Absolutely Funded! PhD scholarship on the Division of Political Science 2023-24, College of Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline for purposes: 1 Could 2023

Purposes are invited for a PhD scholarship on the Division of Political Science. Enrolment will likely be on the College of Social Sciences below Copenhagen Graduate College of Social Sciences. The place is a part of the analysis challenge “The Way forward for Humanitarian Design” (HUD), funded by the Swiss Nationwide Science Basis (KU PI: Jonathan Luke Austin).

The place beginning date is on 1 September 2023 (or in a while dialogue)

The Mission

The recruited candidate will type a part of the analysis challenge ‘The Way forward for Humanitarian Design (HUD)’. HUD is a four-year Swiss Nationwide Science Basis (SNSF) funded challenge. HUD explores how rising applied sciences, processes of aesthetic design, and engineering insights may be mixed with information from worldwide relations to deal with the disaster going through humanitarianism. To take action, the challenge is constructed round a type of experimental motion analysis by which Worldwide Relations students will collaboratively work alongside architects, engineers, and others to guide the co-design of three technological improvements designed to enhance humanitarian apply and situations. On this, the objective is to 1) discover how we would higher combine ‘excessive theoretical’ and ‘essential’ social scientific ideas and theories into the world of apply (humanitarian and past), 2) to see how social science may be extra intently ‘bridged’ with engineering, architectural, and design apply and information, and three) therein, take up the pressing job – particularly within the mild of latest geopolitical occasions – of working collaboratively throughout the sciences to enhance the situations of among the most susceptible populations on this planet.

HUD is a collaboration between the College of Copenhagen, the Geneva Graduate Institute, the Artwork and Design College in Geneva, and the EssentialTech Lab at EPFL Lausanne. It additionally integrates high-level coverage practitioners as challenge companions based mostly at organizations together with Médecins sans frontières (docs with out borders), Terre des hommes, and the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross, alongside partnerships with analysis establishments in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As a part of the challenge, doctoral college students will be a part of this interdisciplinary and transvocational workforce, having the chance to journey and work in related subject websites (Colombia, DRC). They’ll combine the workforce as researchers whose dissertation challenge contribute to the belief of the general HUD challenge. They will even full the PhD coaching on the establishment the place they enrol. Lastly, they are going to take a number one function in shaping the Early Profession analysis actions associated to the challenge.

Enrolment for this PhD scholarship will likely be on the College of Social Sciences below Copenhagen Graduate College of Social Sciences, and the profitable candidate will likely be based mostly on the Division of Political Science.

The Division of Political Science

The Division is a top-ranked European Political Science division, which presents a vibrant, collegial and pluralist tutorial working surroundings for formidable students. The pluralism of Political Science in Copenhagen is evidenced within the varied epistemological and methodological approaches in addition to sub-fields adopted by school, in addition to in a variety of core topics within the MSc programme.

The Division consists of some 75 school, which at the moment contains greater than 10 tenure-track assistant professors, in addition to some 25 PhD college students, organized in 4 major researcher teams and some centres. For extra on the Division, please seek the advice of our webpage: https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/       

The Division has some 2,100 college students throughout its examine programmes and welcomes yearly appr. 200 change and visitor college students from overseas. See extra on the Division’s examine programmes right here: 

The Division is situated on a gorgeous, historic campus in central Copenhagen. Positioned in a capital, the Division has a powerful custom for engagement in coverage improvement and influence, and in nationwide and worldwide public debates. We’re all in favour of candidates who really feel at house in a pluralistic analysis surroundings that makes use of insights from analysis to confront urgent societal and political challenges.  

The PhD programme

The PhD programme gives PhD college students with robust analysis coaching which opens up a window of alternative to quite a lot of careers inside the personal and public sectors. The programme contains the drafting of a PhD thesis, energetic participation in analysis networks, PhD programs, instructing, and different types of information dissemination. The PhD is to be undertaken as a 3 12 months full-time examine inside the framework of the 5+3 examine programmme.

Additional details about the PhD examine programme is out there on the web site of Copenhagen Graduate College of Social Sciences: 

Below “Authorized foundation” on the web site you will discover details about the foundations and pointers for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme on the Universities. 

Details about the PhD examine programme can be obtainable on the PhD web site of the Division of Political Science            

In an effort to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD scholar on the College of Social Sciences, cf. the foundations of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  

PhD college students are paid a wage in accordance with the settlement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Skilled Associations (AC). The PhD scholar has a piece obligation of as much as 840 hours over the three 12 months time frame with out extra pay. The work obligation can embody as an illustration instructing.  


