PhD Scholarship in Diversity Studies at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark 2021

The Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP) at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD Scholarship in Diversity Studies in the 2021/22 academic session.

The PhD position is a 3 year full-time contract connected to the Carlsberg Foundation research project “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a Moralized Market” led by Associate Professor Florence Villesèche. See more information about the project at The project team will consist of a PhD, a PostDoc, and a research assistant for a duration of 3 years. The envisioned starting date of the position is September 1, 2021.

Examples of research areas that the PhD project may cover:

  • Connecting moral markets theory and EDI scholarship
  • Sensemaking and identity work of EDI experts
  • History, development and institutionalization of the EDI expertise field in Denmark and/or internationally
  • Practices of actors in the EDI market

Core research areas of the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy are organized into different research groups: Politics; Business History: Philosophy; Management & Entrepreneurship; and Law. Faculty within these groups have research backgrounds in all areas of law, political science, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, literature, theology, aesthetics, design and innovation, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics, leadership and strategy, pedagogic study, and other areas.

The position will be affiliated with the Management and Entrepreneurship group. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the organization of the human within its multiple environments: work, nature, economy, civil association, the state, and corporation. MPP also participates in numerous interdisciplinary cross-CBS activities. In line with this concern, the PhD should demonstrate a capacity to bridge across several of these environments and place the human at the heart of the project.

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Worth of Award

  • Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization.
  • A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available.


  • To be considered, the candidate should have 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 Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS.
  • Applicants must have achieved the equivalent grade of ten (10) or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale for their master’s thesis.
  • The minimum grade point average of 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale must have been achieved for the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree combined.
  • The applicant must be fluent in English.

How to Apply

Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

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Applications must include:

  • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages).
    This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of papers and publications
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
  • Documentation for English language skills

Deadline: Applications close on May 23, 2021.


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