Aarhus BSS Graduate School, Aarhus University invites applicants for a PhD Scholarship in connection with the research project Ageing and Pensions at the PhD Programme Economics and Business Economics.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Aarhus University, Denmark|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Fellowship Period||Upto 3.5 years|
|Closing date||February 11 2021|
As a response to ageing, statutory retirement ages are increased and linked to the development of longevity. But how would future cohorts respond to this change, and can historic retirement behaviour be expected to apply in the future? Retirement ages would move into uncharted territory accompanied by healthy ageing alongside increasing longevity and increasing pension wealth for a large part of the population. At the same time, labour markets are undergoing fundamental changes. There is a huge need for more research on the determining factors underlying retirement – both voluntary and involuntary – and the aim of this sub-project is empirical analyses of retirement behaviour.
The project is a sub-project of the project “Ageing and Pensions” financed by the Rockwool Foundation. It is led by Torben M. Andersen and Jan Rose Skaksen and involves other researchers at the University of Aarhus, The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and foreign collaborators.
The deadline for applying is February 11, 2021.
The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:
- The applicant’s academic qualifications (assessed based on the qualifying degree)
- The quality and relevance of the project proposal
- The applicant’s level of academic aptitude and assessed the ability to complete the project within the framework of the PhD programme
Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation about how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may, for example, be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated (“ranks as no. 6 out of 111” or “ranks as among the best 8 per cent”) or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation, will be appreciated.
Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications based on the documentation received before the deadline. You will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject an application that does not comply with the limitations stated in the application guide.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply irrespective of personal background.
For further information about the position, please contact Torben M. Andersen, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Email: [email protected]
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Ulla Prisholm Bjørn, Tel.: +45 8715 2179, Email: [email protected]