PhD of Global Studies
Afdeling: Instititut for samfundsvidenskab og erhverv. Ansøgningsfrist 13-05-2019

Analyzing One Health implementation across EU-member states  

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Global Studies from June 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.  

The PhD-scholarship is based on a collaboration between Roskilde University, Denmark, the National Veterinary Institute, Sweden and Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy  

Description of the PhD project  

This PhD project combines animal and public health with political science/public administration by investigating the political drivers and constraints for increased transboundary integration and institutionalization of the One Health approach across EU-member states.  

The One Health approach recognizes that human health is tightly connected to the health of animals and the environment. Animal feed, human food, animal and human health and environmental contamination are all closely linked. A key objective of the PhD project is to produce findings for the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP) on how to produce a sustainable One Health collaboration at the European level. The OHEJP is a H2020 scheme supported by the EU, based on partnership between 38 acclaimed veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe.  

The PhD aims to assess drivers and constraints for institutionalisation of a sustainable One Health community. Preferably, the research design should be based on mixed methods where various methodological approaches feed into each other. The PhD will gain unique access to many of the 38 OHEJP partner agencies both in terms of existing written materials as well as the ability to carry out surveys to provide data on the institutionalization of the One Health approach among different epistemological communities both cross-country and cross-sectoral.  

To learn more about the OHEJP, please visit https://onehealthejp.eu/  

For more background on One Health:  

https://www.who.int/features/qa/one-health/en/  

http://www.fao.org/3/al868e/al868e00.pdf 

http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/onehealth/ 

https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/programs/one_health_social_sciences_initiative/ 

A guide to integrated approaches to health: https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/pdf/10.3920/978-90-8686-875-9 

The Doctoral School  

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD programme in International Studies at The Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business.  

The PhD in International Studies provides an opportunity to examine politics, societies and cultures around the world and how they interact. Faculty in this program come from across the social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics) and projects typically emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to international development studies, global studies, or area studies. Our aim in the IS PhD program is to educate thoughtful and analytical thinkers who are able to understand and engage in the world around them.  

The Doctoral School is part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse.  

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences & Business (ISE) provides PhD training and research within an interdisciplinary, international, and professional environment.  

Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-social-sciences-and-business. 

As a PhD student you will be associated with these research areas:  

Responsibilities and tasks  

The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf).  

The candidate will primarily be physically located in Denmark (Roskilde University) but should also be prepared to travel within Europe to visit the institutes involved in the OHEJP, possibly with more extended stays in Sweden (National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala) and Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome).  

Qualifications  

You must hold a relevant master’s degree or equivalent within social science in the disciplines of public health, public administration, political science, or environmental and health policy studies.  

The candidate should possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across several departments and agencies.  

Experience with mixed methods and quantitative analysis is an advantage.  

English oral and writing skills equivalent to level C2 in the Europass Self-Assessment Grid: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/resources/european-language-levels-cefr? 

The candidate is required to be enterprising and involved participant in the departmens’ daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the departments.  

Assessment  

In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to the following criteria:  

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent  
  • Educational skills and any further professional qualifications  
  • High grades at Master’s programme or equivalent  
  • Quality and relevance of the project description  
    • Considerations regarding theories and methods to effectively map and assess One Health implementation across EU-countries and -agencies shall be included in the project description  
    • The project description must be no more than 3 pages including references.  
  • If the PhD project seem realistic and feasible  
  • Ability to complete the PhD project  
  • Relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral School  

Questions  

For further information about the position, please contact PhD Coordinator Julie Skjold Omdal on tel. (+45) 4674-3851 or Professor MSO Olivier Rubin (+45) 4674-3168.  

Terms of employment  

The employment is on full time, 37 hours a week and you will refer to Head of Department, Peter Kragelund  

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  

Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 

To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/ 

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

1. Cover letter 

2. CV 

3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent 

4. Your description of the PhD project (3 pages maximum)

5. Your time schedule of the PhD project 

6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications. 

Please submit your application no later than 13th May 2019.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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