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PhD scholarship in Social Data Science, Politics & Society

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Politics and Society, a PhD scholarship in social data science, is open for appointment on September 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The Department of Politics & Society at The Faculty of Social Sciences – Aalborg University invites applications for a number of fully-funded Ph.D. positions. Research at the Department of Politics & Society is organized in four clusters: History; Institutions, Policy & Behavior; Public Administration & Digitalization, and Global Dynamics & Politics (see https://www.politics-society.aau.dk/research/research-clusters). For this position, we are particularly interested in applications from candidates with project proposals in the area of social data science. Candidates with alternative research interests and project proposals are also encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant(s) will be associated with research cluster(s) in dependence of the research profile of the proposed project. Each of the four clusters hosts two or more research groups and the successful applicant(s) will be a member of one of them. We encourage applicants to contact the supervisor with whom they hope to work and together develop a suitable research proposal.


Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.
 
Application requirements
 
  • letter of motivation
  • Application form
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master's programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.
The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the "apply online" function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been finalized, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant's project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.
 
Contact
You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from Head of Department, Michael Baggesen Klitgaard, e-mail michaelklitgaard@dps.aau.dk

Information about the Department can be found on the following website: www.dps.aau.dk.

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Mette Bjerring, mb@adm.aau.dk

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 26 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Vacancy number

2021-224-03426

Deadline

15/05/2021

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