The PhD position is within Business Models and Corporate Benchmarking. The PhD project can cover theoretical and/or empirical methods around the coupling of value creation through business models with corporate benchmarking through performance measures. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with a well-described research proposal that fits best with the research interest of the department.

The position is related to the research group in Management Accounting and Control (MAC) as well as the Business Model Design Center (BMDC) at the Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark. These research groups are responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate Business Administration students in accounting and entrepreneurship and conduct research in business models, entrepreneurship, management accounting, performance measurement, Activity Based Costing, informatics, and budgeting.

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the scholarship that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Social Sciences, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for
continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to ensure that PhD scholarships provide career opportunities both within and outside of the university. For that reason, PhD scholarships are formed in a manner ensuring that the competencies achieved in the position qualifies to both a career within research and a career in the private and/or public sector. No later than one year before the termination of the position, you are offered an interview in order to clarify your further career.

Qualification requirements

Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master program who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The PhD scholarship will be allocated to an individual who holds a relevant Masters degree in the Social Sciences, such as for example Management Accounting, Innovation, or similar.

Applicants are expected to have strong analytical abilities and exhibit high degrees of independence and maturity in their research work. Furthermore, a good proficiency in English is required in order to publish and present research results at international academic journals and conferences and to prepare the PhD thesis in English.

It is furthermore a requirement that you are able to teach and supervise in Danish and we prefer applicants who have knowledge of problem-based learning.

Priority will be given to candidates who have both work experience and a solid previous training in business models and analysing value creation.

Application requirements

Applications for enrolment and allocation of scholarship must include the following:

letter of motivation
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
curriculum vitae
diplomas confirming academic degrees (Bachelor and Master degrees), including academic transcripts
a copy of the applicant's Master's degree thesis and published articles (if any)
foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with a Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Canada
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.

Further Information
Application Deadline : 20 September 2016
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