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Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE), 5+3, 2020-3

PhD fellowship in the field of Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE), (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF Starting Grant), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE) provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 August 2020 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 August 2020. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of Building High-Quality EC Systems Supported by International Evidence (BESSIE).

The project aims to achieve a greater understanding of the theoretical dimensions and empirical factors related to the analysis of Early Children Education and Care (ECEC) systems in Denmark and abroad. Recent contributions from international comparative research provide a fresh conceptual framework, according to which positive and durable outcomes in the ECEC field can be ensured by reframing services as a comprehensive system based on four main dimensions (quality, equity, efficiency and sustainability). Starting from this framework, the research project will help define and analyse these dimensions through the development of evidence-based indicators aimed to both promote high-quality ECEC services at the national level and enable systematic comparison at the international one. 

Interested candidates can contact Fabio Dovigo for the original project plan to Aarhus University Research Fund.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/  

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Learning and Education.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

Danish School of Education’s research programme:
http://edu.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 July 2020.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://phd.arts.au.dk/financing/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Learning and Education:  http://phd.arts.au.dk/about-us/contact/

For further information, please contact Professor Fabio Dovigo, Danish School of Education, fado@edu.au.dk, Phone + 45 93 52 16 70.

The application must be submitted in English.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/english-test/  

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/how-to-apply/

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2020-3

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.