Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Post. Doc. in Latin American Business Development

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant post doc. in Latin American Business Development at the Department of Management, Society and Communication. The successful candidate’s research will have a strong orientation towards understanding the particular societal, institutional and cultural context of business development in Latin America. It will furthermore be an advantage if the candidate has experience in conducting research on business development in Latin America.

The post doc. is a non-tenured position for a 2-year period with research obligation.

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

MSC brings together scholars from a range of research areas within management, communication and the broader social sciences and humanities, studying organisations in global environments and the interaction and interdependencies of business, society and government.

MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

  • (Responsible) Management/Leadership/Governance  
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, including Consumer Studies  
  • Business and Development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context dimension as well as (social) entrepreneurship & innovation)  
  • Organisational Communication (Corporate Communication, Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Marketing Communication, International Business Communication) and Media Studies

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential.

Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description.

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

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

For further information please contact: Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, tel.: +45 3815 3181, e-mail dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc.

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

Application

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

Application must include:

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

Recruitment procedure

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

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

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

Closing date

20 August 2019

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

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

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Application due: 8/20/2019



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 Tuesday August 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Sustainable Consumption [Design]

Application closes on

31.8.2019

Place

Department of Design

Position

Teaching and research positions

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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

Department of Design is an academic community of approximately 850 students, 70 doctoral students and 70 faculty members. The department conducts research and provides education in bachelor, master and doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes. Additional information about the department can be found online:

NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group studies design solutions, business models, bottom up initiatives and governance innovations which hold potential to contribute to sustainability. Sustainability transitions, socio-ecological transformations, sustainability science, resilience, practice theory, self-organizing systems and futures studies are the central theoretical frameworks NODUS researchers use and contribute into. NODUS pioneers in developing practice-relevant theories within the emerging area of design for sustainability transitions. The group focuses on production-consumption systems, cities, societal support systems including energy, water, food and transport, new organizational models, and self-organization of issue-driven activist groups.

Postdoctoral researcher in Sustainable Consumption [Design]

Consumption patterns in affluent countries are challenged by sustainability concerns relating to the natural environment, resource availability and justice. High level of consumption should and in some degree are changing towards alternative ways of provision and sources of human well-being. Yet, the social, technical, institutional and cultural conditions of consuming less remain ambiguous, and the development of the means of effective interventions call for creativity.

Department of Design is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The applicant will be working in the NODUS research group with prof Mikko Jalas and also collaborating with Aalto University School of Business prof Jouni Juntunen and the Sustainability in Business –research group. Possible research foci include:

  • Consumption innovations and demand reduction in areas such as domestic energy use and  mobility
  • Repair, maintenance, DIY, maker cultures and product life extension
  • Activity patterns and time use related to low consumption lifestyles
  • Distribution of consumption opportunities over space and time
  • Design interventions for sustainable consumption and sustainability transformations

Requirements

A suitable candidate has a doctoral degree on a relevant area, for example in the areas of design, business, sociology or urban geography.

Prior experience on design research and qualitative methods is appreciated. Skills in grant application writing and familiarity with Finnish and European Union funding mechanisms are considered a plus. 

Work duties:

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. In addition the duties include:

  • Supervision of Master theses in the research area
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Participation in teaching in the Creative Sustainability masters programme (acs.aalto.fi)
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above
  • Support for the NODUS research group activities including a public series NODUS TALKS and maintaining and updating NODUS web page.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record, a completed PhD degree, and demonstrated capacities for inter- and transdisciplinary scientific research. Additional requirements: Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Key selection criteria:

  1. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE OR DEMONSTRABLE ACADEMIC INTEREST in at least one of the PROPOSED TOPICS
  2. GRANT WRITING and NETWORKING:
    • Excellent writing skills in English
    • Synthetic capacity
    • Capacity to integrate different concepts and inputs in a coherent and consistent discourse.
    • Networking skills
    • Ability for collaborative work in research-related contexts.
    • Experience in grant writing
    • AVAILABILITY FOR INCORPORATION TO THE JOB NOT LATER THAN 01/10/2019.

Salary:

The salary is determined based on the experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University.

Duration:

100% for 24 months

Applications:

The applications should be submitted via the Apply now button below by August 31st, 2019. The application consists of

  • Motivation letter (max. two page)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Research plan for the postdoctoral researcher period (max. five pages)

Please send all your application materials in English and in PDF form.
If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Professor Mikko Jalas by email: mikko.jalas(at)aalto.fi. In questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Anu Virtanen; anu.k.virtanen(at)aalto.fi.

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Two-Year Postdoc Position: An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015 (India)

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of ideas. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position will be part of the project ‘An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015’.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

Research context
The research project is generously made available by the Danish Research Fund. The grant for the overall project is a ‘Sapere Aude: Research Leader’ grant. The successful applicant will be a member of a project team of four researchers, primarily from the field of the history of ideas. The project is to be led by Associate Professor Christian Olaf Christiansen at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, and will run from 2019 until 2022.

The project will investigate the historical relationship between location and the intellectual history of inequality. The research objects of this study are concepts, theories and ‘languages’ relating to international economic inequality from 1960 to 2015. The approach is historical-contextualist and combines conceptual and intellectual history, focusing upon contributions to academic and public debates by public intellectuals, especially economists, sociologists, historians and philosophers. Furthermore, the approach is comparative: we will compare the thought of Northern (primarily American), Indian, African (primarily Ghanaian) and South American (primarily Argentinian) public intellectuals. The project is thus divided into four subprojects (with this position focusing on India), each investigating a significant geographical area in the global discourse on economic inequality, enabling us to make new comparisons and trace connections in South-South as well as in North-South exchanges. The project will be an important contribution to the global turn in intellectual and conceptual history.

Research and postdoctoral project
The successful applicant will be responsible for the sub-project on India. The postdoc will study key Indian intellectuals and the intellectual history of international and global economic inequality in India. The applicant’s project description should propose how to expand and detail this sub-project closely within the aim, structure and methodology of the overall research project. It is crucial that the applicant demonstrates the capacity to work within the academic field of intellectual and/or conceptual history.

With this in mind, applicants should attach a project description to their letter of application, explaining how they would carry out this research task during their prospective contract, providing details on the content, timeline and expected scientific output of the work. 
The successful applicant will be expected:

  • to develop their research within the framework provided by the grant awarded, in cooperation with the team leader
  • to present their research at international meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals in a timely fashion
  • to visit a leading international research institution outside Denmark for about two months to carry out research, and to do fieldwork (including interviews) in India
  • to play a role in organising research workshops, conferences, and other such activities
  • to assist the principal investigator in writing grant applications and preparing a volume of papers for publication, following the project’s main academic conference.

The postdoc is expected to participate in the daily working environment of the research team at Aarhus University.

To a limited extent, and as agreed with the PI, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to team-taught courses at BA and MA level in her or his area of expertise.

Qualifications and job requirements
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in the history of ideas/intellectual history, or related fields such as history, international/global studies or economic history.

The successful applicant should have documented expertise in most of the following areas:

  • intellectual and conceptual history and methodology
  • the history of economic thought (especially development economics and the economics of inequality)
  • knowledge of the geographical focal area (India)
  • global or postcolonial history relevant to the overall project (such as North-South or South-South connections)
  • experience of carrying out qualitative interviews/oral history interviews
  • inequality studies.

