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Comparative studies on the rise of neo-nationalism in European higher education (5+3), 2021-3

Two PhD fellowships in Comparative studies on the rise of neo-nationalism in European higher education (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF), invites applications for two fully funded PhD fellowships in connection to the international research project Asserting the Nation: Comparative studies on the rise of neo-nationalism in higher education. The case of continental Europe provided the necessary funding is available. These PhD fellowships are available as of 1 September 2021 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidates who are awarded the fellowships must commence their PhD degree programmes on 1 September 2021. 

One PhD fellowship will be financed by both the Faculty of Arts and the Independent Research Fund Denmark (PhD 1) and the other PhD fellowship will be financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (PhD 2).

The two PhD scholarships contributes to a large-scale international project exploring how neo-nationalism has affected European and national higher education policy in France, Poland and Denmark. PI, Katja Brøgger, will supervise PhD 1 and PhD 2.

PhD 1 examines how neo-nationalism has affected university policy in France. The candidate must be able to access empirical data in French and write the dissertation in English. During data collection, PhD 1 will be hosted by Lumière University Lyon 2 and co-supervised by Professor Dorota Dakowska.

PhD 2 examines how neo-nationalism has affected university policy in Poland. The candidate must be able to access empirical data in Polish and write the dissertation in English. During data collection, PhD 2 will be hosted by Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, and co-supervised by Professor Marek Kwiek.

Both PhD 1 and 2 will be affiliated with the Policy Futures Research Program, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Campus Copenhagen in Denmark. They will spend 2.5 years at Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark, and 6 months in France and Poland respectively collecting data.

The candidates must have obtained a Master’s degree in the humanities or social science field.

Please learn more about the research project here: https://projekter.au.dk/en/asserting-the-nation/
It is important that you reflect on the overall research questions of the project in your application.

Interviews will be held via Zoom in the period from 22-29 April 2021.

 

Enrolment and place of work
The PhD students must complete their 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 fellows will be enrolled as PhD students 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 students will be affiliated with the PhD programme Learning and Education.

The PhD students’ place of work will be the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, campus Copenhagen. In general, the students are 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 August 2021.

The PhD fellows will be employed as PhD students 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 fellowships please contact the PhD programme director at Learning and Education:  http://phd.arts.au.dk/about-us/contact/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Katja Brøgger, Danish School of Education, kb@edu.au.dk, Phone +45 9350 8478.

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 fellowships 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 2021 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2021-3

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