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The Centre for Privacy Studies University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarship in Denmark 2019

The Centre for Privacy Studies funded by the Danish National Research Foundation is inviting applications for the 3-4 fully funded PhD positions in the University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2019.

The 3-4 fully funded PhD positions within the fields of Architectural History, Church History, Legal History, and History. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 Mio DKK (ca. 6.7 Mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.


PhD students at PRIVACY are required to be present at the Centre for the duration of their employment. They will participate in weekly meetings, field trips, and workshops and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on selected cases in international peer-reviewed journals where appro­priate.

Award Value

  • The successful PhD candidates will be offered a full-time PhD position for a period of three years.
  • The can­didates will be employed and paid in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
  • Employment at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservations will be according to the specific job structure of this institution.


  • Applicants must have an MA degree within the fields of Architecture, Church History, History, Legal History or related disciplines.
  • The research language is English. The research team works on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important.
  • Just as central is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary col­laboration on a broad array of different sources and work towards an integrated methodology for interdis­ciplinary privacy studies.
  • The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system. The application should be in English and include the following enclosures:
  • A motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at the Centre (1 page), please specify which institution you are applying for
  • CV, highlighting language skills
  • A copy of MA degree certificate/s
  • A list of publications
  • If relevant, a portfolio with design works
  • A research proposal which develops the project idea, broad conceptual framing and proposed method­ology of your PhD project is related to one of the PRIVACY cases as well as two other cases you would be interested in (max 3 pages in all)
  • A short abstract of your MA-thesis or equivalent (in English)
  • One sample of writing (an article or a chapter from your  MA- thesis)
  • Name, e-mail address, telephone numbers and postal address of two academic referees
  • The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.

Applications Deadline: April 15, 2019.

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