PhD Scholarship in International Communication and Culture, Copenhagen Business School [Denmark]

PhD Scholarship in International Communication and Culture, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

The Department of International Communication and Culture Studies (ICC) at the CBS invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the following specific research themes:

  • Language and language policy in the EU with a special view to culture and national identity
  • The use of foreign languages in corporate communication
  • Aspects of international business negotiations
  • Business rhetoric – rhetorical aspects of modern corporate communication
  • Politics and culture / Economics and culture in the Americas; a comparative transatlantic perspective would be welcome
  • Power and power hierarchies – correlations between church, type of governance and organizational structure of corporations in two or three specific countries
  • Innovative naming and product development with a special view to online ‘sense making’ in the daily purchase of consumer goods, specifically foods that use country of origin as a marketing element
  • Sovereignty and division of power, at a national and supranational level in European states and in the EU, in a cultural-historical and legal perspective.

The research profile of ICC is as follows:
With the purpose of reducing the complexity of globalization for individuals, companies and organizations, ICC conducts interdisciplinary research into social, linguistic, and communicative problems as reflected in international collaboration. Based on business humanities and the social sciences, ICC applies these theories to problems related to economic, legal, social and cultural issues. ICC focuses on the synergy between research and teaching and produces reflective and independent candidates through a cross-disciplinary and practice related approach.

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In awarding the scholarship, the department will give priority to applicants who demonstrate general research competencies as well as knowledge relevant to the specific research theme proposed in the research application submitted. An educational background in the social sciences or humanities is necessary.

Closing date: 2nd June 2009 at 12.00 noon.

Further information can be obtained from Anette Villemoes, please phone +45 3815 3240, e-mail av.ikk[ at ] Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Department well in advance of the closing date in order to develop a project proposal.

General information:
To be awarded the scholarship, one must be enrolled as a PhD student. To be considered for enrolment, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level, and must be fluent in Danish and/or English. Enrolment in the PhD programme furthermore depends on the acceptance of the application, which must include a short project description, usually prepared in co-operation with the Department. This research proposal should contain a presentation of the intended research question, including the theory and methodology expected to be used.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include a completed compulsory form, 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).

All parts of the application must be submitted in four copies, except the selected written work, which may be submitted in only one copy. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. 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. Following this assessment, the management of the department together with the doctoral school will select the winner of the scholarship.

Please find compulsory application form, guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme (

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School
Institutadministrationen IADH
Att.: Vivi Rønne
Dalgas Have 15
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Marked “PhD – 33-3522”

Applications received by e-mail or discs will not be taken into consideration.

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

CBS focuses on innovation, partnership with the business community and internationalisation. As a Learning University CBS demands high quality in teaching, research and staff. CBS has around 15.000 students distributed among a wide range of degrees in social science and humanities including a very dynamic environment for executive programmes. CBS has around 400 full-time researchers and around 500 administrative employees.

CLOSING DATE: 2009-06-02

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