Department of Marketing & Management invites applications for one 3-year PhD position within Consumption, Culture, and Commerce at University of Southern Denmark, SDU 2019.

The PhD Student will conduct research associated with a HERA funded research project that sits within the Department’s research area of Consumption, Culture & Commerce. The position is vacant from 1. August 2019 or soon after. The position is located in Odense, but requires some mobility to conduct field research at festivals in Denmark and possibly also other partner countries.
The PhD candidate will join a research team working on the project ’European Music Festivals, Public Spaces, and Cultural Diversity (FestiVersities)’, funded by the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Joint Research Programme on Public Spaces in Europe. The Project Leader is Professor Ian Woodward at Syddansk Universitet, in Odense, Denmark, with other members of the research team based in the Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, and the UK.

Worth of Award

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.


The successful candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

  • a completed Masters degree (or completed by the time of appointment to this position) or equivalent in a relevant field of the social sciences
  • strong skills and experience in qualitative and interpretive social research
  • experience in conducting anthropological and cultural-sociological fieldwork, including ethnographic and interview research
  • a capacity to network and create productive collaborative research relationships with key actors in the field of music festival production
  • willingness and capacity to conduct some fieldwork in other European partner national settings
  • the capacity to speak Danish fluently will be an advantage given that the position involves fieldwork at Danish music festivals
  • interest in and capacity to present research findings at international conferences and to help prepare co-authored research papers arising from the project

How to Apply

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV – if possible including publications and teaching experiences.
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. If you are not yet graduated from a master’s programme please indicate when this is scheduled to occur.
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A translation of grades according to the European ECTS system obtained in BA and MSc programmes.
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography, etc.) – the description should clearly specify the key research theme that the candidate’s PhD project proposal is contributing to in the context of the larger project as described above.


Deadline: Application closes June 10, 2019.


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