PhD scholarship within the field of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School

Denmark

June 1, 2022

Description

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of Digitalization.

Core research areas of the Department of Digitalization are Information Systems and Data Science.

It is the ambition of the Department to bring together scholars who share a common interest in the study of digitalization in context, specifically focusing on co-creating knowledge with enduring consequences through the study of interrelationships and processes connecting people, data and digital technology. The core research areas of the department evolve around the disciplines and topics of Information Systems and Data Science. Faculty often engage with emergent topics and phenomena where digital technologies entangle with new individual, organizational and/or societal processes and practices. These foci are reflected in the faculty-driven research themes that create a platform for scholars to discuss and collaborate on research, teaching and funding activities.

Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in aspects of digitalization. The department provides research-based education in digitalization, covering both business and technical perspectives.

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:

  • Blockchain
  • Data Science & Cyber Security
  • Digital Ecosystems
  • Digital Health
  • Digital Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation of Work
  • FinTech
  • Mood and Digital Spaces
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things
  • Sports Digitalization
  • Theory of Digital
  • The Value of Data
  • The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS's associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, https: // www. cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

    CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are in high demand.

    CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department's research environment. You can read more about the department's research here: www. cbs.dk/digi.

    Application and admission requirements

    The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. To be considered the applicant must

  • have a basic education at master's level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master's thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (https: // eng.uvm.dk/general-overview/7-point-grading-scale)
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor's and master's degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master's degree alone. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted.
  • have completed the master's programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking
  • The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years
  • More information can be found here: https: // www. cbs.dk/en/research/phd- programmes/admission

    In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor's and master's degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • documentation for being in the top 40% of the class (if grade requirements are not met)
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master's thesis)
  • The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at https: // www. cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programme.

    For further information please contact Head of Department Helle Zinner Henriksen, email hzh.digi@cbs.dk. Information about the department can be found at www. cbs.dk/digi.

    Employment and salary A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months' work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 28,366 up to DKK 34,257 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

    Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance's agreement with the Academics' Central Organization.

    Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee shortlists at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

    Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    The application must be sent via the online link below.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see above), by the application deadline.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www. cbs.dk/en.

    Closing date: 1 June 2022.