project is to use some of the best characterised cohort studies from advanced Western economies to investigate determinants of working life expectancy (WLE) as a holistic measure of active labour market participation. The specific objectives are to model WLE in relation to:
1) socio-demographics (gender, education, occupation, and income)
2) physical demands at work
3) psychosocial work environment (psychological demands, control, effort-reward imbalance, and organisational justice)
4) work time control
5) social circumstances (marital status and informal caregiving)
6) health (chronic conditions and self-rated health)
7) health behaviours (physical activity, BMI, smoking and alcohol consumption)
8) sleep and
9) motivation (future time perspective, work motivation and retirement planning).

Within the current context of global population ageing, this project will provide invaluable knowledge for social policy, regarding the impact of demographic factors, socioeconomic inequalities, occupational conditions and health on later life labour market participation within a cross-national comparative perspective.

The project will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work and publish with leading international collaborators within the project at the following universities and institutes: Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg (Sweden); University College London (UK); INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France); University of Copenhagen and the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark); and University of Turku (Finland) with possibilities to extend the collaboration to further countries and universities.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibilities will be:
– to adapt for the project and develop existing scripts/programmes previously used for the analysis of healthy life expectancy using multistate life table methods and micro simulations using Markov chain modelling for the estimation of WLE
– to acquire, harmonise and analyse the data from multiple international longitudinal studies
– to write original research papers in collaboration with colleagues
– to take part in other research activities, e.g., presenting findings at conferences and writing grant applications.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants for this position are expected to hold a doctoral degree in demography, statistics, epidemiology, quantitative sociology or economics or an equivalent degree relevant for the project.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to knowledge relevant to the project. Special emphasis will also be given to skills in longitudinal data analysis, data management and advanced statistical scripting/programming, primarily in SAS and/or R, as well as other scientific capabilities demonstrated through own published research relevant to the project. Prior experience of working with healthy or working life expectancy is desirable.

Strong emphasis will be placed on abilities to work independently to very high standards and in an organized way, with attention to detail and good record keeping, documented abilities to cooperate with others and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as abilities and general suitability to carry out work tasks. Willingness and ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with external research collaborators partners is essential.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English since the working language in the project will be English.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for one year with a possibility for an extension with a second year. Start date as soon as possible. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, Professor Hugo Westerlund, telephone: +46 8 553 789 46, hugo.westerlund@su.se, or Posdoctoral Fellow Lawrence Sacco, telephone: +46 73 913 40 91, lawrence.sacco@su.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position through Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for two referees

and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the subject area/project and your suitability for working on the project
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD certificate
  • Publications in support of your application (maximum two files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 19/08/2019

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Post expires on Monday August 19th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Epidemiology Specialising in Working Life Expectancy

Ref. No. SU FV-2440-19

at the Stress Research Institute. Closing date: 19 August 2019.

The Stress Research Institute is a leading national research centre in the areas of stress, sleep and health. Being part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University, our institute fosters an interdisciplinary environment, enabling collaborations across social sciences, demography, psychology, epidemiology, public health and medicine. The institute is organised into three research units and has a research laboratory. About 35 people work at the institute, which is located on lake Brunnsviken in Frescati, Stockholm.

Project description
The position is hosted by the Epidemiology Unit and relates to research carried out within the project “Sustainable Work in an Ageing Population (SWAP): Multinational analyses of the social, occupational and health-related determinants of working life expectancy.” The overall aim of this project is to use some of the best characterised cohort studies from advanced Western economies to investigate determinants of working life expectancy (WLE) as a holistic measure of active labour market participation. The specific objectives are to model WLE in relation to:
1) socio-demographics (gender, education, occupation, and income)
2) physical demands at work
3) psychosocial work environment (psychological demands, control, effort-reward imbalance, and organisational justice)
4) work time control
5) social circumstances (marital status and informal caregiving)
6) health (chronic conditions and self-rated health)
7) health behaviours (physical activity, BMI, smoking and alcohol consumption)
8) sleep and
9) motivation (future time perspective, work motivation and retirement planning). 

Within the current context of global population ageing, this project will provide invaluable knowledge for social policy, regarding the impact of demographic factors, socioeconomic inequalities, occupational conditions and health on later life labour market participation within a cross-national comparative perspective.

The project will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work and publish with leading international collaborators within the project at the following universities and institutes: Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg (Sweden); University College London (UK); INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France); University of Copenhagen and the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark); and University of Turku (Finland) with possibilities to extend the collaboration to further countries and universities.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibilities will be:
– to adapt for the project and develop existing scripts/programmes previously used for the analysis of healthy life expectancy using multistate life table methods and micro simulations using Markov chain modelling for the estimation of WLE
– to acquire, harmonise and analyse the data from multiple international longitudinal studies
– to write original research papers in collaboration with colleagues
– to take part in other research activities, e.g., presenting findings at conferences and writing grant applications.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants for this postdoctoral position are expected to hold a doctoral degree in demography, statistics, epidemiology, quantitative sociology, economics or an equivalent degree relevant for the project.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to knowledge relevant to the project. Special emphasis will also be given to skills in longitudinal data analysis, data management and advanced statistical scripting/programming, primarily in SAS and/or R, as well as other scientific capabilities demonstrated through own published research relevant to the project. Prior experience of working with healthy or working life expectancy is desirable.

Strong emphasis will be placed on abilities to work independently to very high standards and in an organized way, with attention to detail and good record keeping, documented abilities to cooperate with others and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as abilities and general suitability to carry out work tasks. Willingness and ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with external research partners is essential.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English since the working language in the project will be English.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years. The start date is as soon as possible. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, Professor Hugo Westerlund, telephone: +46 8 553 789 46, hugo.westerlund@su.se, or Posdoctoral Fellow Lawrence Sacco, telephone: +46 73 913 40 91, lawrence.sacco@su.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position through Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for two referees.

and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the subject area/project and your suitability for working on the project
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma or certificate from the supervisor regarding planned date of defence
  • Publications in support of your application (maximum two files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 19/08/2019

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Post expires on Monday August 19th, 2019

Postdoc in business and design specialising in digitization

Diary id: PAR 2019/1023
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Academy of Design and Crafts
Apply by: 2019-09-10

HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts is seeking a postdoctoral research in business and design, with a special focus on digitalization and its consequences. For this position, HDK is looking for a researcher that is interested both theoretically and empirically in the meeting between design and business studies, broadly understood, and is working at their intersection.

The research will be carried out at HDK and the Business and Design Lab (BDL), an interdisciplinary research centre for the School of Business, Economics and Law and HDK at the University of Gothenburg.

HDK and BDL

HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts will merge with Valand Academy on 1 January 2020. Along with the Academy of Music and Drama, the new academy HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design together form Scandinavia’s biggest Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, offering a unique breadth in artistic education and research. We are centrally located in Gothenburg and collaborate closely with actors in local and regional cultural life, as well as having a wide-ranging international network and many international partners. As an employee you can regularly apply for internal funding to pursue and develop your research.

The Business and Design Lab (BDL) is a research platform used by HDK and the School of Business, Economics and Law to support interdisciplinary research in design and business administration in the broadest sense, and to develop transdisciplinary collaborations with the local community so as to contribute to sustainable development locally by bringing together design and the private and public sectors. BDL holds an annual interdisciplinary research seminar series featuring international and national guests in combination with specialised workshops and events. As a postdoc, you will be engaged in BDL’s activities.

