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Post Doc position in the area of cross-sector collaboration, with a specific focus on business-humanitarian partnerships

The Post Doc is a non-tenured position which entails both research and teaching activities. The position is connected to the project ‘Private-sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action’ (HUMAC), led by Associate Professor Jasper Hotho and Assistant Professor Verena Girschik.

The HUMAC project examines how business-humanitarian collaboration can be organized in an ethical, effective, and sustainable manner.To this end, the project team – consisting of the principal investigators, a Post Doc and a PhD student – examines the challenges of business-humanitarian collaboration in a variety of crisis contexts. The aimis to generate urgently needed research-based knowledge and theoretical insights into the organizational dynamics, complications, and solutions of business-humanitarian collaboration in crisis contexts. The project is funded by the Velux Foundation, and will commence in November 2020. Additional information on the project can be found here.

The Post Doc position is focused on the legitimacy concerns towards private-sector engagement in humanitarian action. Humanitarian organizations increasingly collaborate with global firms, and various platforms have been created to facilitate such collaborations, such as the UN Connecting Business Initiative. However, the humanitarian community has traditionally viewed private-sector firms with considerable skepticism. In collaboration with the project team, the Post Doc will be asked to examine whether and how such legitimacy concerns may best be addressed for constructive collaboration in the context of global initiatives for emergency relief.

Interested applicants are encouraged to include a brief research statement with their application package, describing how they envision addressing this question in ways that build on their own research strengths. The Post Doc will work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team and will be eligible for considerable financial support for field work and data collection.

The Post Doc is a three-year position with a 33% teaching load. The Post Doc will be affiliated with the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB) at CBS. Details about the department can be found here.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in the social sciences (e.g. Management, International Business, Political Science, or comparable fields) or a relevant humanities discipline, such as International Relations
  • The applicant must have demonstrated research affinity with cross-sector collaboration, multi-stakeholder partnerships, or business and humanitarianism, and must be interested in building up a research profile in these areas
  • The applicant must have excellent qualitative research skills
  • The ideal candidate is collaboratively minded but able to work highly independently
  • The applicant must have excellent professional proficiency in English (written and spoken)

To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the eventual candidate is expected to be physically present at the department on a regular basis. Teaching responsibilities may comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching and will be determined on the basis of the candidate’s profile.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type.  

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

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

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining the candidate’s main strengths 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 assessment. A maximum of 5 publications for assessment 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, if any.
  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 a minimum of two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

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

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

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

For substantive questions related to the project or the position, please contact Associate Professor Jasper Hotho (jh.egb@cbs.dk) or Assistant Professor Verena Girschik (vg.msc@cbs.dk).

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

Closing date: 15 December 2020.

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Read the job description at the university homepage

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

PhD position on ‘COVID-19: Effectiveness and ethics in local collaboration for health emergencies’

CBS invites applicants for a PhD position on business and humanitarianism to critically examine how business-humanitarian collaboration is organized in acute crisis situations and to what effects. To this end, we invite PhD proposals that focus on the emergence and organization of business-humanitarian collaborations in the context of COVID-19.

A central challenge during health emergencies is to activate and coordinate a rapid and effective emergency response. Often, coordinated global emergencyresponses attract most attention. However, in practice, local emergencyresponses are at least as vital. As could for example be seen in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic or the West African Ebola outbreak, local emergency responses often involve emergent collaborations between humanitarian organizations and locally operating businesses.

While locally operating businesses often play a crucial role in humanitarian response, we know relatively little about how business-humanitarian collaborations form during health emergencies, and how such collaborations are organized. Similarly, our understanding of the longer-term effects of the reconfiguration of relations between the private and the humanitarian sector, as well as the ethical challenges involved, are still poorly understood. We therefore invite applicants to develop a research project to study the emergence and organization of local business-humanitarian collaborations in the context of COVID-19. Examples of relevant questions the project could address are:

  • How can local business-humanitarian initiatives be organized to ensure an effective emergency response?
  • How can such collaboration be organized ethically, i.e. in ways that uphold humanitarian principles?
  • How do cross-sectoral emergency responses maintain, challenge or redefine existing business-society relations and to what effects?
  • How are collaborative relations maintained or reassessed and, if deemed necessary, reverted after a crisis ends?

