Over the past few years, entrepreneurship has become an area of increased strategic interest and the entrepreneurship research group at The Department of Management therefore invites applicants for a position as PhD student. This particular position is within the area of entrepreneurship and regional development and is funded by the Regional Development Council.
The PhD student will be joining a dedicated and vibrant group of senior and junior researchers in entrepreneurship from both the business school and the university. S/he will be expected to partake in events arranged by the group and in writing of academic articles alone and with members of the group, and to communicate research results to the public. A successful international applicant is expected to acquire a basic working knowledge of Danish during the early period of the PhD position.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and some prior knowledge in entrepreneurship theory. We value methodological plurality. Earlier experience with working in an academic environment from a position as research assistant will be preferable.
PhD students in Denmark work under very favourable terms: They are employed on a full-time basis for three years, and the salary is sufficient to cover all necessary accommodation and living costs and to lead an active life. A PhD student does not pay university fees.
PhD students at Aarhus School of Business (ASB), work under almost the same terms as other research staff, i.e. they have their own office space with a computer, incl. Internet access, email, phone etc., as well as access to secretarial assistance etc. Moreover, expenses in connection with the scientific work are covered, e.g. participation in research courses and academic conferences in Denmark and abroad.
There are also good and well-paid job opportunities in Denmark for people with a PhD degree, both within and outside the university sector.
A PhD student in Denmark must complete an individually planned PhD course programme within the relevant research area and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers. The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another – often foreign – research institution. During the programme, the PhD student is further expected to gain teaching experience within the subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. ASB also finances participation in relevant PhD courses and scientific conferences. In addition, it is expected that PhD students participate in and contribute to the other activities of the department.
Conditions of employment
The PhD fellowship has duration of three years. Graduates and students expecting to complete their study programme in the near future may apply for the fellowship. The employment is covered by a national collective agreement.
The applicant`s research potential will be the determining factor for a positive academic assessment. Exam results will also be assessed. For further information on admission criteria and ASB’s PhD programme, please look here.
If you have any questions about the fellowship etc., please feel free to contact Henrik Scriver, deputy head, tel. +45 8948 6560, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply via the Aarhus University web-based facility (FUA). https://mit.au.dk/
Please mark the application with scholarship no.: 544-0141
The following material must be attached:
1. Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach.
2. Graduate diploma (including a list of all grades).
4. Other material, if any (e.g. publications), which should be taken into account in the assessment.
Questions about the preparation of the project description may be directed to Associate Professor Helle Neergaard, Aarhus School of Business, tel. +45 8948 6607, e-mail: email@example.com.
Deadline for application
Monday 1 February 2010 at 12:00 noon. The applications will subsequently be assessed by an expert assessment committee, and applicants will receive the committee’s assessment of the individual application and the response to the application from ASB approx. one month after the expiry of the deadline for application.
The assessment of the application comprises an overall assessment of the applicant and his or her qualifications. Particular weight is attached to the project proposal, the grades obtained by the applicant in the study programme, and to whether the applicant, during the study programme or in another manner, has displayed special skills in writing major papers, e.g. a thesis.
Aarhus School of Business is part of Aarhus University. It currently has 480 permanent employees, including 240 researchers. ASB holds the international EQUIS accreditation awarded by the EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development).
More than 7,000 students are enrolled at the university. Study programmes include six-semester bachelor programmes, four-semester master`s programmes and three-year full-time PhD programmes as well as part-time MBA and diploma courses.
The scientific faculty of the Department of Management includes 32 researchers of whom 7 are full professors. There are also a number of PhD students and research assistants.
Further information about Aarhus School of Business can be found at: www.asb.dk
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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.