Job assignments

This postdoc position comprises primarily research, but other activities, like teaching and administrative tasks, are included.  We are looking for someone who can show a high degree of independence in research and is at the same time willing to participate actively in the research being conducted at HDK-Valand and BDL. You should be interested in being part of developing the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research environment within BDL, especially focusing on strengthening the collaboration between HDK, the School of Business, Economics and Law and the local community.

Eligibility

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the candidate must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area such as business administration, design, management or anthropology. Other areas may also be relevant. Since a postdoc position is a career development position for a junior researcher, we will choose a candidate whose doctoral degree was awarded no earlier than 3 years prior to the closing date for applications.

Under the University of Gothenburg’s regulations, the applicant must have completed their doctoral degree before the closing date for applications.

Assessment

The successful candidate will be the candidate who is anticipated to be the best qualified to carry out the tasks required in the position based on an overall assessment of his/her expertise and development potential. When assessing qualifications, care will be taken to review the candidates’ scholarly and teaching skills in respect of design and business administration at large, including areas such as management, organization, marketing, entrepreneurship.

The assessment team will assess the applicant’s capacity to carry out high-quality interdisciplinary research that can make a contribution to international research in design and business administration. The experience and willingness to carry out transdisciplinary projects will also be considered. The applicant’s personal capacities to cooperate internally and externally in order to perform the described tasks of the position will be taken into account when assessing his or her suitability for the position. In addition, skills in collaborating with the local community and in communicating research and development efforts at the national and international levels are valued.

Interviews may be conducted before a decision on the position is made.

Employment

Form of employment Temporary position for 2 years

Percentage of full-time: 100% (teaching and administration are included,  the successful candidate may negotiate the extent of these activities)

Location: The Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK), University of Gothenburg

Start date: 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

For further information:

– Regarding the position please contact Elena Raviola, professor HDK, elena.raviola@gu.se


– Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Märta Jakobsson, HR Officer, marta.jakobsson@akademinvaland.gu.se 0766185862

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: Märta Jakobsson, BOX 132, Vasagatan 50.

The application must include:

Resume/CV and personal details

Course/degree certificate, academic record or other documentation

Letter of a maximum of two pages in which you explain why you want to apply for this position and propose a research project at the intersection between design and business, with a special focus on digitalization and its consequences for your specific area of interest.

A list of your scholarly achievements, including a brief statement of your own scholarly program for the future.

List of teaching qualifications and experience.

Max five representative and recently produced works of scholarship.

Two references.

The attachments described above must clearly show the name of the applicant and their content.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 10 September 2019

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Tuesday September 10th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Geography

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are an international science community working in close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector. Together we form a globally significant research hub, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of known for a more sustainable and intelligent future. We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Geography (3 years position) to join the Geography Research Unit at the University of Oulu. The Postdoctoral Researcher position is in the project Transformation and transnationalization of state spaces: Geopolitics of borders, mobilities and planning in the Arctic (SPARCTIC), funded by the Eudaimonia Institute, University of Oulu. The project aims to analyse and conceptualise how regional change and transformation processes take place in the Arctic, with specific emphasis on transnational regionalisation process in the Arctic Finland and adjacent regions and states. The Geography Research Unit has five key research focus areas: Regional Development and Regional Policy; Geoinformatics; Physical Geography; Regional and Political Geography; and Tourism Geographies (http://www.oulu.fi/geography/research/groups). The Unit coordinates presently the Academy of Finland’s “The Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities and Transnationalization” (RELATE) Centre of Excellence. In addition, the Unit is part of the “Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities” (REXSAC) Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research (https://www.rexsac.org/). According to Oulu University’s Research Assessment Exercise and international rankings (e.g. ARWU and QS-ranking) Geography Research Unit has been consistently one of the strongest units at Oulu University. Researchers working at the Unit have contributed substantially to international research and debates in several sub-fields of geography. The Research Unit offers a progressive, stimulating, and international working environment. Post description The postdoctoral position is to be filled for three years by a highly motivated researcher with excellent academic skills and proficiency in his/her fields. The candidate should have proven research trajectory, or specific research interests, in the following themes: Border research, especially border studies in the context of Arctic borders, Planning and governance studies in the Arctic and/or Mobilities, especially tourism related development processes in the Arctic region. Qualifications A PhD or related degree is required. The candidate has a background in some subarea of human geography or in other related field of social/political sciences or humanities/cultural studies. It is expected that the candidate has shown research and publishing activity in some of the following areas: border studies, tourism studies and/or governance and planning. Terms of employment The starting date for the Postdoctoral Researcher position is 1 September 2019 at earliest, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the post will be filled full time for 3 years. The starting date can be negotiated. A trial period of six (6) months is applied in the position. The salary will be based on the level 5 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). In practice, the overall salary range can be from 3400 ‐ 3700 € per month depending on the appointee’s qualification and experience. Applications and further information Apply online latest on Thursday, 08 August 2019. Please include the following attachments in your application: • Curriculum vitae • List of publications • Motivation letter and a brief plan to advance research in the research themes (max 2 pages) • Scanned copies of diploma certificates The assessment of an application is based on the scientific merits, earlier research experience in the above-mentioned topics, and other academic qualifications of the applicant. Further details are available from: Project leader Prof. Anssi Paasi, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 3000,FI-90014 University of Oulu; e-mail. anssi.paasi(at)oulu.fi Head of Department, Project PI Prof. Jarkko Saarinen, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 3000,FI-90014 University of Oulu; Tel. +358-40-48 40 777; e-mail. jarkko.saarinen(at)oulu.fi

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are an international science community working in close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector. Together we form a globally significant research hub, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of known for a more sustainable and intelligent future.

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Geography (3 years position) to join the Geography Research Unit at the University of Oulu. The Postdoctoral Researcher position is in the project Transformation and transnationalization of state spaces: Geopolitics of borders, mobilities and planning in the Arctic (SPARCTIC), funded by the Eudaimonia Institute, University of Oulu. The project aims to analyse and conceptualise how regional change and transformation processes take place in the Arctic, with specific emphasis on transnational regionalisation process in the Arctic Finland and adjacent regions and states. The Geography Research Unit has five key research focus areas: Regional Development and Regional Policy; Geoinformatics; Physical Geography; Regional and Political Geography; and Tourism Geographies (http://www.oulu.fi/geography/research/groups). The Unit coordinates presently the Academy of Finland’s “The Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities and Transnationalization” (RELATE) Centre of Excellence. In addition, the Unit is part of the “Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities” (REXSAC) Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research (https://www.rexsac.org/). According to Oulu University’s Research Assessment Exercise and international rankings (e.g. ARWU and QS-ranking) Geography Research Unit has been consistently one of the strongest units at Oulu University. Researchers working at the Unit have contributed substantially to international research and debates in several sub-fields of geography. The Research Unit offers a progressive, stimulating, and international working environment.

Post description
The postdoctoral position is to be filled for three years by a highly motivated researcher with excellent academic skills and proficiency in his/her fields. The candidate should have proven research trajectory, or specific research interests, in the following themes: Border research, especially border studies in the context of Arctic borders, Planning and governance studies in the Arctic and/or Mobilities, especially tourism related development processes in the Arctic region.

