Oct 24, 2010

PhD position: Design of user-oriented food services for elderly people - language, values and experiences, Aalborg University, Denmark

Position No.

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Development and Planning a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from December 1, 2010.

Job description
The PhD position is available within the research field "Food Research":

Design of user-oriented food services for elderly people - language, values and experiences

The PhD project will map and analyze the interplay between language (usage), values and user within food service systems for the elderly. The project will combine ethnographic fieldwork with a communication-theoretical analysis, based especially on reception theory, at the meeting between elderly citizens, kitchen staff and the municipal administration. The communication must be elucidated in a broader context, for example in relation to different professional cultures, food culture and organizational issues. The project is based on existing food service systems, but will also develop scenarios and methods for future communication situations in a food service context.

You may obtain further information from Professor Niels Heine Kristensen, Department of Development and Planning, phone: +45 9940 3676, email: nhk@plan.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the Stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Maj-Britt Trolle Ståhl, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: mts@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7582.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.



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