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Vacant PhD scholarship in private law and public procurement law at the Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen

Date Posted Mar. 17, 2022
Title Vacant PhD scholarship in private law and public procurement law at the Faculty of Law
University University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Department CEPRI - Centre for Private Governance at the Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Apr. 19, 2022
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Post-Doc
    Graduate Student
  • Law - General

Vacant PhD scholarship in private law and public procurement law at the Faculty of Law

CEPRI - Centre for Private Governance at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, will host externally funded, collaborative research project Purple for which it is seeking applications for a PhD position. The PhD scholarship is fully funded and salaried. PhD position is to commence from 1st September 2022. The start date is negotiable.  

Project Title: Purchase Power – SPP through private law enforcement PURPLE

Public procurement refers to the process where governments and public bodies buy goods, works and services from private suppliers. Public procurement law regulates this process, while contracts are the implementation tool for the performance of public procurement goals. The project will provide much needed clarity about the tension between public procurement law and private law - especially contract law and arbitration. PurpLE will be the first project to analyse EU sustainable public procurement law from the perspective of the private law concepts which are implementing it and therefore affect it and how sustainable procurement goals are achieved.

The project will be carried out by a collaborative research team led by associate professor Marta Andhov and include two postdoctoral researchers and a PhD. The PhD student is to deliver legal analysis on the  research question: Can private law limit the outcome of public procurement law, and if so, how?

The PhD will benefit from a wide-ranging collaborative research environment, networking opportunities and external activities with opportunities for traveling to other research partner organisations. The PhD will contribute to ambitious and carefully planned research, outreach, impact, and dissemination activities, benefiting from the expertise of leading senior academics involved in the Purple project.

Purple will be hosted by CEPRI - Centre for Private Governance which is a collaborative research centre. CEPRI provides a stimulating, diverse and inclusive work environment with approx. 20 researchers with various legal expertise and background, both international and Danish.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong academic record holding at least a Masters degree in law, fluency in English (linguistic skills in Danish are accounted as advantageous) and some subject knowledge of private law (e.g. contract law, arbitration etc.) and/or public procurement law. The successful candidate will be required to enrol as a PhD student and prepare a thesis for examination.

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. 

Please find the full description of the position and apply here:

Closing date for applications  
The closing date for applications is 19 April 2022, 23:59 GMT+1.


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  • Associate Professor Marta Andhov
    CEPRI - Centre for Private Governance at the Faculty of Law
    University of Copenhagen


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