The Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy (MPP) including CBS LAW at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to five PhD positions in 2019.
MPP carries out disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on management, law, strategy and organisation across private and public sectors and civil society. It is thus positioned at the centre of CBS’s business-in-society mission. It is organised into different research groups: law; politics; business history: management philosophy; management and entrepreneurship. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in all areas of political science, sociology, philosophy, history, law, anthropology, theology, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics and other areas. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil association, the state, and the corporation.
MPP includes CBS Law. Founded in the international and national legal framework for businesses, its research focuses on business law from a societal and commercial perspective. Consequently, the research concentrates on the content of and interplay between international Law, EU Law and National Law.

Worth of Award

  • A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (624 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 24.480 (app. 3,284 euro) up to DKK 29.829,76 (app. 4,000 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 % of the base salary.


Applicants are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should relate to the following:
  • Law and multi-level governance and/or law and ethics
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Leisure management
  • Any area which fits the departmental profile and can be supervised within it (two positions)
  • They invite interested candidates from different disciplinary and multidisciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences that would be relevant to these themes.
  • The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student.
  • To be considered, the candidate should have a 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 Master’s degree before commencing a PhD at CBS.
  • The applicants must be fluent in English.

How to Apply

The application must include:
  • A project description (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 in form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a very brief outline of how the project would fit in with the core areas of the department.
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A list of papers and publications.
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.

Deadline: Application must be submitted no later than on  June 3, 2019, via the electronic recruitment system.


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