One PhD scholarship on NATO to be placed jointly at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Syddansk University

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One PhD scholarship on NATO to be placed jointly at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

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One PhD scholarship is available to be placed jointly at the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark and at DIIS in the research unit on Defence and Security. The scholarship will focus on NATO�s ability to adapt to the strategic environment of the 21st century.
The scholarship is available for appointment for a period of three years beginning no later than March 1st, 2011. The PhD scholarship must be completed over a three-year period and the workplace will be divided between Odense (SDU) and Copenhagen (DIIS). The allocation of a PhD scholarship presupposes enrolment in the PhD programme in Political Science at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark.
The project will focus on NATO�s ability to adapt internally and externally to the new strategic environment. The point of departure are the NATO summits in Bucharest, Strasbourg/Kehl, and Lisbon which laid the foundations for defining NATO�s role and relationships in the 21st century.
Applicants must address the following theme in their project description:
Leadership and Strategic Rationale in the Atlantic Alliance
The project must focus on NATO�s internal efforts to define its strategic rationale as well as the balance between leadership and collective effort. A leader can define visions or shape them in operations in which it takes the lead, but visions must ultimately take root among all allies to be effective. The project must address this challenge, which can be done with a focus on the Strategic Concept, NATO operations, or some other issue. We invite creative thinking in this respect.
The application should include a detailed description of the PhD project. The overarching research question is defined by the project description, but the application should nonetheless define the research question in greater detail. The application should then link the research question to a choice of relevant theory, research design and methods, and include a work schedule. The project description must not exceed 5 pages.
Successful applicants must participate in a DIIS-SDU research programme that over the three-year period will train the candidate and embed the project in a NATO studies framework. The research programme will involve PhD courses, seminars, and active participation in conferences and workshops, as well as participation in DIIS policy-relevant applied research and teaching at SDU. Moreover, the candidate will do doctoral work partly at DIIS, partly at SDU, and the candidate is expected to participate in the general research activities of DIIS and SDU, respectively, when working there.
Applications are invited from candidates with a Master�s Degree. Only candidates with top academic qualifications will be considered for enrolment.
For further information about the PhD scholarships as well as the project requirements, please contact Professor Sten Rynning, tel. +45 6550 2193,, or Senior Researcher Trine Flockhart, tel. +45 3269 8763, For information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark please see our web page: More information about this PhD programme can also be obtained from PhD coordinator Niels Ejersbo,

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Department of Political Science and Public Management
Danish Institute for International Studies
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Application, salary, etc.:

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 1 October 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 � protocol on PhD Research Fellows.
Please fill in the application form available on the Faculty�s PhD web page under the section Application forms for enrolment. Here you also find guidelines for preparing your project description within the PhD programme in Political Science. The project description must be followed by an abstract for no more than 250 words.
Furthermore you should submit certified copy of Master�s degree certificate including examination results, detailed curriculum vitae, information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication and if relevant a list of publications.
Applications will be evaluated by the course committee in Political Science and Public Management/Journalism under the PhD School. The assessment regarding your application will be forwarded to you, when the assessment has been completed.
With a view to promoting equal opportunities in academic positions, the Faculty encourages all interested persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Please submit 6 copies of the application including all above mentioned enclosures, marked no. 351/556-115814, to the University of Southern Denmark, The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark. The application must reach the University not later than December 15, 2011 at 12.00 noon.

Employment starts:  1 March, 2012
Closing date 15 December, 2011 at 12 noon
Location: Odense

Mark application Job ID 351/556-115814 and send it to:
Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultetssekretariat
Syddansk Universitet
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
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