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> I would like to point your attention to the call for applications for the
> “Business and Human Rrights”, to which I contribute in the digital
> transformation thematic field.
> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS
> Integrated in and funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria (Germany), the
> International Doctorate Programme “Business and Human Rights:
> Governance Challenges in a Complex World” invites applications for 12
> doctoral research positions (4-year contract) to start on 1 November 2021.
> The IDP B&HR_Governance establishes an inter- and transdisciplinary
> research forum for excellent doctoral projects addressing practically
> problems and theoretically grounded questions in the field of business and
> human rights (B&HR).
> Application deadline: 15 June 2021
> Thematic Focus, Curriculum and Supervision
> The IDP’s research profile builds on law and management as the core
> disciplines of B&HR complemented by sociology, political, and information
> systems. Close cooperation with partners from businesses, civil society,
> political actors will enable the doctoral researchers to develop their
> in a broader context to ensure practical relevance. The IDP’s curriculum,
> lasting for eight semesters, aims at contributing to the professional
> development of independent and critical researchers through a variety of
> courses, research retreats, colloquia, and conferences as well as the
> possibility of practical projects.
> The doctoral research projects will be supervised by a scientific
> consisting of three of the 16 Principal investigators of the IDP
> B&HR_Governance from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
> (FAU), the University of Bayreuth and Julius-Maximilians-University
> Würzburg (JMU). The doctoral researchers will benefit from a
> comprehensive supervision concept allowing them to work with and receive
> support from an international and interdisciplinary team.
> Doctoral Projects and Application Procedure Applicants are free to choose
> their doctoral research focus in the field of B&HR_Governance. In addition
> addressing basic research questions on the relationship between business
> and human rights, there is the possibility of linking the doctoral
> one of the four thematic fields of the IDP B&HR_Governance:
> · Global value chains and transnational economic governance
> · Migration and changing labour relations
> · Digital transformation
> · Environmental sustainability
> To be admitted, applicants need an excellent university degree at master’s
> level in a relevant discipline (law, management, sociology, political, or
> information system) and very good knowledge of English. International,
> intercultural, and practical experiences will be an asset.
> An application comprises the following documents:
> § Research proposal (in English, max. 5000 words)
> § Curriculum Vitae (CV)
> § Letter of motivation (in English, max. 1000 words)
> § Writing sample, e.g. published article, thesis or seminar paper.
> § Certificates of all university degrees with corresponding transcript of
> records Applications must be sent in a single PDF document by 15 June 2021
> to humanri...@fau.de
The written selection procedure is followed by a
> personal interview conducted as video conference. Video interviews are
> scheduled to take place on 1 and 2 July as well 8 and 9 July.
> Successful applicants will be matched with a supervisory team based inter
> on the research proposal and the relevant discipline.
> For further information on the IDP B&HR_Governance and the selection
> procedure see: https://www.humanrights-centre.fau.de/international-
> Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer
> Schöller Endowed Professor (Chair) for Information Systems, Digitalization
> Business and Society
> Institute of Information Systems Nürnberg (WIN) at the School of Business,
> Economics and Society (WISO) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
> Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
> Program director Information Systems (B.Sc.) and International Information
> Systems (M.Sc.)
> M: sven....@fau.de
> W: www.digitalization.rw.fau.eu
> T: +49 911 5302-96476
> P: Fürtherstraße 248, 90429 Nürnberg, Germany