PhD of Social Studies

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

Social Studies

As a PhD student you will be associated with the research area Social Studies which is an interdisciplinary field of study based upon sociology, political science, anthropology, economics and sociology of law. Within this interdisciplinary field we aim to understand, analyze and explain today’s complex, social changes, that cannot be understood using more traditional approaches. We focus upon three main themes: Social change & justice; Welfare, institutions & inequality and Gender & diversity that to a certain extent crosscut the research groups in social Studies. Social studies include three research groups with the following research foci:

Social Dynamics and ChangeIn the wake of the past decade’s economic crisis, the impact of neo-liberal forms of government, and the flow of immigrants and refugees the classic questions of social change and social dynamics have re-emerged as key issues on the academic, political and institutional agendas in Europe, calling for a revitalisation of the problems of social justice, redistribution, recognition, inclusion and stigmatisation, and of critical engagement and forms of democratic action and participation.

Changing Societies: Welfare and DiversityUsing the Danish model as its basis, the group works with local, European and global perspectives of welfare. The Danish welfare model and policies in primarily the social and labour market area are analysed in the light of national change and history and in the light of a Nordic, a broader European and global impact. The group’s work is focused on four cross-cutting dimensions: diversity and equality, labour market and welfare, work and care and, finally, marketisation and partnerships.

Crossroads of Care and social reproductionWe focus upon social reproduction and care (its embodied, cognitive and emotional elements) empirically and theoretically. The group seeks to offer an interdisciplinary platform for discussing ongoing and new research about institutions and regulations of care, identities of care and care as work.

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD fellow at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business with approximately35 PhD fellows from all over the world. 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, PhD courses, feedback, and social activities for the enrolled PhD fellows. As a PhD fellow you will be part of a relevant research group at the department of your own choice.

Responsibilities and tasks

As a PhD fellow you are trained at an international level to undertake research. 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 and 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

Qualifications

You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within social science e.g. sociology, anthropology and political science. Qualifications within the following areas are required:

  • Proficiency in English and a Scandinavian language
  • Excellent or good grades in BA and MA degrees
  • The suggested project is relevant to a Danish context or suggests research in a Nordic context
  • The suggested project must relate to one or more of the three main themes within social studies i.e., social change and justice, welfare, institutions & inequality and/or gender& diversity, and one or more of the research groups

 

We also emphasize the following qualifications:

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.

Assessment

In the assessment regarding employment 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
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding ethical aspects if relevant, shall be included in your project description
    • The quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
    • The consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
    • The realistic and feasible scope of the PhD project
  • Ability to complete the PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
  • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages 

 

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact head of the doctoral school professor Hanne Marlene Dahl on tel. (+45) 4674 2922 For technical or administrative questions, please contact Phd coordinator Ida Bruhn Bull at ibbull@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment

The employment is 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. 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 13th 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. 

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PhD of International Studies

 A Single, Green Market for Capital? A critical political economy perspective on the completion of the Capital Markets Union

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark, invites applications for a position as PhD of International Studies from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a double degree in collaboration with the Political Science Department of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The overall period for the project is limited to three years. During the first 18 months, the candidate will be based at Radboud University and during the last 18 months of the project at Roskilde University. Physical presence at the respective university during this period is mandatory. That means that the PhD position involves moving from the Netherlands to Denmark in 2024 (the moving costs will be partially covered by the universities).

If the PhD process lives up to the requirements at the two universities, you will be awarded with a degree from each of the universities (a double degree).

Description of the PhD project

The financial system of the EU has gone through a turbulent time since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gave renewed impetus and opportunity for the European Commission to accelerate the larger plan to unite capital markets in Europe through the Capital Markets Union (CMU).

The CMU stands at a crucial conjuncture of European market integration; as an institutional process, it is marked by the fundamental fault lines between financial market liberalization and attempts to regulate the sector, while at the same time ensuring a transition that is green and inclusive. These developments are set in a broader context of far-reaching structural changes and geopolitical rivalries in the global economy more generally, and the changing role of banks vis-a-vis other financial sector agents in the provision of credit and/or equity in particular. Possible focal points include, for instance: the financing of the European Green Deal; the link between CMU and industrial policy; the role of financial markets actors, business actors and civil society in the CMU process.  

Explaining the politics that inform the CMU relaunch provides an important building block for understanding the EU’s attempts to unlock investments against the backdrop of the unfolding integration trajectory of the European political economy.

Applicants are invited to send in a project description addressing these processes, with a clear focus on the political economy of European integration. We encourage applicants from a wide range of approaches and perspectives.

Your project description shall be no more than four pages, excluding a bibliography. It should include a clear empirical focus point related to CMU; relevant research question(s); an indication of relevant literatures and theoretical perspectives; and a tentative research design.  Considerations regarding ethical aspects shall be included in your project description

The Doctoral Schools

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Institute for Management Research (IMR) Doctoral School at the Radboud University, and the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University. Both Schools provide training and research that are relevant for PhD candidates. They support collecting and disseminating information, and organizing research events and activities. They form 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.

Read more here:

Institute for Management Research (IMR) Doctoral School

Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University

As a PhD student you will be associated with the research group Economic Policy, Institutions and Change (EPIC) at the Roskilde University (though there is a liberty of choice amongst the department’s other research groups, if you feel your research belongs in another group) and the multidisciplinary research group EU Politics, Administration and Law (EUROPAL) at the Radboud University. You can find more information here:

https://forskning.ruc.dk/da/organisations/economic-policy-institutions-and-change

https://www.ru.nl/politicalscience/

https://www.ru.nl/nsm/imr/our-research/hot-spots/eu-politics-administration-law-europal/

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, and gain experience of teaching activities.

