PhD scholarship in Diversity studies

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 23 May 2021

PhD scholarship in Diversity studies

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD fellowship in Diversity studies at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).

The PhD position is a 3 year full-time contract connected to the Carlsberg Foundation research project “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a Moralized Market” led by Associate Professor Florence Villesèche. See more information about the project at . The project team will consist of a PhD, a PostDoc, and a research assistant for a duration of 3 years. The envisioned starting date of the position is September 1, 2021.

Examples of research areas that the PhD project may cover: 

  • Connecting moral markets theory and EDI scholarship
  • Sensemaking and identity work of EDI experts
  • History, development and institutionalization of the EDI expertise field in Denmark and/or internationally
  • Practices of actors in the EDI market

Core research areas of the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy are organized into different research groups: Politics; Business History: Philosophy; Management & Entrepreneurship; and Law. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in all areas of law, political science, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, literature, theology, aesthetics, design and innovation, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics, leadership and strategy, pedagogic study, and other areas.

The position will be affiliated with the Management and Entrepreneurship group. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the organization of the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil association, the state, and corporation. MPP also participates in numerous interdisciplinary cross-CBS activities. In line with this concern, the PhD should demonstrate a capacity to bridge across several of these environments and place the human at the heart of the project.

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, .  

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see

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 organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). 

To fulfill the requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.

For further information please contact: Head of Department Mitchell Dean, e-mail og Associate Professor Florence Villeséche, . Information about the department may be found at .

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

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 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 %.

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, the candidate should have 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.
Applicants must have achieved the equivalent grade of ten (10) or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale for their master’s thesis.

The minimum grade point average of 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale must have been achieved for the bachelor's degree and the master's degree combined.

The applicant must be fluent in English.

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

The application deadline is 23 May 2021 at midnight CET.

Applications must include: 

  • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages).
    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. 
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • 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. 

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

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

    Closing date: 23 May 2021.

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

    Closing date: 23 May 2021.

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    With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

    The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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