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Roskilde University

PhD of Sociology of European Integration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

We also emphasize the following qualifications:

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

PhD in the PhD program Society, Space and Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Questions For further information about the position, please contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018