In an effort to be eligible for a scholarship within the 5+3 PhD examine programme the applicant will need to have accomplished a two 12 months MSc diploma programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credit at an equal tutorial degree earlier than beginning his or her employment. Candidates ought to verify the examine programmes for extra detailed descriptions of the entry necessities. We’re in search of to recruit a candidate with a specialization inside Worldwide Relations and Political Science and in a number of of the next areas:

  • Design (principle, materiality, aesthetics, arts); technological politics; (international) politics; worldwide relations;
  • Humanitarian Motion, and associated fields of apply, broadly conceived;
  • Political violence and violence prevention;
  • An space research curiosity within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and/or Colombia (or associated).

Along with these areas of specialization, the next competences and abilities are anticipated:

  • A background (e.g. MA diploma) in a related social science subject (political science, worldwide relations, anthropology, geography, sociology, science and know-how research, and many others.) AND;
  • A robust curiosity in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary analysis;
  • Glorious English-language writing and talking abilities. Proficiency in a number of of French, Spanish, Swahili, Lingala will even be valued/an additional benefit.
  • A willingness to tackle impartial duties;
  • Proficient communication abilities and a capability to work independently in addition to in groups;
  • A willingness to journey to related subject websites and different areas as a part of the challenge (required);

Duties and Tasks

Candidates ought to familiarise themselves with the analysis technique and the continued analysis on the Division earlier than submitting their utility. Additional info may be discovered:  

The chosen candidate will even respect the Danish Code of Conduct for Analysis discovered right here:  https://ufm.dk/en/publications/2014/the-danish-code-of-conduct-for-research-integrity and the Code of Conduct on the Division of Political Science discovered right here: 


The right way to apply
Submit an entire utility at our on-line portal. Click on on the “Apply now” icon on the backside of the web page to use. The paperwork have to be in Adobe PDF or Phrase.

  • Mission summary (Please fill within the challenge summary within the utility type. Should not exceed 1.200 characters.)
  • Cowl Letter (detailing your motivation and background for making use of for the particular PhD challenge )
  • A PhD challenge description (beneficial not more than 4,000 phrases not together with bibliography), with a dialogue of how the proposal connects to the Way forward for Humanitarian Design Mission.
  • CV (with at the very least two references who may be contacted in case of shortlisting          )
  • Diploma and transcripts of information (BSc and MSc)   
  • Time schedule 
  • Finances 
  • Different info for consideration, e.g. listing of publications, documentation of English language {qualifications} (if any)  

Please observe that it’s only potential to add one doc per attachment class. If a couple of doc must be uploaded in the identical class, please make it possible for they’re scanned and picked up into one file.  

Utility course of  
On the web site of Copenhagen Graduate College of Social Sciences you will discover details about the enclosures to incorporate along with your digital utility: 


The recruitment course of
Additional info on the recruitment course of at College of Copenhagen may be discovered right here: 

The next standards are used when shortlisting candidates for evaluation: 

1. Analysis {qualifications} as mirrored within the challenge proposal. 

2. High quality and feasibility of the challenge.  

3. {Qualifications} and information in related sub-fields for the Way forward for Humanitarian Design analysis challenge. 

4. Efficiency (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate research. 

5. Division of Political Science can supply satisfactory supervision for the analysis matter in query. 

Chosen candidates are notified of the composition of the evaluation committee, and every applicant has the chance to touch upon the a part of the evaluation that pertains to the applicant him/herself. You’ll be able to learn in regards to the recruitment course of right here

An Equal Alternative Office
The College of Copenhagen is dedicated in its pursuit of educational excellence to equality of alternative and to creating an inclusive working surroundings and subsequently encourages all certified candidates to use, no matter private background. For extra on the varied working place surroundings on the College and the College’s participation within the HRS4R HR Excellence in Analysis, see 

Worldwide applicant?
The College of Copenhagen presents a broad number of providers for worldwide researchers and accompanying households, together with help earlier than and through your relocation and profession counselling to expat companions. Please discover extra details about these providers in addition to info on getting into and dealing in Denmark right here: 

Contact info
Details about the recruitment course of is out there from HR South and Metropolis Campuses HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please confer with ID quantity: 211-1387/23-2H.

Supply / Extra info: Official Web site HERE.

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