Fellowship Award on Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals, Norway

The Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law of University of Oslo is now inviting applicants to apply a Postdoctoral Fellowship in field of Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals. This year, five awards available for Norwegian applicants who hold PhD in law, philosophy and political theory. The selected scholars will receive interesting salary plus other benefits as described below. Application deadline is 21 March 2016.

Fellowship Description
Up to three 3 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law of University of Oslo. The postdoctoral researchers will study international courts and tribunals (ICs) in one or more of five issue areas: human rights, trade, investment, international criminal courts and the environment. There is a slight preference for research on human rights and trade. The candidate may be assigned a 10 % workload of tasks including teaching, supervision or other relevant tasks.

Award Value
The successful fellows may expect to receive benefits as follow:

  • Salary based on salary level 57-65 (NOK 483 700 – 560 700)
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Favorable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals.

Place of Study
At the University of Oslo, Norway

Eligibility and Criteria
The candidates of this fellowship should hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian master and doctoral degree (PhD) in law, a PhD in political science or a PhD in philosophy or political theory. An excellent English proficiency is also required. Please note, the selection of the candidates will be based on the quality of the project description and how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan.

Applicants’ Nationality
International scholars are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, the eligible candidates must provide the documents below:

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal
  • CV in English (maximum 2 pages)
  • A complete list of published and unpublished works.
  • Copies of educational certificates and diplomas.
  • The PhD dissertation
  • Copies of grades and transcripts.
  • Names and contact details for at least two references.
  • All materials should preferably be delivered electronically.

Submission Deadline
21 March 2016.

Website and Application Link