Assistant professorship in European mobility law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

KU - JUR - Fakultetet, Co Sondre Campus

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Assistant professorship in European mobility law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen


KU – JUR – Fakultetet, Co Sondre Campus

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The Faculty of Law invites applications for an assistant professorship in European mobility law starting on 15 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The assistant professorship is a fixed-term position from 15 October 2024 to 14 October 2027.Job responsibilities
The assistant professorship is situated at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center of Excellence for Global Mobility Law, MOBILE. We seek a strong candidate with research interest and/or experience in the interplay between law and politics in the adoption, implementation and enforcement of global mobility law, with a particular focus on the European Union (EU). The position deals in particular with the part of MOBILE’s research, which analyses the legal and political processes through which legal infrastructures are shaped and subsequently implemented and enforced. Applicants are expected to take part in interdisciplinary research, which empirically examines the legal, political and administrative responses to – and sometimes contestation of – EU free movement regulation, and how such rules are applied in practice. During the second half of the project, the candidate will further be expected to test the generalisability of findings through comparative studies with other regions of free movement.Further information about the MOBILE center’s activities and overall research agenda can be found at:An assistant professorship is a further-education post. The main responsibilities are research and research-based teaching, as well as knowledge sharing with the rest of society. The successful candidate must complete a mandatory teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors. The assistant professor must be able to contribute to both the faculty’s scholarly activities, including examinations, and to perform administrative tasks.Since the work will be divided equally between teaching and research (including administration and communication), applicants must document competencies in these areas.Applicants are encouraged to find out more about the faculty’s research, educations and variety of different subjects at the faculty’s website:The faculty emphasizes presence in the daily research and teaching environment. Applicants who do not reside in Denmark must consider how they want to ensure that they are an active and participating part of the research and teaching environment regularly.Further information onQualification requirements
Employment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.Applicants for the assistant professorship are expected to be able to document their ability to contribute with research within one or more of the research areas of the faculty’s research environments, including showing how the research can benefit the students on one or more of the faculty’s educations.Applicants are expected to either be able to teach in Danish at the time of the application, or to have the proficiency in Danish that will make it probable that the applicant will be able to teach in Danish within 3-6 years. The faculty actively supports that those employees are enabled to acquire these abilities.For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please read the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019 here:Assessment criteria
Applicants chosen for assessments will have their academic and personal qualifications assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Research qualifications, including the degree of originality and scope of peer-reviewed scientific production; the development potential in the applicant’s research plan; active participation in research environments; and scientific breadth and depth in relation to the position’s academic profile.
  • Teaching qualifications, including running relevant research-based courses and interest in developing their own pedagogic competencies (e.g. documented didactic training).
  • Experience and competencies in the dissemination of research, external partnerships, and other forms of social impact in the form of media contributions, advice, and knowledge-sharing in the public sphere.
  • Experience of contributing to organisational work, working with others, and generating a vibrant academic environment.
  • Experience of research management, (participation in) applications for external research funding and plans to apply for external funding.

Applicants are asked to describe as precisely as possible how their competencies match the above criteria.For more information about the University of Copenhagen’s general criteria for the employment of assistant professors and credit transfers, visit: and theApplicants are invited to familiarise themselves with the faculty’s strategy on:Application
Applications must be submitted online. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of this advertisement to apply. The application must include the following enclosures in Adobe PDF or Word format:

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV (max. three pages)
  • Documentation of qualifications (exam certificates, PhD diploma, etc.)
  • Complete publication list (attached publications must be marked with an asterisk). The list must be structured systematically and divided into the following categories:
  • Peer-reviewed publications:
  • Monographs and anthologies
  • Articles in journals
  • Book chapters/anthology contributions, etc.
  • Non-peer-reviewed publications:
  • Publications disseminating research findings, etc.
  • Publications: Applicants can submit a maximum of 5 publications for assessment. The publication dates must be clearly marked on the list. The selected publications must be uploaded as attachments and numbered 1-5 Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. A signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of everyone’s contribution must be included.
  • Research plan. An outline of planned research activities, including publications plans and plans for applications for external funding. The plan also documents the applicant’s skills to contribute to research in one or more of the Faculty’s research centres and environments, including how research can benefit the students in one or more of the Faculty’s study programs (max. five pages)
  • Teaching portfolio. (brief: max. 5 pages and pages of attachments: max. 10 pages) consisting respectively of a factual overview of teaching experiences and the area of ​​responsibility, a reflection paper on teaching competences, and documenting attachments. Please consult the

Only documentation in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English will be considered.Recruitment procedure
After the application deadline, the Dean/Associate Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean/Associate Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:Salary and terms of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts for Assistant Professor at DKK 38,576 (EUR 5,213) + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.An Equal Opportunity Workplace
University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal backgrounds. For more information on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see:International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark :A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad. Please see:Contact Information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR South and City Campuses, email: . Please refer to case number: 211-0428/24-2A #1.Additional information about the concrete position can be obtained from the Professor Dorte S. Martinsen, email: and about the MOBILE Center of Excellence for Global Mobility Law, Director and Professor Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, email:The deadline for applications is 23 June 2024 at 23:59 CEST.Applications or additional material submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

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