PhD Scholarship in the sociology of financial markets

Christian Borch anuncia la siguiente beca de PhD en sociología de los mercados financieros para unirse a este muy interesante proyecto:

Copenhagen Business School’s Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) invites applications for a PhD scholarship in the sociology of financial markets, with a particular focus on how crowd discourse has been employed historically to understand financial markets.

The PhD Scholarship is part of a Sapere Aude research project on ‘Crowd Dynamics in Financial Markets’, which is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The overall research project examines how discourses of crowds have been mobilized to understand financial markets, historically as well as today. The aim of the PhD scholarship is to investigate how discourses of crowds have been adopted to understand financial markets in the twentieth century. Information about the ‘Crowd Dynamics in Financial Markets’ research project can be found at

The ideal applicant has experience with (historical) discourse analysis and has strong competences in social theory and economic sociology/the sociology of financial markets. The PhD scholarship is expected to commence on 1 September 2013.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. The successful applicant will enter the three-year PhD programme at CBS ( and will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see

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: Dr Christian Borch, e-mail, or at +45 3142 2148. Information 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 ½ 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. EUR 3,160) up to DKK 28,964 (app. EUR 3,860) 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 required. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing the PhD programme at CBS. The applicant should be fluent in English.

The application (see link below) must include a 5-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 will assess the applications and select the successful candidate (possibly on the basis of an interview with selected candidates). 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 at

Closing date: 31 July 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



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