Qualifications
A PhD or related degree is required. The candidate has a background in some subarea of human geography or in other related field of social/political sciences or humanities/cultural studies. It is expected that the candidate has shown research and publishing activity in some of the following areas: border studies, tourism studies and/or governance and planning.

Terms of employment
The starting date for the Postdoctoral Researcher position is 1 September 2019 at earliest, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the post will be filled full time for 3 years. The starting date can be negotiated. A trial period of six (6) months is applied in the position. The salary will be based on the level 5 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). In practice, the overall salary range can be from 3400 ‐ 3700 € per month depending on the appointee’s qualification and experience.

Applications and further information
Apply online latest on Thursday, 08 August 2019.

Please include the following attachments in your application:

• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications
• Motivation letter and a brief plan to advance research in the research themes (max 2 pages)
• Scanned copies of diploma certificates

The assessment of an application is based on the scientific merits, earlier research experience in the above-mentioned topics, and other academic qualifications of the applicant. Further details are available from: Project leader Prof. Anssi Paasi, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 3000,FI-90014 University of Oulu; e-mail. anssi.paasi(at)oulu.fi Head of Department, Project PI Prof. Jarkko Saarinen, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 3000,FI-90014 University of Oulu; Tel. +358-40-48 40 777; e-mail. jarkko.saarinen(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Thursday August 8th, 2019

3-year postdoctoral position with focus on social media and political hostility

Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applicants for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project with a focus on political hostility on social media.

The starting date is January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research project
The position is related to a research project led by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and is housed at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. It is part of the ROPH project (Research on Online Political Hostility), funded by 15.7 million DKK by the Carlsberg Foundation. The ROPH project seeks to identify the causes, consequences and potential counter-strategies related to online political hostility and gathers researchers from the fields of political psychology, evolutionary psychology, radicalization research, media science and physics.

Job description
The advertised position involves:
(a) combining and analyzing survey data and Twitter data to understand the effects of exposure to hostile news and comments and
(b) designing and implementing interventions against hostility on the Twitter platform.
Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members but there will also to some extent be opportunities for pursuing independent work within the focus of the project. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling and workshops. In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position entails teaching equivalent to one course per year. Depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the need for the applicant’s teaching capacity in the relevant years, a one-year extension in return for additional teaching is negotiable. This extension will be decided by the Department Chair no later than one year after employment.

Your qualifications
Applicants are expected to hold – or be close to completing – a PhD in relevant areas within political science, communication, psychology or cognitive science. In addition to an interest in conducting collaborative research within the focus area of the project, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of social media research, the ability to collect and conduct automated analyses of social media data, have an excellent command of spoken and written English, and preferably have experience with publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals.
Interested candidates should provide a short research proposal (max. 3 pages), outlining potential avenues for research related to the focus of the position. Please see the section below about Application procedure for the further requirements for the application.

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 click here.

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Michael Bang Petersen, Email: michael@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 Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel: +45 8715 3631, E-mail aak@au.dk

Place of work           
Department of Political Science, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C
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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • 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. Please use this template
  • 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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Michael Bang Petersen, Professor, Department of Political Science, +4587165729, michael@ps.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration, +4587153631,bss.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 15 Sep 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD Scholarship for project: Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within Political Science as of February 1, 2020. For more information about the department organisation, research and teaching, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level, substantial training in political science, and be able to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project “Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups”. The overall project is led by professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard and is funded by a grant from the Danish Research Council. The project analyses implications of the emergence of a new class of political groups and conducts comparative political analyses of tax policymaking to answer the research questions.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently and – in consultation with the PhD supervisor – prioritize between aspects of the work as a PhD candidate. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department.

When preparing your PhD project proposal, you are strongly advised to familiarize yourself with the project and to consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

As a PhD Student, you will become a member of the department’s welfare and public policy unit that has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. Affiliated researchers cover topics such as the politics of welfare state reform, the political challenges of population aging, migration, and growing economic disparities. It is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful candidate is expected to be open to other disciplines. For a more information please visit the website.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department aims to employ staff that reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of personal background.

Requirements and programme structure
PhD candidates follow an individual PhD plan including course work, conference participation, and teaching. One semester is typically spent at another research institution – often abroad. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

If selected for the position(s), you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by February 1, 2020 are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

A 5+3 PhD programme spans over three years (fully salaried) while the 4+4 programme runs for a period of four years. If enrolled in the 4+4 programme, your will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the master’s programme parallel to each other. During this period, the pay will consist of the Danish Student Allowance (SU) – if you are entitled to it – and a supplementary salary for job assignments. After completing the master’s degree, you will enter a fully salaried PhD scholarship for the remaining two years. Employment as a salaried PhD student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5-protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

For further information about the PhD programme, please contact PhD coordinator, Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail dnh@sam.sdu.dk.

For further information about the research project, please contact Professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard phone +45 4022 7649, e-mail mbk@sam.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process
An application must include:

  • Application form
  • A project proposal of no more than 12,000 characters in total, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page.
  • A detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
  • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a 4+4 enrolment, a copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcript of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable.
  • Reference letters are not needed.

All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The project proposal, project abstract, CV, and the motivated suggestion for a supervisor must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.

If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The project description is assessed anonymously to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.

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: 15 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Health Psychology/Social Psychology/Behavioural Health Economics at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship (three years) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD student will be part of an international research group investigating structural and psychological determinants as well as behavioural interventions related to vaccination behaviour and antibiotics intake. The project aims to utilize ‘economic games’ in online and lab experiments to investigate social interactions in health behaviour. Funding for conducting experiments as well as for conference visits is available. The principal investigator of the project and the PhD supervisor is Robert Böhm, Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Behavioural Science (from October 2019) at the Department of Psychology. Employment of the PhD student preferably starts in November/December 2019 or shortly thereafter.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2019.

RequirementsApplicants should have studied Psychology, Economics, or a closely related subject, and must have completed a Master degree education before starting the employment. The candidate should be experienced with (or willing to learn) conducting interactive behavioural experiments using oTree or similar software solutions. Knowledge in health psychology/economics, game theory, and statistical analyses using R is desirable. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

PositionThe chosen candidate will be enrolled as PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences (see the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of August 27th 2013), completing the PhD program as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program (see http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english). 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 exact salary depends on several factors (e.g., chosen pension scheme), but can be expected to be around 17,500 DKK net/month (or around 19,500 DKK/month including pension savings). As part of the PhD, PhD students have a work obligation without additional pay, which is typically covered by teaching two seminars within the entire 3-year period (i.e., not two seminars per term).

Application processThe application should include: 

  • a cover/motivation letter (max. 2 pages), 
  • CV, 
  • diplomas and transcripts of grades, 
  • own publications (if applicable), 
  • the Bachelor and Master theses (if applicable), 
  • as well as at least one reference letter or the name and contact information of the person(s) who would provide the reference(s).

The application must be submitted electronically via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/ (if the job portal system asks you to upload more than the required documents, just upload empty blankets). The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Applicants can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk. In brief, applicants will first be informed about whether they are shortlisted or not. The shortlisting will be based on the qualifications and knowledge in relevant aspects, as well as on the motivation of the applicants. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an online or offline job interview (mainly dealing with research experiences and interests) with the PhD supervisor. The shortlisting will take place in September 2019, and the interviews subsequently (in accordance with the invited applicants).