    Applicants for the position should also document:
  • an international and relevant research profile of high research quality
  • a deep understanding of the debates and literatures relating to global and international economic inequality
  • familiarity with research contexts in India
  • the ability to work independently and in collaboration within a research group
  • experience of research organisation and research communication
  • near-native proficiency in academic English
     
    In addition to the submissions mentioned below, applicants should also submit:
     
  • a concise description of their research profile (max. one page)
  • a concise statement of motivation for applying for the position (max. one page) 
  • a research proposal for the sub-project on India (max. five pages).The description and the proposal must be uploaded together with the letter of application
  • publications (maximum three articles or book chapters), documenting high research quality and, secondarily, a publication profile highly relevant to the position.
    Please note that professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for an interview (or otherwise considered for the position) may be asked to provide professional references.

The application must be submitted in English.

Only publications which are actually submitted alongside applications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient. Applications which are not accompanied by such publications will not be assessed. 

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Christian Olaf Christiansen e.mail: idecoc@cas.au.dk

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (mbb@au.dk).

School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society, the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

– From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
– From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
– From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
– From local questions to global challenges

The school’s ambition is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of the highest quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society as a whole, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 
For more details about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/

The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice.
For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society at AU / Arts, see: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/school-profile/.

Research environment
The history of ideas is studied at Aarhus University by a vibrant research community, with researchers working in areas such as the history of political and economic thought, global intellectual history and many other areas, and with research units dedicated to special areas of expertise. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in philosophy and in the history of ideas, and is also involved in the teaching of several undergraduate supplementary programmes and MA programmes in areas such as sociology and humanistic organisational development. For more information, please consult http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/philosophy-and-history-of-ideas/

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).

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

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-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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

Deadline
16 Aug

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

PhD of Social Studies

Independent research scholarship now available within the PhD program of social studies.

Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of social studies from 1st of December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is a salaried position limited to a period of 3 years.

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

At the Social Studies PhD program we study the dynamic processes that take place between people, institutions and companies. The program gives you the skills to identify and analyze social and societal issues in a context of different societal models and social changes. You will receive theoretical and methodological tools for dealing with topics like citizenship, welfare, work, participation and power, inequalities related to gender, class and ethnicity, stigma, ethics, diversity, solidarity, cohesion and the role of research.

The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse.

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment.

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

As a PhD student you will be associated with one or both of these research areas:

Responsibilities and tasks

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

Qualifications
You must hold a relevant master’s degree or equivalent within social science with high grades.

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

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

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

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • High grades in a master degree within the social sciences.
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
    • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
    • Considerations regarding ethical considerations must be included in your project description
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • Your project description must be no more than 5 pages plus reference list.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic institution regarding your previous academic work.

Roskilde University
At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because major issues are seldom understood properly within any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact program leader Rasmus Willig: willig@ruc.dk. For administrative or technical questions please contact: PhD coordinator Julie Skjold Omdal, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk, +4546743851

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

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

Application procedure
After the deadline for applications – and with assistance from the appointment committee including the chairman of the assessment committee – The Head of department selects candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee and – later on – his/her assessment.

Applicants not selected for assessment shall not expect further information until the recruitment process has been completed, unless further applicants are selected for assessment later on in the recruitment process.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/   

Only applications in English are accepted.   

Applications must include:   

1. Cover letter 
2. CV 
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project 
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 1st of September 2019 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   


Application due date
01-09-2019

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million.

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

PhD in Business Studies

Independent research scholarship now available within the PhD program of business studies.

The Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University invites applications for a position as PhD fellow in Business Studies from 1st of December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is a salaried position limited to a period of 3 years.

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

The PhD program in Business Studies prepares future researchers for an academic career, or a career in a research-based job in industry. Faculty cover a wide range of disciplines, such as accounting, finance, marketing, service management, innovation, strategy, organization, leadership, human resource management, and others. We are particularly interested in attracting future PhD students who want to develop research that is interdisciplinary, empirical, and applicable to real-world contexts. However, any idea is welcome.

The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically, and methodologically diverse. The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment. We furthermore provide generous support for travel and other research activities.

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

As a PhD student you will be associated with one or both of these research groups:

Responsibilities and tasks

  • The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf).
  • You will conduct independent research in close contact with your supervisors.
  • You will have some teaching tasks, which could include the supervision of students and conducting examinations.
  • You will be an active participant in the local research environment.

Qualifications
You must hold a recognized master’s degree or equivalent within social science or business studies.

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

Assessment
In the assessment consideration will be given to:

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (MA or MSc, according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en). Please note that an MBA or other executive education qualification is not considered equivalent.
  • Any additional academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.

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

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s program or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
    • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
    • Considerations regarding ethical considerations must be included in your project description
  • If the PhD project seems realistic and feasible
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • Your project description must be no more than 5 pages plus reference list.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic institution regarding your previous academic work.

Roskilde University
Roskilde University is a modern university, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world in 2018 by Times Higher Education. We have over 8’000 students and close to 1’000 staff, and are located on the outskirts of one of the oldest cities in Denmark. We have a beautiful campus surrounded by nature, yet only 20 minutes from Copenhagen central station by direct train line. We share our library facilities with Copenhagen University, thereby providing state-of-the-art library facilities both at our campus, and in central Copenhagen. We have access to a wide range of databases, including empirical databases. At Roskilde University we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance, and development.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact program leader Kristian Sund: sund@ruc.dk. For administrative or technical questions please contact: PhD coordinator Julie Skjold Omdal, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk, +4546743851

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

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

Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications – and with assistance from the appointment committee including the chairman of the assessment committee – The head of department selects candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee and – later on – his/her assessment.

Applicants not selected for assessment shall not expect further information until the recruitment process has been completed, unless further applicants are selected for assessment later on in the recruitment process.

Application 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/    Only applications in English are accepted.    Applications must include:    1. Cover letter  2. CV  3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent  4. Your description of the PhD project  5. Your time schedule of the PhD project  6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.   

Please submit your application no later than 1st of September 2019. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Application due date
01-09-2019

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Roskilde University’s foremost task is to engage in experimental and innovative forms of learning, research and problem-solving that contribute to progress in society. We educate skilled, interdisciplinary graduates and produce scientific results of the highest quality through transparency, engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Roskilde University has 9000 students, 880 employees and an annual turnover of DKK 740 million

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

One New PhD Scholarship at JustSites, iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

JustSites, an ERC funded project in iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts) Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is looking for a talented PhD candidate to be part of a larger, collective research team. The three-year PhD scholarship is fully funded. In particular, we are looking for innovative and original ideas that combine law and other related disciplines with the goal of producing new knowledge on international criminal justice.

Successful candidates can start 1 October, 2019.

About a PhD at JustSitesThe Global Sites of International Criminal Justice (JustSites) is a new research project (begun January 2019) funded by a Starting Grant (StG-802053) awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the collective research project pushes beyond courts to investigate the larger formation of “sites” that collectively structure and give direction to international criminal justice and its battle to end impunity for international crimes.

JustSites studies the constellation of localities in which international criminal justice is produced, received and has impact. Building an innovative scientific vocabulary, the project understands the “justice sites” to be localities in which the political, legal and professional activities that collectively create international criminal justice are developed. The justice sites include locations in which forensic exhumations are carried out, NGO offices in conflict zones, foreign ministries, private law firms, media outlets, academic research centers, and the international criminal courts. These sites are closely related, and all depend on and compete with each other to define the direction of international criminal justice. Together they form a constellation of sites that drives developments in this field of law. It is this constellation that is the research object of JustSites.

