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Special conditions may influence employment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences. A number of such special conditions are listed below.

Part-time enrolment

The PhD degree programme is a full-time study programme, cf. the PhD Order. Applications for part-time enrolment or transfer from full-time programme into part-time programme will therefore be met only if very special circumstances apply. Part-time enrolment of less than 50 per cent will not be allowed.

Subsidiary occupation

The PhD degree programme is a full-time study programme, and enrolled PhD students are therefore generally not allowed to undertake paid work (subsidiary occupation) during the PhD studies. Permission to undertake paid work of limited extent (up to approx. 40 hours per year) concurrently with the PhD studies may be granted through the chairman of the field committee.

The head of the Graduate School may grant permission to complete work-related commitments if an enrolled PhD student has entered into such an obligation before receiving notification of enrolment in the PhD programme.

Teaching experience and dissemination of knowledge

PhD students must gain experience with teaching and dissemination of knowledge. Each enrolled PhD student at the Graduate School must undertake at least one independent teaching activity related to the PhD project in method and/or topic. This general requirement applies to all PhD students, also students who do not hold a grant provided by the main academic area. The individual PhD plan for each student must state how and when such teaching experience will be obtained. PhD students holding grants (in part or in full) provided by an external institution should also complete teaching activities.

Employed PhD students must, as part of the employment, undertake duties of 840 hours (corresponding to 0.5 man year). PhD students must therefore, in addition to the independent teaching activity, also undertake instructional tasks or similar up to a reasonable level and for no more than 840 hours in total. The head of the Graduate School may allow that such experience with teaching and knowledge dissemination is gained in alternative ways if recommended by the chairman of the field committee. PhD students enrolled as an industrial PhD student, a business partnership PhD student or a self-funded PhD student may fulfill, in part or in whole, the standard requirement of gaining experience with teaching and knowledge dissemination by undertaking similar duties for the external partner. Such agreement must be arranged in cooperation between the external partner, the chairman of the field committee and the head of the Graduate School.

The head of the Graduate School must ensure that PhD students are provided with opportunities to gain sufficient experience with teaching and dissemination of knowledge. The head of the Graduate School must attend to this matter through the chairman of the relevant field committee, who must maintain regular contact with the director of studies and the head of department. Courses on dissemination of knowledge and supervision will be offered to enrolled PhD students at the Graduate School. The head of the Graduate School must give approval to any deviations from the standard requirement stipulating that all PhD students must undertake the above stated teaching obligations of up to 840 hours.

General information on employment in the Danish state sector

Please refer to the State Employer's Authority (Danish Ministry of Finance) for publications in English on general agreements and policies for employment in the Danish state sector.

 

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Revised 16.05.2017