For further information, please contact Robert Böhm, robert.boehm@gmail.com.

 

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

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Psychology
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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

Application closes on

15.9.2019

Place

Department of Management Studies

Position

Teaching and research positions

Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

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.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (Sustainability) (2 years)

Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School (http://management.aalto.fi). The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-management-studies/sustainability-in-business-sub). The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, sustainability transitions, inclusive innovations and energy system disruption. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory and human resource management researchers who publish in leading management journals. 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.

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue his or her research agenda and to develop personal competencies. The position is associated with a large-scale research project focusing on circular economy in textiles, with a particular focus on systems-level change in the sector. Hence, research interests on circular economy and/or macro-organizational theories such as institutional and network theories are considered a merit. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load: participating in teaching a course. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the last four years, their Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to teach competently and to publish internationally. The position requires fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

Post-doctoral researchers are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at earliest in November 2019 and at latest in February 2020.

We offer

The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. Salary is approximately 50.000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.

For more Information

For further information, please contact Samuli Patala, samuli.patala@aalto.fi or Minna Halme minna.halme@aalto.fi (or for questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen, kristina.mustonen@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA no later than on 15 September, 2019 and the position can start as soon as November 1st, 2019. The application materials for the postdoctoral position include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • A list of teaching experience  

All application materials should be submitted in English. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

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 27 June, 2019

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD position in Environmental Communication

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The Department of Urban and Rural Development at SLU offers a strong social science research environment in the subjects of environmental communication, rural development, landscape architecture and agrarian history. We are now recruiting a PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Communication, where we investigate the communicative aspects of environmental and sustainability issues. We consider communication as the joint construction of meaning rather than as the transmission of information, and conduct primarily qualitative social science research concerned with themes such as legitimacy, participation, power, resistance, conflict and learning in decision making and change processes from a communication perspective. Our research spans a wide range of contexts such as nature conservation, forestry, food production, climate change, game management, mining and the built environment.

Communication, representation and disagreement: Investigating the interactions between (environmental) NGOs and their constituencies in late modernity

Description:

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are commonly seen as the voice of their members, and as representing the views of their constituencies. This project focuses on environmental NGOs in the wider sense, that is, NGOs concerned with issues of nature conservation, land management such as hunting or farming, or sustainability questions, and asks how NGOs communicate with their constituencies, including both members and non-members.

We start from the assumption that such communication can be explicit (e.g., through membership magazines) and implicit (e.g., taking cues from decreasing or increasing membership numbers, donations or ‘likes’), and involves multiple voices both on the side of the NGOs and the side of the constituencies. Communication is both instrumental (e.g., with the aim to educate members on an environmental issue) and constitutive, i.e., creating discourses and different ways of making sense of environmental issues and the political contexts they are embedded in.

In a society which strives for deliberative democracy and involves stakeholders in participatory decision making, an important question is how interests, values and ideologies are developed in communication processes within and between civil society organisations. New forms of communication, e.g., through social media, emerge which might shape the character and content of discursive interactions, connected also to the ways in which NGOs influence and are influenced by processes of identity formation in late modernity.

The PhD project aims to critically and creatively investigate such communication practices, in particular, in relation to their role in terms of (political) representation and identity formation. Within this framework, there will be a lot of flexibility for the PhD student to shape the research in discussion with the supervisory team. Supervisors will include Professor Anke Fischer and Dr Lars Hallgren. 

The PhD project will be funded by SLU and benefit from a vibrant and collegial research environment, including the recently funded Mistra programme in environmental communication.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and creative candidate with a Masters degree and a strong background in a relevant social science (such as sociology, political sciences or environmental communication), as well as experience in theoretically grounded, qualitative empirical research. Swedish language skills are an essential requirement as at least some of the empirical work will take place in Sweden, but we also expect the candidate to be strong in both written and spoken English. Experience with Swedish environmental or land-use related NGOs would be an asset.

Place of work:

Uppsala, with occasional travel e.g., for fieldwork and conferences

Form of employment:

PhD candidate (4 years)

Starting date:

By agreement.

Application:

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

We welcome your application no later than 2019-08-25, use the button below.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

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SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anke Fischer

anke.fischer@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday August 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE), funded by the Centre of Excellence Schemes (CoE), and based at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR), University of Bergen (UiB), invites applications for a position as postdoctoral research fellow in the field of experimental archaeology and material culture analysis specifically related to the Middle Stone Age (MSA) in southern Africa. The position is for a period of three (3) years.
 

About CoE schemes and SapienCE:

The SFF programme, funded by the Research Council of Norway, gives Norway’s best scientists the opportunity to establish research centres to reach ambitious scientific goals within a defined period. The emphasis of these centres is on excellence and long-term research goals that meet the highest international criteria.

The SapienCE Centre of Excellence (CoE), directed by Professor Christopher Henshilwood, focuses on the behavioural origins of Homo sapiens in southern Africa between 100,000-50,000 years ago. The core research within the CoE is led by the Leader Group comprising five Principal Investigators and the Director. Our inter-disciplinary team of scientists, at UiB and at the facilities of our international partners, will integrate high-resolution records of early human cultural, social, technological and subsistence behaviours with innovative geoarchaeological, climate and cognitive data models. This holistic approach will provide ground-breaking insight into the diverse aspects of what it means to be human.

About the position as postdoctoral research fellow:

The main objectives for the position:

  • To engage in independent scientific research that will result in high-quality publications addressing core themes of the SapienCE research project, namely the origins of early Homo sapiens behaviour
  • To participate in the excavation of our Middle Stone Age archaeological sites in South Africa and to carry out analyses of recovered archaeological material in our project laboratories, as required
  • To carry out an interdisciplinary project examining the South African ochre record during the mid to late Pleistocene. The research will aim to develop and apply innovative methods to study and integrate pigment assemblages and associated data from key sites in South Africa, especially Blombos Cave and Klipdrift Shelter.
  • To conduct experiments on ochre and pigments to create reference samples for future analytical comparisons. This will also involve conducting surveys to analyse potential ochre sources and compare these to the archaeological materials in order to identify where people were acquiring ochre in the landscape.
  • To institute innovative approaches to the laboratory analysis of various categories of material culture that carry traces of ochre (bone, stone, ostrich eggshell, marine shell) recovered from SapienCE MSA sites in association with our Principal Investigators. The applicant must be proficient in using SEM-EDS, XRD, and XRF and PXRF analytical techniques.  Residue analysis will incorporate identifying organic binders in ochre mixtures.
  • To support and work with the CoE Director and the SapienCE Leader Group in carrying out the research project
  • To actively contribute to the academic life of the SapienCE research group that is based in Bergen.


The research will be done at the SapienCE offices located at the University of Bergen, Norway, in the field and at our laboratories in South Africa, and at the University of Bordeaux, under the supervision of our Principal Investigators. SapienCE offers excellent facilities for advanced analysis of archaeological materials recovered from our Middle Stone Age sites situated in the southern Cape, South Africa.

