Project Management and its methods and tools: The co-construction of practices, artefacts and software (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of Project Management and its methods and tools: The co-construction of practices, artefacts and software (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with IT-vest, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Project Management and its methods and tools: The co-construction of practices, artefacts and software provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 2018 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2018. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The Center for STS studies offers a PhD fellowship in the field of Science-Technology-Society (STS) and project management (PM).

The aim of the position is to research project management practices through qualitative methods. Applicants should engage in a project conducting empirical studies on the use in practice of project management (PM) software and other artefacts, including embedded functions for communication, planning, etc. such as Gantt charts or network analysis in order to analyse how PM software and practices co-constitute project management. There is a strong gap between the level of diffusion of PM software and the academic research on it, in particular on its consequences for and co-constitution of PM in practice. The project should research the different types of PM software and the relations between PM software and the different approaches to PM. The Aim is to generate insight into usage patterns of PM software, and into the co-construction of software (and other PM tools) and project management. Applicants should be acquainted with at least one of the fields of PM, Science-Technology-Studies or Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. 

The project will be based at the Center for STS Studies at Information Studies, Arts, Aarhus University, and if not already acquainted with STS, the successful applicant will be expected to get involved in the center and the field of STS. Further, the project is part of the Center for IT Project Management and Innovation, which is a cooperation between the Center for STS Studies and Business Administration, Business and Social Science, Aarhus University, in whose activities the applicant is also expected to take part.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Communication and Culture’s research programme:
http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 August 2018.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Claus Bossen, School of Communication and Culture, clausbossen@cc.au.dk, Phone + 45 87 16 19 83.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/english-test/

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2018 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2018-12

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.