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Legitimacy of International Courts

Call for Applications

Theme: Legitimacy of International Courts
Type: Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory
Institution: PluriCourts: Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles
of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo
Location: Oslo (Norway)
Date: 2021–2023
Deadline: 10.9.2020

One research fellowship up to two years and three months is available
at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the
Judiciary in the Global Order. The research fellow will study
international courts and tribunals (ICs) concerning one or more of
the research topics addressed by PluriCourts: the multidimensional
legitimacy standards which include multilevel separation of
authority, independence and accountability, performance and
comparative advantages. PluriCourts also aims to identify best
practices and models to establish, improve or abolish ICs.

For important detailed information about the research agenda and
PluriCourts, visit PluriCourts' research plan:

The research will apply methodology from the fields of philosophy,
political theory and/or legal theory, with a slight preference for
applicants in political philosophy or political theory.

The startup date is no earlier than 1 January 2021. The contract will
run until 31 March 2023, when PluriCourts ends.

Qualification and Personal skills

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral
degree (PhD) in law, philosophy or political theory/political
science. To be eligible, the applicant must have submitted his/her
doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. The
doctoral degree must have been received prior to taking up the
position. Proficiency in English is required. Applicants who are not
native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.

In addition to the academic qualifications of the applicants,
assessment will be based on the quality of the project description,
how it contributes to PluriCourts’ research plan, and the assumed
academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to
complete the project within the given time frame, as evidenced by the

The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Oslo during
the project period and participate in common activities at the
Centre, such as book editing, writing grant applications, lecturing
at seminars, etc.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the
University of Oslo or we will arrange for an on-line interview.

We offer

- Salary NOK 532 300, - to 691 400, -per annum depending on
 qualifications ( Researcher position code 1109). For researchers
 with documented qualifications at the level of professor, the
 maximum salary level may be expanded up to NOK 992 200. To be
 considered for this, applicants must include information in their
 application letter about the evaluation/s that have granted them
 competence at the professor level. The evaluation/s must also be
 uploaded as enclosures to the application.
- An academically stimulating working environment
- Travel funds
- Attractive welfare arrangements


- Letter of application
- Project proposal (maximum 3 pages) which shows how the project will
 contribute to PluriCourts' research plan and a time schedule for the
 planned work.
- CV in English (maximum 2 pages) summarizing education, positions,
 pedagogical experience, administrative experience and any other
 qualifying activity.
- Complete list of published and unpublished works
- If a co-authored work is included, the applicant's role must be
 made clear.
- Copies of educational certificates and diplomas.
- Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well
 as in an English translation.
- Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their
 university grading system.
- The PhD dissertation or equivalent academic material and up to 50
 pages of other published works if the applicant regards these as
 relevant. If the publications are written by more than one author,
 the applicant’s role must be documented with a coauthor declaration.
 All documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language,
 unless other agreements has been made with the Faculty of Law.
- Copies of grades and transcripts. Foreign applicants are advised to
 attach an explanation of their university's grading system
- Names and contact details for at least two references.

All materials should be delivered electronically.

Deadline: 10th September 2020.

About PluriCourts

PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council
of Norway. The multidisciplinary Centre is based at the Faculty of
Law, Department of Public and International Law of the University of
Oslo. The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyze and
assess the legitimate present and future roles of ICs.

Contact information

Andreas Føllesdal, Professor and deputy director at PluriCourts

Siri Johnsen, Administrative manager of PluriCourts

For more information: