PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing


With some 19.000 full and part-time students, 600 full-time faculty members, 220 PhD and 630 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing

Become part of an ambitious accounting and auditing research group!

The largest accounting and auditing research group in Northern Europe, the Department of Accounting and Auditing at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more PhD scholarship(s). We offer attractive terms both in terms of research environment, social environment, remuneration, and opportunities for following own research interests.

Furthermore we offer the opportunity to have longer research stays at other European or American top universities and thus the opportunity to work with top international experts within your field.

We continuously seek a broad academic profile and therefore welcome applications from all candidates regardless of academic background as long as the applicant can demonstrate a genuine interest in doing research within one of the three fields (1) Financial Accounting, (2) Management Accounting and (3) Auditing, which are the core research and teaching areas of the Department.
Consequently we encourage any application which demonstrates such genuine interest. Interest can be demonstrated via a description of one specific idea for a PhD project or via short descriptions of several less specific ideas which can materialize in more specific ideas at a later stage.

We encourage original ideas based on current debates within the accounting and auditing professions but strongly advise you to relate these ideas to recent developments in leading academic accounting and auditing journals. Candidates who are already in touch with a potential co-supervisor (high-profile) from another university are also welcome.

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. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. Almost two thirds of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact:  Head of Department Carsten Krogholt Hansen tel.: +45 3815 2339, e-mail ckh.acc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/rr where you will also be able to read about our PhD programme.

Appointment
and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, 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 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro)depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Language, Law, Informatics, Operations Management, Accounting and Culture.
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 Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. 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.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include the completed application form, copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winners of the scholarships.
Please find guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Closing date: 31 January 2013

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.
Deadline
31/01/2013