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Just Society
JUST SOCIETY is an interdisciplinary project aiming to promote equality by strengthening the rule of law, access to justice, and redistributive public policies through teaching, research, and public engagement. To support the early academic careers of scholars and to foster international cooperation, we would like to invite early career researchers for a research stay at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.

Visiting researchers will, depending on their research agenda, either be placed at the Department of Law as a part of the public law research group, or at the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.


Eligible candidates are PhD students or scholars who finished their PhD within the last 6 years (excluding parental leave) in the broad field of welfare state/public policy research within political science or rule of law, Rechtstatt, constitutional law, or public and administrative law within legal scholarship. Research agendas with a focus on countries in the Global South are preferable.


Overall, we aspire to ensure that grant-holders and JUST SOCIETY team members have overlapping research interests, so that the stay is mutually inspiring and can lead to further collaboration. Contributions to the activities of JUST SOCIETY in the form of e.g., presentations, co-authored papers, or teaching modules are expected.
We offer:
  • Covering of travel expenses along with a grant to cover living expenses whilst in Denmark.
  • Excellent working conditions with access to shared office space and library as well as integration into the research, teaching, and public engagement activities of JUST SOCIETY.
  • Mentoring by an assigned JUST SOCIETY member regarding the candidate’s research and career prospects.
Applications (in one PDF document) should include:
  • Brief proposal of collaborative research project/activities (one page)
  • Brief argument of how the candidate and JUST SOCIETY will mutually benefit from the visit (½ page)
  • Desired length and period(s) for the research stay
  • Which JUST SOCIETY member(s) might be a suitable mentor
  • CV, including lists of publications.
Please send your applications and all related questions to Siff Lund Kjærgaard at


Deadline for applications is 14 December 2022.


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Last Updated 04.01.2023