With its analysis of the constellation of justice sites, the project moves beyond the conventional focus on courts and their context to investigate instead the balances of authority and power that affect the relations between the justice sites. We are looking for a PhD student who can define his/her own project within the larger framework of JustSites and can contribute to the wider research endavour. In particular we are interested in critical and empirically embedded projects that can study the function of specific justice sites and their relation to other localities in which international criminal justice is produced and has effects. As such, we invite applications that target the role of specific justice sites in the larger constellation or the power relations between specific sites of justice.

The JustSites project is run by Principal Investigator, associate professor Mikkel Jarle Christensen and shares important research infrastructure with iCourts. iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society. The centre’s research is marked by curiosity: It is problem-driven, and often uses empirical and interdisciplinary approaches, including a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. JustSites generally follows this problem-driven approach, but pushes empirically and theoretically beyond the courts to investigate them as just one site or institution in a larger field of practice, symbolism and power.

The iCourts Doctoral Training programThe PhD recruited for the JustSites project will be enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme. Some of the requirements will however be fulfilled by participating in a specific iCourts’ research training programme that includes an intensive summer school.

The Faculty’s training programme provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career, something that will also be supported by the supervisor of the PhD. This programme involves coursework, international networking, and a research visit at a relevant research institution abroad, as well as teaching tasks. For details and requirements, please see: www.jura.ku.dk/phd/english/

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

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

Qualifications

Successful PhD candidates are required to

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

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

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

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

Submit your application electronically in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.

The recruitment processFollowing the application deadline the Dean will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.).

All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. This assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

General information

•Can be found on the Faculty’s website: http://jura.ku.dk/phd/english/

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

Terms of employmentSuccessful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.

Closing date for applicationsThe closing date for applications is 28 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Interviews are expected to take place in September.

 

 

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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: 28 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Law
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Sunday July 28th, 2019

Postdoctoral tenure track position the Global Political Economy of Environment and Development

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM), the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), has a vacant postdoctoral tenure track position on the global political economy of the environment and development. The position is for up to six years with a possibility for a permanent position.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated expertise at the interface between political economy, international relations, global development and the environment.

Candidates must have an interdisciplinary background and a demonstrated record in research integrating theoretical perspectives with empirical material of relevance to international relations, global development studies, and environmental studies, preferably covering and combining elements from all three.

Main tasks

The position covers research and education. Main tasks are:

  • Initiate and perform high quality research and education
  • Initiate, acquire and conduct research projects with external funding (e.g. the Norwegian Research Council, EU, ERC and/or ERA)
  • Develop, teach and administer study courses
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and potentially PhD theses
  • Assume administrative duties
  • Collaboration within the department, faculty and university
  • Develop or participate in national and international networks
LANDSAM landskapsarkitektur 2

Academic qualifications and skills

The applicant must have:

  • A PhD Degree in International Environment and Development Studies, International Relations, Political Economy or similar fields, defended within the five years preceding the application deadline for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research across environment and development studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellence in written and spoken English 

Applicants who have completed maximum 12 months of a post doc period can apply.

The applicant should have:

  • Experiences in supervision and teaching at the University level
  • Experiences with research projects
  • Experiences with popular research dissemination and communication
  • Connections to professional networks nationally and internationally

Candidates must demonstrate basic command of one Scandinavian language as a working language. If a successful candidate is not fluent in a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment, s/he will within three years of the appointment be expected to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

If the person appointed does not have formal competence in pedagogics, she/he is obliged to complete a course in university pedagogics within two years after appointment.

Personal skills:

  • Personal ambitions to develop and lead research and education
  • Strong commitment to excellence
  • Good collaborative and communicative skills
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness to contribute to fulfill the Department’s strategic priorities

Remuneration and information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, code 1352, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-65 (NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum). A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointed candidate must sign a tenure track agreement and fulfil the criteria in the national regulation for tenure tracks.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Dr. Shai A. Divon, tlf: +47 67231351,  email: shai.divon@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.

The applicant must submit:

  • A cover letter, a complete CV, certified copies of relevant transcripts, up to five relevant scientific publications and a publication plan for the tenure track period.
  • The names and contact details for two references.
  • A draft proposal of 2000 words for a research agenda on the global political economy of the environment and development relevant to our institutional setting.
  • A draft proposal for a course suitable for master students in at least two of the master programs at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. The proposal must include the course objectives, a course description which specifies how the objectives are to be achieved, and a course outline.

The proposed research agenda and course description are part of the assessment and does not indicate that the department will carry out the proposals should the candidate be appointed.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the appointment process. 

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically.

Application deadline: August 1st 2019.

About LANDSAM

LANDSAM has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.

The faculty has eleven study programs and two research education programs. Some of these are taught in Norwegian with a national focus and others in English with an international focus. The faculty also has a strong research record with a large portfolio of externally funded research projects.

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is a leading education and research institution in Norway, conducting world class and highly internationalized critical interdisciplinary research across the fields of International Relations, Environment and Global Development Studies, focusing on global challenges on the intersection between social and natural processes.

Noragric is organized in four research clusters on rights and power in development, climate change and agricultural development, conflict and human security, and environmental governance. It comprises 35 academic staff, 30 PhD candidates and 400 fulltime students, and is responsible for one Bachelor program, three Master programs, and a PhD program.

LANDSAM landskapsarkitektur

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

1st August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral tenure track position in interdisciplinary knowledge construction for Environmental Governance

About the position

The Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM), the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), has an open postdoctoral tenure track position in interdisciplinary knowledge construction for environmental governance. The position is for up to six years with a possibility for a permanent position.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated expertise at the interface between society and the environment with a base in applied ecology.

Candidates must have an interdisciplinary background, including a strong record in the natural sciences, documented record in the social sciences, and work at the interface of topics such as ecological systems and services, agroecology, ecological economics, political ecology and sustainability sciences, applied to contemporary issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, sustainable food systems and the green shift.

Main tasks

The position covers research and education. Main tasks are:

  • Initiate and perform high quality research and education
  • Initiate, acquire and conduct research projects with external funding (e.g. the Norwegian Research Council, EU, ERC and/or ERA)
  • Develop, teach and administer study courses
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and potentially PhD theses
  • Assume administrative duties
  • Collaboration within the department, faculty and university
  • Develop or participate in national and international networks
Landskapsarkitektur med blomsterbed

Academic qualifications and skills

The applicant must have:

  • A PhD degree in ecology or similar relevant fields, defended within the five years preceding the application deadline for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research across environment and development studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellence in written and spoken English  

Applicants who have completed maximum 12 months of a post doc fellowship can apply.

The applicant should have:

  • Experiences in supervision and teaching at the University level
  • Experiences with research projects
  • Experiences with popular research dissemination and communication
  • Connections to professional networks nationally and internationally

Candidates must demonstrate basic command of a Scandinavian language as a working language. If a successful candidate is not fluent in a Scandinavian language at the time of the appointment, the candidate will within three years of the appointment be expected to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

If the person appointed does not have formal competence in pedagogics, she/he is obliged to complete a course in university pedagogics within two years after appointment.

