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Best PhD Fellowship ever
For your Friday daydreaming…who wouldn’t want to move to Denmark and become a PhD student? For those for whom this could really happen, get your applications in by March 15.
Ph.D. fellow in cycling behaviour and the role of life styles and urban form
Department of Urban and Landscape studies at the Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning wishes to appoint a Ph.D. fellow in Cycling behaviour, lifestyles and urban form for a three year period starting 15.05.2010 – or as soon as possible thereafter.
With reference to the project manager, the work of the Ph.D. fellow will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within WP1 of the project: Bike-ability: cities for zero emission travel and public health funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. The WP focuses on the wider preconditions for cycling including lifestyles, motives, urban form, as well as regional differences. The research will be based on existing National Travel survey data and quantitative and qualitative data created in the project. The Ph.D. work will include micro-level quantitative analysis of cycling behaviour as a result of socio-demographic and economic factors, as well as lifestyles and urban form. The Ph.D. work will also involve participation in specification and creation of primary quantitative data on cycling, lifestyles, and motives, representative to the Danish population. The Ph.D. work can also include qualitative approaches to the analysis of cycling in its everyday life context.
Project description for the project “Bike ability: cities for zero emission travel and public health” is available here.
Applicants are requested to submit a 2-3 page description with the application letter on their anticipations and ideas towards the Ph.D. project (Appendix 3).
The appointee should have qualifications within one or more of the following areas:
- Data assembly and analysis
- Spatial behaviour and/or transport behaviour
- Urban form, urban geography, urban planning and design
In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:
- Passed Master’s degree in relation to the above subject area(s)
- The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.
Terms of employment
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
The position as Ph.D. fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the Ph.D. programme at LIFE when accepted for the post.
For further information about the post, please contact work package leader Thomas Sick Nielsen on tel. (+45) 35 33 18 30, [email protected]. Potential applicants may also request the form for a ‘PhD study plan’ (Form F2) as input to the elaboration of appendix 3.
General questions regarding Ph.D. programmes should be directed to Course Administration c/o special advisor Michael Cleve Hansen, tel. + 45 3533 2056 or head clerk Lillian Zeuthen Bjørnseth on tel. +45 3533 2172. Further information on Ph.D. programmes is available at www.life.ku.dk/English >Education > PhD Education > Regulations.
The application should be submitted in 2 (sorted) copies; therefore it’s not possible to receive the application by e-mail. The application must include a reply e-mail address. Each application must include the following appendices marked with the stated appendix numbers:
Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
Appendix 2: material required for expert assessment.
Appendix 3: 2-3 page description of anticipations and ideas towards the PhD project.
In addition to the material the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may include further material in their assessment of the applicant. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee.
Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed.
Receipt of the application will not be acknowledged, but the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008.
The application, marked 212-232 should be sent to The Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Forest & Landscape, (Urban and Landscape Studies) Hoersholm Kongevej 11, 2970 Hoersholm, Denmark, where it must be received no later than 15 March 2010 at 12.00 noon (GMT+1). Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.