PhD Stipend in Knowledge Collaboration for Tourism Research-Practice Partnerships

At Department of Culture and Global Studies, Faculty of Humanities, a position as PhD Fellow in knowledge collaboration for tourism research-practice partnerships is available from 15 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


In the Tourism Research Unit (TRU), we study tourism as a phenomenon with wide-reaching social, economic, environmental, political and cultural dimensions, and as a major agent of innovation and transformation in urban, regional and peripheral areas. Tourism is often put forward as a means of assisting regions in decline, diversifying local economies, building sustainable livelihoods and improving cultural understanding. The exchange and co-creation of knowledge and opportunities for reflexive

shared education between tourism researchers and practitioners (e.g. policymakers, industry, NGOs and third sector representatives) is often limited. Creating opportunities for closer engagement, the sharing of ideas and understanding, exchange of different types of knowledge, a longer-term approach to researcher-practitioner engagement and knowledge co-creation in action is needed.

A PhD stipend is offered in the field of knowledge collaboration for tourism research-practice partnerships. The proposed PhD project will explore the dynamics of communication and knowledge collaboration and co-creation between research and practice. It will do this by implementing and evaluating action-oriented, knowledge collaborations between tourism researchers and practitioners. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Tourism Research Unit (TRU) within CGS at the Copenhagen campus. Applicants should submit an action-oriented collaborative research proposal that addresses the above challenge.

The teaching portion of the stipend will be allocated to the Master of Tourism program. A minor portion of the teaching may be allocated to similar programs in the Department as required.

Qualification requirements
PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before January 15, 2018 (thesis contract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed).  

General information
It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at Doctoral School of the Faculty of the Humanities, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 (PhD Order).

Please visit the website of the doctoral school  for further information on the PhD programme, application procedure, and admission requirements.

The application must include the following and be written in English or Danish

  • Application form
  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Project description
  • List of written work (optional)
  • Sample of written work, e.g. Master's thesis (optional)
  • A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements)

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean will make a decision for allocating the stipend. Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered. The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant's project description may be tested for plagiarism.


The application can only be submitted by using the link below. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.

For further information on the doctoral research programme, please visit the website of The doctoral programme Culture and Global Studies 
For further information on the PhD stipend, please contact associate professor Helene Balslev Clausen, e-mail  

For general information about the application process etc., please contact Anne Lone Bråten, e-mail

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

VACANCY NUMBER: 2017-224-01599

DEADLINE: 15/11/2017

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