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Position: PhD scholarship in Gendered Entrepreneurship
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: research lies in the intersection between entrepreneurship, gender and sociocultural research areas, aiming to identify the existing gaps in gender bias, and the differences between entrepreneurship ecosystems
Requirements: Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree
   
Text: PhD scholarship in Gendered Entrepreneurship DTU Entrepreneurship Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Friday 06 Sep 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 20 September 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Entrepreneurship by completing the following form. Apply online DTU Entrepreneurship invites applications for a 3-year PhD position within the research group on diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship. DTU Entrepreneurship is a newly formed research centre focusing on high impact research within the broader aspects of technology entrepreneurship. The topic of the PhD project is on the effects of gendering and gender bias on the perception of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour in technology entrepreneurship. Gender bias and gendering in entrepreneurship has been a central topic since the early 1990s when the primary focus on gender stereotypes were identified. This has led to a focus on the male norm in entrepreneurship, generally reducing diversity within entrepreneurship ecosystems, leading to structural inequalities and gendered processes being commonplace. This gender gap differs between fields and industries, being significantly higher in technology entrepreneurship, particularly when compared to social entrepreneurship. Bridging this gap requires institutional transformation, and a deeper understanding of the systemic differences across entrepreneurship ecosystems. Overall, this research lies in the intersection between entrepreneurship, gender and sociocultural research areas, aiming to identify the existing gaps in gender bias, and the differences between entrepreneurship ecosystems. The project is expected to focus particularly on Impact Tech entrepreneurship, in addition to technology and social entrepreneurship, in examining the gendering process. A key outcome of the project is the application of technology-based solutions for diversity and inclusion to reduce, and minimize, these gaps in the entrepreneurship ecosystems. The project is expected to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 for Gender Equality, as well as the EU’s Gender Equality strategy plan. Furthermore, the project is expected to contribute to DTU’s strategy and vision towards the creation of a more gender diverse environment in entrepreneurship, both at DTU, and society as a whole. In addition to executing in the research project, the candidate is expected to engage in DTU Entrepreneurships research group on diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship. The group works with a variety of diversity topics, and research collaboration when relevant is expected. In addition, gender diversity is a novel research topic in the context of Impact Tech, hence the candidate is expected to show a high degree of autonomy and initiative, seeking out solutions to theoretical and technical challenges independently, both within the centre, DTU, and with international partners. Qualifications Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide . We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Lars Alkærsig, tel.: 45 4525 4534. You can read more about DTU Entrepreneurship at www.entrepreneurship.dtu.dk . Application Please submit your online application no later than 20 September 2019 (local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: A letter motivating the application (cover letter) A research proposal on the topic, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the theoretical background of gender studies in entrepreneurship, suggested methodology for the application of diversity and inclusion technologies, and an overview of the proposed research outcomes. Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here ) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
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