PhD scholarships at the Department of Business & Management
The Department of Business & Management (DBM) invites applications for one
or more 3-year positions as PhD student at the department. The positions are
vacant from 1 September 2022 or soon after. The positions are located in
Odense, Slagelse (for the Management of People area) or Odense/Kolding (for
the Accounting area), but teaching may be required across campuses.
The PhD positions are available within the research areas Accounting,
Consumption, Culture & Commerce, Finance, Integrative Innovation Management,
International Business & Entrepreneurship, Management of People and Strategic
Organization Design. Please target your application to one of the research
As part of the PhD programme, an individual education programme within the
field of business and management has to be completed. The successful
candidates will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research
institution abroad and, over the period of the programme, to acquire
experience of teaching or other types of presentation. S/he will also be
expected to participate in the various activities within the department and –
apart from the stay abroad – to be present on a daily basis.
DBM works both quantitatively and qualitatively to build bridges between
applied and fundamental research. The department houses seven vibrant research
units (Accounting, Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Consumption,
Culture & Commerce, Finance, International Business & Entrepreneurship,
Management of People, and Strategic Organization Design) whose work is
anchored in an understanding of the cooperation between markets, organizations
and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from evolutionary models of
organization to accounting and finance, and to new exotic forms of consumption
and seeks synergy between research, teaching and knowledge exchange.
See the Department website for more details.
A modern, forward-looking university SDU came 52nd in the Times Higher
Education Young University rankings of 2016 and has around 30,000 students
enrolled across its six campuses in Denmark. With more than 3000 staff
benefiting from Denmark's renowned levels of well-being and work-life balance,
SDU has a strong focus on societal relevance and has adopted the United
Nations' Strategic Development Goals as its guiding principles.
The department wishes to advance the research frontier on sustainability and
business administration. To that end, the department is involved in the
Sustainable Markets research cluster and SDU has recently established a
Climate Research Centre. Applications with that focus, from any relevant
business administration disciplines, are welcomed.
For further information, please contact the relevant head of research group as
listed below, or Head of Department, Professor Dannie Kjeldgaard
Accounting: Head of Research, Professor Hans Frimor (email@example.com).
Centre for Integrative Innovation Management: Head of Research, Professor
Mette Præst Knudsen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Consumption, Culture & Commerce: Head of Research, Professor Ian Woodward
Finance: Head of Research, Professor WRS Christian Riis Flor
International Business & Entrepreneurship: Head of Research Associate
Professor Martin Hannibal (email@example.com).
Management of People: Head of Research, Professor WSR Michael Brookes
Strategic Organization Design: Head of Research, Professor WSR Oliver Baumann
Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement
of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol
on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.
For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and
recruitment please visit our web.
An application must include:
Detailed CV - if possible including publications and teaching experience.
A certified copy of your master's degree certificate including all
A translation of grades according to the European ECTS system obtained in
BA and MSc programmes
Application form (please see below)
A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including
spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.) - the description should
clearly specify the key research themes that the proposal is contributing
An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
The abstract must contain a well-motivated suggestion for a supervisor among faculty at the Department of Business & Management – see list of employees here:
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 within the PhD programme in Business
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 applicant will receive the part of the
evaluation that concerns him/her.
The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department
who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will
manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will
not be assessed by the committee.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, an
interview may be applied.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".
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.