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Position as postdoc researcher in international law and EU law at the Department of Law, Aarhus University

Aarhus Universitet (AU)

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The Department of Law at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, is recruiting a postdoc researcher in international law and EU law, preferably with specialised competence in refugee and asylum law. The expected starting date is 15 August 2021.

The postdoc researcher will for a period of two years be devoting significant parts of her or his scientific work to contributing to the joint research activities within the project ‘ASILE: Global Asylum Governance and the European Union’s Role’ (asileproject.eu) which has received funding under the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. In addition to contributions to the ASILE research agenda, the postdoc researcher is expected to conduct research and teaching on related topics within international and European law and policy on migration control and protection of refugees.

The following competences will be considered as essential criteria when assessing applications for the position:

  • A PhD degree in international law or EU law related to European law and policy on migration control and protection of refugees
  • A demonstrated track record of publishing relevant academic or policy research
  • Professional fluency in written English.

Department of Law
The Department of Law is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS - one of the five faculties of Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and Department of Law have achieved the prestigious AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The Department of Law has a dynamic, ambitious and academically diverse research and educational environment and employs more than 60 academic staff members and 30 PhD students.

At the Department of Law, we offer high-quality teaching and research in Danish, European and international jurisprudence. Our research engages with all legal challenges of importance to society, nationally and internationally. We are very conscious of our responsibility not only towards our students, but also towards the legal sector, the public administration and the business community when it comes to choice of research areas, both in terms of breadth and depth. In our teaching, we want to build bridges between theory and practice, among other things by drawing on the practical experience of part-time lecturers.

You can read more about Department of Law at: https://law.au.dk/en/ Further information
Information enquiries may be made to Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Professor, Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, jvh@law.au.dk.

If you need help uploading your application please do not hesitate to contact Anna Bruun Pedersen, anpe@au.dk. Place of work
The work address will be the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:
http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/ Terms of employment
The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. Application procedure
When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Application Deadline: 20-05-2021

Ansøgningsfrist: 20.05.2021

Placering: Aarhus C Bartholins Allé 16

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