PhD Scholarship within The Topic of Inequality 2018, Denmark


June 08, 2018

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PhD Scholarship within The Topic of Inequality

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship focusing on research within the topic of Inequality. The PhD scholarship is affiliated with CBS’ newly established Inequality Platform and will be based at the Department of Business and Politics. DBP is a leading international department that is at the forefront of research at the interface between business and politics in Denmark, the European Union and beyond. DBP scholars set research agendas in issues related to global challenges that affect business and politics, such as technological disruption, inequality, and sustainability. Research topics include business studies, global value chains and global wealth chains, innovation, economic development, comparative political economy, European Union, public policy, philanthropy and civil society. DBP’s research work often serves as a point of reference for think-tanks, policymakers, business organizations and the media. The applicants’ profile must fit with one of the core research themes of the department: political economy, comparative and European public policy, and civil society. Read more about the research themes:
Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. DBP teaches, for example, in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes. Applications on any research area falling broadly within the theme of Inequality are encouraged.   
High priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. Applicants should have completed (or be near the completion of) a Masters degree in one of the social sciences (for instance, economics, political science, sociology, political economy, development studies, business studies, or related disciplines).  The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors. Research training courses are an important part of the programme. The programme is highly international, and the candidate is expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student.  
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. 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 organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).   
For further information please contact: Head of Department Caroline de la Porte, e-mail, Academic Director of the Inequality Platform Mogens K. Justesen, e-mail: or Head of Secretariat Anne W. Suhr, e-mail: Information about the department may be found at  

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 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.   


To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English. 


The application must include a 5-page project description. 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. For more information on admission look at
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), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills if their masters has not been taught in English.   

Recruitment procedure   

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed 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. The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system.
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April 04, 2018
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