Do you want research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Centre for Journalism at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a three-year PhD scholarship as of November 1, 2019, or as agreed.
The PhD position is embedded in the research program "The Perception and Communication of Risks of Pesticides and Biocides". Professor David Hopmann is principal investigator of the project, funded by a grant from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. The project's goals are a) delivering a detailed mapping of the scope and antecedents of (mis)perceptions about pesticides and biocides; and b) developing communication strategies on how to convey new information on the use and risks of pesticides so that negative consequences of possible misperceptions can be minimized. A short version of the research program can be read here. For further information, please contact PI David Hopmann (for contact details, see below).
The hired PhD student will work at the Centre for Journalism together with the principal investigator and other staff members. The PhD student is expected to participate in the Centre's as well as the entire department's various activities and spend regular hours at the office in Odense. The Centre has a strong international profile in journalism studies and political communication research. In recent years, the centre has managed to attract young academic staff from, for example, the Netherlands, Germany, Palestine, China, and Greece. Furthermore, the centre is a cross-disciplinary unit, and the successful applicant is expected to be open to other disciplines. For a more information about the Centre, please visit the website.
Motivated applications are invited from candidates holding a master's degree in relevant fields, for instance journalism studies, communication, political science, or sociology.
To qualify for a PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level and be able to outline an original research design elaboration within the overall program (see below). We are looking for applicants possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and-in consultation with the PhD supervisor-prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, applicants are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor, the centre, and the department will support you in this).
The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department's ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department aims to employ staff that reflect the diversity of society and, thus, welcomes applications from candidates regardless of personal background.
Requirements and program structure
When enrolled as a PhD student, you must draw up and follow an individual PhD plan including PhD courses, seminars and participation in conferences and workshops. In addition, you will obtain teaching experience and competences in other forms of communication and presentation. The entire program-including the research project, PhD courses, and teaching obligations-must be completed in three years. The scholarship carries a monthly salary including pension plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Please note that the successful applicant will spend 6 months as a visiting PhD student at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York (with project team member Assistant Professor Silje Kristiansen).
If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD program in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a relevant master's degree (the 5+3 program).
For further information about the PhD program or the research project, please contact PhD coordinator and Principal Investigator, Professor David Hopmann, tel. +45 6550 2464, e-mail email@example.com.
For further information about the Centre for Journalism, please contact Head of Center, Professor Peter Bro tel. +45 6550 2801, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application and assessment process
An application must include:
Reference letters are not needed.
All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The discussion, discussion abstract, letter of motivation, and CV must be written in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish.
If you do not adhere to the above-mentioned specifications, your application may be rejected without further assessment. The department reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Shortlisted applications will be assessed by an internal committee. The discussion will be assessed anonymously, to avoid any unconscious bias. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, you will be emailed the part of the evaluation that concerns yourself and you will know if you are deemed qualified for the position or not. The assessment report is subsequently forwarded to the Head of Department who assembles an appointment committee and determines if one or more of the qualified applicants should be invited to a job interview. The appointment committee will manage and complete job interviews and advise the Head of Department on which candidate(s) should be offered appointment.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Read the guideline for applicants
Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 MB.
Application deadline 02/09/2019 kl. 23.59.59.
|Title||PhD Scholarship in Political Communication at the Centre for Journalism|
|Employer||University of Southern Denmark|
|Job location||Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M|
|Published||August 6, 2019|
|Application deadline||September 2, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Journalism,   Media and Communication Studies,   Political Communication  |