A Single, Green Market for Capital? A critical political economy perspective on the completion of the Capital Markets Union
The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark, invites applications for a position as PhD of International Studies from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a double degree in collaboration with the Political Science Department of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
The overall period for the project is limited to three years. During the first 18 months, the candidate will be based at Radboud University and during the last 18 months of the project at Roskilde University. Physical presence at the respective university during this period is mandatory. That means that the PhD position involves moving from the Netherlands to Denmark in 2024 (the moving costs will be partially covered by the universities).
If the PhD process lives up to the requirements at the two universities, you will be awarded with a degree from each of the universities (a double degree).
Description of the PhD project
The financial system of the EU has gone through a turbulent time since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gave renewed impetus and opportunity for the European Commission to accelerate the larger plan to unite capital markets in Europe through the Capital Markets Union (CMU).
The CMU stands at a crucial conjuncture of European market integration; as an institutional process, it is marked by the fundamental fault lines between financial market liberalization and attempts to regulate the sector, while at the same time ensuring a transition that is green and inclusive. These developments are set in a broader context of far-reaching structural changes and geopolitical rivalries in the global economy more generally, and the changing role of banks vis-a-vis other financial sector agents in the provision of credit and/or equity in particular. Possible focal points include, for instance: the financing of the European Green Deal; the link between CMU and industrial policy; the role of financial markets actors, business actors and civil society in the CMU process.
Explaining the politics that inform the CMU relaunch provides an important building block for understanding the EU’s attempts to unlock investments against the backdrop of the unfolding integration trajectory of the European political economy.
Applicants are invited to send in a project description addressing these processes, with a clear focus on the political economy of European integration. We encourage applicants from a wide range of approaches and perspectives.
Your project description shall be no more than four pages, excluding a bibliography. It should include a clear empirical focus point related to CMU; relevant research question(s); an indication of relevant literatures and theoretical perspectives; and a tentative research design. Considerations regarding ethical aspects shall be included in your project description.
The Doctoral Schools
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Institute for Management Research (IMR) Doctoral School at the Radboud University, and the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University. Both Schools provide training and research that are relevant for PhD candidates. They support collecting and disseminating information, and organizing research events and activities. They form part of a dynamic community of researchers who share a commitment to understanding society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. Researchers come from all over the world and engage in topics that are geographically, theoretically and methodologically diverse.
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As a PhD student you will be associated with the research group Economic Policy, Institutions and Change (EPIC) at the Roskilde University (though there is a liberty of choice amongst the department’s other research groups, if you feel your research belongs in another group) and the multidisciplinary research group EU Politics, Administration and Law (EUROPAL) at the Radboud University. You can find more information here:
Responsibilities and tasks
As a PhD fellow you are trained at an international level to undertake research and teaching assignments. You are responsible for carrying out independent research under supervision and receive constructive feedback in the PhD program in order to finish your PhD thesis. During your employment you are required to take 30 ECTS of course work, and gain experience of teaching activities.
You must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent within Global Political Economy/International Political Economy, Political Science, European Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Economics, or a related field. Qualifications within the following areas are required.
- Good or excellent grades in relevant subjects
- Proficiency in English
The following qualities are a plus:
- Familiarity and affinity with critical political economy perspectives
- Professional experience with EU economic and/or financial policies
- Willingness to engage in international mobility and conduct fieldwork in Brussels
In the assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to;
- Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education)
- The academic requirements stated in the job advertisement.
In the assessment regarding enrolment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:
- Educational skills and any further professional qualifications
- Grades at the Master’s programme or equivalent
- Scientific originality
- The quality and relevance of the project description
- The quality and relevance of the methodical and theoretical choices
- The consistency and coherence between the research problem and the choice of method and theory
- The realistic and feasible scope of the PhD project
- The relevance of the project to the profile of the Doctoral Schools
For further information about the position, please contact Laura Horn (email@example.com; +45 5124 6781) and Angela Wigger (firstname.lastname@example.org). For technical or administrative questions, please contact PhD. Administrator Ida Bruhn Bull at email@example.com.
Terms of employment
The PhD will be employed full time on the basis of the regular PhD conditions and salary schemes for the duration of 18 months at the Radboud University and 18 months at the Roskilde University.
For more information about the employment conditions at the Radboud University go to: https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/working-at-radboud-university/employment-conditions/
For more information about the employment conditions at Roskilde University go to: The Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)and Read more about the PhD salary in Denmark here.
At Roskilde University you will refer to the Dean of Social Sciences. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
After the deadline applications will be shortlisted.
Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.
The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
To apply for the position: go towww.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
- Cover letter
- Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
– If you master degree is not awarded within the ECTS frame, please provide us with:
– Your bachelor diploma and grades
– An official English translation of diplomas
– A description of the master programme including the official duration (in years).
- Your description of the PhD project
- Your time schedule of the PhD project
- If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than the 1st of December 2022.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.