Senior Researcher in defence, security, and strategic studies at the Centre for Military Studies

Location
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
Posted
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks excellent candidates for one or more positions as Senior Researcher in defence, security, and strategic studies at the Centre for Military Studies.

The position(s) is a permanent, full-time position and is available from 1st May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are sought from eminent candidates, who have experience with research and teaching within the field of defence, security, strategic and military studies. We define national security and strategy in broad terms and welcome applications from researchers with backgrounds in political science and other relevant disciplines. Applicants with experience in applied research in foreign, security, or defence policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate(s) will have a strong commitment to both excellence and relevance.

Introduction
Based in the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies. In order to provide new knowledge and to identify relevant strategic options for Denmark in particular, we conduct both curiosity-driven and problem-driven independent research. The Centre works closely with the Danish Ministry of Defence, the Danish Armed Forces and other national and international stakeholders when investigating issues and developing ideas and options. As a fully integrated part of the Department of Political Science, the Centre takes part in teaching and research activities at the Department. For more information, please consult our webpage: https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching. A Senior Researcher also has administrative responsibilities and is expected to develop the field in synergy with other fields as well as to exercise academic leadership.

As Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies the general duties are:

  • Research within the field of defence, security, and strategic studies
  • Applied research and commissioned analytical tasks for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties to the Defence Agreement
  • Knowledge sharing with society, including media appearances and public lectures
  • Research management, including administrative tasks related to the position
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The weighting of the different duties may vary periodically, but the successful candidate can expect to spend most of his/her time doing research and specific studies including applied research for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties to the Defence Agreement. A certain amount of teaching is also to be expected, even if this is not primarily a teaching position.

Read more about this position and apply here: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1307&ProjectId=152555&DepartmentId=18992&MediaId=4636

 

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