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Roskilde University

PhD in Socal Psychology of Everyday Life

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD in the PhD programme in Social Psychology of Everyday Life from January 1th 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD programme in the Social Psychology of Everyday Life provides researcher education in theoretical and methodological approaches to investigating and understanding people’s everyday life. The programme is based on an interdisciplinary development of theory, knowledge and methodology, with particular reference to social psychological issues that relate to the relationship between persons and their social world. Thus, the programme is characterised by cross-disciplinary approaches to social-psychological issues in everyday life.

This interdisciplinary research approach is expressed in five research groups associated with the programme:

Childhood, Youth and Family Life Researchhttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/barndom-ungdom-og-familielivsforskning

Gender, Body and Everyday Lifehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/hverdagsliv-køn-etnicitet-og-mangfoldighed

Organization, Ethics & Social Sustainabilityhttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/organisering-etik-social-bæredygtighed

Subject, Technology and Social Practicehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/subjekt-teknologi-og-social-praksis

Working Lifehttps://forskning.ruc.dk/en/organisations/arbejdsliv

The PhD programme in the Social Psychology of Everyday Life is part of the Doctoral School of People and Technology https://ruc.dk/en/doctoral-school-people-and-technology

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 must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within psychology, anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, social science or related disciplines.

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.

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to:

For further information about the position, please contact:

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

Ph.d.-program leader, Charlotte Højholt, charh@rucdk

Terms of employment

The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years

The employment is on full time and you will refer to department head 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.

To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/    Applications in Danish or 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 September 27, 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 university homepage


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 Friday September 27th, 2019