PhD with scholarship in Sociology, Aalborg University, Denmark

    PhD with scholarship in Sociology, Aalborg University, Denmark

    PhD with scholarship in the Faculty of Social Sciences, at Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaSociology
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Sociology and Social Work
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Aalborg University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 15, 2021


    Candidates with knowledge about theories of the causes and benefits of active civic participation, strong competencies within quantitative methods, and/or knowledge about the use of register data in social science research will be preferred.


    The PhD scholarship is part of the CIVIC project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). The project focuses on labor market inclusion effects of participation in civil society organizations. Using advanced quantitative methods, the CIVIC project takes advantage of a combination of survey and register data to estimate whether the voluntary sector may function as a stepping-stone to education or employment. The successful candidate will contribute to the overall research project and may independently investigate one or more of the following sub-themes:

    • Comparative perspectives on labor market effects of civic participation across countries
    • Heterogeneous effects of civic participation between important subpopulations
    • Related or alternative outcome measures to labor market inclusion

    How to Apply?

    • The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function above
    • Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

    Documents Required

    • letter of motivation
    • Application form
    • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
    • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
    • curriculum vitae
    • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
    • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master’s programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
    • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
    • Application for credit transfer if relevant.


    Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 26 June 2019, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities. AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


    PI Professor Lars Skov Henriksen

    Co-PI Assistant Professor Hans-Peter Y. Qvist

    Mette Bjerring

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    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)