Deadline: April 26, 2012
iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, is a new research centre dedicated to the study of international courts, their role in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays of law, politics and society, the centre hosts a set of integrated interdisciplinary research projects on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of international courts. See further at www.jura.ku.dk/icourts.
iCourts is now recruiting a number of PhDstudents within its areas of research. We are particularly looking for exciting projects which can provide new empirical and theoretical insights in the causes and consequences of the contemporary international judiciary. Research at iCourts’ is problem-driven and focused on salient empirical and theoretical issues with the goal of proving pathbreaking basic scientific knowledge of international courts. See further at www.jura.ku.dk/icourts/research/
Are you the right candidate?
Preferred applicants have through their studies demonstrated a keen interest in questions related to international law, international courts and globalization. You have a proven track-record of academic excellence and have demonstrated curiosity, commitment and independence in your work. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills and interdisciplinary outlook, demonstrated in a PhD proposal which is both original and well versed in the state-of-the-art of iCourts’ field of inquiry. While independent as an analyst, you must have a preference for enhancing your research competence through close collaboration with colleagues in an international research environment.
You must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. As we are pursuing a truly global object of inquiry, other languages of relevance to international courts – preferably French and/or Spanish – will be an advantage. You have an educational background equal to the Danish master’s degree in law and/or social science. Please note that students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation may apply. You can document academic excellence by high grades and assessment of your master’s thesis.
The successful applicants will be part of an active, dedicated and cosmopolitan research team situated at the heart ofCopenhagen.
The doctoral training programme
PhD students at iCourts will be enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme. Some of the requirements will however be fulfilled by participating in a specific iCourts’ research training programme.
The Faculty’s general training programme provides PhDstudents with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves participation in research networks and a set of research and teaching courses. It further requires that all PhDstudents must undertake a research visit at another relevant research institution, as well as take on teaching tasks. For all details and requirements, please see www.jura.ku.dk/phd/english/
The iCourt research training programme is tailored specifically to the iCourts’ research agenda and seeks to provide PhD students with advanced research tools for exploring key issues related to international law, politics and society. It includes research stays at iCourts’ targeted collaborators, interdisciplinary supervision and the possibility of obtaining a dual-degree with one of our collaborators, subject to approval by the partner institution. PhD students at iCourts are expected to present their work at leading international conferences, participate actively in the centre’s activities and contribute to the centre’s overall research agenda. See further at www.jura.ku.dk/icourts/training
Can be found on the website: www.jura.ku.dk/phd/english/ and www.jura.ku.dk/icourts or by contacting the PhD Administration by Lykke Sennels-Andersen, tel. +45 35 32 38 59, email@example.com
Questions concerning specific academic issues please contact the Head of the PhD Programme, Professor dr.jur. Henrik Palmer Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, click on the Apply online and you are right on the application form you have to fill in. Be prepared and have the below-mentioned documents ready to upload before you submit:
1. A motivated application must specify the scientific reasons in favour for accepting this particular research programme
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. Diploma of your qualifying degree and marking transcripts (translated into English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian)
4. A description of the research proposal (5 to max 10 pages)
5. Time table
All interested parties, regardless of personal background, are encouraged to apply. Foreign applicants must be able to present and document qualifications equivalent to a Danish Master degree before enrolment. Applicants supported by external finances must be able to document such.