PhD in Regional Economics
PhD scholarships in Social Science / Business Administration at the Department of Border Region Studies
Applications are invited for PhD scholarships with a profile within Regional Economics and the Spatial Dimension of Economics or in business development. The positions are to be filled by the 1st of September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The place of work will be the Department of Border Region Studies in Sønderborg.
The PhD scholarships are financed by a grant from the INTERREG 4A within the Project ‘Emerging Attraction’, and the successful candidates’ projects are supposed to analyse the regional economic and cross-border aspects of regional development.
One of the scholarships is aiming at policies for the improvement of the regional innovation systems, knowledge dissemination and strengthening of the regional human capital. Special focus will be on the identification and analysis of qualification gaps and knowledge transfer on the regional level.
The other scholarship should focus on regional economic analysis and structural change in an international and cross-border perspective and with a clear focus on empirical data analysis.
Only applicants with high grades and projects which belong within one of the above areas will be considered for the positions. More information about the research activities within the research units can be found at: http://www.sdu.dk/en/ifg
The successful applicants will be enrolled in the relevant PhD programme at SDU, participate in research and dissemination activities within the project and become member of a cross border group of PhD students.
As part of the PhD study, an individual education programme within the relevant discipline of the candidate has to be completed. You will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and/or at a project partner, and over the period of the programme, to acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are also expected to participate in the various activities at the department and – apart from your stay abroad – to be regularly present at the department.
The scholarships are available to students who wish to enter the PhD programme in Social Science / Business Administration in the framework of the 5+3 programme. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is granted to applicants who have completed an MSc in Economics, Business Administration or other relevant M.Sc. The scholarships run for three years. Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, is available from www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk. Further information can be obtained from Research Director, Professor Andreas P. Cornett email@example.com.
The Department of Border Region Studies is located in Sønderborg and rooted in the unique history of the Southern Danish border region. It has lively relationships with the business community and the cultural institutions of the region. The department constitutes an interdisciplinary unit with scholars being organised around three research groups focusing on business administration, regional economics, and people and society in border regions. Teaching is offered at all levels within Business administration, Business Relationship Management, European Studies and Regional Economics. Approximately 800 students from about 50 countries are enrolled at the department. Teaching is conducted in English only.
Department of Border Region Studies
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
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The employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows.
When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk under the section Application forms for enrolment. Here, you will also find guidelines for preparing your project When preparing your application, please note that you may find guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the following PhD programmes: Business Administration or Economics.
The application form should be accompanied by
1. A detailed curriculum vitae
2. A translation of grades according to the European ECTS system obtained in BA and MSc programmes,
3. A project description (max 5 pages),
4. An abstract for above project description of no more than 250 words
a. The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
b. The abstract must contain a well-motivated suggestion for a supervisor among faculty at the Department of Border Regional Studies – a list of the employees from the department can be found here
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applications will be assessed by a course committee. When the committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.
The University encourages equal opportunities in academic positions. All interested persons are thus encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.
Please submit your application marked "Job ID 351/523-125855" including enclosures by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format or Word 2003 alternatively newer format) to Personnel & Finance, Business and Social Sciences by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application must reach the Faculty Secretariat no later than Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
Ansøgningsfrist: 15. august 2012 kl. 12:00
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