The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment for three years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution. The successful applicant will be expected to conform to the regulations that apply to the position and must accept that their primary residence will be in Bergen for the full term of the appointment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The candidate must hold a PhD-degree within the field of Archaeology or cognate discipline with a specialization corresponding to the given tasks above and clearly related to the core themes of the SapienCE research project. Wide-ranging laboratory, field and excavation involvement relating to southern African Middle Stone Age archaeological sites, preferably in an organisational role, is an essential requirement.

Excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English are required.

The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment for scientific research, be able to work independently, in a structured manner, and interactively in a team setting, be responsible and have a high working capacity. A prior publication record is required.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 60 (code 1352/pay framework 24), on the government salary scale, equivalent to NOK 531.900 per year. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply for the job:

Please apply electronically via the link «APPLY FOR THIS JOB». The application must include:

  • A presentation of the applicant’s qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying for the position (max 3 pages)
  • CV
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be a supervisor from the PhD programme.
  • List of publications
  • An electronic version of the PhD thesis
  • Scanned versions of original or certified copies of all academic diplomas and transcripts.
  • Relevant certificates/references

The application and appendices with certified translations into English must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. The enclosures can be submitted as Word- or pdf-files.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Director of Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour, Professor Christopher Stuart Henshilwood, tel. +47 55 58 90 99, e-mail: Christopher.Henshilwood@uib.no, or the Head of Department, Professor Jan Heiret, by e-mail jan.heiret@uib.no, or telephone + 47 55 58 97 62.

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

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met. Any queries or problems concerning the electronical application procedure should be directed to The Faculty of Humanities by email: fakadm@hf.uib.no.

The best qualified applicants will be invited to an interview before the final recommendation.

Application deadline: 11 August 2019
Reference no.: 19/7907

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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

There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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11th August 2019

Post expires on Sunday August 11th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, has a vacant position as a Postdoctoral Fellow, oriented towards building anthropological methodology and analysis of diplomacy, particularly in the field of ocean and climate policy, and with a regional focus on the Pacific Islands region. The position is part of the interdisciplinary research project “Mare Nullius? Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change” (see https://www.uib.no/en/marenullius for details). The project is funded for 2018-2023 by the Research Council of Norway under the TOPPFORSK programme, and at the University of Bergen (UiB) constitutes a research partnership between the Department of Social Anthropology (lead), the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the Faculty of Law. ). Internationally, the Mare Nullius project collaborates with a number of institutions, including the University of the South Pacific which is the main regional partner. 

The project aims to build new and urgent interdisciplinary analysis of one of the greatest challenges of our time – the consequences for state sovereignty of increased sea level rise over the Pacific and its impacts on national maritime boundaries, as rising sea levels threaten to de-stabilise the coastal baselines of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term contract in which the terms of employment is 3 years. Given particularly relevant qualifications a 4th year may be added, giving the Postdoctoral Fellow 25% work time in activities of science advice (with particular reference to the 2030 Agenda) at UiB.  Starting date is 1 October 2019 or somewhat later upon agreement. Residence in the Bergen area for the duration of the position is compulsory, and non-negotiable.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The project director, grant holder and principal investigator for Mare Nullius is Professor Edvard Hviding at the Department of Social Anthropology. The UiB-based core team for Mare Nullius also includes Professor Ernst Nordtveit (law) and Professor Noel Keenlyside (climate science), and two other Postdoctoral Fellows in climate and ocean law and in geophysics/ oceanography.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in close collaboration with these other two at UiB, and will be expected in this context to produce and document interdisciplinary models and methods,  but will also have a special responsibility as Deputy Director of the project, and will oversee a range of international collaborative research, communication and outreach activities under the project framework. A full-time research assistant will form part of the communication and outreach team and assist with project management.
  • The position holder shall engage in fieldwork in the Pacific Islands, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and in other locations of relevance for the project. In close cooperation with the PI, the Postdoctoral Fellow will examine core research topics in the project, including: Pacific diplomatic initiatives concerning climate change, maritime law and the security of 200-mile EEZs; cultural, social, political, economic and legal scenarios for climate change migration; Pacific activist movements and their connections to global diplomacy; and everyday life experiences of sea level rise and of other local effects of global climate crisis.
  • Applicants are expected to propose their own research questions within the project framework, and to suggest methodological approaches.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will be required to travel extensively for fieldwork in the Pacific, in New York and elsewhere, and will be expected to spend periods at the University of the South Pacific (USP) to contribute to partnerships in research and training there, in dialogue with the USP-resident Norway-Pacific Professor of Oceans and Climate. The project will offer diverse opportunities for participation in international academic conferences and global events of diplomacy.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in social anthropology. It is a condition for employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • It is a requirement that applicants have prior experience from anthropological field research in the Pacific Islands, and documented knowledge of the United Nations system and relevant diplomatic scenes is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and must have the ability to cooperate with others. Experience from working in larger collaborative projects is an advantage.
  • Applicants must have proficiency in oral and written English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the applicants.

Potential candidates may be invited to the university for an interview with the multidisciplinary project team, and may be asked to give a trial lecture on a given topic.

Special requirements for the position include the willingness and ability to work in a team across disciplinary boundaries.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 (4) years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

A research proposal of maximum 4 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should contain (i) a progress plan for the different parts of the research work, (ii) a publishing plan, and (iii) a budget for operating expences, including data acquisition. It is a requirement that the project is completed within the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 59-62 (code 1352/pay range 24) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 523 200 – 552 800 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position. For particulary highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates
  • List of own scientific works
  • Publications in PDF format

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

Applications must be submitted in English.

The application has to be marked with: 2019/7405

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Edvard Hviding, director and PI of the Mare Nullius project, email Edvard.Hviding@uib.no.

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser HR Anita Helen Spurkeland, e-mail Anita.Spurkeland@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

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

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

7th August 2019

Post expires on Wednesday August 7th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Department of Comparative Politics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a 4 year postdoc position at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. The Department of Comparative Politics offers an exciting place for research and education on political institutions, organizations, processes and behaviour at local, national and international levels. The Department offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes in comparative politics, as well as a bachelor’s programme in European studies. The staff participates actively in national and international cross-disciplinary research. The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) is an infrastructure for advanced social science data collection and multi-disciplinary research at the University of Bergen.

Tentative starting date in the position is October 1, 2019

About the project/work tasks:

The successful applicant will conduct research within the research project “Strengthening Regional Democracy – Contributing to Good Democratic Governance” funded by the Trond Mohn Foundation (TMS) and the University of Bergen (UiB). This research project sets out to identify the conditions which facilitate good democratic regional governance. The project foresees the establishment of the Centre on Regional Democratic Governance (CREDGOV) which will expand, consolidate, and disseminate knowledge on regional elections and governments, and which aims to become the world leading institute on regional democratic governance.

