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Thursday, June 04, 2009

TweetThis! Ph.D. Fellowship on "Cancer and Social Inequality" - Denmark

Ph.D. Fellowship on "Cancer and Social Inequality" at the Faculty of Humanities

The unequal distribution of cancer occurrences and survival rates amongst social groups raises some important, difficult and controversial policy issues, especially insofar as they are related to lifestyles (smoking, fatty foods, lack of exercise etc.). Proposals should address the values underlying two key issues:

1) Equality of opportunity and lifestyles: when some (disadvantaged) social groups are exposed to a greater risk of getting cancer and lower survival rates than other groups and this in part can be explained by differences in lifestyle, is this then a result of their circumstances, for which they may be entitled to compensation, or of their choices? And what does the answer to this question imply for rationing issues in health care?

2) State neutrality and lifestyles: according to the ideal of state neutrality, the state should be impartial between different lifestyles. But what, exactly, does this ideal imply with respect to the ways in which the state may legitimately campaign for ‘healthy' lifestyles?

The project should draw on a) existing empirical research on the relation between social groups and ‘risky' lifestyles, and b) theories in political theory/philosophy of equality, neutrality and responsibility.

The PhD fellow will be jointly associated with Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM), University of Copenhagen, and Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, the Danish Cancer Society. For further information contact Nils Holtug, CESEM, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark tel. +45 35 32 88 81, nhol@hum.ku.dk.

The PhD fellow's primary work place will be the Faculty of Humanities, which has an obligation to make sure that the PhD fellow has at his or her disposal the necessary resources for a satisfactory completion of the PhD project. The secondary work place will be the Danish Cancer Society, which is also obligated to make sure that the PhD fellow has at his or her disposal the necessary resources for a satisfactory completion of the PhD project. As for the utilization of these resources, the PhD fellow is subject to terms defined by the project management.

For further information on the Danish Cancer Society contact Christoffer Johansen, Kræftens Bekæmpelse, Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark tel. +45 35 25 76 27, christof@cancer.dk

Application procedure
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by January 31, 2010. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master's programme.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by CIRIUS to establish, if their Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about CIRIUS is available at: http://www.studyindenmark.dk/ 
The PhD fellow will be employed at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD fellow. A description of the PhD study program is available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/

Employment as a PhD fellow occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD fellow is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.

Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form, which also stipulates the required enclosures to attach. Do not submit any written work. Application form and application guidelines are available at:http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/fellowships/

A certified copy of the applicant's Master's Degree diploma needs to be submitted as an enclosure to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specialising in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master's Degree diploma after the application deadline. 

The application including all enclosures is to be submitted as a single pdf-file to phdcenter@hum.ku.dk. Please write "PhD Fellowship - Cancer and Social Inequality" in the subject area of the email. 

Application deadline is August 17, 2009 at 12 noon Central European time. No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline. As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

For any further questions in relation to the application procedure please contact the PhD Centre, tel. +45 35 32 92 23, e-mail: phdcenter@hum.ku.dk, Room 10.1.22, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

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