Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Technology, Organisation and Society in the 2022/23 academic session.
The central objective is to advance our understanding of how technological developments in terms of automation and the proliferation of algorithmically and data-driven forms of knowledge production affect the communication, management and governance of contemporary organizations and societies in the Global North and/or the Global South. We welcome applicants whose research interests comprise the role of novel technologies in governmental, corporate and citizen practices, including but not limited to, issues relating to the environment, health, working life, ethics and justice including social transformation.
Applicants are required to develop a theoretically grounded research proposal, which is mindful of the historicity and ambiguities of technologies in the formation of knowledge and communication, governance and management practices. They invite interested candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds in the social and human sciences, including media and communication studies, organisation and management studies, culture studies, political science and international relations, development studies, sociology, science and technology studies (STS), anthropology geography, and philosophy.
Worth of Award
- A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours).
- The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
- The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 27,871 up till DKK 33,659 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%.
- The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).
- The salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.
To be considered the applicant must
- have basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
- have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale
- have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone
- have an educational background in the social sciences
- have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
- master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking
How to Apply
The application must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:
- a presentation of an original research question
- a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
- a presentation of the proposed empirical material
- a work plan for the three years
In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:
- diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
- a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
- a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
- one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)
- documentation of English language skills
Deadline: Applications close on March 15, 2022.