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PhD Scholarship in Sociological Analysis - 2022-224-04748

At the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Sociology and Social Work, a PhD scholarship in Sociological analysis of social capacities in Danish villages with a special focus on village-clusters<br />is open for appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible.

Job description

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Sociology and Social Work and Realdania and aims to analyze relationships in village development potential and chances of survival, be concerned with examining local socioeconomics and local social engagement as basis for identifying local social “tipping points”. The project is based on mixed-methods and the project presupposes competencies in both quantitative and qualitative sociological methods.

Applicants must have a relevant master's degree and must include:

  • Sociological knowledge of the significance of social capacities of localities
  • Academic / practical experience of working quantitatively with large data sets
  • Academic / practical experience with qualitative research

All international applicants must document their Danish/Scandinavian language proficiency.

Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Science and Humanities takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.
 
Application requirements 
  • Letter of motivation
  • Application form
  • Project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • Information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Danish Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master's programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.
The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the "apply online" function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant's project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.
 
Contact
You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Head of department Trond Beldo Klausen (tbk@socsci.aau.dk). 

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact gmh@adm.aau.dk

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 26 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities. AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Vacancy number

2022-224-04748

Deadline

15/08/2022

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