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Open PhD position in collaboration between International Law & Military Operations (InterMil), iCour
University of Copenhagen

Date Posted Jul. 2, 2021
Title Open PhD position in collaboration between International Law & Military Operations (InterMil), iCour
University University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Department iCourts, Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2021
Position Start Date Dec. 1, 2021
  • Graduate Student
  • Military Law
    Law - General

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:

The PhD Programme
The PhD will be part of the wider PhD Programme offered by the Faculty of Law. The goal of the PhD Programme is threefold: to prepare candidates for a continuing career in teaching and research; to educate a new generation of scholars to produce high-quality independent research; and to equip them with the analytical and problem-solving skills required for a successful career in both the public and private sectors.

The Faculty of Law offers supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment. Uniquely, this particular PhD position is offered in collaboration with the Royal Danish Defence College (RDDC). The PhD will be assigned a co-supervisor from the RDDC and is expected to divide his/her time between the two institutions.

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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The closing date for applications is 31 August 2021, 23:59 GMT+1.

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