PhD in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship
PhD in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship
The Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 3-year PhD scholarships in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship. The starting date is negotiable but should be during the calendar year 2024.
The positions are intended to build capacity in entrepreneurship studies and are connected to the Carlsberg Semper Ardens: Advance research environment “The Entrepreneurial Age: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in Society”. The project group explores in which historical contexts our current understanding of entrepreneurship first emerged, how entrepreneurial discourse assigns value and legitimacy to some forms of behaviour over others, and by which mechanisms it affects social change. How we think and talk about entrepreneurship shapes a critical view of entrepreneurship and creates possibilities for reframing, which provide novel impulses for the future. The PhD positions are 3-year full-time contracts.
For more information about the position, please contact Christina Lubinski, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Business Humanities and Law is dedicated to an integrated approach to the contemporary challenges facing business and society drawing on the humanities, interdisciplinary social sciences, and law. It emphasizes problem-oriented research to understand those challenges and to build the lifelong capabilities necessary to address them. Faculty within the Department of Business Humanities and Law have diverse research backgrounds and research foci including but not limited to leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, strategy, law, politics, economics, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, diversity, equity and inclusion, culture and leisure management. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the organization of the human within its multiple environments and, by implication, a research interest in the interdisciplinary “conversation” between humanities and social sciences.
Within the Department of Business Humanities and Law, the position will be located in the Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership Unit, an interdisciplinary research environment connecting leadership to business ethics and entrepreneurship.
The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and every PhD student is expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting scholar. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.
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 in high demand.
CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department's research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here: www.cbs.dk/bhl.
The ideal candidate will have completed a master’s degree in an area related to entrepreneurship, organization studies or management with a clear interest in business humanistic approaches. The candidate will be committed to an academic career, have the capabilities to conduct internationally recognized research, and be able to communicate research findings clearly. The candidate will show an interest and ability to in connect humanities and social sciences in their research.
All applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Applicants must
- have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process and a total of 180+120 ECTS). However, applicants who hold a one-year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. Candidates who enter the PhD program with a one year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) will be offered a 4 years program and will be considered a Master’s student for the first 2 years of the program.
- have received the grade of 10 (or above) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (https://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
- have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined, or alternatively a weighted grade point average of at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted.
- have an educational background in the humanities or social sciences.
- have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS.
- master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking, knowledge of a further project-relevant language a plus.
The application (see link below) must include a research proposal of three to five-pages. The project description must include:
- a presentation of an original research question.
- a description of the initial theoretical framework and method.
- a presentation of the proposed empirical material.
- a work plan for the three years.
In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:
- diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts.
- documentation for being in the top 40% of the class (if grade requirements are not met).
- a concise curriculum vitae (CV).
- a list of articles and publications (if applicable).
- documentation of pedagogical qualifications or related material (if applicable).
- one example of a selected written work (e.g. master's thesis)
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. More information can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.
Employment and salary
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 28,897 up to DKK 34,898 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).
Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance's agreement with the Academics' Central Organization.
The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
The application must be sent via the online link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see above), by the application deadline.
For further information, please contact Professor Christina Lubinski, e-mail: email@example.com. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/bhl. Information about Copenhagen Business School is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en.
Closing date: 15 January 2024
Apply online (LINK)
Closing date: 15 January 2024.
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