Department of law, philosophy and international studies, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|Location||Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway|
|Start date||Fall 2021|
PhD Fellowship in War Ethics
In the last decade, the Norwegian Armed Forces - like many other European Armed forces - have increasingly outsourced tasks and services to civilian contractors (logistics, maintenance, catering etc.). This new model of outsourcing is called the “total defense” model (“totalforsvarsmodellen” in Norwegian). It implies a significant restructuring of the defense sector, with wide ranging consequences for governance structure, legal rules and regulations.
The agreements between the Armed Forces and civilian contractors often entail that the contractors also will provide their services in wartime, which may weaken the distinction between civilians and combatants. If a civilian lorry driver delivers arms directly to the frontline, he will be a direct participant in hostilities and hence a lawful target. Even if he does not participate directly in hostilities, the arms he is carrying will be a lawful target. If the lorry is attacked, the lorry driver would be considered proportional collateral damage.
The outsourcing of tasks to civilian contractors to support the Armed Forces raises a range of ethical and legal issues:
We seek a PhD- candidate who can develop and implement a PhD dissertation on one or more of these questions, or similar questions. The candidate will be affiliated with and receive supervision from the research group at INSEPP, as well as the Department of Law, Philosophy, and International Studies. At INSEPP there is expertise in innovation in the public and private service sector, and at the department of Law, Philosophy and International Studies, there is expertise in the ethics of war, as well as in domestic and international law. In addition, the candidate may collaborate with the research group in Crisis Management at Campus Rena.
About the position
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), The PhD programme Innovation in Services - Public and Private (INSEPP), invites candidates to apply for a 3-year PhD research fellowship in innovation studies. The position is intended for a PhD project about the ethical and/or legal issues that arise when the Armed Forces hire civilian contractors to perform tasks that traditionally have been performed by the Armed Forces themselves.
Depending on the department`s needs, and the candidate`s competence and desires, the position may be transformed into a four years position with 25% teaching duties at the Department of Law, Philosophy and International Studies. The purpose of the PhD research fellowship for the admitted candidate is to undergo a research training programme that leads to the successful completion of a doctoral degree. The selected applicant will be expected to complete the PhD programme in 2024/2025.
How to apply
The application and all attachments are to be submitted electronically and should include the following:
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Relevant applications will be considered by an expert committee. CVs, copies of diplomas and certificates, documents/works to be considered must be submitted as electronic attachments or links to the application.
The most relevant applicants will be invited to an interview.
Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).
The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/208...|
|Hard deadline||August 12, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/208...|
|Contact name||Andreas Brekke Carlsson|
|Time created||June 30, 2021, 8:32pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||August 12, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||June 30, 2021, 8:32pm UTC|
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This is a PhD fellowship which is most naturally filled over the summer.