Qualifications

You must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent within Global Political Economy/International Political Economy, Political Science, European Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Economics, or a related field. Qualifications within the following areas are required.

  • Good or excellent grades in relevant subjects
  • Proficiency in English

 

The following qualities are a plus:

  • Familiarity and affinity with critical political economy perspectives
  • Professional experience with EU economic and/or financial policies
  • Willingness to engage in international mobility and conduct fieldwork in Brussels

 

Assessment                                                                                                                                                                           

In the assessment regarding employment 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
  • Grades at the Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Scientific originality
  • The quality and relevance of the project description
  • The quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
  • The consistency and coherence between the research problem and the choice of method and theory
  • The realistic and feasible scope of the PhD project
  • The relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral Schools

 

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Laura Horn (lhorn@ruc.dk; +45 5124 6781) and Angela Wigger (angela.wigger@ru.nl). For technical or administrative questions, please contact PhD. Administrator Ida Bruhn Bull at ibbull@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment

The PhD will be employed full time on the basis of the regular PhD conditions and salary schemes for the duration of 18 months at the Radboud University and 18 months at the Roskilde University.

For more information about the employment conditions at the Radboud University go to: https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/working-at-radboud-university/employment-conditions/

For more information about the employment conditions at Roskilde University go to: The Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Read more about the PhD salary in Denmark here.   

At Roskilde University you will refer to the Dean of Social Sciences. 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 applications will be shortlisted.

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 

 - If you master degree is not awarded within the ECTS frame, please provide us with:

              - Your bachelor diploma and grades

             - An official English translation of diplomas

             - A description of the master programme including the official duration (in years).

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 the 1st of December 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. 

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Postdoc position associated with a new Horizon Europe research project ‘UNTWIST Policy recommendations to regain feminist losers as mainstream voters’

 The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher associated with a new research project commencing on 1 February 2023 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.

The position is associated with the implementation of the Horizon Europe Cluster 2 project ‘UNTWIST Policy recommendations to regain feminist losers as mainstream voters’. Starting point is the hypothesis that citizens at the margins might feel abandoned or disempowered by current mainstream feminist discourses and policies. By analysing if extreme populist parties are acting as niche parties, substantively representing (but also twisting) the needs and demands of citizens at the margins, UNTWIST will co-create alternative ways of addressing those citizens.

The project is comparative, focusing on Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, the UK and Spain as case studies and involving partners from all these countries in the consortium. As a postdoctoral researcher you will work closely with the Danish lead partner Laura Horn (RUC) and the project’s international consortium.

The postdoc will contribute to several stages of the project: In the beginning, the development of a typology for analysing party manifestos, based on feminist theory. The core task involves contributing to developing a survey questionnaire, and then independently carrying out survey data analysis for the Danish case. In addition, conducting and analysing focus groups, engagement with stakeholders and contributing to the formulation of policy recommendations will be part of the responsibilities.  Finally, teaching and teaching-related tasks are included in the position. The postdoc will also participate in Roskilde University's university pedagogy and active research environment.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology or Gender Studies)
  • Expertise in, and experience with quantitative analysis, with particular focus on the development and analysis of questionnaires and surveys
  • Working knowledge of Danish or others Scandinavian languages

 

We’re looking for a candidate who will preferably have an affinity with one or more of the following:

  • Feminist theories
  • mixed methods analysis, e.g. the use of focus groups
  • analyses of rightwing populism
  • analyses of the Danish political landscape

 

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 Associate Professor Laura Horn via email lhorn@ruc.dk  or tel. (+45) 4674 3109.  

Terms of employment

The employment is fulltime (37 hours). 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 the 16th of November 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. 

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PhD of Social Science, Research on Civil Society and Volunteering

 

Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Social Science (Sociology and Civil Society) from the 1st of April or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

Description of the PhD project

The title of the PhD-project is Civic Engagement and Sustainable Social Networks.

The project seeks to examine how different forms of civic engagement can help to create sustainable social networks. Sustainable social networks are in the project defined as networks in which groups of people from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds enter into a dialogue aimed at addressing everyday problems.

The Doctoral School

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University.

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business 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.

As a PhD student you will be associated with the research area of Social Science.

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.

Qualifications

You must hold a master’s degree or equivalent within a social science education. Qualifications within the following areas are required

  • Relevant educations in Social Sciences (e.g. sociology, social studies, political science)

 

We also emphasize the following qualifications:

  • Experiences in using qualitative research methods combined with other research methods
  • Case study methodology

 

You are required to be enterprising and possessing 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. An additional qualification has to be that you are fluently in Danish and able to mediate group interviews.

Assessment

In the assessment regarding employment special notice gives to;

 

In the assessment to enrollment, consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Quality and relevance of the project description
    • Considerations regarding use of qualitative methods and case studies in research on social networks and inequality shall be included in your project description
    • Your project description shall be no more than 8 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 project manager, Thomas P. Boje on tel. (+45) 46742905 or (+45) 30666593 or mail: boje@ruc.dk or project supervisor Troels Schultz Larsen on tel. (+45) 46742864. For technical or administrative questions, please contact PhD. Coordinator Ida Bruhn Bull at ibbull@ruc.dk.

Terms of employment

The employment is on 37 hours per week and that you refer to Peter Kragelund, Dean of Social Sciences.

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. 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 the 15th of December 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. 

Apply

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