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who can contribute to the overall research project and conduct independent research linked to important questions of governance and democracy at the regional level. The project team will develop survey questions which enable the team to observe how citizen’s preferences and regional politician’s role-perceptions change under different contextual situations. The successful candidate will develop questions to be fielded through the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) at the University of Bergen (UiB) which maintains a Panel of Regional and Local Voters and a Panel of Regional and Local Politicians. There is ample opportunity for the successful candidate to field questions for own research objectives. The panels will be annually surveyed by a Research Cluster on Territorial Democracy and Reforms set up by the principal investigator (Arjan Schakel) and which connects local collaborators to the project team. There is plenty opportunity to collaborate with the other team members of CREDGOV, i.e. one postdoc, one PhD candidate, one research assistant and the principal investigator. The team will also integrate 410 regional elections surveys conducted in 68 regions in 8 countries into one trend file and will update and expand datasets set up by the principal investigator which include regional and national elections in 392 regions nested in 23 European countries held from 1950 to 2015.

There is ample opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their own research agenda within the broad framework of the project. Applicants are asked to write a research proposal of maximum three pages with an outline on how the applicant would like to contribute to the overall goals of the project and how the applicant would like to pursue an own research agenda. Funding will be dedicated towards the professional training of the successful candidate. This includes, for example, resources to cover expenses for summer school courses for training in statistical methods. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to carry out visits to the Centre on Constitutional Change at the University of Edinburgh and the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University.

A full outline of the project can be obtained by contacting the principal investigator, Arjan Schakel, arjan.schakel@uib.no

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

The applicant:

  • Must hold a PhD within social sciences ((e.g. political science, public administration/policy, sociology, economics). It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Should be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Should be interested in applying quantitative methods and preferably has experience with mainstream statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R).
  • Should be able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Has research experience within one or more themes that relate to the project, for example, democracy (elections, voting behaviour, political parties, representation) or governance (institutions, policy making, policy implementation, multilevel governance).
  • Is willing to disseminate research results beyond the academic community.
  • Is capable to collaborate on an international level and to contribute to building an international collaborative network.

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview in late August. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation during which they present their research plans and their potential contribution to the research project (see below).

Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department. The teaching language is Norwegian, one of the Scandinavian languages, and English.

Proficiency in Norwegian or one of the Scandinavian language is not a requirement for this position.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years of which 25 per cent of the time comprises duties for the department, such as teaching, supervision, or administration. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The application must include a research proposal of maximum 3 pages. The proposal should outline how the applicant would like to contribute to the overall goals of the project and how the applicant would like to pursue an own research agenda. There is plenty of opportunity within the project for the team members to develop and advance their own research objectives. The proposal should contain a timeline and milestones as well as a publication plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment. The budget of project enables the team members to enrol in summer school courses for training in advanced statistical methods. The successful candidate will also be able to visit the Centre on Constitutional Change at the University of Edinburgh and the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 – 62 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 515 200 to 544 400 pr. year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter detailing the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position (1-2 pages).
  • A CV.
  • A research proposal (up to 3 pages).
  • A list of a maximum of five publications to be considered in the assessment (co-authored publications must be accompanied by declarations of co-authorship).
  • A reference list including all works of a scientific nature (e.g. PhD-thesis, blogs, etc.).
  • The names and contact information for two references.
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/letters of recommendation.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at www.jobbnorge.no

The closing date is August 5, 2019, and the application has to be marked with: 19/524.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Arjan Schakel, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen: arjan.schakel@uib.no

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser – HR, Even Michal Endresen, e-mail: Even.endresen@uib.no

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

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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

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

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

5th August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 5th, 2019

Postdoc to SMART HOME project

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 1 or 2-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project on the digital transformation of the home industry to the smart home industry. The starting date is 1 October 2019 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The project addresses topics related to the changes facing producers and suppliers to Smart Homes and their ecosystem.

This will include how digitalization and new customer touchpoints are changing the role of the traditional B2B Smart Home supplier.

The project investigates the general digital maturity of the Smart Home suppliers and their ecosystems and look into future Smart Home digital products, partners and business model. This also includes a study of the necessary changes in leadership competences and organizational design.

The purpose of the project is to strengthen Danish companies producing or supplying Smart Home solutions. The project partners will develop new digital business models, customer relations, strategies and management, so that the companies will be able to engage in a digital ecosystem and create growth. The aim of the project is to create measurable impact in the Smart Home companies and their ecosystem. The development work will be facilitated by researchers and consultants in a co-creation process and result in number of dissemination activities and research publications aimed at sharing the knowledge and experiences with a broader audience of Danish companies and academia. The project is funded by Industriens Fond.

Job description
The successful candidate will be involved full time in the Smart Home project. Tasks will include data collection and data analysis both of quantitative and qualitative nature. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for writing the dissemination reports from the project, in particular, but not limited to, the digital transformation of companies. Finally, the successful candidate will also be involved in writing and publishing of academic articles from the project data.

The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching assignments in connection to the dissemination of the project results.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within one or more of the following areas Strategy, Organization, Information Systems, Innovation Management, Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Technology Management.

Preferably candidates will also have relevant prior experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Qualitative data collection
  • Data analytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Experience in working with and presenting to practitioners
  • Publishing on innovation management, marketing, strategy, technology management information systems, or scenario planning

Preferably candidates will also:

  • Have strong communication and facilitation skills (e.g. documented experience in running workshop with industry)
  • Be fluent in English, both oral and written.
  • It will be an advantage if the candidate speaks Danish

Who we are
The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing 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 Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and Equis accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160  academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit: http://mgmt.au.dk/

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact professor Børge Obel, Email: bo@icoa.au.dk.

For assistance regarding the application process, please contact HR Support: Jeannette Petersen, Email: jeannette.petersen@au.dk

Place of work
Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
Denmark
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: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/

Terms of employment
The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • 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. Please use this template
  • 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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Questions about the position?

Børge Obel, Professor, Department of Management – ICOA – Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture +4587164835, bo@icoa.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration, +4587152456, bss.hr@au.dk

Deadline
15 Aug

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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD in Sustainable Finance in Central Banking

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of central bank expertise and sustainable finance. The scholarship has a special focus on how the experts of systemically important central banks integrate climate change into their expertise and activities, how they coordinate with each other on this issue in transnational settings and, finally, how they coordinate with the financial sector with a view to normalizing sustainable investment. We are interested in a PhD project that 1) conducts qualitative and quantitative research across several central banks of systemic importance to global finance in order to better understand the spectrum of reactions to climate change among central bank experts and 2) theorizes the distinctive nature of the emerging sustainable finance regime and the place that central bank expertise has within it. We encourage applications that address these themes within the fields of political economy, organisational sociology, and public administration. The PhD student will benefit from the strong expertise within the Department of Organization on financial governance in general and central banking in particular, as well as in the relevant quantitative and ethnographic methods for studying these practitioners. The political economy group provides a robust research community with regular meetings and an active mentorship tradition.    

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

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

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.     

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

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa       The 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 Cornel Ban, e-mail: cba.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.     

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

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

The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.     The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.     

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

The application must include:   

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

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

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.    

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

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

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

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

The envisaged starting date of the position is between October-December, 2019.  

Closing date: 1 August 2019.

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

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

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

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

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

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

REFLOW will create new CE business models within the six pilot cities in order to provide examples of ways in which cities can adopt CE practices and reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project makes use of blockchain technology in order to incentivise CE practices in local ecosystems. Moreover, it will define social and environmental measurements to enable the continuous monitoring of CE practices and the assessment of their impact.   We encourage applications investigating CE practices in the field of management accounting, also combined with the operations management and innovation management fields. The REFLOW project leader and the research team, based at the Department of Operations Management, will provide a robust research community with regular meetings and an active mentorship. Successful applicants are also expected to be involved in the project work at European level in collaboration with the REFLOW team.     Research themes could include, but are not limited to:  

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

  We ask those interested in these positions to contact the project leader and overall coordinator Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi, e-mail: cp.om@cbs.dk, tel. (+45) 3815 3505 before applying.    