Personal skills:

  • Personal ambitions to develop and lead research and education
  • Strong commitment to excellence
  • Good collaborative and communicative skills
  • Ability work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness to contribute to fulfill the Department’s strategic priorities

Remuneration and information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow, code 1352, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-65 (NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum). A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointed candidate must sign a tenure track agreement and fulfil the criteria in the national regulation for tenure tracks.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Dr. Shai A. Divon, tlf: +47 67231351  email: shai.divon@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.

The applicant must submit:

  • A cover letter, a complete CV, certified copies of relevant transcripts, up to five relevant scientific publications and a publication plan for the tenure track period.
  • The names and contact details for two references.
  • A draft proposal of 2000 words for a research agenda on interdisciplinary knowledge integration for environmental governance relevant to our institutional setting.
  • A draft proposal for a course suitable for master students in at least two of the master programs at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. The proposal must include the course objectives, a course description which specifies how the objectives are to be achieved, and a course outline.

The proposed research agenda and course description are part of the assessment and does not indicate that the department will carry out the proposals should the candidate be appointed.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present certified copies of their diplomas and certificates and may be invited to give a trial lecture. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the appointment process.

Applications must be written in English and submitted electronically.

Application deadline: August 1st 2019

About LANDSAM

LANDSAM has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.

The faculty has eleven study programs and two research education programs. Some of these are taught in Norwegian with a national focus and others in English with an international focus. The faculty also has a strong research record with a large portfolio of externally funded research projects.

The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is a leading education and research institution in Norway, conducting world class and highly internationalized critical interdisciplinary research across the fields of International Relations, Environment and Global Development Studies, focusing on global challenges on the intersection between social and natural processes.

Noragric is organized in four research clusters on rights and power in development, climate change and agricultural development, conflict and human security, and environmental governance. It comprises 35 academic staff, 30 PhD candidates and 400 fulltime students, and is responsible for one Bachelor program, three Master programs, and a PhD program.

LANDSAM landskapsarkitektur

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

1st August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Accounting

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the fields of Accounting.

The Department of Accounting covers the fields of financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and corporate governance in the private as well as the public sector. The department’s researchers collaborate on specific research projects using a variety of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. 

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Auditing. 

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover: 

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Accounting Regulation
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Firm Valuation
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Management Control & Performance Management
  • Interorganizational Cost Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting & Corporate Governance
  • Accounting & Organizational Change
  • Accounting & Technology
  • Implementation of Accounting Systems
  • Accounting based compensation

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

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, 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/acc.

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: Head of department, Carsten Rohde, tel. +45 3815 2338, email: cr.acc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at https://www.cbs.dk/acc.  

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 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 Organisation.

The PhD student will be enrolled at Doctoral School of Business 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 Master’s 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.

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

Closing date: 15 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 15th, 2019

PhD positions in History

Lulea

Ref 1461-2019

The history unit at Luleå University of technology is along with economics, jurisprudence and political science, part of the Division of Social Sciences. The Division currently have a 50-stron staff, including 15 PhD-students.

History research at Luleå University of technology is focused areas related to environmental, energy and natural resources issues. Part of the research is also focused on history of technology and issues such as how technical achievements has influenced societal developments and created large scale interacting systems of technologies during the industrialization phase. Other profile areas include mobility- and minority issues, ethnicity and migration. Furthermore, research in political history and the history of the work life is also undertaken at the unit. The unit’s research is usually conducted in a multi-disciplinary environment together with economists, political scientists, legal scholars and engineers. The unit strives to have a clear international focus on its PhD-program and research.

The history unit is currently expanding and therefore three PhD-positions is announced with the aim of strengthening and further developing the unit’s activities and environment. The PhD-projects must time wise cover issues in modern time and be aligned with the history subjects profile at Luleå University of technology.

Subject description
History is the study of humans as social beings with an emphasis on the development, organisation and change of societies over time. The research specializes in the examination of the history of technology at the interface of natural resources, humans and the environment. This includes both how technology has had an impact on humans and society, and how humans have influenced the development of technology.

Duties
The doctoral student position involves both theoretical and practical work, with the aim of completing a PhD degree. The PhD-candidate is trained in scientific work in the form of studies and publishing of scientific articles in journals and presentations at national and international conferences. The PhD-candidate also will take compulsory and optional doctoral courses that will contribute to your doctoral studies. The work is done both independently and under supervision. It is therefore important that you are self-motivated, able to constructively drive your work forward, and have the ability to identify, define and formulate historical problems, to develop scientifically and personally based on feedback. Work tasks may also include teaching in undergraduate education. The right candidate will also have opportunity to be part of developing the unit’s general activities. The may involve some travelling in conjunction with study- and conference trips.

Qualifications
The applicant must generally have a Master´s degree of which at least one year (equivalent of 60Hp) at the advanced level. Specifically eligible applicant must have:

  • At least 2 years (equivalent of 120 Hp) of history of which at least 30 Hp including a final thesis work of at least 15 Hp on advanced level or equivalent.
  • Very strong communicative skills in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Swedish, both verbally and in writing is advantageous.

The following selection criteria applies: The selection of successful candidates will be based on his/hers ability to fulfill the requirement of the PhD-program. The selection will be based on presented merits regarding the candidates critical- and analytical skills regarding scientific production. In conjunction with applying for the positions the candidate must append a research plan of 5 pages, outlining the candidates proposed research problem/area. The plan must include the purpose and research question(s) and a sketch of how the research will be undertaken. The research plans relevance visavi the history unit´s profile and it´s feasibility will be another selection criterial.

For further information about the PhD-program, please consult, Studieplaner för forskarutbildning inom filosofisk fakultet

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to four years. Teaching and other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20%, may be additional to this time. The place of employment is Luleå.

For further information about the position, please contact: Chaired Professor Dag Avango, email: dag.avango@ltu.se or Division Head Jerry Blomberg, phone: +46 920 492335, email: jerry.blomberg@ltu.se

Union representative: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, +46 920 49 1809, christer.gardelli@ltu.se, or OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920 49 1792, lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology works actively with gender equality and diversity that contribute to a creative study and work environment. The University’s values ​​are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below, where you attach a personal letter, CV, copies of verified diplomas, your research plan and references. Also attach your Master thesis when applying. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and the diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Referensnummer: 1461-2019
Sista ansökningsdag:
 September 15, 2019

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Doctoral student in sociology, in the research project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”

Lunds universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska institutionen

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods.

This PhD position is linked to the research Project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”, co-funded by the Crafoord Foundation (grant number 20190862) and led by associate professor (docent) Jan Mewes. While ever more recent studies suggest that social trust, the belief that most other people, including strangers, can be trusted, is very stable during adulthood, we know surprisingly little about the factors that shape individuals’ social trust during adolescence and early adulthood. Using a broad range of already existing quantitative data longitudinal and comparative survey studies, the research project will provide valuable answers to the question as to how social capital can be sustained and promoted. Do not hesitate to contact the project’s principal investigator Jan Mewes (jan.mewes@soc.lu.se) for more information.

Duties
Within the research project “The determinants of social trust among adolescents”, the appointed PhD student is expected to analyze a range of quantitative data from time-series, longitudinal and comparative survey data.

The PhD program consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defense of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral students will receive a salary from the University during four years, and their primary obligation is to complete their PhD studies. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of full-time working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (HF), Chapter 5, Sections 1– 7.

