The Department of Border Region Studies (IFG) at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Business & Social Sciences, invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Global Business Economics, to be filled by June 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. The place of work will be the Department of Border Region Studies in Sønderborg.
The Department of Border Region Studies (IFG) at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Business & Social Sciences, invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Global Business Economics, to be filled by June 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. The position has a time limit of three years and the place of work will be the Department of Border Region Studies in Sønderborg.
The Department of Border Region Studies in Sønderborg invites applications for a PhD Research Fellowship on National minorities and minority-majority interaction in the Danish-German border-region after 1955. The project is to be seen in a European perspective.
The fellowship is relevant for master students with strong aspirations to get a PhD degreee in studies in border regions and national minorities. Accordingly, it is expected that the successful applicant has a master degree in a field within the humanities or the social sciences. Ability to read and understand Danish and German is demanded.
The Department of Border Region Studies is located in Sønderborg, Denmark, and rooted in the unique history of the Southern Danish border region. It has lively relationships with the business community and the cultural institutions of the region. The department constitutes an interdisciplinary unit with scholars being organised around three research groups focusing on business administration, regional economics, and people and society in border regions. The department offers teaching at all levels within European Studies, Regional Economics and Business Administration. There are approximately 800 students from about 50 countries enrolled at the department.
The successful applicant will participate in research and dissemination activities. The student will be enrolled in the relevant PhD programme at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). As part of the PhD study, an individual education programme within the relevant discipline of the candidate has to be completed. You will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and/or at a project partner, and over the period of the programme, to acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are also expected to participate in the various activities at the department and – apart from your stay abroad – to be regularly present at the department.
Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, is available from www.sdu.dk.
Further information can be obtained from Professor Steen Bo Frandsen; who will be the main supervisor of the project.
The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
University of Southern Denmark, campus Sønderborg
“Europe of Regions” has become an increasingly fashionable way to describe European integration, but politicians, businesses and civil society usually do not have a clear picture of what “Europe of Regions” actually means. The aim of the Sønderborg profile in the European Studies program offered in cooperation with the University of Flensburg is to make the students familiar with ‘regions’ in the broadest sense, using historical, cultural, political, administrative and economical approaches to the term ‘region’ and illustrate the concept within European integration. The program includes a sophisticated course of qualitative social science methods. A special focus will be put on borders and border regions. Borders still represent barriers to integration, and border regions are laboratories of European integration.
A special feature of the study program is the opportunity to take electives at the University of Flensburg in the third semester, including the possibility to earn a dual degree. Other options are to specialize by taking electives within the other master programs offered at the Department of Border Region Studies in Sønderborg, or take a company/institution internship or study abroad.
The master programme European Studies (two years) is offered in co-operation with the University of Flensburg. All classes are taught in English. In the first year, you have to choose between two tracks: a track offered in Sønderborg focussing on the popular concept of the “Europe of Regions”, where you will be introduced to regions in an interdisciplinary program with a special focus on borders and border regions as laboratories of European integration. A track offered at the University of Flensburg focuses on more general aspects of European integration. In the third semester, students choose electives from either campus to specialise according to their interests. The master thesis is written at SDU in the fourth semester.
The study program intends to provide the students with broad and specialized knowledge within political, economic and cultural aspects of the “Europe of Regions”, along with the ability to use scientific methods. This offers a broad range of qualified career opportunities with leadership potential:
- Senior officers in EU institutions
- Senior officers/European consultants at institutions on the level of national, regional, local and cross-border governance (regional offices, euro regions, municipalities Senior positions in private enterprises and the media European consultants
- Senior positions in private enterprises and the media
- European consultants