PhD Scholarship in Political Science, University of Southern Denmark

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The Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark offers a PhD scholarship within the research project “University Governance” which is part of the research programme “Governance, Funding and Performance of Universities” for appointment as of August 1, 2012 or soon thereafter. The PhD scholarship must be completed within a three-year period, and the workplace will be Odense. The allocation of a PhD scholarship requires enrolment in the PhD programme in Political Science at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark.

The application must include a project description of maximum five pages detailing the planned PhD project. In addition to the overall research question, it should include considerations on relevant theory and empiricism, methodological considerations as well as a work schedule for completing the project.

The project should relate to university governance, focusing on internal governance. Applications focusing on the use and consequences of different governance regimes, particularly including performance management, will be preferred. Applicants are encouraged to apply a design including both qualitative and quantitative data.

As a part of the scholarship, an individual programme must be followed, covering PhD courses, seminars, and active participation in conferences and workshops. The PhD student is expected to obtain teaching experiences and competences in other forms of communication and presentation. As a part of the PhD study programme, the PhD student is expected to make an extended visit to a research institution abroad. We also encourage PhD students to attend international conferences and summer schools. It is likewise expected that the student participates in the department’s various activities and spends regular hours at the department.

For further information about the PhD programme please contact PhD coordinator, Associate Professor Niels Ejersbo, tel. +45 6550 3193, e-mail Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark is available at:

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is regulated by a government agreement.

Fill in the application form available on our web page under the section Application forms for enrolment. Here, you will also find guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD Programme for Political Science and Journalism Studies. The project description must not exceed 5 pages. In addition to the full project description, an abstract of no more than 250 words must be included.

Furthermore, you should submit a certified copy of your Master’s degree certificate including examination results, detailed CV, project description, abstract, information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication and if relevant, a list of publications. All non-Danish documents must be translated into English and certified.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the course committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. Potential candidates may be asked to come to Odense for an interview (expenses paid).

With a view to promoting equal opportunities in academic positions, the University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or ethnic background.

Please forward your application (incl. enclosures) as PDF-files clearly marked “Position No. 351/556-125833” to the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by e-mail to:

The application must be received at the Faculty Secretariat not later than Friday June 1, 2012 at 12:00 noon.

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3 comments on “PhD Scholarship in Political Science, University of Southern Denmark

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    12 februari 2001
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