Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship with the Department of Sociology, UCPH. The chosen candidates will enrol at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin on 15 November 2018. As part of the PhD studies, the PhD student must spend at least 12 months in China at a Chinese research environment that is actively involved in the educational activities of the Master’s program at the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) in Beijing.
The PhD student will join a research program that will examine China’s changing economy and transitioning employment relations by looking at how work is being re-organized, along with the emergence of new types of work and jobs. It will focus on the rise of the tertiary industry (service sector) which now represents 42.4 percent of all employment in China. This project will map out the quality and characteristics of some of the largest and fastest growing job segments in China’s emerging service sector and investigate how patterns of change in jobs structure potentially leads to shifts in class structure, class conflict and social change. The eligible student should have strong training in labor theory, industrial labor relations and/or welfare theory.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training, which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three-year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme.
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
In English: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english
In Danish https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/
Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme, and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:
In English: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/
In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/forskning/
Further information about the PhD study programme on https://www.soc.ku.dk/
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
Terms of employment
The terms of employment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about enclosures to include with your electronic application:
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish)
Attachments should include:
Cover Letter, describing research career goals, skills and experience
Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
Full contact details of two reference persons
Documentation of English and/or Chinese language ability (or explanation of qualifications)
Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 17 September 2018.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines.
4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.