Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship that focuses on issues of European integration for the Nordic countries. The Phd Scholarship will be in the field of social and political sciences. The PhD scholarship is part of the Nordforsk-financed ‘Reimagning Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) research excellence hub, which focuses on research about the Nordic region. Please read more about the ReNew research hub and the themes it focuses on here: https://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/department-of-business-and-politics/nyheder/cbs-receives-grant-from-nordforsk-new-research-hub-renew
. CBS will employ one other ReNEW PhD student (in humanities), as well as two post-docs (one in social sciences and one in humanities). The intention is that the CBS ReNEW PhDs and post docs start up in the autumn of 2018. ReNEW PhD students are introduced to a vibrant research community with many possibilities for summer school, workshop and conference participation.
This Phd call seeks applicants in social and/or political science, which focus on one or several challenge(s) of European Integration for the Nordic countries. Major challenges, such as third country migration and the Eurozone crisis, have strained cooperation among the countries of the European Union. The political response to the Eurozone crisis and austerity policy in the South has been an increase of far-left parties, while the Nordic EU countries have seen a strengthening of nationalist right-wing parties. The nationalist right-wing parties in the Nordics are skeptical to migration, but also to further European integration in various areas of public policy, especially those implying re-distribution. The free movement of labour, a cornerstone of European integration, is questioned increasingly, despite evidence that EU labour migration contributes positively to the economies of the host countries. This context calls for research that analyses one of these or other major challenges of European integration for and/or in the Nordic countries. Preference is given to projects that use qualitative methodology, if possible including comparative analysis. Various types of qualitative methods may be used.
Teaching responsibilities of the Comparative European and Public Policy group comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. The group teaches, for example, in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.
High priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. Applicants should have completed (or be near the completion of) a Master’s degree in political science, sociology, political economy or related disciplines. Having a specialization in European studies is of added value.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors. Research training courses are an important part of the programme. The programme is highly international, and the candidate is expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student.
It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department´s research environment.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). For further information please contact: CBS leader of ReNEW, Professor (MSO) Caroline de la Porte, tel.: +45 3815 3550, e-mail email@example.com
or Head of Secretariat Anne Suhr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must also be fluent in English.
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan. In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. Application deadline is 12 October 2018.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk
Closing date: 12 October 2018.
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