PhD Position in Law at the Department of Law
The Department of Law in Odense invites applications for a PhD Fellowship in law. The project must be finished within three years. The starting date will be September 1, 2012 or later, depending on agreement with the candidate.
The research fellow must join the already established legal research environment at The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
The legal research at the department covers all legal aspects of the law including the subjects, which are central for all the department's educations: Bachelor of law/Master of law and Bachelor of Business and Law/Master of Business and Law. The department is responsible for all taught subjects within the law at University of Southern Denmark.
At present, the department employs 7 professors, 16 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, 1 industrial PhD student, 8 PhD students and 3 secretaries.
The theme for the Fellowship is "Strategic energy planning in a municipal and legal perspective”. In the application for funds is the project described as follows:
"With the challenges municipal energy planning faces, the legal obligations and opportunities of heat regulations as well as general planning need to be analyzed. For local planning, the outcome of this project may be a road map to local heat planning as part of strategic energy planning for municipalities. Further outcomes are suggestions adapting legislation to promote strategic planning."
The project description is expected to be developed further in cooperation with the research fellow. However, there is an overall link to the topic.
The research fellow is one of a total of 12 research fellows who are included in the 'Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems (4DH)'. 4DH is a project which runs during the period 2012-2017, with an overall budget of DKK 60 million. Of this, DKK 37 million comes from The Danish Council for Strategic Research (Det Strategiske Forskningsråd), and the rest comes from various private and public organisations. The aim of the 4DH Strategic Research Centre is to promote the development of future fourth generation district heating technology. This is essential for the achievement of Denmark's goal of being independent of fossil fuels by 2050 and for achieving the EU's 2020 target. Today, district heating is consumed by millions of consumers in Europe by over 5,000 district heating systems. Denmark has the highest percentage of district heating use with about 50%, which forms the basis for major savings in the use of fuel by using waste-heat from power generation and by using renewable energy and low-temperature geothermal sources. The Danish district heating industry employs 6,000 people and has a turnover of about DKK 20 billion per year. The specific proposal that Denmark should be independent of fossil fuels by 2050 indicates that in future district heating will be decisive for being able to exploit waste-heat from power generation, renewable energy, low-temperature geothermal sources, industrial waste-heat, waste incineration and biomass. However, it is emphasised that district heating must be Integrated with savings and flexible electricity generation. It is thus a significant challenge to be able to optimise, reorganise and develop new district heating technology based on lower temperatures and interaction with both low-energy housing and flexible electricity generation. The 4DH Strategic Research Centre is multi-disciplinary, and it will develop knowledge, among others, of: the design of low-temperature geothermal district heating systems; the interaction with the heating of low-energy housing; planning tools based, among others, on GIS systems; tools for designing flexible systems for using waste-heat from power generation; legal, tariff and organizational structures. See further on the 4DH website: www.4DH.dk.
Further information of the position and the legal research and teaching at the Department of Law can be obtained from the internet address: www.sdu.dk/sam.
Additional information is available from Professor Bent Ole Gram Mortensen, phone (+45) 6550 2160, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) and in agreement with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities (PhD executive order). The candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
Appointment as a PhD student is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the Fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the period.
Application must include the following:
• Filled in application form available on our web page www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk under the section Application forms for enrolment. Here, you will also find guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD Programme for Law
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information and list of publications (if any)
• Certified copies of Examinations papers, Master- and Bachelor diploma
• A provisional project description of maximum 5 pages
• An abstract (max 250 words) of the project description mentioned above
• Letter of recommendation
• Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English and certified.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the www.sdu.dk/sam/phduk.
Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the course committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
With a view to promoting equal opportunities in academic positions, the University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Please forward your application (incl. enclosures) as PDF-files clearly marked “Position No. 351/555-125840” to the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by e-mail to: email@example.com.
The application must be received at the Faculty Secretariat not later than Monday June 25, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
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Til ansættelse den: 1. september 2012
Ansøgningsfrist: 25. juni 2012 kl. 12:00
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