Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in International Law & Military Operations

  • PHD
  • Fully funded and salaried
  • 31 August 2021

Open PhD position in collaboration between International Law & Military Operations (InterMil), iCourts, Faculty of Law, and the Royal Danish Defence College.

The PhD scholarship is fully funded and salaried. The position can commence in December 2021. The start date is negotiable.

InterMil is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Law, the Royal Danish Defence College, and the Center for Military Studies. The InterMil team conducts strategic research and provides research-based public-sector consultancy on questions of international law of particular relevance for the Danish Defence and Danish decision makers.

Research themes include international legal regulation of:

  • State responsibility in partnered military operations
  • Cyber operations
  • New military technologies
  • Military operations at sea
  • Detention in armed conflict

For more information, please see: https://jura.ku.dk/icourts/research/intermil/

Successful PhD candidates are required to:

  • Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen and the RDDC; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project;
  • Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme;
  • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law
  • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty as well as at the RDDC.
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  • Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws degree which is a second cycle 120 ECTS degree (two years of full-time studies), that builds on a 180 ECTS bachelor’s degree (three years of full-time studies) or equivalent qualifications. Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree.
  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here ).
  • Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. The Master’s degree must be obtained before the start date.
  • Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.

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Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation. If you are offered the position a certificate of criminal record must be submitted.

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