The Department of Information Studies,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully
funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are
expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The PhD scholarships are open-area; we are looking for applications in
all of the department’s areas of strength. We are especially interested in PhD project proposals that augment the
department’s strong, international research profile in new ways and areas. It is expected that the PhD scholars will
take active part in the department’s research activities and it is a plus if
the proposed research project is situated between multiple areas of research
within the department’s research profile. As a minimum we expect that the proposed research project is clearly
situated within the department’s research strengths and activities, and that it
is clearly connected to the expertise or interest of individual faculty members
or research groups in the department.
Applicants are expected to have a
strong educational background. The successful candidates
will be part of a dynamic department that spans several disciplines, and the
candidates must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment. It is expected that the successful candidates
take part in the department’s daily life and activities, and contribute to the
development of the overall research milieu at the department.
applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into
account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the
applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications
and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the
duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking
the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method,
disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required
timeframe of 36 months.
applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the
research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal
requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and
‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree
(120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at
the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master
program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application
deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university
declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have
their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order
to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree.
Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is essential
and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD
Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at
any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in
your application package:
Please outline your motivation for
applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the
requirements for this position, and explain why you want to do
your PhD studies at the Department of Information Studies at the University of
Please include a complete CV including a list of
publications, if you have any.
Please include a detailed
description of your proposed PhD project. Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project
within one or more of the research groups at the department and/or align your
research project with one or more individual faculty members in the department.
Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
- A copy
of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available before the
application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
- A copy
of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an official
description of the grading scale must be included)
- A copy
of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
- A copy
of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official
description of the grading scale must be included)
If your MA diploma and/or examination records are in
another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a
translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and
transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
state-authorized translator and interpreter
embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued
or where the translation was made
The PhD administration encourages applicants from
within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part
of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and
qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC
(The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee)
Read more here:
The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are
selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All
applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not.
Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected
applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant
has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to
their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be
invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not
necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours
distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses
of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must
submit a PhD thesis.
Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are
appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement
between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged
– without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them
corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will
primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related
For further information on employment, please see the
collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for
employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree.
Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be
For any further questions regarding the position,
terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD
Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this
questions regarding the Department of Information Studies’ research profile and
PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate
Professor Laura Skouvig, e-mail: email@example.com
As an equal opportunity employer,
the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates
regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted
electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted
application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires.
No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.