Aalborg University PhD Stipend in Global Refugee Studies, Denmark

Publish Date: Feb 10, 2016

Deadline: Feb 25, 2016

Aalborg University PhD Stipend in Global Refugee Studies

The primary tasks in the position are research and teaching within Global Refugee Studies. In terms of research the successful applicant will be part of the research unit at Global Refugee Studies with an analytical focus on the relationship between conflict, forced displacement and forced stuckness (i.e. the inability to leave). To complement existing competencies in the unit, applicants with specialization within the study of internally displaced people and forced displacement, especially with a geographical focus on Latin America and Asia, will be prioritized.

 In terms of teaching the position is attached to the master specialization program in Global Refugee Studies at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at the Copenhagen Campus. Although this position requires a level of professional competence in Global Refugee Studies, it is also expected that the applicant is able to conduct teaching in at least two of the subsequent disciplines: cultural studies, international relations, international political economy and development studies. The position may also include teaching and supervision obligations in other programs under the School of Culture and Global Studies.
The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to ensure that PhD scholarships provide career opportunities both within and outside of the university. For that reason, PhD scholarships are formed in a manner ensuring that the competencies achieved in the position qualifies to both a career within research and a career in the private and/or public sector.

Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.
The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (only available in Danish), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place.
It will be considered an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants have experiences with problem based learning, which is Aalborg University’s pedagogical model. Applicants who are qualified to teach within other areas of the programmes mentioned should state this in their application.
Research and teaching (lecture and supervision) activities within Global Refugee Studies are conducted in English, and therefore applicants must submit evidence of their English capacity at a professional level.
In terms of personal qualities, the PhD candidate is expected to have strong interpersonal skills, and to be able to establish and maintain good relations with researchers and students with different cultural and political backgrounds.
The new employee will be attached to the research group on Global Refugee Studies and if he/she chooses one additional research group of his/her own choice.

Daily attendance at the department of Culture and Global Studies at the Copenhagen Campus is required. In addition, the new employee must be prepared to participate actively in all aspects of the day-to-day activities in the department and in the study programme. For information about the research profile of the department etc., please consult the department’s homepage at:www.cgs.aau.dk.

Application requirements

·         letter of motivation
·         project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
·         information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
·         curriculum vitae
·         diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
·         foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Canada
·         Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
·         Application for credit transfer if relevant.
The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the "apply online" function.


The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.


You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Professor (MSO), Steffen Jensen, email: sje@cgs.aau.dk.
If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact alb@adm.aau.dk


Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

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