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PhD Scholarship at the Department of Management, Society, and Communication


 

The Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one vacant PhD scholarship within the department’s areas of research.

Multi-disciplinary by design, MSC leverages the synergies of its faculty to explore the conditions and practices of responsible management, organisation and governance in a globalising world, sharing a particular concern with culture, communication and context as lenses to understand the interaction and interdependencies of business and society.

MSC’s research is organised in three research environments, each with a number of sub-areas of specialization:

  1. The CBS Sustainability Centre (more info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-management-society-and-communication/cbs-sustainability)
  2. The Centre of Business and Development Studies (CBDS: more info: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-management-society-and-communication/centre-business-and-development-studies-cbds)
  3. The Communication, Organisation and Governance (COG) Research Cluster
    (more info: https://www.cbs.dk/files/cbs.dk/cluster_0.pdf)

 

Applicants are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should be linked to one or more of these research environments. This may include addressing topic areas like:

  • The challenges of fostering practices and transformations towards sustainability of organizations, markets, individuals, and society at large
  • The relations between business, government and civil society in governing sustainable development, particularly in the Global South
  • The dynamic interplay of communication, organization and governance (especially in the age of digital media), including issues such as diversity, culture, learning, change, and/or (responsible) management and leadership, as these pertain to contemporary organizations

We invite interested candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds in the human and social sciences, such as management and organisation studies, economics, media and communication studies, culture studies, development studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, or geography.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

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 increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

 

General information

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 %
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS website for more information about the PhD program: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

The planned starting date for the positions is on 1 December 2020 but may be agreed upon individually.

The Department will give priority to applicants with

  • High grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis (see info on equivalents: http://eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • A background in social sciences and in particular business management and economics
  • An interest in joining (one or more of) the Department’s research environments 

Application

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project proposal. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:

  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills including proof of written English proficiency
  • Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

 

Recruitment procedure 

The Recruitment Committee makes a shortlist of the applicants that will be evaluated by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

 

For further information please contact:  Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, e-mail dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc

 

Closing date: 7 August 2020.

Apply online

 

With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

 

 

How to apply

1. Enter the vacant position you wish to apply for
Click on the link Apply online at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed to an external webpage which is the recruitment system.

2. Application form
Fill in the online form with your personal data and upload the relevant documentation (see guide to required documentation below).

3. Terms of use
At the bottom of the page you are asked to accept the fact that we register your data – if you agree put a check mark in the box and click send. You cannot apply without giving your consent. Personal information is automatically anonymised after six months.

4. After sending your application
You are now registered in the system and within 24 hours you will receive an e-mail confirming your application. In the e-mail you have the possibility of making sure that your application and attached documents are correct. If you do not receive an e-mail please contact HR Services, Tel.: +45 3815 2022. Once the deadline for applications has expired all submitted applications will be read and you will hear from us.
 

 

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