PhD scholarship in Economic History at the Department of Economics - #335103

Syddansk Universitet

Dato: for 3 uger siden
By: Odense, Region Syddanmark
Kontrakttype: Fuld tid

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. The starting date is flexible, but we hope to welcome our new colleague on 1 August 2024.

The PhD position is partly funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The duration of the PhD position is three years, including a research stay abroad (the typical duration of the research stay abroad is 6 months).

Job description

The PhD student will be affiliated to the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG), which focuses on research in Economic History with a strong quantitative focus. HEDG is internationally acknowledged as a leading research group and attracts substantial grants and media coverage, as well as publishing books and articles with top outlets.

The candidate will join an international team working on a prestigious research project on social mobility and human capital in the Nordic countries, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (for more information see link), and led by Professor Gregory Clark, a world-renowned researcher in Economic History.

The successful candidate is expected to align their research project with the overarching theme of social mobility and human capital in the Nordic countries. In addition, the candidate will be involved in teaching and supervision within economics at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics

The scholarship is available to students who wish to enter the PhD programme in Economics or Social Sciences. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is granted to applicants who have completed a MSc in Economics, Mathematics and Economics, Business Administration, Political Science, or similar. The scholarship runs for three years. The PhD will be supervised by Professor Gregory Clark and co-supervised by Professor Paul Sharp.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Administration Astrid Holm Nielsen, e-mail: [email protected]. Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences and at the Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark, is available here and here respectively. 

For general questions regarding housing, taxes etc., the SDU’s International Staff Office can assist - see link.

How to apply for this position

Employment as a paid PhD fellow takes place in accordance with the circular of 20 December 2021 on the collective agreement for academics in the state – appendix 5, protocol on PhD fellowships.  

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our web page. 

An application must include (all attachments must be in Adobe PDF format): 

  • Detailed CV - the education and work history must be month and year specific.
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page

On the webpage of the PhD –school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the candidates will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns them. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the candidates to provide the necessary material.

Applications that are incomplete regarding the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Documents should not contain a CPR number (civil registration number) – in this case, the CPR number must be crossed out.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply now" on our website.

The application and CV must not exceed 10 MB.

The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

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