Call for Applications: Fellowships with the Berlin Potsdam Research Group

Fellowships with the Berlin Potsdam Research Group

 

 

Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2017

The Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?“ invites applications for three Fellowships from 1 September 2017.

Duration: 12-24 months fellowship starting from 1 September 2017

Position: 3 Fellowships in International Law or International Relations

The Position

This is a fixed-term position for a period of 12 months which may be extended by up to a further year. Fellows will work at Humboldt University Berlin. They will cooperate with the group’s senior researchers and participate in the academic exchange of the Research Group. They are expected to complete a peer-reviewed publication project during their fellowship.

A monthly stipend of 2500,00 Euro plus a roundtrip (economy) is attached to the position from which all costs will have to be covered.

Eligibility

The Junior Fellowships are designed for applicants worldwide with a doctorate in international law or in international relations. The proposed projects should relate to the Group’s area of research. Applicants should have completed their PhD by 1 September 2017 and should not have pursued more than 2 years of postdoctoral research. Candidates from outside Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are not expected to speak German.

Application

Applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae including transcripts of degrees awarded and a list of publications;
  • a description of current research and of a project to be pursued during the first year of the Fellowship (no more than 1000 words);
  • a summary of the candidate’s doctoral thesis;
  • two letters of recommendation.

 

Please send your application in ONE pdf-file via email to kerstin.schuster@kfgintlaw.de

Further information can be obtained at kerstin.schuster@kfg-intlaw.de

Framework

The Research Group examines the role of international law in a changing global order. Developments in recent years give rise to the question whether the move towards an international rule of law, which seems to continue in some areas, has lost momentum in others. Inter-state crises in Eastern Europe and Asia display renewed thinking in terms of geopolitical spheres of influence. Collective efforts to address global issues through universal international law meet difficulties in certain fields such as climate protection and world trade. Can we, under current conditions, still observe a legalization of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we seeing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values?

The Research Group addresses these questions from a legal and a political science perspective. The Group consists of three public international lawyers and three political scientists: Heike Krieger (Freie Universität Berlin), Georg Nolte (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Andreas Zimmermann (Universität Potsdam) (Public International Law), as well as Markus Jachtenfuchs (Hertie School of Governance), Andrea Liese (Universität Potsdam) and Michael Zürn (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin) (Political Science). The working language of the group is English. More information can be found via http://kfg-intlaw.de

 

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