The doctoral student shall be present and actively participate in the research and teaching environment at the department. The main language of the PhD program is English. However, non-Swedish speaking students are expected to acquire basic skills in Swedish during the period of employment. There are opportunities to participate in language courses taught at the University.

The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or later. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD program in Sociology is available at: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/research/research-studies/handbook

Eligibility/admission requirements
The requirements for admission to third cycle courses and study programs (in accordance with HF, Chapter 7, Section 35) are that the applicant (1) meets the general and specific entry requirements that the higher education institution may have laid down, and (2) is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study program (Swedish Code of Statutes 2010:1064).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
• has been awarded a second cycle qualification,
• has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
• has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of sociology, or acquired the equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad. The applicant must also have completed a Master’s degree project of at least 15 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.

Assessment criteria
Only applicants who are eligible for third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the third cycle program.

The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality and originality of their submitted papers and research plan, and their personal suitability. As third cycle studies in Sociology are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constraints. Good collaboration and communication skills are also required, as is proficiency in both written and spoken English.

For this PhD position, specific weight is applied to documented experience in analyzing and interpreting quantitative data. Good working knowledge of Swedish is a merit but not necessary.
Interviews will be conducted with a shortlisted number of applicants during the final stages of the admission process.

Application procedure
Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:
• A cover letter in Swedish or English of max 2500 words, including 1) a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, and as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in third cycle studies at the Department of Sociology at Lund University, 2) a presentation regarding your interest in and your skills and training in relation to the research project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”, and 3) a short research plan in Swedish or English that describes how you plan to conduct your PhD studies within the frame of the research project. All plans must follow the instructions available here: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/sites/soc.lu.se.en/files/template-research-plan.pdf. Please note that a plan not following these formal requirements means that the application will not be assessed.
• A CV in Swedish or English that demonstrated your qualifications for the third cycle program in Sociology.
• Degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English.
• Degree project (master thesis or similar) or projects in Swedish or English corresponding to at least 30 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.
• Name and contact information of two personal references.
• Other documentation of relevance to the position.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentTidigast 2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2294
ContactJan Mewes, +46462228734David Wästerfors, +46462228203
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +4646-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +4646-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, +4646-222 93 66
Last application date05.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral researcher in Gender Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03673/2019

The School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in gender studies for a fixed-term appointment.

Background

 Gender Studies at Örebro University is a social science-oriented subject area with strong international ties and research collaborations. The discipline has degree-awarding powers at all levels, including doctoral level. Research is conducted at the multidisciplinary research environment Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS). The research in the discipline is organised within the research programme framework “Gender, Society and Change” (2015-2020), resting on a broad-based social science and feminist scientific tradition. More specifically, research is conducted in such areas as feminist policies and organisation, feminist theory, gender and academia, gender equality policy, critical studies on men and masculinities, and violence.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this post are primarily research, and research initiation and collaboration. Teaching of up to 20 per cent of a full-time post, including supervision and assessment of students at the Bachelor and Master levels, is also included, ar are administrative duties. The specific duties of the position include drawing up at least one project application for external research funding. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with colleagues in the discipline, with the aim of strengthening research within at least one of the following prioritised research areas: gender in knowledge production, gender equality policy, men and masculinities, and violence research.

Qualifications

Those qualified for the appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in Gender Studies or other relevant discipline, or hade a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criterion is the candidate’s ability to communicate, collaborate, and engage with society, and to facilitate research outreach. Other general assessment criteria are the candidate´s ability and suitability to cooperate with other staff, and to contribute to the development of the university activities.

Particular importance will be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the discipline´s future development of both research and education.

Particular attention will be paid to documented ecperience of research collaborations and international publications. Experience of working in the prioritised research areas and a history of successful applications for research grants are considered a particular advantage. Great importance will be attached to the candidates´personal qualities, such as: ability to collaborate and work independently; physical presence in the research environment; and their interest in research development. Experience of teaching Swedish is considered and advantage.

Information

The post is full-time and includes 80 per cent research and 20 per cent teaching or other research-related duties. The post is based in Örebro. The work cannot be undertaken elsewhere, but requires the post holder to be present and actively involved in the activities in the disciplinary environment. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The starting date for the post is Autumn 2019, 1st of November 2019 at the earliest.

For more information, please contact Head of Discipline Liisa Husu, email: liisa.husu@oru.se or Head of Division Erik Löfmarck, email: erik.lofmarck@oru.se

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Research plan describing in brief the candidate´s planned research and how it relates to the discipline´s prioritised research areas (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 5)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 30th of August 2019. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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PhD position in Psychology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Fully funded PhD student position: Developmental psychopathology (autism research).

Applications are welcome for a 4-year PhD position at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala university is highly ranked internationally, and is the oldest university in the Nordic countries. Uppsala is located just 30 minutes north of Stockholm and has a population of 200,000 (40,000 students).

Duties/Project description: The PhD student position is embedded in the SAPIENS consortium, a European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, in which 15 PhD students investigate how the dynamics of early social interactions support the development of the social brain. SAPIENS combines advances in ecological, mobile real-time brain and behaviour measurement, data modeling and artificial intelligence to study early social development and to train a new generation of researchers in these ground-breaking approaches.  The other nodes in the network are well-reputed research institutes located in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and Italy.

The PhD student will be working at the Uppsala Child and Babylab at the Department of Psychology (www.babylab.se), with Dr Terje Falck-Ytter (https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N5-1496) as the main supervisor. The Uppsala Child and Babylab is a highly ranked infant research laboratory devoted to the study of sensory-motor, cognitive, and social development in both typically and atypically developing infants. We employ novel research methods and make use of both experimental and longitudinal designs to examine group-level development and individual differences. While based at Uppsala University, several research visits are planned to collaborators at other research sites within the SAPIENS network.

This particular PhD student project will be based on existing large datasets of infants at risk for autism (Early Autism Sweden; EASE). EASE is a part of the world-leading autism consortium AIMS-2-TRIALS (www.aims-2-trials.eu) and the EUROSIBS network (www.eurosibs.eu), and is very well connected internationally. The student will be analyzing this rich dataset to increase our understanding of early development in children with autism. More specifically, the PhD student will analyze data from live eye tracking studies of social interaction (e.g. between infant and experiment leader or between infant and parent; see example below). In addition, several other possibilities for analyses are available; we try to take the particular strengths and interests of the PhD candidate into account when formulating the individual study plan. The EASE study includes behavioral data (e.g. eye tracking, motion tracking, pupillometry) and brain imaging (MRI) and electrophysiological data (EEG). Recent examples of publications from the EASE study:

  • Nyström, P., Gliga, T., Nilsson Jobs, E., Gredebäck, G., Charman, T., Johnson, M., Bölte, S., and Falck-Ytter, T., Enhanced pupillary light reflex in infancy is associated with autism diagnosis in toddlerhood. Nature Communications, 2018. 9(1).
  • Nystrom, P., Thorup, E., Bölte, S., and Falck-Ytter, T., Joint attention in infancy and the emergence of autism. Biological Psychiatry, in press.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD positions offer a highly competitive salary from an international perspective. Uppsala university (and Sweden in general) offers many opportunities for building an independent line of research. These include world-renowned training courses and many grant opportunities tailored for junior researchers. The supervisory team will be supportive and keen to maximize opportunities for the potholder’s career development.

The intended start date is September/October 2019.