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has over 22,000 students and more than 600 full-time professors on all levels. Being one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe, CBS covers a wide range of business-related academic disciplines. CBS is highly-ranked amongst business schools across the world. Based in architecturally beautiful buildings close to the center of Copenhagen, one of the world’s most exciting cities known for its striking spires, cutting-edge design and cycle-friendly streets, the Department of Operations Management is a leading provider of top-notch research-based education.     

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the proposed project, as well as the skills of the candidate. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. Only project proposals that clearly fall in the areas of the Department will be considered.    

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. It is required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment, see: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-operations-management.

The programme is highly international, and you can participate in international research conferences and spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: http://uk.cbs.dk/phd     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The application must include:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: 20 August 2019.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply online

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday August 20th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications  
The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.    

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

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process, and total of 180+120 ECTS). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. Applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master´s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.    

General Information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarships include tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26.886,93 up to DKK 32.470,63 (gross salary) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 August 2019    

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

Closing date: 15 August 2019.

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

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD in Global Economic Governance

The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of global economic governance. The scholarship is part of a research project on China’s role in global economic governance hosted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. That both China’s economy and its role in global economic governance is undergoing transformation is likely to be a central concern for the Ph. D stipend. We encourage applicants with an interest in the Global Wealth Chain and Global Value Chain frameworks. Empirically, applicants may choose to focus on particular institutions of global economic governance and/or a specific economic sector including, not exhaustively, shipping, finance and high tech. Relevant governance issues, again not exhaustively, might include international taxation, corporate accountability, financial development and environmental change. Applications should reflect theoretical and methodological preferences. The selection of the Ph. D stipend will not be based on prior methodological or theoretical preferences.

IOA is an international department comprising 55 faculty, 35 PhD students, and 11 administrative staff. We pursue a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in work places, organizations and networks. Our research is focused upon organizing processes and their outcomes and driven by an interest in organization and management as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. This includes studies of private companies, public organizations, professional societies as well as NGOs. We investigate and discuss topics such as change and innovation processes, work and human resources, public management and governance, project management, institutional dynamics, market creation, expertise and power.

Our social-scientific approach includes scholarly traditions such as organization theory, sociology, political economy, social psychology, and science and technology studies. We value qualitative methods highly and typically employ case studies, ethnographic methods, or social network analysis.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise graduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as Business and Global Governance, Government and Business and Comparing Societies and Economic Systems.

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

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

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa  

Please be aware, that the PhD project involves funding from Sino Danish Center/SDC, and therefore the PhD student:

  • Is required to spend time in a Chinese research environment. The specific period depends on the funding model, in this PhD case it is a full SDC scholarship which requires 12 months in a SDC/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) research environment.
  • Is expected to contribute to the educational activities on the SDC Master’s programs in Beijing during their stay in China.

See the SDC’s website on the specific requirements: http://sdc.university/research/phd/ Please note that it is not possible to get exemption from these conditions.

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

For further information please contact: Associate professor Duncan Wigan, tel.: +45 3815 3541, e-mail: dw.ioa@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.  

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

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) to be in large part conducted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. 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 totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

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

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organization and Management Studies. The candidate will have the possibility of obtaining a double degree from Copenhagen Business School and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The candidate is obliged to spend 12 of the 36 months of the stipend in China.

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

The application must include:

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

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

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

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

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

The envisaged starting date of the position is November 1, 2019. This date is open to some negotiation but note the stipend must commence in 2019.

Closing date: 15 August 2019.

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

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Industrial Foundation Governance

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship in Industrial Foundation Governance at the Center for Corporate Governance (CCG), which is an independent cross-disciplinary research center under the Department of Accounting.

CCG is one of the leading corporate governance centers in Europe. Our research and teaching activities focus on ownership structures (including industrial foundations, mutuals and owner-managed businesses), board work (including board structure and board leadership), and GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance).

The project in Industrial Foundation Governance – is funded by the Novo Nordisk foundation – and will undertake research and teaching on industrial foundation governance at a high international level while promoting knowledge of the industrial foundation model outside of Denmark. “Industrial foundations” is an academic term for foundations that own companies. Other terms widely used are corporate foundations.

Typically, the foundations are charitable but they also play an important role as business owners or enterprise foundations. The structure is common in Northern Europe, particularly in Denmark, and poses special challenges and opportunities for corporate governance. For example, industrial foundations often aim to be responsible, long-term owners, but may be constrained by limited access to external finance.

Key areas of interest to industrial foundation governance can influence value creation, corporate responsibility, long-termism, active ownership, board roles and compensation policies. Most of these issues are of general concern to businesses around the world, but they play a special role in industrial foundations and foundation-owned companies.

Previous research in the area is summarized in the homepage of the center’s research project on industrial foundations (www.tifp.dk) and on the new established homepage for the Novo Nordisk endowed chair in industrial foundations http://bit.do/novo-endowed-chair.

Research

The ph.d. student is intended to contribute to the center’s ongoing research in industrial foundations (foundations that own companies, see www.tifp.dk) as well as other long-term ownership structures like family business, state-ownership or mutual/cooperatives. Familiarity industrial foundations is not required, but we seek a candidate with enthusiasm for high quality research (including A-level publications) and quantitative analysis. Team spirit and willingness to engage with business contacts cooperation are important secondary qualifications.

The position holder is expected to work with the endowed professor in industrial foundation governance to maintain and develop global research leadership, which involves data collection and data access, econometric and statistical analysis, participation in international conferences, seminars and workshops. In accordance with CBS research policy, the student is guaranteed freedom of research within the research area in question.

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities and students with a strong quantitate skill base.

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

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: Academic Leader of Center for Corporate Governance Steen Thomsen st.ccg@cbs.dk. More Information about the department and center is available at www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-accounting/center-corporate-governance.

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

General information:

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26.886,93 up to DKK 32.470,63 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

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

The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Economics and Management.

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

The application (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. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program.

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at 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 which is the 1 September 2019.

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

Closing date: 1 September 2019.

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

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

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant postdoc position in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at the Department of Digitalization.

The Department of Digitalization cares about the interaction of people, data and technology in all of its manifestations. We study how individuals, groups, organizations and society can grow and prosper by capitalizing on digital technologies.

Core research areas that the postdoc might cover:

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Blockchain Platforms
  • Software Development and Open Source Technologies
  • Distributed Systems Architecture

The position is designed for a well-organized, highly motivated individual who is willing and able to work on a project that aims to design and develop a prototype platform that will allow Danish companies in the lifestyle and design industry to gain experience and experiment with the Blockchain and IoT technologies, in order to improve the transparency, traceability, and authentication in their supply chains, from producers to consumers.

The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “Avanceret Blockchain i Dansk Design (ABCD)” funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main goal of the project is to investigate the adoption of Blockchain and IoT technologies by the Danish companies in the lifestyle and design industry. Real world business case scenarios from the Danish companies in the lifestyle and design industry will be carried out in the project.

