Funded PhD position; in Law; at University of Southern Denmark;

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The Department of Law is pleased to announce the opening of a number of PhD fellowships in law. The positions are located in Odense and will be vacant from 1 February 2018 or soon after. The scholarship runs for 3 years.

The vacant PhD fellowships are within the following legal disciplines:

  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Finance Law
  • The Law of Obligations
  • Legal Informatics
  • Administrative Law

The applicant will define the subject matter of the research project. However, the project must be within the bounds of one of the above mentioned legal disciplines.

The PhD programme is a research training programme at the highest international level. The PhD fellow will take an active part in national as well as international research environments and gain extensive academic knowledge throughout the PhD training programme. Furthermore, the PhD fellow will gain experience in teaching as the programme includes teaching in selected legal disciplines. The PhD fellow must be capable of teaching in Danish and/or English.

The applicant’s academic skills must be equivalent to a relevant master degree.

The PhD fellows will be part of our established legal research environments within our four research sections. For more information please refer to:

We are 54 employees plus a number of part time lecturers. Our primary tasks are research, teaching, and research dissemination of a very high standard and societal relevance within a number of legal areas.

The Department of Law provides the traditional legal education programmes BSc in Laws/Master of Laws as well as BSc in Business Administration and Laws/MSc in Business Administration and Laws. Furthermore, the department is responsible for other legal disciplines and the teaching within these at the University of Southern Denmark, including MSc in Business Economics and Auditing and MSc in International Security and Laws. For further information about the department of Law please visit this website:

For further information about the research training programme for PhD fellows, courses, seminars, and participation in conferences and workshops, please visit this website:

For further information please contact:

Head of Department, Associate Professor Camilla Hørby Jensen
Tel. + 45 6550 2198

PhD Coordinator, professor MSO Kim Østergaard
Tel. + 45 6550 9241

Application, salary, etc.:

Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Complete publication list (Please submit the thesis statement and the conclusion from your master thesis, and not your entire master thesis)
  • Information of teaching experience and dissemination experience
  • References, if any

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Law.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.



Deadline: September 1, 2017.

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