[csaa-forum] PhD Scholarship in Organization, Media Theory and Digital Cultures - Copenhagen/Lueneburg

Ned Rossiter N.Rossiter at uws.edu.au
Sun May 26 23:31:25 CST 2013

PhD Scholarship in Organization, Media Theory and Digital Cultures

Copenhagen Business School’s Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) invites applications for a PhD scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of media and organization theory. The applicant’s proposal should outline a program of research, with a focus on social and political practices that attend new forms and processes of organizing in contemporary digital cultures.

Organization studies is beginning to engage with digital culture and the developments precipitated by digital media as a technological condition as well as the kinds of social, political and cultural consequences produced by their advance. The PhD project is expected to focus on the contemporary orchestration of socio-technical relations and how these change the logics of informational and affective organization. Empirically, this calls for in-depth inquiries into experiments with new organizational forms and processes of connectivity, cooperation and control. Conceptually, this calls for new approaches that relate the study of material and affective processes of organization to recent conceptual developments in theorizing digital media and network cultures.

The successful applicant will enter the three-year PhD program at CBS (http://uk.cbs.dk/phd) and will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organization and Management Studies. The PhD project will be carried out in close cooperation with the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC), Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany (http://www.leuphana.de/en/zentren/cdc.html). The scholarship is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, which supports the CDC, with MPP as cooperating partner. The successful candidate will thus not only join the doctoral school and MPP’s vibrant research environment; he/she will also be part of an international research project and network with Leuphana University as a hub. You are thus expected to regularly participate in seminars, workshops and conferences in Lüneburg and at further partner institutions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Prof. Timon Beyes, e-mail tbe.lpf at cbs.dkInformation about the department may be found at

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of 1Ž2 year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social or cultural sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application (see link below) must include a 3-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of the candidate’s specific research interest, a description of the initial conceptual framework and methodology as well as a presentation of the suggested empirical material.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.

A committee of experts in the field, comprised of representatives of MPP and Leuphana University’s Digital Cultures Research Hub, will assess the applications and select the successful candidate. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme athttp://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

Closing date: 30 June 2013.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk


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