University of Southern Denmark, SDU is inviting applications for its PhD fellowship in Social Science Didactics at the Department for the Study of Culture in Denmark, for the 2019/2020 academic session.

As of 1 September 2019, or soon thereafter, a PhD fellowship in subject didactics with particular regard to the quality in the teaching of social sciences in primary schools, will become available at the Department for the Study of Culture (IKV), Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark in collaboration with Applied Research in Pedagogy and Society (ARiPS), the Business Academy and University College, Lillebælt.

The Department for the Study of Culture conducts research, teaching, and communication in philosophy, cultural studies, literature, media studies, and educational science. Additional information can be found on the website.

Worth of Award

  • A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period.
  • The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
  • The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5,


To qualify for a PhD position you must have;

  • Completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.
  • Completed a relevant master’s degree programme with good grades and who can formulate a research project that contributes to the development of social science didactics in relation to QUINT.
  • The research fellow must, therefore, outline ideas for a project on teaching quality and the concept of quality in the social science subject.
  • A requirement for the project is 1) that the collection of empirical knowledge is included in at least two Nordic countries, including Denmark, 2) that it takes place in secondary education (year 9, or 8), and 3) that video observation is part of the methodology.

How to Apply

  • Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
  • Please always include a copy of the original diploma/certificates.
  • They only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.
  • They do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.
  • All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

The application should include:

  • Special PhD-application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
  • Examination certificates
  • A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file


Deadline: Application closes May 19, 2019.


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