Research assistant jobs – Digital democracy – ITU, Denmark

    Research assistant jobs - Digital democracy - ITU, Denmark

    Research assistant jobs in digital democracy, in the Business IT Department within the research project “Democratic Innovations in a Green Transition”, at The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionResearch assistant
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Digital methods
    – Digital democracy
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceIT Business Department
    IT University of Copenhagen
    Working Time37 Hours / Week
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSeptember 1, 2021


    • Have an interest in questions related to climate change, (political/digital/material/public) participation, qualitative and quali-quant/digital methods and STS
    • Have strong methodological and analytical skills and qualifications
    • Have experience in working with digital methods and ethnography
    • Have strong Danish skills
    • Have at least a finished BSc, but candidates with an MSc are preferred.


    The position is part of a subproject that examines the relations between the national climate assembly and green civil society initiatives, such as Extinction Rebellion and Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse.

    The applicant is expected to:

    • Design and conduct an online mapping of the landscape of green civil society initiatives in Denmark using digital methods and tools, such as hyphe and gephi, with support from the Ethos Lab.
    • Potentially participate in a qualitative ethnographic investigation into some of the identified organisations.
    • Support other ongoing research activities in the project, such as reviewing literature and transcribing interviews.
    • Participate in project meetings and activities.
    • Be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in research activities of the Department.

    This subproject is managed by Associate Professor Irina Papazu

    How to Apply?

    You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply Online” above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
    • Motivated cover letter, detailing your academic background, interest in the position and a cogent argument for how you are qualified for the position. Specify how you match the job requirements
    • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
    • A referee who may be contacted.

    About the project/department

    “Democratic Innovations in a Green Transition” is a 3-year research project in collaboration between the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, and ITU. It examines the impact of Denmark’s climate citizens’ assembly (Klimaborgertinget, organized by the Board of Technology for the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities) on the Danish political system.

    The overall research question is: in what way might the assembly strengthen support for green transition policies, and to what extent will it affect existing channels for public debate and democratic decision-making? DIGT aims to answer these questions through a new framework that combines the study of deliberative democracy with affect theory, new materialism, and science and technology studies (STS).

    The project is draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods, and it is organized around three subprojects, which together will allow the project to assess how Denmark’s climate assembly will, and can be made to, contribute positively to a national green transition.


    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).


    Associate Professor Irina Papazu

    Official advertisement

    Research assistant for a research project in Democratic Innovations in a Green Transition

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday May 31st, 2021 (GMT+9)