PhD of Global Studies

Roskilde Universitet (RUC)

Ph.d. & forskning

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Global Studies from 1 January, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years. The candidate will be based at Roskilde University and will be expected to participate in data collection internationally as well as a research stay at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

The PhD-scholarship is part of a larger ongoing project on the policy dynamics of antimicrobial resistance (2018-2022). The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Description of the PhD project
The PhD project should investigate dynamics of global policy making in relation to transboundary slow-onset threats. The specific cases must include climate change (CC) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The PhD-project should compare the global policy trajectories for CC with the current AMR initiatives. Underlying this comparative research design lies the anticipation that we can glean lessons from the global governance of CC to AMR. At the same time the PhD project needs to constitute an independent research contribution by providing unique insights into the dynamics of and the policy responses to these two important transboundary challenges.

The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD programme in International Studies at The Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business.

The PhD in International Studies provides an opportunity to examine politics, societies and cultures around the world and how they interact. Faculty in this program come from across the social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics) and projects typically emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to international development studies, global studies, or area studies. Our aim in the IS PhD program is to educate thoughtful and analytical thinkers who are able to understand and engage in the world around them. Our program focuses on developing highly systematic thinkers whether they use qualitative or quantitative methods, and we prioritize the combination of holistic analysis and academic rigor. PhD students in International Studies come from a wide variety of Masters Level Programs around the world. They engage their scholarship with international academic communities and spend some portion of their time during the PhD engaging in fieldwork abroad.

The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse.

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment.

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As a PhD student you will be associated with these research groups:

Responsibilities and tasks
• The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (

You must hold a relevant master’s degree or equivalent within social science in the disciplines of public administration, global studies, political science, or environmental and health policy studies.

The candidate should possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across several departments.

Experience with quantitative analysis is an advantage.

You are required to be enterprising and to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;

In the assessment of the candidate, consideration will be given to following criteria:

  • Integration with the theme of the overarching research project.
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
  • Grades at Master’s programme or equivalent
  • Candidate’s ability to complete the PhD project

Roskilde University
At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

For further information about the position, please contact program leader Olivier Rubin: For administrative or technical questions please contact: PhD coordinator Annika Mogensen,, +4546743499

Terms of employment
The employment is full time, 37 hours per week and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position go to

Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent

4. Your description of the PhD project

5. Your time schedule of the PhD project

6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.

Please submit your application no later than 21 October 2018.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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