Requirements: 

Candidates should have completed 4 years of university-level studies, of which at least 1.5 years should be within psychology (if it is unclear whether these formal requirements are fulfilled one should argue why ones training should be considered equivalent). Demonstrable experience with different quantitative data analysis and statistical approaches relevant for the project is highly desirable (e.g. time series analysis, mixed linear models, general computer programming skills). As the project focuses on analysis of longitudinal, multilevel data, you should enjoy working with quantitative data and be able to learn new analytical/statistical techniques quickly. Due to the international and interdisciplinary nature of the research group, good collaborative and communication skills are essential. Excellent English writing skills are a requirement.

In addition, the following applies (Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN requirements):

  1. Mobility Rule: candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where the position is based for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account).
  2. Early Stage Researcher: the candidate is in the first four years* of his/her research career and has not been awarded a doctoral degree.

* measured from the date when the candidate obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the candidate is recruited, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • Application for admission to postgraduate studies http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/a_81624-f_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf 
  • A letter describing why you are interested in and suitable for the position, with explicit reference to the criteria stated above (no more than one page)
  • Attested degree certificate/s that confirms eligibility Record of completed courses included in your degree/s Master thesis in psychology or equivalent Research proposal, maximum 5 pages (see: http://psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/application; it is strongly recommended that applicants contact PI Terje Falck-Ytter before starting to write the proposal).
  • Contact information to academic references are desirable
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Year 1-3 it is a fixed salary based on Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks budget. Year 4 it is based on Uppsala universities local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: September/October 2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Terje Falck-Ytter, terje.falck-ytter@psyk.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 29 July, 2019. UFV-PA 2019/2029.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Psychology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2029

Last application date: 2019-07-29

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Post-doctoral position in Behavioural Insights for Low-carbon and Resource Efficient Economies

Lund University, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence at Lund University. We advance knowledge on how to catalyse the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies across different levels of governance and management. We conduct research across the themes of international and national policy intervention, urban governance and experimentation, business management and practice, and consumption governance.

Subject description

The post-doctoral candidate will work in the area of behavioural economics as applied to low-carbon and resource efficient economies. The post-doctoral candidate will contribute to the development of knowledge, experiments and policy analysis addressing consumer decision-making processes and the effects of contextual factors in sharing economy initiatives, energy use and climate mitigation action.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The main work duties involve:

  • Conducting research and publishing within the subject area
  • Developing pre-analysis plans and carrying out experiments
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervising and managing research projects and master theses
  • Disseminating research otucomes and actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaborating with industry and wider society
  • Performing administration work related to duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Relevant knowledge and research background in economics, behavioural economics, psychology, cognitive science and/or social sciences analysing consumer decision-making processes and decision contexts
  • Documented knowledge and experience with experiments (lab, field, choice and/or natural)
  • Proven knowledge in econometrics and statistical analysis, including specialised software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata)

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Familiarity with behavioural insights and public policy as applied to low-carbon and resource efficient economies
  • Capacity to publish in high-ranking scientific journals
  • Swedish language skills. Not a requirement, but can be an advantage
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research group.
  • Experience with online data collection platforms
  • Proven teaching and pedagogical skills, including supervision of Master students
  • Ability to engage with industry and society at large
  • Excellent analytical skills and capacity to understand and assimilate different research perspectives
  • Experience in organising conferences and workshops
  • Competence in policy analysis

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1795
ContactPer Mickwitz, 046-2220000
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral researchers (at least three) for the study of Civil society elites

Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates in both Lund and Helsingborg. The program engages researchers from the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and School of Social Work.

Research program civil society elites

The positions are associated with the research program Civil Society Elites? Comparing elite composition, reproduction, integration and contestation in European civil societies. Professor Håkan Johansson acts as the PI of the program and it brings together scholars from political sciences, sociology and social work with a common interest in civil society and elite studies. The program aims to bridge elite and civil society studies in order to develop the first systematic and cross-country comparative analysis of civil society elites. It is a six-year program funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (www.rj.se), starting in 2018, and will last until end of 2023.

The program is divided into four thematic studies: 1) Composition of civil society elites (what are the qualities, values and networks associated with civil society elites); 2) Reproduction of civil society elites (how and to what extent are civil society elites reproduced); 3) Integration of civil society elites (to what extent and how do elite groups in civil society interact, or even integrate, with other elite groups) and 4) Contestation of civil society elites (by whom and on what grounds are civil society elites challenged and power contested).

Each involves comparison of four European countries (Sweden, Italy, Poland and the UK) as well as the EU level. The program draws on elite theories, capital and field theories, social movement theories and social network theories and combines quantitative and qualitative methods to examine what mechanisms and processes that lead to elite consolidation or contestation. For further information on design, visit our webpage, www.civilsocietyelites.lu.se.

Research tasks

Each post-doctoral researcher is expected to carry out research that is related to the programs four thematic studies and to contribute to the fulfillment of the research questions addressed.

You will have the opportunity to develop your individual research project, but expected to participate in joint data collection and collaborate with researchers within the program.

Teaching, supervision and other teaching-related tasks are required within the scope of the position, but up to no more than 20 per cent of working hours.

Your daily activities will predominantly be at the workplace in Lund.

Formal requirements

Eligibility for employment as a postdoctoral researcher is restricted to applicants with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, anthropology, political science or social work, or others with relevance for the program).

Applicants must have completed their PhD within three years prior to the application deadline. The three years limit can be extended in cases of parental leave, sickness leave or similar circumstance occurring after the PhD defense. Evidence of such circumstances must be submitted with the application. Applicants who have yet to complete their PhDs are welcome to apply but should demonstrate that they in short will receive their degree.

The most important qualification for the positions is the capacity to contribute to the research program’s overall goals. Research skills and academic potential will therefore be the main selection criteria, i.e. a) ability to develop and conduct research of high quality, b) proven analytical skills, c) record of international publishing, and d) research experience related to the themes of the program.

The program includes a wide range of methods, but we particularly invite scholars with skills into ethnographic studies, social network and social media analyses.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement. Considering that studies will be conducted in Italy and Poland, language skills in any of these two will be a requirement for at least one of the positions.

Appointment Procedure

In order to assess the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant is to write a research plan (4-6 pages) for the research they intend to carry out within the position. The research plan should include a description of the post doc project’s purpose and aim, expected theory and use of methods, as well as how the planned project links to the program’s thematic studies and research questions.

Your application should include the following: a) CV, including full list of publications, b) personal letter (where you explain why you would like to work with the topics related to the program), c) research plan (see above), d) two letters of recommendation, and e) writing samples (two article-length writing samples). Include web-link to PhD thesis in your list of publications.

Applications that do not contain full information or missing documents will not be included in the review process.

The Lund University job application portal should be used when applying.

The posts are for two-years and starts January 2020, or after agreement.

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions3
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2234
ContactHåkan Johansson, Professor, +46708494867, Hakan.Johansson@soch.lu.seStaffan Blomberg, Head of Department, +46462223162, Staffan.Blomberg@soch.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date18.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in Political Science with orientation towards Comparative European Politics

Ref. No. SU FV-2187-19

at the Department of Political Science. Closing date: 15 September 2019.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and strong education- and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The Department aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education.

The Department announces one vacant position in the doctoral program with an orientation towards Comparative European Politics. The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years and positioned at the Department of Political Science. Planned entry date is November 1, 2019.

