PhD position on Professional Networks and Algorithmic Work

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Dec 2021

CBS invites applicants for a PhD position on Professional Networks and Algorithmic Work to investigate what agents and technologies are required for new green accounting standards to development in a way that enrolls firms and governments to combat climate breakdown. We invite PhD proposals that focus on the relationship between professional and expert networks, algorithmic work, and change to finance, taxation, insurance, and similar issue-areas.

This post is funded by the ‘ADD – Algoritmer, Data & Demokrati’ project funded by the Velux and Villum Foundations. This project is led by Professor Nørholm Sine Just at Roskilde University and the co-PI at CBS is Professor Leonard Seabrooke in the Department of Organization. Seabrooke is responsible for the work package on Financial Transparency that is based in the Department of Organization and will mentor the PhD Fellow.

The ADD Financial Transparency project is concerned with how forms of professional diagnosis, inference, and treatment in the financial sector, including taxation and insurance, are changing as professionals work more with algorithms. The project is one of issue-areas being investigated in the ADD consortium, the others include cybersecurity and private life, predictive algorithms in public administration, health policy, and innovation.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a brief PhD proposal with their application package (max. 5 pages). Given this is an interdisciplinary project that cuts across accounting studies and international political economy we are particularly interested in applicants who have can familiarity with scholarship on governance standards, professions and expert networks, and the role of accounting in society. The project proposal should include a well-considered indication of the intended research design, such as a description of the research context and potential cases to be selected.

The PhD will work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team and will be eligible for considerable financial support for field work and data collection. The student will be supervised by Professor Leonard Seabrooke in the Department of Organization.

Applicants need to have obtained a B for their master thesis on the EU ECTS grading scale (a 10 on the 7-point Danish scale). For comparison, please see the following EU grade conversion table: .

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, .

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 CBS should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information related to the project or the position, please contact Professor Leonard Seabrooke ( ).

General information: 
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work. 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. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School.

To be considered, applicants should have completed or be about to complete a Masters level education (equivalent 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 the PhD at CBS, though not at the time of application. The applicants must have excellent professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

The application (see link below) 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.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript of grades attained at both Bachelor and Master level, a brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written, work (e.g. a thesis).

Recruitment procedure 
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two to 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.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at .

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at .

Application due: 12/2/2021

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