PhD Spring call 2019

IT-Universitetet (ITU)

Ph.d. & forskning

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a PhD position starting in summer 2019 or soon thereafter.

Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the IT University for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to align themselves with a funded research project. These can be accessed here: Research Project

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

Qualification Requirements
The following qualifications are required:

  • 3 year programme: candidates should have an MSc (or equivalent)
  • 4 year programme: candidates should have a BSc plus one year of Master level studies

A successful applicant typically already has an established research record inside the potential supervisor's field. A competitive application usually includes:

  • A cover letter including the name of a suggested supervisor at ITU who is linked to the applicant's field of research;
  • An excellent project proposal (statement of purpose), which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state-of-the-art grasp of the targeted research field matching the interest and competences of a potential ITU supervisor;
  • Documentation of academic degree(s); grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement;
  • Curriculum Vitae must also be included. The CV should contain at least two references;
  • List of Publications, if any.The list of publications should contain the applicant’s relevant scientific publications in recognized, peer-reviewed venues, such as major international conferences or journals in the suggested supervisor’s field, or an excellent master’s thesis;
  • A letter of recommendation from a leading international researcher that is professionally known to the potential supervisor.

It is important that the application reflects the mission and vision of ITU which is to deliver internationally leading teaching and research which enable Denmark to become exceptionally good at creating value with IT, and create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. It is expected that the aim to comply with ITU’s 3 core values; Direction-finding, Forthcoming, and Accountable.

It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.

Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

General information
ITU is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 75 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialisation of IT.

Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the IT University for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: Guidelines

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Questions related to procedure may be directed to the PhD School ( or to the Personnel Section, Kristina Køj-Udsen (

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 25 April 2008.

ITU may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Head of the PhD school selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Application deadline: 25 March 2019, at 23:59 CET.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University encourages diversity of applicants regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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