Postdoc position in International law and EU law

    Postdoc position in International law and EU law

    Postdoc position in International law and EU law preferably with specialised competence in refugee and asylum law, in the Department of Law at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 20, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– International law
    – EU law
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Law
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAug 15, 2021


    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.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    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’ ( 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.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • 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

    International applicant?

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    About 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.


    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.


    Jens Vedsted-Hansen Professor
    Phone: +4587165741

    Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre – Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration

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

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 21st, 2021 (GMT+9)