Project description
The PhD position will be part of a research project National independence and European integration: Scotland’s and Catalonia’s democratic challenges to the political order in the European Union. The project addresses a central, yet often overlooked, question in the study of European integration and democratic governance in the EU: what explains the support for national independence of non-sovereign regions in EU member states? By focusing on how visions of national independence are linked discursively and in practice to notions of European integration and democracy in a comparative case study of pro-independence political and societal actors in Catalonia and Scotland – the two most salient cases in the EU at present – the project seeks to provide an original and timely contribution to the research agenda on the challenges to and possible renewal of democratic governance in contemporary Europe. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in Political Science at Stockholm University stipulates that the applicant must have:

  • completed higher education equivalent to 150 Swedish university credits, including studies at the advanced level (master’s level) of at least 60 Swedish university credits in the political science subject, or the equivalent education
  • a completed written academic, independent work with a least the grade ’pass’, equivalent to at least 15 Swedish university credits in the political science subject
  • completed additional 90 Swedish university credits, or the equivalent, of higher education in subjects relevant to the graduate program, and
  • proficiency in English corresponding to at least 550 credits on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Understanding Swedish is not a requirement at the time of admission. The applicant should, however, be prepared within a couple of years to carry out teaching and administrative tasks that require knowledge and usage of the Swedish language.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for application.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: The ideal candidate should have an interest in European politics, and especially the European Union. We seek candidates with competence within the areas of EU studies, comparative politics, and international relations. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in and familiar with qualitative methods, case studies, comparative analysis. Training in quantitative methods, e.g. content analysis, is also of interest since the project seeks to employ a mixed-method approach. Language skills in Spanish and Catalan is considered to be a merit but it is not a requirement.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information or details concerning the application procedure, please contact Application Administrator Christian Antoni Möllerop, telephone: +46 8 16 30 94, forskarutbildning@statsvet.su.se, and Associate Professor Niklas Bremberg, niklas.bremberg@statsvet.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid 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, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at 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 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 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
    and certificate in English corresponding to at least 550 credits on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This criterion does not apply for students who have completed their education at a Swedish university, where English proficiency is a general eligibility requirement
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/09/2019

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PhD Student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Business model innovation and cross-border collaboration for SME growth

Lulea

Ref 2436-2019

The Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Science at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) consists of 13 research subjects, including Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The research topic was established in 2006 at LTU and hosts today about 20 academics with a broad competence base. Our goal is to be an international center for the development and dissemination of future ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation include organizational development with a particular focus on business development based on innovative products, services and production solutions, as well as ways to manage and organize operations. The research group collaborates with large national and international companies, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), policy makers and other research groups. Research results are produced in close cooperation with industry and other actors. In order to strengthen our research within business model innovation, we are now looking for a doctoral student.

Subject description
Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises organizational development with a specific focus on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

Project description
We are now looking for a PhD student for a project focusing on international business development through cross-border collaboration, business model innovation and digitization. The project aims to develop the ability of Swedish and Finish small and medium sized companies and their global partners to commercialize digital business model innovations on a global market. The project group comprises researchers and companies from Sweden and Finland. A significant part of the project is focused on addressing business needs by mapping out challenges and shortcomings and proposing methods for improvement. The project also includes creating a basis for industrial development and communicating this with participating companies through workshops, training courses, manuals and academic publications.

Duties
A PhD position involves being part of a research group where you, in collaboration with others conduct scientific work. It includes collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific articles, together with others in the research group and individually. The scientific work for this PhD student position will be conducted within the above-described project, and the PhD student will be responsible for relationship building and interaction with industrial partners. A PhD student position also involves participate in research courses, presenting research nationally and internationally, and participating in seminar activities within the research group. 

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who preferably has a master’s degree in business administration or in industrial engineering and management or equivalent. You have a strong interest in the research project described above. The position requires good knowledge of oral and written communication in English. Good knowledge of the Swedish language is a merit. At the same time as the position requires good ability to work closely with the rest of the project group, it also requires a strong own drive to be able to independently plan and manage one’s own work and be responsible for carrying out tasks within given time frames. Being a PhD student is about developing new knowledge and therefore creativity and ability to handle uncertainty and ambiguity is needed. The industrial nature of the research project with many partner companies requires that you have high social skills and are good at managing different stakeholders’ expectations.

For further information about a specific PhD education see;
General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%.

For further information about the position, please contact; Wiebke Reim, +46 920-49 2079, wiebke.reim@ltu.se, David Sjödin, +46 920-49 1819, david.sjodin@ltu.se and Vinit Parida, +46 920-49 2469, vinit.parida@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, +46 920-49 1809 christer.gardelli@ltu.se and OFR-S Lars Frisk, + 46 920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a personal letter reflecting on the topic of the project (about 1 – 2 A4 pages) and why you are a suitable doctoral student for this project. CV/qualifications. Copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. An essay / report /master thesis or other text that you have written that shows your scientific competence. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 2439-2019
Last day of application:
August, 10 2019

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Post expires on Saturday August 10th, 2019

Postdoc Researcher to the ERC project “Explaining Transnational Jihad“ (re-announcement)

DIIS invites applications for a temporary and project specific 2-year position as postdoc researcher starting on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The researcher will be part of the larger research project “Explaining Transnational Jihad – Patterns of Escalation and Containment” funded by the European Research Council.

The Project

The overall project that the postdoc researcher will be part of aims at advancing an understanding of how jihadist conflicts become transnational and under what circumstances they can be contained. The project also aims at developing an interdisciplinary analytical framework, which combines micro- and macro level approaches to jihadism, drawing from both Religious Studies, Security Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. With its focus on macro-level conflict structures,  the ambition is to develop a new framework for thinking about containment, providing an alternative to both the micro-level countering discourses embraced by much of the radicalization research, and the containment thinking that stems from the treatment of jihadist conflicts as civil wars in the peace and conflict literature.

The overall project has four main components 1) a quantitative examination of transnationalization processes drawing from among others the Religion and Armed Conflicts (RELAC) dataset/UCDP hosted by  Uppsala University, 2) comparative case studies of the mechanisms of escalation and de-escalation of jihadist conflicts in Syria/Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Mali/Niger, Pakistan/Afghanistan focusing particularly on the movements of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Taleban, and Boko Haram, 3) securitization analyses of the macro-level conflict structures that transnational jihadist movements tap into, and finally 4) sociotheological worldview analyses of potential changes in jihadist conflict imagery during transnationalization processes.

The applicant is particularly expected to contribute to component 2 and 4 with an emphasis on investigating the escalation and containment dynamics that relate to theological interpretations and religious worldviews. The applicant must have obtained a PhD degree in a relevant field – applicants with a background in theology, religious studies and/or Middle Eastern Studies as well as linguistic skills in Arabic will be preferred. Proficiency in written and oral English is required.

General Information

The position is aimed at applicants who have obtained their PhD within the past three years. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances (such as sick leave, parental leave or similar). Furthermore, the applicant must have demonstrated an ability to publish and communicate research in accordance with the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

DIIS is a leading public institute for independent research DIIS is an independent public research institute. Researchers contribute to the ambition to be at the cutting edge of multi- and interdisciplinary research, policy analysis and communication on global affairs. The postdoc will be based at DIIS’ address in Nordhavn.

Terms of employment 

The expected start date for the postdoc researcher is 1 October 2019. The employment is limited to two years and expires automatically at the end of this two-year period.

