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2018 Postdoctoral Positions in CEVIA at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is currently accepting applications for available postdoctoral positions in CEVIA. In CEVIA 1 or 2 postdoctoral positions are available per May 2018.

CEVIA is a Research Unit funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research Social Sciences (FSE). Its research focus is on the important role played by the private enterprise in modern society in which private actors are powerful players which increasingly take on tasks that have traditionally been considered public tasks. Thus, research in the center has a private/public law perspective and focuses on uncovering the described development and its legal implications, including liability issues.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Positions are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Applications on any topic falling within CEVIAs various framework projects are of interest. Of particular interest are the following topics:
  • Private enforcement of law
  • Private actors as providers of security and rescue services

Scholarship Award: The fellowships are a full-time temporary appointment. The Centre will later decide on if they will fill the advertisement with one position for three (3) years or two positions for two (2) years.

The appointment is based on the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). In addition to the basic salary, an annual increment of DKK 52.144,76 (preliminary as of 1 December 2017) is paid. Furthermore, a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17.1% of your salary and annual increment, is paid.

Nationality: International applicants

Number of Scholarships: 1-2 postdoc positions are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

The positions require academic qualifications Ph.D., JSD or equivalent degree in law or in another social science discipline, provided the applicant can also document sufficient qualifications in law. All applicants are expected to be able to use English as the working language (written and spoken). Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear potential to deliver high-quality peer-reviewed research publications.

In the overall assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research and teaching potential. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ambition to develop and implement new research ideas, which may have an international impact. Furthermore, the Faculty places emphasis on the applicant’s interest and preferably, prior experience, in working with other researchers to conduct collective research and teaching activities and welcomes the applicant’s proven ability to make a valuable contribution in this regard.

English Language Requirements: All applicants are expected to be able to use English as the working language (written and spoken).

Postdoctoral Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Letter of motivation, appendices and the submitted research publications (including papers, articles, and books), must be written in English or in a Scandinavian language. The application will be rejected if not all the required documents are submitted.

It is essential that you fill in all the mandatory fields in the electronic application form even though the info is already stated in your CV, application, publication or other material you may find relevant to upload. The completed fields will be screened during the shortlisting and assessment process and in order to generate your final assessment, which we will send to you after the assessment work is finalized.

The application must include the following nine (9) elements:

  1. Letter of motivation (a one-page document explaining the reasons for applying to a postdoc position at CEVIA)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research project proposal. Applications should include a proposal for a research project to be completed during the post-doctoral period. Proposals should be no more than four pages long. The proposal should demonstrate the capacity to develop a postdoctoral project, identifying the relevant methodological tools to achieve the outlined project.
  4. Diplomas, PhD or JSD diploma or alternatively a document showing that the applicant submitted or will submit a dissertation
  5. Publication list (complete, numbered list of publications)
  6. Teaching portfolio, including documentation for teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant’s teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding the teaching portfolio, please see the related guidelines
  7. Academic references, if available (please upload under “other relevant material”)
  8. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than one (1) may be a monograph. Applicants, who have written a PhD or JSD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis (if the thesis is written in Danish, English, Swedish or Norwegian) and the written assessment of the thesis as a part of submitted publications.
  9. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.

Online Application

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