Interested candidates are invited to submit a brief PhD proposal with their application package (max. 5 pages). We are particularly interested in applicants who have strong affinity with the humanitarian sector and who can draw on expertise from relevant fields, such as humanitarianism, political science, law, or business studies. The project proposal should be theoretically grounded in a way that leverages applicants’ expertise and contributes to our understanding of cross-sectoral collaboration in the context of humanitarian emergencies. The proposal should also include a well-considered indication of the intended research design, such as a description of the research context and potential cases to be selected.

The PhD position is part of the project ‘Private-sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action’ (HUMAC), led by Associate Professor Jasper Hotho and Assistant Professor Verena Girschik. The HUMAC project examines how business-humanitarian collaboration can be organized in an ethical, effective, and sustainable manner.To this end, the project team examines the challenges of business-humanitarian collaboration in a variety of crisis contexts. The aimis to generate urgently needed research-based knowledge and theoretical insights into the organizational dynamics, complications, and solutions of business-humanitarian collaboration in crisis contexts. The project is funded by the Velux Foundation, and will commence in November 2020. Additional information on the project can be found here.

The project team will consists of the principal investigators, a Post Doc, and a PhD student. The PhD will work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team and will be eligible for considerable financial support for field work and data collection.

The PhD will be affiliated with the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB) at CBS. Details about the department can be found here.

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. Applicants need to have obtained a B for their master thesis on the EU ECTS grading scale (a 10 on the 7-point Danish scale). For comparison, please see the following EU grade conversion table: https://www.studyineurope.eu/grades.

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.

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 CBS should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). 

For further information related to the project or the position, please contact Associate Professor Jasper Hotho (jh.egb@cbs.dk) or Assistant Professor Verena Girschik (vg.msc@cbs.dk). For questions relating to the PhD school and PhD education please contact PhD Coordinator Manuele Citi (mc.egb@cbs.dk).

General information: 

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work. 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. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School.

To be considered, applicants should have completed or be about to complete a Masters level education (equivalent to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing the PhD at CBS, though not at the time of application. The applicants must have excellent professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

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 along with a grade transcript of grades attained at both Bachelor and Master level, a brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written, work (e.g. a thesis).

Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two to 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: 5 January 2021.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday January 5th, 2021

PhD scholarship in blended learning and student engagement in management education

The Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one vacant PhD scholarship within the field of blended learning and student engagement in management education. 

The recent increase in the use of technology-enabled learning in business and management studies has shown that technology can play an important role in management education but also that lack of student engagement can pose a challenge for student learning outcome. Our understanding of what causes this lack of engagement is still limited and more knowledge of students’ preferences, effectful designs and new roles for teachers are needed. We therefore invite applicants to develop a research project to study student engagement and disengagement in blended learning in management education. Applicants are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should be linked to student engagement with a special focus on blended learning. The project may include addressing topic areas like:

  • How can different blended learning designs support student (dis)engagement?
  • How can different forms of student engagement be measured using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods?
  • How do face-to-face and online components foster different forms of (dis)engagement and how do they interact?
  • What are the consequences of blended learning for (dis)engagement of instructors and how does this influence student learning?

We invite interested candidates from education, sociology, psychology and economics to apply but also candidates from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
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).
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.

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 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 
The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program 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 website for more information about the PhD program: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.
Applicants must be fluent in English.
The planned starting date for the positions is on April 1 2021 but may be agreed upon individually.

The Department will give priority to applicants with

  • High grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • A background in social sciences and in particular business management and economics
  • An interest in joining (one or more of) the Department’s research environments 

Application

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project proposal. 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)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills including proof of written English proficiency
  • Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

 
Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee makes a shortlist of the applicants that will be evaluated 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.
 
For further information please contact: Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, e-mail dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc

Closing date: 5 January 2021.

Apply online

Read the job description at the university homepage

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday January 5th, 2021