Postdoc Fellowship: EU project Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role (ASILE) 840 views

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in law or other relevant social science background (duration 28 months) is available at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

About the Project:
  • The post-doctoral researcher will take part in the Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role (ASILE)-project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870787.
  • The ASILE project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees (UN GCR), with particular focus on the European Union’s role and contribution.
  • It examines the characteristics of international, country-specific and EU asylum governance instruments and arrangements, their gender and age specific impacts on individuals, and the sharing of responsibility from the perspective of their effectiveness, fairness and consistency with international and regional human rights and refugee law standards. ASILE is led by Dr. Sergio Carrera at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and includes leading scholars and practitioners in the field of International Refugee Law from 12 institutions.


  • Applicant must hold PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in law or other relevant social science background, such as sociology of law, socio-legal studies and legal anthropology.
  • Experience from Bangladesh and/or refugee studies is strongly desirable.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date.
  • The 3-5 page description of the candidate’s independently developed research project must be closely connected to the overall framework of the work package Refugee Recognition, Self-Reliance and Rights, and this must be clearly elaborated in the project description.
  • Applicant must possess fluency (oral and written communication skills) in English.
  • Knowledge of Bengali is desirable.

How to apply:

Apply online and the application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • CV with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
  • List of publications.
  • Up to three previous academic works in full text that the applicant considers most relevant for the position (e.g. published journal articles and/or monographs and/or PhD thesis).
  • Description of the independent research they would pursue under the themes of the work package Refugee Recognition, Self-Reliance and Rights (3-5 page). The description must include the proposed methodological approach and present a feasible progress plan.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA).
  • Names and contact details for at least two reference persons.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo (UiO)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Social Sciences, Law
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 26th March 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Norway
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