PhD Scholarship in International Law & Military Operations (InterMil)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

Open PhD position in collaboration between International Law & Military Operations (InterMil), iCourts, Faculty of Law, and the Royal Danish Defence College.


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: https://jura.ku.dk/icourts/research/intermil/

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.

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

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


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