The specific objective of the postdoc position is to support the project from a technical perspective, to design and develop a prototype blockchain based system that showcases how blockchain and IoT technologies can be used to enhance the traceability of the products across both the upstream and the downstream of the supply chain. The project will also focus on the servicing and retirement of the products by using blockchain and IoT technology to re-circulate and recycle the end products, to be potentially reintroduced in the supply chain, following the principle of the circular economy. There is also pretty good scope of doing research in theoretical aspects of computer science/ blockchain (e.g. using formal methods) if the candidate is interested in pursuing research in those directions, in addition to meeting up the project goals.

Therefore, the postdoc position will include at least the following tasks:

  • Specification of desired functional and non­functional requirements of the system
  • Selection of appropriate blockchain technologies
  • Design and development of a blockchain­based system that meets the requirements.
  • Coordinate a number of MSc students on blockchain­related research

The postdoc is a non-tenured position for a 2-year period with research obligation but without any teaching obligations. However, if the postdoc candidate is willing to teach, it is possible to combine the postdoc position with teaching activities to make it as a 3-year fixed term postdoc position with research and teaching obligations. There will be plenty of opportunities to teach technical courses (such as Programming, Data Mining, Machine learning, Blockchain etc.) in the new Masters in Data Science Programme offered by this department.

To fulfill the 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.

The expected/earliest start date of the position is tentatively 01st September 2019.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science\Software Engineering\Information Systems or similar, is required. Soon finishing Ph.D. students are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience with of programming languages and/or software development is required
  • Background on distributed systems and/or Programming languages is a plus
  • Ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by prototype is considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in related subjects is considered a plus
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas
  • Relevant publication track record
  • 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 organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact:  Associate professor Raghava Rao Mukkamala, tel.: +45 41 85 22 99, e-mail rrm.digi@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-digitalization  

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

Application

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

Application must include:

  • A motivation statement or summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  • A tentative research proposal.
  • Transcript(s) and a full CV.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation, if any.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and Google Scholar.

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

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.

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Closing date: 31 July 2019.

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

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD Position on the Leadership Development Industries in China

The Department of Management, Society, and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a funded three-year PhD research project in the field of leadership and leadership development.

The Sino-Danish Center in Beijing will contribute 75% of the funding for this PhD position as part of a broader MSC research project on the organizational, professional, cultural, and commercial dynamics of leadership development and the leadership industries in China. MSC faculty leading this project will supervise the PhD candidate in collaboration with a co-supervisor from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, with further support from project partners in the Department of Organization and Human Resources at Renmin Business School, the Renmin University of China.

In order to receive SDC funding, the candidate must spend at least twelve months of the thirty-six month PhD project period in Beijing, and contribute to SDC educational activities in Beijing (see the SDC’s website on the specific requirements: http://sdc.university/research/phd). The candidate will work closely with CBS colleagues and Chinese partners in the “Leadership Industries” project to conduct primary research in China, to organize relevant workshops and other activities in Beijing, and to disseminate and to publish project findings.

We encourage applications with the potential to make significant empirical and/or theoretical contributions to the “Leadership Industries in China” research project, which will explore the significance of the rise and spread of the leadership industries in China both in their own right and as a microcosm of broader, global developments. The project defines the leadership industries as consisting of all those individuals and organizations that generate revenue or professional advantage by responding to and further promoting demand for leadership products and services. These include consulting; in-house training and development; executive search; coaching; leadership assessment; inspirational speaking; seminar, event and conference organizing; media and publishing; and leadership education and research in universities, business schools, and other academic institutes. The project builds on and seeks to extend a “production of leadership” perspective. This theoretical perspective draws on the sociology of the production of culture explore how factors including financial considerations, organizational pressures, professional norms, provider practices, and consumer demand contribute to the shape and content of leadership products and services, and how the market for these products and services in turn influences the perception and practice of leadership itself.

Relevant research topics and issues could include, for example:

  1. The introduction, spread, reception, and adaptation of Western style leadership development, consulting, coaching practices, and the coaching industry in the Chinese context.
  2. The competitive dynamics of the market for leadership development consulting in China, and the structural and strategic dynamics that characterize the key players in the leadership industries in China, with a focus on whether or not the rapid growth of the Chinese economy can catalyze the innovation of new kinds of leadership development practices.
  3. The legitimization and professionalization of leadership industry players and practices in China, in the context of the institutional, legal, political, and cultural constraints and challenges facing the leadership industries in the Chinese context .
  4. The analysis of specific leadership development practices of note in China, for example, the practices of major Chinese companies such as Alibaba, TenCent, Huawei, or Xiaomi, and the manner in which these practices shape and influence the broader market for leadership development products and services.
  5. Alternative conceptualizations and practices of leadership development taking place in China, for example via informal organizational settings and networks, non-profit institutions and foundations, grass-roots social change efforts, and other civil society associations, and the manner in which such practices hold the potential to transform approaches to leadership in more conventional contexts.

We invite interested applicants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to leadership and organization studies, business studies, communication studies, culture studies, sociology or anthropology. The Department of Management, Society, and Communication carries out research on the relationship between business and society from a number of different disciplinary perspectives in a variety of contexts. Several department researchers connected to the department’s research cluster on Communication, Organization and Governance (COG) devote most or all of their research to leadership issues. As a business school department, we are interested both in how the project can contribute to academic theory and research on leadership and leadership development, as well as in how the project can inform the practices of commercial organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations. For more information on the department, please consult: http://uk.cbs.dk/msc.  

Applicants must also exhibit 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. Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). The three-year PhD program enables candidates to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and candidates are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program, http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

The Sino Danish Center in Beijing SDC is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). SDC’s activities include Danish-Chinese research collaboration within five selected focus areas, seven affiliated Master’s programmes with an annual intake of approximately 150 master’s students and training of a large number of PhD students. The overall objective is to promote and strengthen collaboration between Danish and Chinese learning environments and increase mobility of students and researchers between Denmark and China. Sino-Danish Center is located at UCAS’ Yanqihu Campus north of Beijing. More complete information on the SDC PhD program is available here: http://sdc.university/research/phd/

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Eric Guthey, eg.msc@cbs.dk, or Associate Professor Esben Karmark, ek.msc@cbs.dk. Eric Guthey will be available to discuss this position at the EGOS Conference in Edinburgh and the Academy of Management in Boston.

General information:

The PhD student will be enrolled at Copenhagen Business School’s new, integrated PhD School. . A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (624 work hours). Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization.

CBS welcomes applications that include an element of co-financing, which could for instance be in the shape of a partnership with one or several private or public organizations sharing an interest in the topic – in the spirit of the Danish Industrial PhD scheme. It should, however, be stressed that co-financing is not a requirement. Successful applications are solely selected based on the excellence and relevance of the proposals submitted and the qualifications and potential of the applicants.

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

The applicants must be fluent in English. Fluency in Mandarin would be an asset, but not necessarily a requirement.

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. Applications without a proposal will not be considered.

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, one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis), and a statement on co-financing (when applicable) Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.

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 make a final selection of candidates.

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

Closing date:

Application must submit all application materials before September 1, 2019, via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

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

Application due: 9/1/2019


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

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019