A number of vacant Ph.D. fellowships at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark

    University of Southern Denmark
    Juridical sciencesInternational law
    Juridical sciencesOther
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    01/09/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Denmark › Odense M

At the Department of Law, a number of Ph.D. fellowships will be available as of 1 January 2021 or by further agreement. The place of work is at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 

The applicant's Ph.D. project must be within one or several of the fundamental areas of law and contribute to the research within one of the institute's four research groups. However, the applicant determines the specific content of the project.

The applicant is expected to have academic qualifications corresponding to the level obtained by completing a relevant master's program.

A Ph.D. is a research degree at the highest international level. The Ph.D. fellow will become part of active research environments, in Denmark as well as abroad, and he or she will obtain an extensive academic knowledge by participating in relevant Ph.D. courses. Furthermore, the Ph.D. fellow will gain teaching experience since part of the program involves teaching certain courses. The Ph.D. fellow is expected to be able to teach in Danish and/or English.

The Ph.D. fellow will be part of the already established legal research environment at the Department of Law. The applicant(s) hired is (are) are expected to show commitment and visibility and to contribute to the department's positive work environment and the continuous operation of the department.

Further information about the Department of Law and its Ph.D. program is available at the Job description department's website. The Ph.D. program is provided by the Ph.D. School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences who offer further information on their website.

Further information about the fellowships
For further information, please contact:

Head of Department Camilla Hørby Jensen
phone: +45 6550 2198
e-mail: chj@sam.sdu.dk


Ph.D. coordinator, Professor Nina Dietz Legind
phone:  + 45 6011 2781
e-mail: ndj@sam.sdu.dk

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 - protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

An application must include:

  • A detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master's degree certificate (including all examination results)
  • An application form (is available here)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.). The guidelines for preparing a Ph.D. project proposal for the Department of Law are available here.
  • An abstract of the project description of no more than 250 words
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are attached to the application. A maximum of three applications may be attached. If one of the attached publications is a master thesis, only the research question and conclusion should be attached, not the entire thesis.
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of academic communication, if relevant

Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. Without further notice, SDU may discard applications which are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned criteria. 

Application procedure
When the deadline for applications has expired, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which of the applicants match the strategies of the research groups and the department's needs the best.

Subsequently, the chosen applicants will be assessed by a committee from the Ph.D. School. Once they have submitted their report, each of the applicants in concern will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. A number of applicants will then be invited to a job interview.

The University of Southern Denmark wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of our society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of personal background.

The Department of Law is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, which is comprised of six departments. The Department of Law currently has 58 employees divided into four research sections (Private Law, Public Law, International Law and Law in Society) and a secretariat. Furthermore, the department has a number of part-time employees. The department seeks to secure high quality and societal relevance within judicial research, education and knowledge exchange. The Department of Law offers the traditional law degree alongside a combined HA (jur)/MSc (Econ) course. In addition, the department is responsible for the teaching of other legal subjects offered at SDU.

Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Read the guideline for applicants

You can only apply for the position through our website www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger.

Your application must be registered in our system on the 01/09/2020 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

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5 position(s) available at
University of Southern Denmark
Odense M
Campusvej 55

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