2014 CBS PhD Scholarship in Global English Business Communication, Denmark

The Department of International Business Communication (IBC) at CBS invites applications for a PhD position in Global English Business Communication (GEBCom) project. The PhD position is part of the so-called GEBCom Project which is sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation and CBS. The three-year PhD programme is fully salaried position according to the national Danish collective agreement. 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 sciences is necessary. The application deadline is July 17, 2014..  The PhD position is part of the so-called GEBCom Project which is sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation and CBS. The successful applicant will work together with three other PhD students and a research assistant under the supervision of professor Per Durst-Andersen. The data from Denmark, China and Great Britain will be available at the start of the PhD scholarship. The data derive from three tests: a production test, a reception test and an association test. The PhD student in question will work with the data from the production test consisting of verbal reactions in English by 75 people from 17 scenario descriptions and verbal reactions in Danish and Chinese by 50 people. 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..  Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree in the Department of International Business Communication (IBC) at CBS.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Scholarship is awarded in Global English Business Communication (GEBCom) project with special reference to communication between Danish and Chinese business people working within the Carlsberg Group and with focus on how these two groups produce various types of Requests compared to a corresponding British control group.
Who can apply to this scholarship?  The applicant should be able to meet the following requirements:
· S/he should be fluent in English, Chinese and Danish
· S/he should have a master’s degree in English
· S/he should be able to document knowledge and/or experience within the field of intercultural communication
· S/he should be acquainted with pragmatic theory 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 sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The scholarship is fully salaried position, 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 24.000 (app. 3,200 euro) up to DKK 29.340 (app. 3,910 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 % of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  This PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).
Number of scholarships:  A PhD scholarship will be offered.

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