Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within environmental law. Professor Johannes Somsen are the intended supervisor.
Art. 191 TFEU proclaims that EU environmental policy is in pursuit of ‘preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment' and ‘protecting human health'. In the Anthropocene, however, anthropogenic forces have pushed previously stable Earth systems such as climate, water and biodiversity towards erratic states of flux, exhaustion and collapse.
Lawyers and ethicists must face the difficult but vital question how ‘preserving, protecting and improving' the environment and the right to a ‘healthy' environment in the Anthropocene should be understood. Can or should conventional ambitions to keep humans out of nature or to restore nature to previous states survive the dynamic temporal and spatial realities that define the Anthropocene, or does ‘a safe operating space for humanity' now imply structural human (technological) interventionism in Earth systems? How should we understand and apply pivotal terms like ‘conservation', ‘environmental health', and ‘natural'?
This position in environmental law gives the possibility to explore the ethical and legal dimensions of questions like the above. Legally, the subject is situated in the context of the EU, and particular importance attaches to EU (environmental) principles and the Charter. The successful candidate will be encouraged to illustrate legal dilemmas in the particular case-context of nature conservation (e.g. reintroductions, rewilding, de-extinction, assisted migration, etc.) and/or climate (carbon dioxide removal, solar radiation management, etc.).
Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.
Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)
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.
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)
A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.
Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.
The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than September 21, 2022.
Basis of Assessment
For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.
For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.
Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate's ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).
The applicant's ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.
The applicant's general competence:
The scientific quality of the project description:
The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.
Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.
The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. - any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for Project description)
The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 16 November 2022, either by personal meetings or digital. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than October 13. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant's capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.
Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap. 7 §.
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.
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First day of employment 2023-01-01 or upon agreement Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/2502 Contact
Published 10.Aug.2022 Last application date 21.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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