Post-doctoral Position in Migration Law

Country: Sweden;

City: Lund

Vacancy added: 06.02.2019

Employer:

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 10.04.2019

 

Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students. 

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

Duties

Mainly research but work duties include teaching for up to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours as well as cooperation with wider society.

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Subject description

Migration law encompasses the study of questions related to migration within various branches of law, such as human rights law, humanitarian law, refugee law, criminal law and labour law. Migration law entails both international and national aspects. Although there is no comprehensive legal instrument at the international level that establishes a framework for the governance of migration, a set of legal rules constrain, regulate, and channel state authority over migration. Such rules – which have been created through state-to-state relations, negotiations and practice – are enshrined in multilateral and bilateral treaties, non-binding instruments, or have become part of customary international law.

Qualifications

A person shall be qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral fellow who has been awarded a doctor’s degree in legal science or a degree deemed equivalent to a doctor’s degree in legal science. The doctor´s degree must be completed no more than three years prior to the application deadline. 

Candidates who have completed their degree earlier than this can be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds include leave of absence because of illness, parental leave, positions as elected representatives in trade union organisations and other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for the current post are a good ability to develop and carry out hihg-quality research and teaching skills. The primary focus of the assessment shall be on research expertise.

Attention will also be paid to applicant´s subject knowledge of migration law. 

Application process

The application shall include:

  • personal letter
  • a brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate
  • certificates from other experiences and compentencies relevant for the employment position
  • a plan of the research project (including plan of publications) the candidate wants to pursue as a post-doctoral researcher (max. 5 pages)
  • list of the PhD thesis and two other academic texts the candidate wishes to submit for assessment
  • the PhD thesis and two other academic texts
  • short description of teaching qualifications

Duration

Fixed-term employment, two years. The appointment can be extended if special grounds exist.

Conditions

The position is based on a collective agreement between the social partners (trade unions and employer's organisation) dated 4 September 2008. 

Salary is determined on an individual basis, within certain guidelines for this type of position. Please indicate a salary request in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Contact

  • Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
  • Ulf Maunsbach, head of department, +462221120
 
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