27 June 2013

University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Faculty of Law
Professor of International Law
Deadline for application: 1 August 2013

The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as a Professor of International Law with a focus on international courts. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The professor will be affiliated with iCourts - Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, which is a research centre at the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty of Law is one of six faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law. The research is partly organised in research centres and groups. The Faculty employs about 75 full time researchers and app. 50 PhD scholars as well as app. 70 administrative staff members. There are app. 450 part time instructors contributing to the teaching of app. 4.500 law students.

The positionThe main responsibilities are:
• to publish and disseminate research results
• to teach and oversee the administrative duties
• to lead the development of the subject area, be responsible for research-based teaching with associated examination and administrative duties, and to supervise MA-thesis and PhD students
• to exchange knowledge with the rest of society and take part in public debate
• to manage research, provide guidance to and supervise assistant professors and researchers and take part in academic assessments.

The professor shall also develop and maintain his or her teaching and pedagogic competencies. Other duties may be added according to Faculty regulations and the weighting of the different tasks may change over time.

Required qualifications

Emphasis will be placed on:
• documented high degree of original academic production at international level, including evidence that the applicant has contributed to the development of the subject
• ability and opportunity to continue to develop the subject
• ability to manage research projects and other management functions and
teaching qualifications.

In the assessment of the applicant, the evaluators will put emphasis on the extent and quality of the applicant´s documented ability to conduct and publish research at the highest international level within the area of international law with respect to international courts.

The overall assessment of applications will emphasise the applicant's contribution to new developments in the teaching area. 
For further information applicants are encouraged to read the 'Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2007' and 'Guide to appointment of permanent academic staff at the Faculty of Law'. Both documents can be accessed at the Faculty website.
Salary and terms of employment
Professors are appointed for three years according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC) on remuneration in pay scale 37, DKK. 527.889. In addition to the basic salary you will receive an annual increment, currently of DKK. 52.070 (as per 1 April 2012). Furthermore, you will receive an annual increment, currently of DKK. 72.754 (as per 1 April 2012). In addition to this, a total contribution to your pension fund equal to 17,1% of your salary and annual increment is paid.
The application and all submitted material, incl. papers, articles and books, must be written in English or Nordic languages.
The application MUST include the following 8 elements:
1. Application / letter of motivation
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Diplomas
4. Complete numbered list of publications
5. Teaching portfolio including documentation OF teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant´s teaching visions within the research area
6. Research plan - including an account of how the applicant can contribute positively to the overall research plan of iCourts
7. List of submitted scientific publications clearly listing author, title, year and other publication details
8. A maximum of seven (7) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than three (3) may be monographs.
If works are cited of which the applicant is a co-author, a co-author declaration concerning the applicant´s share of these works must be submitted. Material not yet published can be submitted. Please make a note if this is the case.
Applicants, who have written a PhD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis and may also include the written assessment of the thesis as part of element 8 (submitted scientific publications).
In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to include in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide such supplementary material should this be requested. 
Application procedure
The application elements 1-7 MUST be uploaded electronically
The application element 8 (the submitted scientific publications that the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment) MUST be submitted in hard copy versions in three (3) copies each either as original publications or photo copies. The submitted publications must be received at the Faculty no later than seven (7) days after the application deadline. 
An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging the receipt of the uploaded application. When the submitted publications have been received an acknowledgement will be issued. 
Applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email. Following the application deadline, applicants are informed about the composition of the expert Assessment Committee appointed by the Dean, on the recommendation of the Academic Council. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant will receive the part of the overall assessment that specifically refers to him/her. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews according to the Dean´s decision.
Upon the completion of the application process, only original material will be returned.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 
For further information about the position's academic content, please contact Director of iCourts, Professor Mikael Rask Madsen Mikael.Madsen@jur.ku.dk. For further information on the process please contact Personnel Officer Thomas Haaning Christiansen by phone: +45 35 32 35 26 or by e-mail thhc@jur.ku.dk
Applications must be addressed to Dean Henrik Dam and uploaded electronically. The application´s element 8 MUST be sent or delivered to Faculty of Law, att. Thomas Haaning Christiansen, Studiestraede 6, ground floor, DK-1455 Copenhagen, Denmark. Please quote 'Application' as well as reference number 211-0035/13-6000 on the envelope or parcel. 
Application deadline
The application must be uploaded by 1 August 2013. Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.
The full job description can be found here.

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