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Roskilde University

PhD of Computational Social Science

Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Computational Social Science from 1st of March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

Description of the PhD project
The PhD students will be part of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Big Data at Roskilde University. The Centre for Big Data (CeBiDa) is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on big data analytics, methodologies, modelling, big data learning and visualisations of big data in different contexts. It combines research across natural science, humanities, social science and technical sciences. For this scholarship, we are looking for a PhD student who is interested in and qualified to undertake Computational Social Science research applying data science and data management, big data, network analysis, social simulation, text mining/language processing, and/or machine learning/algorithmic social science.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Big data and behavioural public policy
  • Big data analysis of text (e.g. political, legal, case records)
  • Network analysis of social movements
  • Predictive modelling for public policy and administration or for business
  • Business intelligence/Management information systems
  • Consumer big data’s potential in business/economic forecasting models
  • Big data analysis of citizen-generated data of conflicts
  • Poverty mapping in developing countries using big data

The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE). The school provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment.

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.

You will be enrolled as a PhD student in one of our four the PhD programs, i.e. International Studies, Business Studies, Social Studies and Public Administration and Politics, at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business: https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-social-sciences-and-business

ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on political science, anthropology, business studies, economics, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. The Department hosts an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. Researchers at ISE share a commitment to understanding society and businesses in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes and leverages into social, economic and political 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 or business science. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • Previous experience in Computational Social Science and knowledge of relevant techniques is an advantage.
  • You are required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal and communicative 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;

  • 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).
  • 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
  • Top grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding ethical aspects shall be included in your project description
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages
  • Quality and relevance of the methodical 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

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact head of department Peter kragelund on tel. (+45) 46743335, jpk@ruc.dk or for technical or administrative questions contact PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen, +4574 3499, ise-phdadmin@ruc.dk

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 December 4, 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.   

Read the job description at the unviersity homepage

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

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 Wednesday December 4th, 2019

PhD position at the PhD Programme Research in Health and Society

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University offers one PhD position affiliated to the PhD Programme Research in Health and Society. The position as PhD scholar is limited to 3 years and starts at the earliest January 2020.

We invite applications within the following theme.

Healthy lives, healthy settings and health strategies in the welfare state
From studies of self-perceived health, we know that health is influenced by experiences of hope, learning, sense of belonging and identity, and the ability to act for health. From research, we also know that health is closely related to socio-economic and environmental factors, to settings and policies. We invite PhD proposals on the relation between experienced health, settings and social contexts of health. This could be in relation to wider transformations of the welfare state, in specific situations of social liminality or in relation to specific strategies for health. There could be a focus on either children, youth, aged, migrants, or individuals with a specific diagnosis etc. Moreover, the settings for health in focus could be neighborhoods, schools, welfare institutions, being in migration etc. We invite applications that wish to theorize and empirically explore the relation between social and cultural context, settings, – and the perceptions of health. We also invite proposals on how health strategies of individuals are influenced by health promoting strategies of local as well as wider society.

The PhD Programme Research in Health and Society is concerned with critical social science and humanistic health research that may contribute to improving conditions for good and healthy lives and a healthy society. Empirically based research is focused on relations between health, culture, and society, and on the experiences of health and illness in relation to settings, policies and contextual factors. The program also contributes to critical studies of existing knowledge regimes, discourses, and concepts of health and health promotion. Equity, access, sustainability and welfare are guiding perspectives in the study of health strategies and institutional practices, as well as in the study of health in everyday life settings, in communities and as a part of identity and subjective experience. The study program is transdisciplinary, and holds expertise in qualitative ethnographic, interview, discourse analytical and action research methodologies and methods.

You can read more about the research and the research groups at the Department of People and Technology here: https://ruc.dk/en/research-department-people-and-technology

The Doctoral School for People and Technology conducts research aimed at sustainable solutions, often through experimental approaches and from a perspective of supporting people’s active and learning engagement. The department covers human, social, health and IT-science, as well as planning, intervention and design-oriented disciplines. The PhD school has 5 PhD programmes, each with their own focus points: 1/ Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation, 2/ Social Psychology of Everyday Life, 3/ Information Technology, 4/ Society, Space and Technology, and 5/ Health and Society. Info: https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks in the position are defined as follows in accordance with the Executive Order on the PhD programme at universities and certain artistic educational institutions (PhD Executive Order), currently Executive Order no. 1039 of 27/08/2013:

  • Implementation of an independent research project under supervision (the PhD project).
  • Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.
  • Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.
  • Preparation of a PhD thesis based on the PhD project.


Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent qualification

Assessment
The assessment of candidates for the position will consider:

  • A relevant master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Other academic qualifications described in the job advertisement.


The assessment for enrolment will also consider:

  • The project description and schedule for the PhD project – 5-8 pages.
  • Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
  • Consistency and coherence between the project and the choice of method and theory
  • Relevance of the project for the PhD school
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Educational qualifications and any additional professional qualifications, e.g. relevant professional experience and publications


Questions
For further information about the position, please contact:

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

PhD programme director, Professor Betina Dybbroe, +45 4674-2339, tibet@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to head of department, 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 November 15, 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
15-11-2019
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi

Contact
Betina Dybbroe Professor (MSO), 4674-2339
Mikael David Meldstad, 4674-2732

Read the job descirption at the university homepage

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Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019