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Roskilde University

Postdoc position associated with a new Horizon Europe research project on EU democracy support in its Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, is looking for a postdoc associated with a new research project commencing on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as postdoc is for a period of 3 years, of which 60% of the time stems from the research project (involving research, research support of Danish lead partner and administrative tasks) and 40% of the time consists of teaching and supervision activities. It is also possible to establish the position as a pure research position (i.e. research, research support of Danish lead partner and administrative tasks) of 60% (approx. 22 hours per week) employment over 3 years.

The project seeks to identify success factors & challenges so that the EU’s democracy support efforts can regain traction and be revamped to make neighbourhood countries more resilient, equitable, inclusive, and responsive to people’s local needs. It offers a great opportunity to connect epistemic communities of researchers, policy makers in EU institutions and member states, practitioners, civil society representatives, and citizen groups in the EU and its neighbourhoods.

Building on recent as well as new research the project will develop a theoretical framework for an improved EU democracy support toolkit in both neighbourhoods. This framework will elaborate mechanisms for new practices of (feedback-based) interaction in the EU’s democracy support by establishing and pilot-testing an innovative Democracy Learning Loop. The collected data will create a transparent overview of the EU’s role and its democracy support practices which will in turn be made accessible to a wider audience via a Democracy Support Database and Digital Dashboard. The project will also identify additional tools to mainstream EU democracy support practices in the field of gender equality, digital transformations, trade, migration, energy, and security in its interactions with neighbourhood countries.

As a postdoc you will work closely with Danish lead partner Professor Michelle Pace (Roskilde University) and the project’s international consortium.

The postdoc will assist with the development of the theoretical and methodological framework and independently carry out assessments of academic literature on democracy, democracy support and contestation as social practices. The post includes tasks aimed at conceptualizing gender equality and the role of digital transformations in relation to democracy support. Finally, teaching and teaching-related tasks are included in the position. The postdoc will also be offered to participate in Roskilde University’s university pedagogy and active research environment.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc will work closely with the Danish Lead partner and the other partners in the consortium’s research team. The specific tasks include:

  • Literature search, review and co-publications
  • Pilot testing of project’s conceptual framework
  • Support of Danish lead partner
  • (Teaching & supervision)

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in the field of social sciences as well as experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis and preferably knowledge of democracy/democratization studies and European Union studies.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in working independently as well as with other team members. The candidate will preferably have theoretical and practical knowledge about co-creation on democracy support in the EU’s neighbourhoods as well as gender equality and digital transformations. Danish language skills in relation to the mapping of Denmark’s democracy support practices in the neighbourhoods are preferred. Knowledge of other languages pertinent to the project’s research theme will be added advantages.

 

Evaluation
In the assessment of the applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

  • Scientific production and research potential 
  • Ability to work independently and with other research team members
  • Ability to promote and leverage research results
  • Broad academic experience, preferably also extensive international academic experience
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the department’s internal and external collaborations
  • Teaching experience

 

In the overall assessment of the individual applicant, emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential as well as research qualifications, including experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, insight into the field of research and competencies in research communication.

Questions
For further information about the postdoc position, please contact professor Michelle Pace on tel. (+45) 4674 2136 or mpace@ruc.dk

Terms of employment
The employment can be both fulltime (37 hours) or parttime (22 hours) depending on whether or not teachning is included. You will refer to dean 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 Dean 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 

4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here

5. A complete list of publications 

6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  

   If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here

 

Please submit your application no later than 11th June 2022. 

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.

Deadline: 2022-06-11 at 23:59
Unit: Instititut for Samfundsvidenskab og Erhverv

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on lørdag juni 11th, 2022

PhD in Business Model Innovation

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD fellow of Business Studies (specifically Business Model Innovation) from 1st of October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

The PhD project
In large established multinational companies, business model innovation can be a particular challenge, yet critical to long-term survival and business success. We are looking for a recently graduated master student to join the research project: “Framing Business Model Changes in the Multinational Incumbent”. With this exciting project we are aiming to explore how business model innovations travel between corporate headquarters and local operating companies, with a special focus on Danish multinationals with Chinese business units. The project will use framing and related cognitive theories, answering the question what role does cognitive framing serve in the international travel of business models?

The project is co-financed by the Sino-Danish Centre (SDC) and is a double degree PhD program from Roskilde University and the prestigious University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. As a PhD fellow, you will have supervisors at both universities. As such, this is a great opportunity for someone wanting to embark on an academic career.

The project will be supervised by Professor MSO Kristian J. Sund (RUC), with co-supervisors Assoc. Professor Johannes K. Dreyer (RUC) and Professor Jiang Yu (UCAS).

The Doctoral School and research environment
You will be enrolled as a PhD fellow at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business with approximately 30 PhD fellows from all over the world. You will be employed by Roskilde University and receive a salary and support for travel.

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment. It 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. The Doctoral School has one PhD program. The program offers work in progress seminars, thematic professional development seminars, feedback and social activities for the enrolled PhD fellows. As a PhD fellow you will be associated with one of the relevant research groups at the department.

You will also be enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a PhD fellow you are trained at an international level to undertake research and teaching assignments. You are responsible for carrying out independent research under supervision and receive constructive feedback in the PhD program in order to finish your PhD thesis. During your employment you are required to take 30 ECTS of course work, gain experience of teaching activities. For more information, please see chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions  and Ph.d.-protokolattet  i Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere I Staten.

As this is a double degree with UCAS, you will also be expected to teach quantitative research methods to master’s degree students at the Sino-Danish Centre (SDC) in China or online, and you will have a mandatory stay of 12 months in Beijing (that can be split in 2 stays of 6 months each), working at the Sino-Danish Centre (SDC), and hosted by the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). You will conduct further teaching and supervision work at Roskilde University.

Qualifications
You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within management, economics, or an equivalent discipline, preferably having completed relevant courses in strategy and/or innovation.

We require the following qualifications:

  • High proficiency in English, both written and oral
  • Relevant MSc or MA degree with high grades
  • Knowledge of statistics, as demonstrated by having completed one or more statistics courses at undergraduate or graduate levels
  • Willingness to travel and live for a period of at least 12 months in Beijing (please state this clearly in your cover letter)
     

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.

Please note that Chinese citizens including citizens from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao are not eligible for this position.

Assessment
In the assessment regarding employment, special 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
  • Excellent grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description (please provide a 2 page description (+ references) of how you would go about working on this project)
    • Quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
    • Consistency and coherence between the research problem and the choice of method and theory
    • The realistic and feasible scope of the PhD project
  • Ability to complete the PhD project

 

Questions
For further information about the position, you are encouraged to contact Kristian Sund, +4546742198, sund@ruc.dk or for administrative or technical questions, please contact PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen on tel. +45 46743499 or email: annikam@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Dean 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 Dean 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. Description of the PhD project (no more than 2 pages)

5. Time schedule of the project 

6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications. 

 

Please submit your application no later than 3th of June 2022.
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.

Deadline: 2022-06-03 at 23:59
Unit: Instititut for Samfundsvidenskab og Erhverv

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag juni 3rd, 2022