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PhD position in Business Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark

  • 1.  PhD position in Business Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark

    Posted 5 days ago

    Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Business Studies from 1st of February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.

    Business Studies

    As a PhD student you will be associated with the research area Business Studies. The Business Studies community at the department is an interdisciplinary group of over twenty members of faculty and Ph.D. students researching widely within areas of management, organization, and sustainable innovation, and delivering courses on the bachelor and master's degrees in business administration.

    Business studies include the following research groups.

    The Innovation in Service and Experience (ISO) research group conducts cutting-edge research addressing major research questions concerning (among others) the practices that foster the engagement of users, employees, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and other actors in public and private service innovation;  how can tourism be developed in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way; why are experiences a central aspect of today's economies, what characterizes valuable experiences and how are they developed; how digitalization (including Artificial Intelligence) affects services and with what consequences for service organizations and customers/citizens.

    The Management and Organization research group (MANORG) works on organization, management and leadership from a variety of different perspectives. This includes research activities in leadership, sustainability, organization theory, organizational change, human resource management, project management, digitalization,  CSR and legitimacy, ethics and law, strategy, technology, accounting and finance, as well as philosophy of management.

    Members of the Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity (RUNOP) group investigate a wide range of topics related to a behavioural view of the firm and of decision-making, including risk and uncertainty as it relates to cognition and sensemaking; to strategy and innovation; to investor behaviour and finance; to talent migration and entrepreneurship; to accounting and auditing; and to management more generally.

    PhD students can benefit from and contribute to research activities in one or more of these groups. PhD projects should be within the research interest of the research groups.

    The Doctoral School

    You will be enrolled as a PhD fellow at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business with approximately35 PhD fellows from all over the world.

    The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment. It is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse. The Doctoral School has one PhD program. The program offers work in progress seminars, thematic professional development seminars, feedback and social activities for the enrolled PhD fellows. As a PhD fellow you will be part of a relevant research group at the department of your own choice.

    Responsibilities and tasks

    As a PhD fellow you are trained at an international level to undertake research. You are responsible for carrying out independent research under supervision and receive constructive feedback in the PhD program in order to finish your PhD thesis. During your employment you are required to take 30 ECTS of course work and gain experience of teaching activities. For more information, please see chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions  and Ph.d.-protokolattet  i Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere I Staten.


    Applicants must hold a relevant Master's degree in Business Administration, within social sciences or equivalent. . Besides the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master's thesis or similar with excellent marks will be emphasized. In addition, the applicant must have high level of proficiency in English, and basic spoken and written Danish skills, or willingness to learn this.

    You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department's daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.


    In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;


    In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:

    • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
    • Grades at Master's programme or equivalent
    • Quality and relevance of the project description
      • Considerations regarding ethical aspects, if relevant, shall be included in your project description
      • The quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
      • The consistency and coherence between the problem and the choice of method and theory
      • The realistic and feasible scope of the PhD project
    • Ability to complete the PhD project
    • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School
    • Your project description shall be no more than 5 pages 



    For further information about the position, please contact Head of Doctoral School Professor Hanne Marlene Dahl on tel. (+45) 4674 2922.

    Terms of employment

    The employment is full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Dean Peter Kragelund.

    The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  

    Application procedure 

    After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

    Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

    The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


    To apply for the position go to 

    Only applications in English are accepted. 

    Applications must include: 

    1. Cover letter 

    2. CV 

    3. Documentation of education including grades from Master's programme or equivalent 

    - If your Master degree is not awarded within the ECTS frame, please provide us with:

                 - your bachelor diploma and grades.
                 - An official English translation of diplomas
                 - A description of the master programme including the official duration (in years)


                 - An official assessment of your master diploma from the Danish Ministry                                          of Higher Education and Science.

    4. Your description of the PhD project (no more than 5 pages)

    5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 

    6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications. 

    Please submit your application no later than september 4th 2022. 

    Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.