Remuneration and other job conditions follow the general agreement between AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) and the Danish Ministry of Finance as well as local collective agreements at DIIS.

Depending on seniority, the starting yearly basis salary ranges between 375,724 DKK and 398,578 DKK, including pension contributions. Furthermore, a yearly research supplement of 53,486 DKK will be added. Depending on your personal qualifications, a qualification supplement may also be negotiated.

Candidates from abroad may under certain conditions be eligible for a special researcher tax scheme, when working as a postdoc researcher in Denmark.

The application

All qualified applicants – regardless of national, ethnic or religious background, gender, age or sexual orientation – are encouraged to apply.

The application must include the following items in order be considered:

A cover letter with your motivation for applying for the position

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications
  • Documentation of academic qualifications, including Master’s and PhD diplomas
  • Up to five central scholarly works must be enclosed – either uploaded electronically or sent by mail in three copies each (see more about this below).
  • A statement of max. 1000 words describing your research idea, methodology and how it will contribute to the overall ambition of the ERC project.

The application, including all the above-mentioned documents, must be uploaded in DIIS’ electronic recruitment system (HR Manager) no later than 12 August 2019 at 12.00 noon (CET). The position can only be applied for electronically through the link on the right.

If you will be sending scholarly works by letter/parcel, please note that your electronic application must also include a list of the up to five works sent to DIIS in physical form. It is possible to upload some works electronically, while others (e.g. books) can be sent in physical form (three copies each). Any material sent to DIIS in physical form must be marked “ERC postdoc” and addressed to HR, Danish Institute for International Studies, Østbanegade 117, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. The letter/parcel must reach DIIS no later than 12 August 2019 at 12.00 noon (CET). Also, please note that DIIS will only return books and non-copied materials, and only if the return address is clearly noted in HR Manager.

Assessment

Qualified applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee before selected for interviews. The applicants sent for assessment will be notified about the composition of the assessment committee beforehand. The committee will only assess applicants who meet the requirements listed above. When DIIS receives the assessment results, we invite selected candidates for an interview as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

For further information about this project, please contact the Principal Investigator on the project, Senior Researcher Mona Kanwal Sheikh at mosh@diis.dk.  

For further information about the general terms of employment at DIIS, please contact HR at hr@diis.dk.  

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Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Industrial Design

Lulea

Ref 2117-2019

Industrial design belongs to the Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, ETS. The department has leading activities in economics, work sciences, innovation, natural resources, environmental and energy sciences. The department has approximately 200 employees and conducts research within 12 research topics distributed among three divisions, where the subject Industrial design is part of the Division of Humans and Technology. At the department, technical and social science courses are conducted within a large number of educational programs.

The subject Industrial Design is responsible for education at undergraduate and advanced levels, and focuses on developing future products, communications, services, environments and systems based on people’s physiological, social and cultural conditions. We see design as a transforming activity and discipline, which creates sustainable, ethical and inclusive experiences, artefacts and services, based upon deep insights into challenges, situations and users. Through a curious, creative and critical approach, we create the necessary conditions to meet the needs of industry, society and academia. We are now recruiting several positions in the subject of Industrial design with the aim of strengthening and further developing our activities and environment in order to meet new requirements in research, innovation, teaching and collaboration.

Subject description
Industrial design includes theories and methods for designing products, services, communication and environments based on people’s physiological, social and cultural conditions.

Position description
For the subject Industrial design, we are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in the field of sustainable design and user behaviour. The research project aims to explore how knowledge about design, interaction and user experience can be used to create products and services that support sustainable user behaviour. Specifically, we are interested in how products and services can be designed to create interactions through e.g. nudging, where sustainable behaviours are facilitated and supported by design. You will work in a team with researchers in interaction, service and product design. The research will be done in close relation to education and society. As an applicant, you are invited to submit a preliminary idea outlining a research focus which suits your interests and competence.

Duties
In this position, research and development of research activities in the field are the main tasks. This includes:

– Developing and conducting research and communicating the results through academic and/or artistic publications,

– Being active in the research community and following the international development within the subject area.

– Collaborating with relevant companies and organizations, researchers and partners, within and outside the university.

– Contributing to applying for external research funding to the subject area.

Qualifications
To be qualified, the applicant must have a doctoral degree or equivalent foreign degree in industrial design or other relevant design area. The successful applicant has preferably completed his or her doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline.

You must have:

– Very good knowledge of English, in speech and writing, and otherwise good collaboration and communication skills.

– Good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international merit is to be assessed with regard to the subject’s character and tradition.

– Good pedagogical ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other pedagogical activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods.

– Ability to participate in supervision of doctoral students in doctoral studies.

– Ability to interact with the surrounding society and research community and to inform about their activities.

– Good leadership abilities and administrative skills.

Experience within the following is a merit:

– Proven ability to successfully apply for and carry out externally funded research projects.

Information
The postdoctoral position is a fulltime temporary employment for two years. The position start as soon as possible.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anders Warell, +46 72 224 0123, anders.warell@ltu.se, or Head of Division Jörgen Normark, +46 920 491480, jorgen.normark@ltu.se.

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, +46 920 49 38 80, Christer.Gardelli@ltu.se or OFR-S Lars Frisk, Lars.Frisk@ltu.se, +46 920 49 17 92.

Luleå University of Technology works actively with gender equality and diversity that contribute to a creative study and work environment. The University’s values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below, where you attach a personal letter, CV and copies of verified diplomas. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and the diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Referensnummer:
2117-2019 

Final day to apply: July 31, 2019

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship within the Research Project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for one PhD scholarship within the research project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security”. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the PhD position is co-funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will be employed by September 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project“Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” addresses three themes: gender, security and images. The project starts from a discursive conception of security, an understanding of gender as cultural, and the image as open to multiple interpretations. The overall research question of the project is: “How are gender-specific security problems constituted through images?” The project employs a mixed-method strategy and is organized around four subprojects. These show the importance of historical context for how gender security problems might be shown, the relationship between levels of violence and gender representation in war photography, the way gender norms are reproduced or challenge in photographic images, and the possibilities of images to bring theoretical attention to “invisible” security problems.

The PhD scholarshipThe PhD scholarship is part of a subproject that asks: Is there a correlation between the level of violence in armed conflict and the representation of gender in war photography? This subproject will involve a dataset of photos taken by photojournalists during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The PhD student will play a central role in building this dataset. The subproject also expects to draw on the Georeferenced Event Dataset from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. This subproject is co-managed by Professor Lene Hansen and Professor MSO Jacob Gerner Hariri.

Are you the right candidate?Preferred applicants will have an interest in questions related to conflict, gender, images, photojournalism and quantitative methodologies. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills and proven quantitative methodological qualifications. Experience in working with the Georeferenced Event Dataset from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program or similar datasets is an advantage but not a requirement. We accept applications under the 5+3 PhD program. Please note that students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation/master thesis may apply under the 5+3 program.

Please contact Professor Lene Hansen (lha@ifs.ku.dk) for a full description of the research project and more information about the position. For information on the PhD program and the application procedure please consult the website of the Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen (in Danish).

ApplicationsThe University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions. In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 5 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

Application processOn the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 28th of July 2019.Interviews are expected to take place in mid August.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.2. Quality and feasibility of the project.3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant social science disciplines.4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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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: 28 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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Post expires on Sunday July 28th, 2019